It’s Shengren, stupid!

Thorsten Pattberg thinks the shengren of East-Asia are largely overlooked.

Thorsten Pattberg thinks the shengren of East-Asia are largely overlooked: They are a class of their own, like the buddhas. To translate them as “philosophers” or “saints” seems imperialistic and all-too-convenient; the shengren are above philosophy and beyond religion –they are quite un-European.

Several media outlets reported about Pattberg’s shengren:

China Daily: Language Hegemony: It’s shengren, stupid!

Japan Times: Language Imperialism – ‘Democracy’ in China (on erroneous translations)

Global Times: Global Languages Can Take On Chinese Characteristics

Asia Times: Language Imperialism – ‘Democracy’ in China (on erroneous translations)

China Today: Language Imperialism – ‘Democracy’ in China (an expanded version), exp. 03/2012

Xinhua: Long into the Western Dragon Business (on erroneous translations)

China.org: Language Hegemony: It’s shengren, stupid!

ChinaWhisper: Language Hegemony: It’s shengren, stupid!

China Daily: Long into the Western Dragon Business (on erroneous translations)

Asia Times: Time for Chinese culture to strike back!

Qiushi: Language Hegemony: It’s shengren, stupid!

YiAsiaTranslation: Language Hegemony: It’s shengren, stupid!

TG3 (Italy): My name is Long, Chinese Long (on erroneous translations)

China.org (Spain): La hegemonía del lenguaje: ¡Es ‘shengren’, estúpido!

Centre for Research on Globalization: Language Imperialism, Concepts and Civilization: China versus the West

Imediata.org (Portuguese): Imperialismo de linguagem, conceitos e civilização: a China versus o Ocidente

eRenlai Magzine (Taiwan): Language matters – Shengren, bigger than the buddhas?

The 4th Media (China): Language Imperialism, Concepts and Civilization: China versus the West

Rebelión (Spain): Imperialismo lingüístico, conceptos y civilización

Veracity Now: Language Imperialism, Concepts and Civilzation: China versus the West

Forbes.com: Language Imperialism, Concepts and Civilzation: China versus the West

Anti-Imperialism.com: Language imperialism – ‘democracy’ in China

The Corbett Report: Thorsten Pattberg on Language Imperialism (Radio)

Die Zeit (Germany): Falsch uebersetztes Chinesisch

Global Research TV: Language, Imperialism and Culture (TV)

Shanghai Daily: Chinese Concepts Lost in Translation

Korea Herald: Western Translations Distort China’s Reality

Financial Post: Western Translation distort the realities of China

Japan Times: How Western Translations distort China’s Reality

Asia Times/JUST International Movement: The End of Translation

Tlaxcala International: Science Magazine: Shengren? Nein, danke!

Shanghai Daily: What’s wrong with Western ‘China studies’?

China Daily: Europe’s path to a new humanism

Shanghai Daily: Do not confuse Confucius with Christian Saint Nicholas

Asia Times: A Confucian Christmas in China

 

 

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