A Study of the Howard Goldblatt’s Translation of Sandalwood Death From the Perspective of Morris’s Semiotics

Bingxin Zhou


Based on Morris’ s Semiotics, this thesis makes comparisons of traditional cultural expressions between《檀香刑》and Sandalwood Death from three aspects: syntactic meaning, semantic meaning and pragmatic meaning,revealing that Goldblatt has overcome the limitations in translation and achieved the balance between faithfulness and creation in representing Chinese culture in the source text. In this way, he has brought a new literary vitality to the English version of Sandalwood Death.


Sandalwood death; Morris’s semiotics; traditional Chinese culture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/13056


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