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International Journal of Art Innovation and Development, 2020, 1(4); doi: 10.38007/IJAID.2020.010401.

The Cultural Construction of Translation and the Translatological Turn of Cultural Studies


Zheng Chao

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Zheng Chao

Xijing University, Shaanxi, China


With the continuous development of translation studies, translation studies have gradually broken through from the purely linguistic level, it also begins to study the factors affecting translation and the relationship between them from a cultural perspective. Translation activities are also endowed with the function and significance of cultural exchange. It can spread culture in certain social environment and historical culture. The purpose of this paper is to study and discuss the cultural construction of translation and the turn of translatology through examples of translation. From the perspective of the “translation turn” theory, this paper makes a concrete analysis of news translation examples from the perspective of the global news translation on the World Wide Web. The purpose is to solve many differences between source language and source language. The target language and how to enhance the readability of translation, readers' cultural awareness and needs, to promote the application of the theory of “translation turn” in translation practice. The experimental results show that after the linguistic turn of translation, the consistency of the original text and the translated text is 78.6%. When the cultural turn of translation occurs, the consistency of the original text and the translated text increases to 98.1%.


Translatology Turn, Cultural Construction, Cultural Research, Turning Research

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Zheng Chao. The Cultural Construction of Translation and the Translatological Turn of Cultural Studies. International Journal of Art Innovation and Development (2020), Vol. 1, Issue 4: 1-14. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJAID.2020.010401.


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