Introduction To Chinese-English Translation

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Introduction to Chinese-English Translation is the first book published in the U.S. that addresses how to translate from Chinese into English.

Part One discusses basic issues in translation. Part Two introduces ten essential skills with the help of actual translation examples. Part Three deals with more advanced issues such as metaphors, idioms, and text analysis. Part Four presents six texts of different types for translation practice. A sample translation is provided for each,...

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Overview

Introduction to Chinese-English Translation is the first book published in the U.S. that addresses how to translate from Chinese into English.

Part One discusses basic issues in translation. Part Two introduces ten essential skills with the help of actual translation examples. Part Three deals with more advanced issues such as metaphors, idioms, and text analysis. Part Four presents six texts of different types for translation practice. A sample translation is provided for each, and translation strategies are analyzed and discussed.

--This unique book is the only resource on Chinese-English translation published in the U.S.
--A practical, hands-on book for anyone involved in Chinese-English translation, including professional translators, interpreters, and advanced students
--Full of examples, explanations, and exercises

Zinan Ye has had a long career in translation, as a medical translator and as an educator at Hangzhou University and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has written books on translation and writes regularly for Chinese Translators Journal.

Lynette Xiaojing Shi has been a translator and interpreter for 30 years, including at the United Nations. She has taught at the University of Hawaii and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has translated a novel and has consulted on Chinese-English dictionaries published in China.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781812160
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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