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Idema, W. L. 2003. Dutch translations of classical Chinese literature: against a tradition of retranslations. In Chan, Leo Tak-hung, ed. One into many: translation and the dissemination of classical Chinese literature (Approaches to Translation Studies 18). Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 213–242.
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This paper concerns the issue of Dutch translations of Chinese classics in view of re-translations. The author examines the entire corpus of Dutch re-translations from a European language in the first half of his article, and in the second half, by looking at how Dutch translators struggled free from the influence of a ‘major’ language like German.
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