English Translation of Red Poppies From the Perspective of Translator’s Subjectivity

Shan LÜ, Changbao LI


Based on the perspective of translator’s subjectivity and with the help of text analysis software, this paper attempts to study the English translation of Red Poppies from three aspects: passivity, subjective dynamics and purposefulness. Through the research, the following conclusions are drawn: Although Goldblatt exerts his initiative in the process of translation, he is also restricted by ideology, poetics and patronage, which reflects the passivity of the translator. In addition, Goldblatt’s translation also shows his purposefulness, which is helping readers understand the source text, and making the translation readable and acceptable. In short, through the analysis, it is found that as a translator, Goldblatt embodies a strong translator’s subjectivity in the translation process.


Translator’s subjectivity; Red Poppies; English translation

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