Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2017)

On Communicative Translation of Chinese Political Discourse

Authors
Jun Chen
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Jun Chen
Available Online June 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-17.2017.20How to use a DOI?
Keywords
communicative translation principles; Chinese political discourse; ideological influence; metaphor
Abstract
The paper explores the communicative translation principles of Chinese political discourse, which serves as one of the important platforms for China's global communication. It argues that the traditional source-text-oriented view of translation may hinder the audience's sound understanding of the complex and ideological connotations, therefore major concerns should also be given to the readers' understanding and acceptability in the process of translating Chinese political discourse which features ideology-influenced translation practice, culture-loaded abbreviations and metaphors. The paper also proposes three communicative translation principles, namely, downplaying of ideological influence, paraphrase of abbreviated terms and coordinated literal translation and explanation for mapping metaphors, to fulfill the purpose of cross-cultural communication and projecting a favorable image of China to the world.
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Proceedings
2017 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-348-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-17.2017.20How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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