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Chan, Leo Tak-hung. 2000. 'Colonization,' resistance and the uses of postcolonial translation theory in twentieth-century China. In Simon, Sherry and Paul St-Pierre, eds. Changing the terms: translating in the postcolonial era (Perspectives on Translation). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. pp. 53–70.
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Originally a term used in literary theory, "postcoloniality" seems to have been given a prominent part to play in research on translation in Third World countries. The postcolonial theory should have some relevance to all countries that were colonized in one way or another. The term "postcoloniality", however, may not mean much for mainland China. In this article the author looks at what use there is for postcolonial theories of translation in the Chinese context and discusses a number of acts of resistance.
Source : A. Matthyssen