Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 74-78
Study on Translated English Titles of The Tale of Shangri-La
Lyu Liangqiu, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Xue Jiayi, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Received: May 24, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 16, 2020;       Published: Jun. 28, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ellc.20200502.14      View  297      Downloads  49
A classical work of traditional Chinese literature, The Tale of Shangri-La, has received extensive attention among Chinese and Western translators, which is written by Tao Yuanming, an influential writer during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. In this work, Tao Yuanming depicted an ideal society where people’s life is simple, quiet and harmonious, far away from hustle and bustle. A. R. Davis, Herbert A. Giles, James Robert Hightower, Rick Davis and David Steelman, Lin Yutang, Luo Jingguo, Roland C. Fang, Sun Dayu, Xie Baikui, Yang Xianyi, and other translators all show great interest in this work and are eager to push it into the English world, due to which, The Tale of Shangri-La, has entered the study of foreign researchers and writers. In order to discuss how to successfully translate the titles of Chinese classics into English, this paper selects ten translated English titles of The Tale of Shangri-La, and analyzes different strategies and methods used in them. It is concluded that translators should take cultural factors into consideration, and adopt the strategy of foreignization as much as possible in order to better carry forward Chinese traditional culture and promote cross-cultural communication in the process of translating the titles of Chinese classics into English.
Translation Strategy, Foreignization, Cross-cultural Communication
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Lyu Liangqiu, Xue Jiayi, Study on Translated English Titles of The Tale of Shangri-La, English Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 74-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ellc.20200502.14
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