A Study of Translation on Nursery Rhymes From Reception Aesthetics: Taking Bronze and Sunflower as An Example

Shan SUN


As a part of children’s literature, nursery rhymes have attracted much attention from the academic circle because of their unique aesthetic and cultural value. This paper analyzes the similarities and differences between English and Chinese nursery rhymes in terms of sentence pattern, content, form, and culture from the perspective of children readers’ expectations, and taking the English translation of Andersen’s prize-winning work Bronze and Sunflower as an example, this paper then explores how to preserve the similarities in sentence patterns and contents of English and Chinese nursery rhymes while compensating for the differences in form and culture with various translation methods, so as to seek common ground while reserving differences.



Reception aesthetics; Translation of nursery rhymes; Bronze and Sunflower

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12221


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