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Introduction

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199892884
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0001

Series: Global Asias

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This book argues that the works of Lin Shu and his collaborators offer a unique perspective on the transformation of mental labor and intellectual work in modern China. Lin Shu's career epitomized how positions for educated people in urban cultural and educational institutions quickly appeared and vanished during the early twentieth century. This chapter places the history of his career in the context of a number of scholarly discussions, including the cultural history of modern China, translation studies, and comparative literature.

Keywords: mental labor; Chinese intellectuals; translation; intellectual history

Chapter.  11499 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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