Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (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 reading 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 in the classroom to translation practice. Small group discussion encourages students to discuss some common conceptual and practical issues of translation among themselves.


Upon successfully completing the unit, students are expected:

  1. to have acquired a basic understanding of theoretical and practical issues in modern Chinese translation practice and studies;
  2. to be familiar with some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English
  3. to have improved their intercultural communication skills between the two languages


Written work equivalent to 2,700 words: 60%
Class participation and performance: 10%
Final Exam: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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

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


Approval by coordinator