Chen Xiaowei: Rhetorical Awareness in Translation of CPCCC Literature

TAC, June 12, 2016

Editor's note: The Eighth Asia-Pacific Translation and Interpreting Forum (APTIF) will be held in Xi'an, China on June 17-18, 2016. The theme of this year's conference is "Translation and Interpreting in Tomorrow's Asia-Pacific Region." The following is a summary of the research paper submitted by Chen Xiaowei with Fuzhou University.

Title: Rhetorical Awareness in Translation of CPCCC Literature


"Fidelity" is a basic ethical norm and requirement of a translator and it is more so for a translator of the literature of CPC Central Committee. However, we also need to approach this particular translation area from the perspective of rhetoric in order to make the translation achieve, as we wish, its purpose of enhancing a better understanding of China’s development as well as socialism with Chinese characteristics on the part of international audiences. Starting from what is particular about the CPC Central Committee literature and its translation, the article raises the issue of the importance of rhetorical awareness and discusses with examples how the awareness can benefit the translation.

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