Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019)

On the Translation of Lexical Items with Chinese Characteristics in The Economist Based on Lefevere’s Rewriting Theory

Authors
Yufu Wang, Kui Zhu
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Yufu Wang
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.135How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Translation, Rewriting Theory, Lexical Items with Chinese Characteristics, The Economist
Abstract

The Economist, as a quite influential newspaper in the western society, began to set up China column in 2012 and has made quite a lot of reports concerning different aspects of China and therefore used many expressions with Chinese characteristics. This paper cited the editorials in the China column as the subjects, trying to analyze why and how the translation of lexical items with Chinese characteristics are rewritten in guidance of the three factors of Lefevere’s rewriting theory (ideology, poetics and patronage) and evaluate the rewritten translation to summarize some applicable suggestions to improve domestic translation in this field. This thesis finds that most translations of lexical items with Chinese characteristics in The Economist achieve semantic faithfulness but always carry derogatory hints due to discrepancy in ideology, from which Chinese translators may draw a lesson and avoid similar mistakes.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-736-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.135How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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