Gabriele Tola: John Fryer and The Translator’s Vade-mecum

Gabriele Tola, John Fryer and The Translator’s Vade-mecum: New Perspectives on the History of Modern Chinese Scientific and Technical Lexicon. Leiden: Brill, 2021 (Studies in the History of Christianity in East Asia, Vol. 4).

ISBN: 978-90-04-44321-1 (PDF)
ISBN: 978-90-04-44220-7 (Hardcover)

Cover page of Gabriele Tola's book on John Fryer and the Translator's Vade-mecumIn this book, Tola offers for the first time a comprehensive study of the collection of scientific and technical glossaries, with English-Chinese parallel translation, compiled by the English scholar John Fryer (1839–1928). Other than contributing to the history of modern Chinese lexicon and translation in late Qing China, Tola analyses the role of The Translator’s Vade-mecum in the diffusion of ideas and terms between China and the West, at the same time providing new insights on the connection between religious efforts by missionaries in late Qing China and their secular attitude towards translation. The great number of resources presented also show a new perspective on the transcultural flows of knowledge, China’s modernisation process in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the history of nineteenth-century Protestant missions in China.

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