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Lawrence Venuti | Notes on the Mosquito

If you are a “China Watcher”–and if you’re reading this blog, you might be–you’re no doubt familiar with the recent trial against Gu Kailai 谷开来, accused murderer and wife of deposed Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai 薄熙来.

I try to steer clear of politics on this blog, but at some point everything is potentially political, especially translation, which I noticed when reading the New York Times‘s coverage of Gu’s trial. As part of their focus, they highlighted a selection of quotations from her book Winning a Lawsuit in the U.S. 胜诉在美国, reveling in the irony of someone who had lambasted American due process in favor of China’s swift justice coming up against the swiftness of a trial lasting less than seven hours: “In a bitter twist of fate,” the NYT reports, “Ms. Gu, herself a lawyer, once expressed an unshakable faith in her nation’s legal system.”

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Translation Studies Hub - Welcome

Welcome to the Routledge Translation Studies Portal.

Offering a wide range of online resources and teaching materials, linking to key organisations and showcasing our broad range of titles in translation and interpreting studies, we hope this portal will become a valuable resource for the global translation studies community.

Lawrence Venuti, the leading theorist, author and translator, introduces the Portal in a set of specially recorded video interviews. He talks about how he became a translation studies scholar, what he sees as the main current trends and future directions and discusses how he has revised The Translation Studies Reader (third edition).

The Resources section offers students a wide range of online resources, from multiple choice revision exercises to a glossary and self-test online flashcards. There are also video interviews and lectures by our lead authors, including Mona Baker and Jeremy Munday. More audio and video will be coming soon! For researchers, we recommend browsing the range of free journal articles offered in this section.

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