Translation: Formal, Cultural, Political

Translation, as a process of cross-boundary communication, can be explored from many different perspectives: formal, cultural, and political (among others). Major topics to be covered in this module include the misunderstandings of translation, the problems of formal complexity and incompatibility, translating culture, foreignization versus domestication, the politics of translation, translating as a means of generating or solving (international) political problems, translation and ideology, etc. In each semester, a special set of topics will be focused on according to the particular interest and needs of the class of students. This module is taught in Chinese.

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