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    Culture and Translation
    TRAN A335
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    Culture and Translation
    Course Start Date
    Spr 2020
    Course Level
    Higher
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2020
    Higher 2 terms 10
    English
    N/A

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kelly Chan, BA, MA (City U of HK); PhD (Edinburgh)

    Course developer: Prof. John Minford, OUHK

    This higher-level course is suitable for advanced translation students who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and process culturally-specific language occurring in Chinese and English-language source texts so as to achieve a more effective translation. It explores both Chinese and Western culture through the lens of translation.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied TRAN A251C and TRAN A253C.

    Aims
    This course aims to introduce methods and strategies to better equip language and translation students to recognize and deal with culturally-specific terms and concepts as they occur in both Chinese and English language texts.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Culture and translation

    • Sacred scripture and translation

    • Myths, stories and translation

    • Ideas and translation

    • Poetry and translation

    • Translating fiction

    • Politics and translation

    • Translation and Hong Kong culture

    Learning support
    There will be ten two-hour tutorials, one three-hour day school and one three-hour supplementary lecture.

    Assessment
    There are four tutor-marked assignments and a final examination.

    Set book(s)
    Shu, X C, Shen, Y, Xu, Y G, Zhang, X (eds) (2000) Cihai, Shanghai: Zhonghua Shuju.

    Dent, S (ed.) (2012) Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, London: Cassell.

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