终于翻译完成了,贴出来庆贺下

最近的一次专业英语作业,老师要求我们翻译秦亚青教授为《新现实主义及其批判》一书的中文译本所写的序言,在连续奋战了4个半天之后,搞定了刚才!

现在,贴出其中的片段:

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The bloody situation of two World Wars and the fear to Cold war which impressed us so profound and heavy make war and peace the fundamental theme in international relation research and numerous scholars dedicate their whole lives to it. As scholars, they explore the reasons of conflict and cooperation, reveal the law of war and peace; as human, they wish international society and its members could reduce, overcome and exceed conflicts, cooperate more positively and realize common security and happiness. Different theories and schools in international relation study discuss and research centering in the theme of war and peace in large scale, and their debates are mostly about the reasons, connotations and significance of conflict and cooperation.

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Western international relation has many theories. A large quantity of achievements gathered around these great quintessences, so do critics and comments by some other schools that are not in mainstream. If one wants to grasp the trunk of international relation study, he (she) should firstly get to know quintessences in the trace. These are core of the subject and marrows of wisdom. We can know most international relation theory and direction of international relation theory. For example, from the debates and developments, we can see that international cooperation is stressed more and more, the social character of actors and their dynamics are attracting more eyes and humanistic spirit is getting nearer with scientific awareness.

Since China starts its reforming and opening up, international relation study develops very quickly. In just two decades, international relation study has been called “hot subject” by most people. During this process, many western works on international relation study have been translated into Chinese. In early 1990s, Translated Classics on International Politics edited by Zhou Jirong was published; this series was valued by its classical, especially for the two milestone works of western international relation study it included: one was Theory of International Politics (Waltz), the other was Power and Interdependence (Keohane and Nye).……