On the Translation of Folding Beijing from the Perspective of Horizon of Expectations

Zhaoyu WANG, Baoling WANG


In 2016, the success of Folding Beijing winning the 74th Hugo Award made Chinese science fiction attract the world literary circle again. Based on the reader’s horizon of expectations, this paper gives a brief analysis of Ken Liu’s translation of Folding Beijing. It also seeks to demonstrate Ken Liu’s consideration for target language readers in the course of translating the Chinese expressions with connotation and the translation methods he adopts to reduce the cultural differences and achieve the reception and comprehension of the translated text among the target audience.



Science fiction; Folding Beijing; Horizon of expectations; Chinese expressions; Cultural differences Wang, Z. Y., & Wang, B. L. (2022). On the Translation of Folding Beijing from the Perspective of Horizon of Expectations. Studies in Literature and Langua

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12685


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