Principles in the Translation of TCM and HDNJ•SW

Xumin ZHANG, Yushan ZHAO

Abstract


As a theoretical foundation and source of Chinese Medicine, HDNJ·SW (Huang Di Nei Jing· Su Wen) which studies the human physiology, pathology, and diagnosis and prevention of diseases covers the fields of “Yin Yang” and “Wuxing” philosophy, astrophysics, human physiology, geography, literature and so on. Present studies on the translation of HDNJ·SW are usually recognized as an unsystematic work because most researchers are confined to study the scattered terminology. With the guidance of deconstruction translation theory, this thesis studies the translation methods of HDNJ·SW from perspectives of language, figures of speech and medicine by taking the text and terminology. This paper analyzes the characteristics of the text of HDNJ·SW and related problems in translation, three principles are summarized: information conveyance, culture conveyance and form conveyance. The research reveals that with the great differences on materials, languages, cultures and forms between Chinese and English, in order to achieve the three translation principles, different translation methods should be adopted in different situations for the purpose of conveying the values of medicine, culture and rhetoric.

Key words: TCM; HDNJ·SW; Information conveyance; Culture conveyance; Form conveyance


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TCM; HDNJ·SW; Information conveyance; Culture conveyance; Form conveyance

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