While their international colleagues have worked to promote and facilitate the “sociological turn” (Brisset 2010: 74) in translation studies, a few Chinese researchers propose an “ecological” paradigm. Besides Xu’s book, some articles adopting an ecological perspective (e.g. Zu 2007; Hu 2008; Hu 2009; Jiao 2010; Dong and Gao 2011) have been published since 2007. As a result, two new concepts, translation ecology and eco-translatology, have attracted academic attention in China.
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