On Huang Gaoxin’s Choices in the Translation of The Canterbury Tales

Kun ZHU

Abstract


As a Chinese translator, Huang Gaoxin has been devoting himself to the translation of poetry for over fifty years and has successfully translated a large number of collections of English poems into Chinese, among which The Canterbury Tales is an essential one. This paper firstly compares the translated version of The Canterbury Tales by Huang with its original version and analyzes his theory of poetry translation, and then explores the choices regarding translation text, translation methods and language style he made during his translation process, and finally offers the underlying reasons behind the choices from the perspectives of translation purpose, views towards poetry translation, qualities as a translator and audience awareness.

 


Keywords


Huang Gaoxin; The Canterbury Tales; Translator’s choice

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11652

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