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Trends in Chinese Translation Research

Hye-Rim Kim 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

In the history of humankind, translation has always played a role in exchange and communication between cultures. This was particularly true in times of rapid social change and development of new civilizations and ideologies, when the introduction of ideas and spread of civilization through translation proceeded at a rapid pace. China went through two great periods of cultural exchange in its history, namely when Indian culture and Western culture were introduced to the country respectively, in the process of which translation played a crucial role. With the objective of studying the flow of translation research in China, this paper looks at the two main translation theory streams of those times—traditional translation theory, which began with the translation of Buddhist sutras, and the diverse translation theories that formed when many schools of thought entered China with the introduction of Western translation theory—and thereby examines trends in Chinese translation research focusing on formation, changes, and development of theory.

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