Translation Strategies of Culture Factors From the Perspective of Game Theory

Yushan ZHAO, Shuqing YANG


Translation is what makes cross-cultural communication possible by crossing language and cultural barriers. Standing among the cultures, the translator has a major role to play and strategies to choose from as to how to produce a satisfactory outcome. The game theory, dealing with the conflict and cooperation of rational decision-makers, has a wide range of applications and is significantly enlightening. The paper aims to bring the choices of translation strategies under rational and objective guidance of the game theory rules so that translation can better serve as the bridge of cultural communication.


Translation; Culture; Game theory; Domestication; Foreignization

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