On Communicative Translation of Chinese Political Discourse
Available Online June 2017.
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- communicative translation principles; Chinese political discourse; ideological influence; metaphor
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Jun Chen PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - On Communicative Translation of Chinese Political Discourse BT - 2017 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 84 EP - 87 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-17.2017.20 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-17.2017.20 ID - Chen2017/06 ER -