Chinese: Specialised Translation: Culture and Media

Course Code :2068FLWVER
Study domain:Translation and interpreting s
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Ping Ng
Wim Haagdorens

3. Course contents *

During the first seven lectures we read and translate extracts of different Chinese sources on the position of the translator and the history of Chinese translation practice, and contrast these with Anglo-Saxon sources. Then,  we work on the translation of contemporary newspaper articles, with a critical view on the social status of the source text. For the translations we usually work with paired assignments, after which we discuss varying translation problems and compare and comment different strategies.