New books at a glance
Li Nanqiu. Zhonguo Kouyi Shi
(China: History of interpreting). Qingdao: Qingdao Press, 2002. 466 pp. ISBN 7-5436-2592-X RMB$ 21.

Reviewed by Andrew Kay-fan Cheung
Hong Kong

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    In a country with a history of more than five thousand years, interpreting has been critical to China’s development. Li Nanqiu’s new book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of interpreting in China by examining a large number of documents and official histories, and citing many instances of language mediation.

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