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dc.contributor.authorLi, Saihongen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHope, Williamen_UK
dc.contributor.editorLi, Saihongen_UK
dc.contributor.editorHope, Williamen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis landscaping study of terminology management and scholarship suggests that effective terminology management can increase productivity in translation processes and improve the quality of target translations. For enterprises such as language service providers, this can also mean reduced costs in the long term. This introduction traces terminological work in China back to 200 BCE and argues that historical terminology work has not only been a practical element of lexicography but also a political process of translating and then integrating minority languages when a new dynasty was established. However, contemporary Chinese terminology management and scholarship reflects the demands by industry and global organizations to have unified terminologies to facilitate commerce, the transfer of technology, and internationalization. The development of modern terminology management and scholarship in China can be summarized in five stages since the founding of the P. R. China in 1949. These phases range from stagnation during the Cultural Revolution to exploration, development, and eventually a boom period from 2005 onwards, characterized by accelerated progress in terminology management, scholarship, and international collaboration. It is stated that the main challenge now is that of maintaining this momentum and ensuring that its socioeconomic and cultural benefits are shared equitably from China’s metropolises to its peripheries, and between all sections of society.en_UK
dc.relationLi S & Hope W (2021) Introduction: A historical overview of terminology management and scholarship. In: Li S & Hope W (eds.) Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practice. Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation. London: Routledge, pp. 121-129.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Chinese Translationen_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Li S & Hope W (eds.) Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practice. Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation. London: Routledge, pp. 121-129. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectterminology managementen_UK
dc.subjectterminology scholarshipen_UK
dc.subjectlanguage serviceen_UK
dc.titleIntroduction: A historical overview of terminology management and scholarshipen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Part II introduction.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 18 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderAHRC Arts and Humanities Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.btitleTerminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Salforden_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectTranslating Seafood Culture and Society – our society and (food) culture, A Multimedia Screening Studyen_UK
dc.subject.tagA broad range of media and cultural themesen_UK
dc.subject.tagApplied Linguisticsen_UK
dc.subject.tagTranslation and Intercultural Communicationen_UK
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