Translator as arbiter: With reference to the two translations of The True Story of Ah Q

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dc.contributor.author Kung, Szu-Wen en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-17T01:09:32Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-09-02 en
dc.identifier.citation SPECTRUM: Studies in Language, Literature, Translation, and Interpretation, 2014, 11 pp. 89 - 106 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23254 en
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this paper would like to emphasize the multifaceted role of the translator in the translation process and reverse the traditional view held by the public towards the role of the translators. The paper will include a close examination of the validity of cultural and functional approaches of translation studies, and their importance in supporting the role of the translator as decision maker. Skopos theory emphasizing the translator’s role is chose as the theoretical framework. The major part of this paper will provide an analysis of two translation versions of “The True Story of Ah Q”, a representative literary text embedded with Chinese culture and history. Translators’ intention and strategy in handling the specific cultural terms, allusions and literary styles in the translation are particularly looked at. It is hoped that through the analysis of two translations and their presumed translation brief, the translator’s painstakingly decision-making process can be demonstrated. Thereof, the importance of the translator in the translation process crossing two cultures can be manifested. en
dc.language English en
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPECTRUM: Studies in Language, Literature, Translation, and Interpretation en
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dc.title Translator as arbiter: With reference to the two translations of The True Story of Ah Q en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 89 en
pubs.volume 11 en
pubs.end-page 106 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 456433 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-12-20 en


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