Foreignizing Translation on Chinese Traditional Funeral Culture in the Film Ju Dou

Xiamei PENG, Piaodi WANG


China is a country with more than five thousand years of traditional cultures, which is broad and profound. With the increasing international status of China in recent years, more and more countries are interested in China and its traditional culture as well. Film and television works, as efficient mediums of communication, has played a very important role in cultural communication. Taking the funeral scenes in the film Ju Dou of Zhang Yimou for example, this paper analyzes the traditional funeral culture under the framework of foreignization, a translation strategy proposed by Lawrence Venuti. It aims to discover more traditional culture through literary works, and promote cultural exchanges and development at the same time.


Ju Dou; Funeral culture; Foreignizing translation

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