Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practice investigates the theory and practice of terminology translation, terminology management, and scholarship within the distinctive milieu of Chinese and explores the complex relationship between terminology translation (micro level) and terminology management (macro level).
This book outlines the contemporary challenges of terminology translation and terminology management within Chinese contexts in specialized fields including law, the arts, religion, Chinese medicine, and food products. The volume also examines how the development and application of new technologies such as big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence have brought about major changes in the language service industry. Technology such as machine translation and computer-assisted translation has spawned new challenges in terminology management practices and has facilitated their evolution in contexts of ever greater internationalization and globalization. This book recontextualizes terminology translation and terminology management with a special focus on English–Chinese translation.
It is hoped that the volume will enable and enhance dialogue between Chinese and Western scholars and professionals in the field. All chapters have been written by specialists in the different subfields and have been peer-reviewed by the editors.
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Introduction: The Role of Terminology Translation in China’s Contemporary Identities and Cultures
Saihong Li and William Hope
Part I: Terminology Translation
Introduction: The History and Development of Chinese Terminology
1 Terminology Translation in Socio-Legal Contexts: A Corpus-based Exploration
Le Cheng and Yuxiu Sun
How Policy Concerns Impose Different Understandings in Legal Transplantation: Terminology Translation in Chinese Corporate Law
3 Terminology Translation in Traditional Chinese Medicine: From Standardization of Technical Terms to Interultural Knowledge Transfer
4 Translatability and Untranslatability of Religious Terminology: A Hermeneutics Perspective
5 Translating Food Terminology as Cultural and Communicative Processes: A Corpus-based Approach
6 A Study on the Translation of Peking Opera Terminology: A Visual Grammar Perspective
Qin Huang and Yajun Wang
Part II: Terminology Management and Scholarship
Introduction: A Historical Overview of Terminology Management and Scholarship
Saihong Li and William Hope
7 Translator-Oriented Terminology Management
8 Terminology Definition in the Humanities and Social Sciences
9 Automatically Compiling Bilingual Legal Glossaries Based on Chinese–English Parallel Corpora
10 A Survey on Terminology Management of Language Service Enterprises in China: Problems and Suggestions
Huashu Wan and, Zhi Li
11 Rethinking Translationese and Translation Universals: Insights from Corpus-Based Translation Studies
Xiaolin Yang and Dechao Li
12 The Construction of a Chinese and English Term Database of Manchu Ulabun
Wen Zhao, Xingye Su, and Weizu Huang
'The most notable strength of the volume is its efforts to balance thoery and practice, management and scholarship, as well as diachronic and synchronic perspectives.'
- Bi Zhao, Shanghai International Studies University, John Benjamins Publishing Company