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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Chunming Shan


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.


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 have improved their communication skills between the two languages and cultures and
  3. to have acquired some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English, and
  4. to be able to enrol in higher level of translation studies (Graduate Diploma or Masters of Translation Studies).


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

Chief examiner(s)

Chunming Shan

Contact hours

3 hours on weekly basis

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese translation
Chinese language


Chinese 8 or equivalent


CHI1660, CHI1966, CHI2966, CHI3660, CHI3966