to edit / systematize

June 02, 2009, 07:48 AM posted in General Discussion

dear all

can anybody help me? I am looking for a word in Chinese for the "process" (it is sort of "editing") which was done with folksongs and -stories in China in the 1920/30: they were "editied"/"sytematized"/"changed slightly" in order to give this new versions back to the people and make them "knew" unconsciounsly of the "modern"/"Maoist" world.

thanks for any suggenstions!,

best, rabe

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June 02, 2009, 08:18 AM

@rabe, 重新收集编辑民歌和民间故事,(chóngxīn shōují biānjí míngē hé mínjiān gùshi) I'm afraid there is no such one word to say "editied"/"sytematized"/"changed slightly", that is 重新收集编辑 (three words put together), chóngxīn shōují biānjí

Literally, 重新, over again; 收集, to collect; 编辑, to process, to edit

Really, are you working on this? I'm interested in folksongs and -stories in early 19 century. If there is further information about this new version, do let me know! 谢了!

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June 02, 2009, 08:31 AM

Hi rabe

How about these words that are still loved by authorities in modern China?

窜改 (cuan4gai3) alter, tamper, falsify
篡改 (cuan4gai3) distort, falsify
删改 (shan1gai3) correct, revise

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June 02, 2009, 11:01 AM

P/S. 改编 (gai3bian1) rearrange