A Study of Cultural Default and Translation Compensation in Hawkes’ Version The Story of the Stone Volume I 1 Introduction 1.1 Background Information With the development of globalization and the increase of international impact of China in the world, more and more western countries are attaching importance to the study of Chinese culture. As an ancient civilization with more than five thousand years of history, China has formed its own unique and splendid culture and language. Language cannot exist without culture while culture cannot be conveyed without language. Translation plays an essential role in cross-culture communication, which is not only the exchange of two languages, but the exchange of two different cultures. The differences
Tofu is a traditional Chinese food which is extremely popular in this country. Since Song Dynasty, it has been proved by records that tofu and its derivatives entered the mainstream. And afterwards, it spread to other countries. Nowadays, Tofu is regarded as a notorious and healthy food, and becomes popular not only in Eastern Asia but also in the western world. This research paper will focus on how tofu becomes one of the most important food in china, and how tofu is universally accepted by foreign countries.
It is known that Arabian Nights has its origin in the eminent city and capital of Abbasid dynasty, Baghdad. In the days of this seventh century time period, the Islamic empire spread its huge cultural sphere from North Africa, India, Arabian Peninsula to Central Asia. Islam coexisted naturally with Christianity and Judaism, as well as Persian culture, Greek Hellenism and Indian civilization influenced its background. The distinctive nature of diversity in Islam accompanied by such cross-cultural activities had a great impact on the setting of “Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp”. As mentioned earlier, the story is set in China therefore he was a Chinese lad.
The "diversity" that mentioned by Chu, was not only local elements, but also with global music trend, which formed into a new hybrids style and sculpt the formation of Cantopop. For the local elements, Cantopop is well-known in using its own dialect, Cantonese to compose music. As one of the most influential Chinese language, Cantonese was used for Chinese in the regional areas of China and throughout the South-East Asian courtiers, and even the western countries like Canada, England, the United States and elsewhere. Globalization transmitted the sufficient demand from worldwide to local industry, and hence, singing in Cantonese becomes one of the features of Cantopop. Nevertheless, the lyrics in Cantopop could be mainly divided into two main groups: literature form and colloquial style.
(45) Several alleged Roman embassies to China were recorded by a number of ancient Chinese historians. Later on, Chinese trade relations during the Tang dynasty was extended further west to the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and Egypt. Many of China’s foreign relations were through trade. Through those relations, China endures as a major economic center. Still, China remains a powerful force in the international
The book starts by introducing the cultural backgrounds and major historical events of China, such as defining China and Chinese, which helps the readers to establish basic understanding about China. It is important for the readers to know the background, as the emergence and development of cultures are interrelated to the physical environment and history. In the main body of the book, the author focuses on 3 major areas of popular culture in China, including mass media, consumption and arts, covering 10 different topics like television, the Internet, traditional Chinese operas and popular music, sports and movies. The formation and transition of various cultural objects after reform and opening up are presented descriptively. Moreover, the
The country calls for a better cultural development strategy, which cultural and creative industry can offer. During the past four years, I have laid a solid academic foundation at Jinan University (JNU). I totally immersed myself into the study of Chinese culture and heritages.
As a matter of fact, China Dream is the localization and characteristic reshape of America Dream to build a moderately prosperous society and realize national rejuvenation. Essentially, the principle of American Dream lights million of people hope, beliefs and
This dynasty was characterized by achievements that have had a great impact on the world. The Han Dynasty brought China to new military, political, and social heights. The Qing dynasty was mainly responsible for pushing China’s boundaries and expanding the country once it was united. Lastly, the Tang Dynasty is the most influential empire of China’s civilization. During the Tang Dynasty, China achieved the peak of its civilization and became the center of trade in the east.