Translating and Interpreting Chinese Philosophy

[New Entry by Henry Rosemont Jr. on October 27, 2015.] Issues and problems of interpretation of written texts are distinct from issues and problems of translations of them, but the two can rarely be
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[New Entry by Henry Rosemont Jr. on October 27, 2015.] Issues and problems of interpretation of written texts are distinct from issues and problems of translations of them, but the two can rarely be analyzed apart from each other. Moreover, both are closely related by matters of language. Difficulties encountered in translation of texts obviously generate difficulties in interpreting them, and vice versa: the less confidence we have that we understand what a text is about the more difficult it is to be confident of our own (or anyone else's) translation of it....

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