ATS1959 - Chinese translation 1 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Chinese Studies


Mr Chunming Shan

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit will introduce students to a number of basic conceptual and practical issues in Chinese translation studies. It is aimed at improving students' intercultural and inter-lingual communication skills through various translation projects and critical reading of a range of different representations of Chinese translation works. The integration of classroom teaching and translation projects will encourage students to apply the basic translation skills they learn in the classroom to translation practice. Small group discussion encourages students to discuss some common conceptual and practical issues of translation among themselves.


Upon successfully completing the unit, students are expected:

  1. to have acquired a basic understanding of theoretical and practical issues in modern Chinese translation practice and studies;
  2. to be familiar with some important techniques of translation between Chinese and English
  3. to have improved their intercultural communication skills between the two languages


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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