On Concepts of Culture and Its Links with Translation

Jing ZHONG, Lihua YANG


This paper is focused on the evolution of culture concepts from the perspective of cultural anthropology, and summarizes the main points, limitations and my own views towards some main concepts, then connects culture with translation so as to put forward the translation principles under cross-cultural context, bringing new inspiration and practical significance to translation study.


Culture concepts; Evolution; Limitations; Translation principles

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11334


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