Towards an Ethical-Based Approach to the English Version of The Great Ming Code (Da Ming Lü)

Xiao HAN


Based on the English version of The Great Ming Code (Da Ming Lü), and drawing on the translator’s subjectivity, this article probes into the role of translator’s ethics and subjectivity in the translation process. It is found that the translator’s ethical value, more often than not, influences the translation purpose, source text selection and further the translation strategies. This finding confirms the interactive relationship between ideology and translation purpose, facilitates understanding the Chinese legal classics of The Great Ming Code (Da Ming Lü).



Translator’ s subjectivity; The Great Ming Code (Da Ming Lü); Ethics

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