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《Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics(Social Sciences Edition)》 2010-01
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A Descriptive Study of Burton Watson's English Translation of CHU CI

WEI Jia-hai(School of Foreign Languages,Wuhan University of Technology,Wuhan 430070,China)  
Burton Watson,the famous American sinologist and translator has an important status in the history of translating ancient Chinese classics into English and the literary and cultural value of his translated versions are not neglectable.To take his English translation of CHU CI as an example,this paper,from the perspective of description,explores the characteristics of mythological image combination,fragrant grass and sash image combination,and temporal image combination in the source poems and translated poems,and point out the main translation of literal method.On the basis of this,the article concludes that the translator's literal translation generally represents the aesthetic forms and function the Chinese poems.But the translation method also arises from cultural misreading and mistranslation.
【Fund】: 教育部人文社会科学项目(06JA740036)
【CateGory Index】: H315.9
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