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The Reception of Du Fu in the Chinese and Western Traditions

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2019/2020 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar

The Reception of Du Fu in the Chinese and Western Traditions

Miss Kwong Yee Yan 鄺爾欣

Date and Time: October 25, 2019 (Fri) 5:30-6:45pm
Venue: Room730, Run Run Shaw Tower
Language: English

This seminar begins with an overview of the reception of Du Fu (712-770) from the Tang to Qing dynasty, with reference to the poet’s representation in major Chinese anthologies of Tang poetry. The first part of the presentation will focus on how and by what standards Du Fu has been variously evaluated and his status as one of China’s greatest classical poets is confirmed in the Chinese tradition. The second part is a survey of the shorter history of Du Fu in the Western world. By examining a handful of influential English translations and their rendering strategies, we form a clearer picture of Du Fu as he is presented to the Western readership and a deepened understanding of further and effective introduction of classical Chinese literature to the rest of the world.

是次研討會將梳理歷代重要的唐詩選本,簡介詩人杜甫 (712-770) 由唐朝至清朝的接受史,並探討在中國文化中杜甫崇高的地位和對其作品的常見闡釋。演講的第二部份會關於杜詩如何進入西方世界和其後的發展史,透過分析具影響力的譯本和所採用的翻譯手法,呈現出一個西方讀者所接觸到的「中國最偉大詩人」,讓我們反思中國古典文學要走向世界的未來路向。


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