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CHI2660 - Chinese translation 2

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Chunming Shan

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to a number of additional basic conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation studies. It is aimed at improving students' intercultural and inter-lingual communication skills through various translation projects and critical readings of a range of different representations of Chinese translation works. Through the study of Chinese and Western translation history, students will be able to enhance their translation skills. In addition, translation analysis is also introduced.

Objectives

Upon successfully completing the unit, students are expected:

  1. To have furthered their understanding of theoretical and practical issues in modern Chinese translation activities and studies
  2. To improve their communication skills between the two languages and cultures and
  3. To acquire some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English
  4. To be able to enrol in higher level of translation studies (Graduate Diploma or Masters of Translation Studies.

Assessment

Written work & Class test: 90%
Class participation and performance: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours on weekly basis

Prerequisites

Chinese 8 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CHI1660, CHI1966, CHI2966, CHI3660, CHI3966

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