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Success in Translating Chinese Culture

  • 2018.12.06
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That the translator plays an active role in the process from the source text to the target text or a new text has been widely acknowledged in translation studies. It is important to recognise that translation is first and foremost a communication, and furthermore an intercultural communication. In this communication there are two key elements: audience and intended message. Dr Jing Han will use telling examples from her translations of the most popular Chinese dating show If You Are The One 非诚勿扰which has been shown on SBS TV since 2013 to illustrate and examine the success of translating Chinese culture.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Jing Han

Jing Han,PhD in English literature from the University of Sydney, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for International School of Humanities and Communication Arts in Western Sydney University. In 1996, Dr. Han joined one of the two public broadcasters in Australia, SBS TV as Mandarin subtitler. Since 2006 she has been the Chief Subtitler and Head of the SBS Subtitling Department. Over the last 22 years, Dr. Han has subtitled over 300 Chinese films and close to 400 episodes of Chinese TV shows and American TV series.

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Time & Date:

08:30-10:30, Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Room 201, Teaching Building A

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