Showcasing Australian Literature in China Through Translation

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Project Description

The project will address the function of Australian literary texts as ‘cultural exports’ to China. As the translation of a literary work encompasses both the translation of a literary text and the translation of a culture, the project examine the reception of these texts in mainland China, addressing why certain authors/genres/themes/translators are favoured, and whether the dissemination cultural exports via events such as Australian Writers' Week in China influence the formation of attitudes towards Australia in the Chinese market.
Short titleAusLit in China
Effective start/end date1/11/181/11/19


  • Australian literature
  • literary translation
  • Chinese translation
  • Australia Writers Week