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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


This unit will introduce students to a number of 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. The integration of classroom teaching and translation projects will encourage students to apply the basic translation skills they learn from the class to translation practices. Small group discussion encourages students to discuss some common conceptual and practical issues of translation among themselves.


This unit is designed for those students who have completed Chinese 8 or equivalent. Upon successfully completing the unit, students are expected:

  1. to have a basic 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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Chun-Ming Shan

Contact hours

3 hours on weekly basis

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

Chinese translation
Chinese language


Completion of Chinese 8 or equivalent


CHI1650, CHI1965, CHI2650, CHI2965, CHI3965