Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Hailan Paulsen


Previously coded CHI3976


This unit is offered in China through the Chinese Incountry Program. It is an extension of but can be independent from Chinese Translation for Professional Purposes 1. Through a number of text-analysis focused projects, this unit will introduce students to additional conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation. Through project-based exercises, this unit will provide an opportunity for students to improve their understanding and analytical skills of all factors that affect the translation of source texts into target language.


  1. Students are expected to improve their understanding of theories relating to classification and identification of source texts and translation strategies;
  2. By applying some basic concepts relating to text analysis and translation strategies to weekly project-based translation practices and class discussions, students are also expected to improve their ability to determine a correct translation strategy for professional purposes;
  3. Students are to further practice translation techniques in new contextual backgrounds so as to foster a better understanding of translation of different text types.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

60 hours over 3 weeks

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


With program convenor's permission only


ATS2044, ATS2050, ATS3044