By Zuoliang Wang

This booklet combines collections of essays written via the past due professor Zuoliang Wang, works that discover the affinity among literatures and peoples, with distinctive recognition given to that among chinese language literature and western literature within the 20th century, and which underscore the position of translation therein. either collections were formerly released in e-book shape: levels of Affinity—Studies in Comparative Literature (1985) and a feeling of Beginning—Studies in Literature and Translation (1991).

As a popular literary critic, literary historian, translator and 20th-century chinese language poet, Wang has performed a special half in English schooling in China. His examine pursuits variety broadly, from English literature via comparative literature to translation and cultural reports, fields during which he has made amazing accomplishments. Wang pioneered the idea that of “affinity” in conversing approximately interactions among literatures and peoples, which has because received nice acclaim from either critics and customary readers at domestic and overseas. As he issues out, “momentous alterations frequently ensue whilst a overseas literature satisfies a sore want of an indigenous literature, therefore constructing a robust affinity...” And translation can satisfy a very important position in bringing approximately affinity among literatures and peoples. in accordance with Professor Wang, “Nothing is extra the most important in cultural contacts, to not say cultural interactions, than translation, fairly in a rustic that for lengthy sessions closed its doorways to the skin global, like China.”

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