William Dolby

Classical Chinese Translations and Research

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27. Chinese Myths and 28. Chinese Allusions nearly Published

(千里之行,始于足下 - A thousand-li journey is started by taking the first step)

I am very pleased to say that we have made great inroads into two works and would hope to have them out and about shortly.

We chose to start with two dictionary / list works rather than a pure translation; this…

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Read Paper Republic

I was pointed in the direction of this website "Read Paper Republic" which is potentially a fantastic resource for Chinese short story translations. And possibly an outlet for some of Bill's work.

We at Paper Republic are a collective of literary translators, promoting new Chinese fiction in transl…

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Review of William Dolby's Translation of Mr Ma and Son by Lao She

Lao She in the 1920s

I have noticed that Amazon do not appear to list William Dolby as the translator of Mr Ma and Son which certainly needs to be remedied. Indeed Ms. Julia Lovell gets a mention as introducing the work but Bill's name does not receive equal status.

However, to do justice to his work I found this…

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Whistling Free: The Complete Non-dramatic Lyrics of Ma Zhiyuan (1260-1325)

In my efforts to find all that William Dolby produced throughout his career I am trying to locate a work titled "Whistling Free: The Complete Non-dramatic Lyrics of Ma Zhiyuan (1260-1325) ", I assume a work that he translated. Anybody, with an idea as to how to obtain a copy of the title, please do …

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Our Research of Further Works by William Dolby

Over the last few days we have attempted to find other work completed by William Dolby. We know of some not-yet-located books that he wrote or translated:

  • 1. Bai Pu: 13th Century Playwright and
  • 2. The Battle of Red Cliff: a Mighty Chinese Conflict, 1984
  • 3. A Full Concurrent Vocabulary …

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Book Reviews Published at JAS

The Journal of Asian Studies has informed us that they have on file two books reveiws, the first for the play 'Eight Chinese Plays' by William Dolby and the second a reveiw by William Dolby. Details follow below:

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