The Art of Chinese-English Translation

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Hall

Event Price: 

Free

UCSB Confucius Institute Lecture Series

圣塔芭芭拉加州大学孔子学院学术讲座

The Art of Chinese-English Translation

中文翻译的艺术

Professor Chuanyun Bao

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 @ 4:00-5:30 pm

McCune Hall 【6th Floor HSSB】

Prof. Bao is a conference interpreter, professor of translation and interpretation and former dean of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.  He worked as a staff interpreter at the UN Office in Geneva before joining the Monterey Institute in 1990.  His research focuses on Chinese-English translation and interpretation, the teaching of interpretation and the process of interpretation.  He has been publishing papers regularly on translation and interpretation. He was also an invited speaker on translation and interpretation research and pedagogy in Europe, China and Japan.

In his talk on “The Art of Chinese-English Translation”, Prof. Bao will discuss major linguistic and cultural differences that may lead to inadequate comprehension of the Chinese language and hence difficulties in translation. He will also discuss strategies and approaches that are frequently used in Chinese-English translation.