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Granade, Ray and Tom Greer. 2005. Translating China to the American South: baptist missionaries and imperial China, 1845-1911. In Hung, Eva, ed. Translation and cultural change: studies in history, norms and image-projection (Benjamins Translation Library 61). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 65–90.
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In this paper, the authors, who have conducted in-depth studies of Baptist missionaries in China, investigate the issues of translation as representation. Nineteenth century missionaries had to tell their constituents in the U.S. about the China missions, not just for the sake of cross-cultural communication, but to justify the effectiveness of their work and seek funding for its continuation. Against this background, the paper tells what the missionaries concentrated on in their portrayal of China, and why.
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