Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (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 reading 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 acquired further knowledge of some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English
  3. to have improved their intercultural communication skills between the two languages


Written work (equiv 2,700 words): 60%
Class participation and performance: 10%
Final exam: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 contact hours plus 7-9 hours of independent study per week

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


ATS1959 or approval by unit co-ordinator


ATS1016, ATS1036, ATS2016, ATS2036, ATS3016, ATS3036