Triangular Translation
Gender and the Making of the Postcolonial World Between China, Europe, and the Middle East 1880-1940

Peiyu Yang

Transcript 25

Legenda

  2022

ISBN: 978-1-839540-31-8 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-839540-32-5 (paperback, forthcoming)

ISBN: 978-1-839540-33-2 (JSTOR ebook)

ModernChineseHistoryPolitics


When did colonized cultures around the world first begin to represent themselves in solidarity with one another? While empires had competed and measured themselves against each other for centuries, it was not until the late nineteenth century that their colonies began to see themselves, too, as part of a worldwide network. Cultural exchange could thus become a part of a transnational movement of struggle and liberation.

This new study examines a form of triangular translation: Arabic translations of European texts studying or translated from other colonized cultures. In particular, Yang follows the proliferation of translations springing up in Egypt in the Nahda period of cultural renaissance, 1880-1940. This was a period both of flourishing cultural production and of anti-colonial uprising. Nahdawi intellectuals increasingly turned their attention to Chinese culture and its own anti-colonial struggles, and because of this a transnational anti-colonial imaginary can be traced back to representations of China found in Nahdawi discourse during these years.

Peiyu Yang is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Goerge Mason University.

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Yang, Peiyu, Triangular Translation: Gender and the Making of the Postcolonial World Between China, Europe, and the Middle East 1880-1940, Transcript, 25 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 Peiyu Yang, Triangular Translation: Gender and the Making of the Postcolonial World Between China, Europe, and the Middle East 1880-1940, Transcript, 25 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Yang, p. 47.

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Yang, Peiyu. 2022. Triangular Translation: Gender and the Making of the Postcolonial World Between China, Europe, and the Middle East 1880-1940, Transcript, 25 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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