Literature Review on Folding Beijing

Huiqing OUYANG

Abstract


s one of the contemporary writers in China, Hao Jingfang gains her reputation with her science fiction Folding Beijing. Translated by the Chinese American writer and translator Ken Liu,this novel was first published in American in an electronic magazine Uncanny and was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2016. Since then, this novel has attracted great attention and interest of readers both at home and abroad, and the value of its source text as well as the motivation behind the successful dissemination of its English version has been gradually unearthed. Owing to that, various researches have been made on it, especially in China, involving the source text, translation strategies, introduction and reception overseas as well as the translator. This paper intends to make a systematic review of these studies according to the type, and to reveal the deficiencies of these previous studies, with an aim of finding out some rules and giving some implications for the “going out” of Chinese literary works

 


Keywords


Folding Beijing; Review of studies; Deficiencies; Implications

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11901

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