Chinese classic art & literature: an urgent requirement of translators/proofreaders/copyeditors: Job 00042727
Source language(s): Chinese
Target language(s): English, French, Italian
Details of the project: We are looking for linguists for our project Picture Book of Dream of the Red Chamber Illustrated by Sun Wen for the following languages: French, Italian, English
Services we are looking for:
1. Translation (source to target languages)
2. Proofreading (target languages)
3. Quality Check/Review (target languages)
4. Copyeditors (target languages)
This job is already available.
Special requirements to the applicants: Linguists experienced with Chinese classic literature and knowledge of Chinese are preferred. The project runs from July 1st to July 30th. Please make sure you have sufficient availability
Sample text (50 to 200 words): Sample for English Proofreading:
Picture Book of Dream of the Red Chamber Illustrated by Sun Wen
Picture1: A Panorama of the Prospect Garden
Designed for Yuan Chun’s family visitation, The Prospect Garden is a large manor villa built by the Jias. After the family visitation in the novel Hongloumeng, this garden is assigned as the residential area for the protagonists such as Jia Baoyu, Lin Daiyu, and Xue Baochai etc. Watching with a bird’s eye view of the Garden, its entrance gate, main hall, and the Prospect Tower stand on the axis. Houses of Lin Daiyu, Xue Baochai and those of other sisters occupy the west side of the axis, while the east side is given to Buddhist temple and Daoist retreat, a summer lodge and a straw-thatched cot. The Prospect Garden is imposing and magnificent with its large scale and elegant details. There are great halls and high towers, wide courtyards and splendid mansions, Buddhist temples and nunneries, waterside pavilions and arch bridges, gardening rocks, and various plants. All the features make the Prospect Garden an amazing wonder. Yuan Chun depicts the garden in her poem “Earth’s fairest prospects all are here installed.” There are in all more than forty sights in this garden. Its beauty, structure, and arrangement are awe-inspiring. This painting cannot fully represent the essence of the garden, but it depicts the landscape of the garden in a special way.
The Prospect Garden is an ideal setting for these ideal characters in Hongloumen. Though it is a fictitious garden in the novel, Cao Xueqin, writer of the novel, composed it by the models such as the classic gardens popular in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and the imperial garden in Beijing. It fully represents the beauty and interests of gardens during the first half of the 18th century.
The Family Visitation is an ancient ritual custom. According to it, the married wives would return to their maternal homes to see their parents and relatives.
We want to pay for this job 0.05 EUR per word
Who can apply: Freelancers and agencies
Deadline for applying: 07/15/2018
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