A Study on Translations in Hutton’s Hmu Writing in Southwest China

Jixing LONG


Since the 1920s, the missionaries like Hutton and Clarke have successively translated the English version of Christian classics, such as Hymn and New Testament of the Holy Bible, into Hutton’s Hmu writing. The miao translation of Christian classics has exerted great influence on the cultural life of black miao people, instituting written system for them and consistently introducing the Christian culture and ideology into the miao region.



Translating culture; Hutton’s Hmu writing; Southwest China

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Chen, Z. H. (1948) . Methods and results of Christian mission in China. Christian Periodicals, 44-56.

Clarke, S. R. (1911) . Among the Tribes in south-west China. London: China Inland Mission.

Diamond, N. (1996) . Christianity and the Hua Miao: Writing and power. In D. H. Bays (Ed.) , Christianity in China: From the eighteenth century to the present (pp.138-157) . Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Hutton, Maurice H., et al (1934) . Black Miao New Testament. British & Foreign Bible Society.

Jiang, Y. L. (1976) . The special characters in southwest border region. Journal of Southwest Minority Cluster Theory. Taibei: Xin Wenfeng Publishing Company.

Kang, Z. J. (2000) . The etiquette of Christian festivals. Beijing: Religion and Culture Publishing House.

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Yang, T. S., & Dang, F. (Trans.) (1991) . Marry song. Guiyang: Guizhou Nationalities Publishing House.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11268


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