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Transference and Translation Strategies of Imagery in the Classical Chinese Poetry

Author ZuoChao
Tutor LiuBing
School Taiyuan University of Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Image Translation Classical Chinese Poetry Translation Translation Principles Translation strategies
CLC H315.9
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Classical poetry is a treasure of Chinese literature, is the essence of the Chinese language is the carrier of China's long history and culture. And the image can be said to be the soul of classical poetry, the large number of applications in classical poetry makes classical poetry has a unique charm. The image is created by the poet through art thinking profound implication of emotional carrier, is able to arouse the reader to imagine and Legend of a word, phrase, or sentence formed. It can be said that the image is the key to our interpretation of classical poetry. It is because of the image such an important role in Chinese classical poems, many Chinese and foreign translators and scholars tireless input to the image of the practice of translation and research, trying to find the correct strategy to convey Classical Poetry target language so readers can get and source language readers enjoy the arts and to be able to feel the unique charm of classical poetry. This article is based on the Chinese and foreign imagery theory, the combination of Chinese and foreign translators and scholars to translate the results of research from the perspective of images poetry, the importance of the English Translation of Chinese Classical Poetry Translation translation strategies and guidelines relative system. And conducting research at the same time, summed up insurmountable obstacles in the image of the conversion process, under the guidance of the existing translation strategy and pointed out the direction for further research. Just as the soul of the poetry of imagery, imagery to convey there will be a very important significance. Classical Chinese poetry in many vivid imagery to attract Chinese and foreign scholars and translators engaged in the exploration and practice of translation theory. Professor Xu Jun translation can be divided into the thinking, semantic and aesthetic level view. The image is formed in the minds of poets and readers of poetry writing and appreciation thinking units, image objects into the language symbols is a unit of meaning and aesthetic units of classical Chinese poetry, the significance of peer-to-peer and imagery aesthetic imagery translation process should be followed function on the principle of reciprocity. Original imagery significance of the alleged meaning and associative meaning, the meaning of the two translation should organic combination, especially in the translation of associative meaning, we should give full consideration to the acceptance of the target culture in the dissemination of classical Chinese culture and translation find the best balance between the widely accepted. Under the guidance of the above principles, the appropriate translation strategies that retain the original image, replace the culture of the target language acceptable imagery as well as omitted imagery. Image Translation of the highest level is the aesthetic level, this level translator should follow the a the aesthetic function on the principle of reciprocity, efforts to convey the aesthetic characteristics of classical poetry Image. The aesthetic characteristics of the image in accordance with the resort to ways reflected in the sensory and emotional levels. The article cited as an example of these two aspects of aesthetic characteristics, and demonstrated through the comparative study of different translations of their translation strategies. This paper consists of six chapters. The first chapter is an introduction. Chapter authors propose the research questions of the study premise that the classical poetry translatability this article, the author attempts to relative systematic combing of Chinese and foreign imagery theory, and Chinese and foreign translators and scholars on the basis of principles and Image Translation relatively comprehensive research strategy; second chapter is a summary of the status of the classical poetry in translation studies, translation on different proposition and foreign translators and scholars of classical poetry translation three factions: the classical school, creating school and free school; first chapters is a comprehensive introduction to the imagery of classical Chinese poetry. On the basis of summing up the imagery concept discussed in Chinese and foreign scholars imagery concepts mentioned in this article, the authors defined. In addition, this chapter also related to the classification and characteristics of the classical poetic images, which is the basis for the translation principles and strategies of research. Chapter 5 is the main part of this article discusses the principles and strategies of Classical Poetry Translation derived from this research process in the existing strategy, under the guidance of insurmountable obstacles, including the loss of cultural information and poet style is difficult to reproduce. The final chapter is the conclusion, the author summarizes the main results of this study and the limitations of the study, proposed directions for further research.

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