Beyond Translation: Chinese Online Translation Communities and Cultural ‘Newness’
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School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
This study, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University, examines how Chinese online translation communities contribute to meaning-making and cultural change in the mediasphere of contemporary China. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach of case studies, this study captures the cultural dynamics driven by user-generated translation in news media, book publication, screen culture and analyses social implications this grassroots translation initiative can have in China.
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