A Study on English Translation of Song Ci From the Perspective of Translation Aesthetics

Yuming ZHANG, Yuying LI


Song Ci, one of the highest literary achievements in the history of Chinese literature, is of high aesthetic and artistic value, while the study on the translation of Song Ci still has much room for further efforts. Based on the translation aesthetic, a tentative study is made to analyze how the current translation represent the original beauty and what can be refined through example analysis respectively from the perspective of sound, lexis, emotion, and images. The representation of the rhythm, words and feelings is feasible, but due to cultural diversity, the aesthetic value of image is more difficult to reproduce.


Translation of Song Ci; Translation aesthetics; Aesthetic representation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11115


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