A Study of Chi-Chen Wang’s Translation Style

Saisai HUANG


Chi-Chen Wang (1899-2001) is a trailblazer in promoting Chinese literature in the West and is also one of the earliest scholars who introduces modern Chinese literature to the Westerners. This study provides a detailed discussion on Wang’s translation style by contrasting Wang’s translation with Yang’s version. And the textual analysis reveals that Wang’s translation style is noted for his use of explicitation on the subtle Chinese language and the adoption of hypotactic syntax that the target readers are more accustomed to. And Wang’s lucid and readable translation won a wide readership in the West.


Chi-Chen Wang; Translation style; Explicitation; Hypotactic syntax

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10463


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