Translation Zones in Modern China: Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange

by Bonnie S. McDougall

About Bonnie McDougall

Bonnie S. McDougall is a visiting professor of Chinese at the University of Sydney and professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. She has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Oslo, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and City University of Hong Kong and has spent long periods teaching, translating, and researching in China. Dr. McDougall has written extensively on modern Chinese literature and has translated works by Bei Dao, Ah Cheng, Chen Kaige, Mao Zedong, Leung Bing-kwan, and Dung Kai-cheung among many others. Recent books include Love-letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Fictional Authors, Imaginary Audiences: Modern Chinese Literature in the Twentieth Century (Chinese University Press, 2003). For more details, please see her web page at


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