Proceedings of the 2018 4th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science (MESS 2018)

The Principles of TCM Noun Terms Translation based on the Characteristics of TCM Language and Culture

Authors
Dian-Gang LIU, He-Rong MAO, GU Chi
Corresponding Author
Dian-Gang LIU
Available Online April 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
characteristics of TCM language and culture, TCM noun terms, English translation, principles
Abstract
As TCM is being spread to a wider world, TCM translation from Chinese to other languages especially to English is becoming increasingly important. Due to the fact that most basic TCM noun terms are closely connected with the unique characteristics of TCM language and culture, like being embedded with philosophical speculation, frequent use of literary metaphorical techniques, highly generalization of the fundamental theories, it’s typically necessary to rethink about the principles that can be used in TCM translation. In this paper, we propose to translate out the medical connotations to show the scientific nature of TCM, to translate with modern medical terms while trying hard to maintain its Chinese characteristics and translate from the exterior to the interior to better communicate TCM.
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Proceedings
2018 4th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science (MESS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-526-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.59How 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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