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Origins of and Distinctions Between the English TermsRelated to the Chinese Term Xueyuan: Implicationsfor its English Translation

GU Jian-xin  
Xueyuan is a basic organizational form in higher education. In the perspectives of etymology and historical conceptual changes, the paper provides detailed analysis of the origins of several terms in English related to the Chinese term of "xueyuan . The author points out that xueyuan is a vocabulary with rich academic connotations. It not only reflect the evolution of higher education concepts and the innovation of academic organization system, it also symbolizes the diversification and stratification of academic organizations in higher education. Based on the analysis, the paper points out three major problems in the translation of this Chinese term into English, and puts forward some examples and suggestions for proper English translation.
【CateGory Index】: G640;H315.9
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