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Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films

Translation of Modern Vietnamese Literature into English: Contribution from Different Horizons

International Conference: “Studies on Vietnamese and Korean Literature and Films in the Context of Globalization”

Name: Nguyễn Bảo Châu

Student – The University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University-HCMC

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Trương Công Bảo Thư

Student – The University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University-HCMC

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Thuý

PhD. – The University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University-HCMC

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Translation of Modern Vietnamese Literature into English: Contribution from Different Horizons

ABSTRACT

Vietnamese literature has come to international readers beyond the Sinosphere through different foreign languages, the main among which has changed from French to English due to various historical and social reasons. Besides classical works from the medieval literature, many modern works reflecting Vietnamese outer and inner livings since the early twentieth century have also been brought to the English-speaking audience by translators from different geographical and political horizons. This article provides a brief overview of modern Vietnamese literature being translated into English and acknowledges the contributions from different categories of translators and publishers, whose opportunities and motivation for translating might differ but they shared the same care for Vietnam and love for modern Vietnamese literature.

Keywords: Translation, Modern Vietnamese Literature, English, English-speaking audience.