Analysis of Children’s English translation of the Buddhist vocabulary in the “Journey to the west”

Authors

  • JUNXIA ZHANG Eastern Languages Department, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University
  • Kanokporn Numtong Department of Eastern Languages Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University

Keywords:

Journey to the West, Buddhist vocabulary, transliteration, paraphrasing, Chinese-English translation

Abstract

“Journey to the West” is one of the four classic works in China, with a lot of Buddhist vocabularies in the text. This article takes the children's English version of “Journey to the West” as the research object. Firstly, it explains the research significance, methods and theory of this article. Secondly, it summarizes the classification of Buddhist vocabularies and the translation methods adopted. Under the guidance of German Skopos Translation Theory , Adopted several translation methods such as Sanskrit phonetic translation, free translation and omission. At last, it puts forward some problems in the translation of Buddhist vocabulary. On this basis, it also puts forward some views that no matter what kind of translation skills are used, children's ability to understand and read should always be taken as the purpose in order to achieve the ultimate goal.

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Published

2021-11-17