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08:55 Jan 20, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:sentence translation
I want to live outside histtory. I want to live outside the history that Empire imposes on its subjects, Even its lost subjects. I never wished it for the barbarians that they should have the history of Empire laid upon them. How can I believe that that is cause for shame?
I wonder how translate the sentence.
'Barbarians' in this context refers not to primitives but to foreigners. 'Lost subjects' likely refers to those subjects whom the Empire has lost, i.e., those who have abandoned it (perhaps to live among the barbarians).
Scott Webber Canada Local time: 12:01 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 32