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This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book Modern China and the West: Translation and Cultural Mediation, which focuses on the cultural mediations between modern China and the West, collects some of the latest research by scholars from Taiwan, China, Singapore, France, and the United States. The book concentrates on the intellectual cooperation initiated mainly by France, analyzes the workings of the two organizations established during the process: the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation and the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. It looks at the shaping of the concepts and practices of "psyche force", "liberalism", "romanticism", and "spoken drama" in modern China. The book demonstrates that the study of modern China through the lens of translation studies inevitably involves a variety of disciplines.

Keywords: cultural mediation; France; International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation; International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation; modern China; translation studies



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