Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2012 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Hailan Paulsen


Previously coded CHI3975


This unit is offered in China through the Chinese Incountry Program. It provides basic training of Chinese translation techniques through exposing students to Western theoretical approaches in text type, and different contextual analyses of the linguistic features of different text types. Through a number of text-analysis focused projects, this unit will introduce students to various basic conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation. Through project-based exercises, this unit will provide an opportunity for students to improve their understanding and analytic skills of all factors that affect the translation of source texts into target language.


Upon successfully completing the units, students are expected to:

  1. Have a basic understanding of theoretical and practical issues relating to the text analysis and translation strategy
  2. Be able to identify different types of source texts for different professional purposes
  3. Be able to identify correct translation strategy for targeted professional readers, and
  4. Have a solid foundation to enrol in higher level of translation studies (Graduate Diploma or Masters of Translation Studies).


Written work and class test: 90%
Class participation and performance: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Chunming Shan

Off-campus attendance requirements

60 hours over three weeks

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese translation
Chinese language


With program convenor's permission only


ATS2043, ATS3049, ATS3043