Identity and Theatre Translation in Hong Kong by Shelby Kar-yan Chan

By Shelby Kar-yan Chan

In this booklet, Shelby Chan examines the connection among theatre translation and identification development opposed to the sociocultural heritage that has ended in the recognition of translated theatre in Hong Kong. A statistical research of the advance of translated theatre is gifted, developing a correlation among its recognition and significant socio-political tendencies. while the assumption of domestic, usually assumed to be the foundation for id, turns into blurred for old, political and sociocultural purposes, humans may well come to think "homeless" and forced to seem for replacement capability to advance the Self. In theatre translation, Hongkongers have came upon a resource of idea to nurture their id and extend their "home" territory. via exploring the interpretation concepts of assorted theatre practitioners in Hong Kong, the publication additionally analyses a couple of overseas performs and their level renditions. the point of interest isn't just at the textual and discursive transfers but in addition at the alternative ways within which the folk of Hong Kong understand their id within the performances.

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Identity and Theatre Translation in Hong Kong

During this ebook, Shelby Chan examines the connection among theatre translation and identification development opposed to the sociocultural history that has ended in the recognition of translated theatre in Hong Kong. A statistical research of the advance of translated theatre is gifted, constructing a correlation among its acceptance and significant socio-political developments.

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69, no. 23, p. , Deng Xiaoping 惏⮷⸛) and China’s representative in Hong Kong, Xu Jiatun 姙⭞Ⱇ, who together explicitly forbade the introduction of democracy involving direct elections in Hong Kong. The balloon of hope for democracy, supposed to dovetail the self-determination of the Hong Kong cohorts, inflated rapidly and then burst just as rapidly. The increasing anxiety about the transition to Chinese sovereignty was the major factor among several others (for instance, better education, better quality of life, relaxation of immigration policies by Western countries as a result of the recession in the 1980s) that triggered off an exodus of the Hong Kong population from 1980 to 1997.

Home is not a normative concept; the concept of home includes much more than is denoted by a physical dwelling. What makes a home territory different from other territories is that it is on the one hand the place of inhabiting and on the other its connection with identity or rather a process of identification and of affective articulation. Home is a becoming within an already territorialised space, a never-ending process of creating a space of comfort for ourselves, often in opposition to hostile forces outside.

The imported discourse is not always localised. ) either. The priority is not necessarily to match the imported discourses as closely as possible to the various elements in the foreign discourse. Emigration is not uncommon throughout the history of Hong Kong3. In a basic translation model, there are three main elements: the source text, the translator and the target text. Suppose some Hongkongers emigrate to Canada and settle down to a new life there, the case may become an identity translation model.

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