Guangzhou Xinhua University, Guangzhou, 510000, China
The prose, Moonlight over the Lotus Pond, a masterpiece by Zhu Ziqing, a famous modern Chinese writer, is a classic among the classics. Over the years, different English translations of the prose have been produced and numerous studies on these translations have been conducted. This paper attempts to analyze the English translation by Zhu Chunshen (1992) from the perspective of thematic structure, since thematic structure is of vital importance in organizing the message and influencing the audience. By analyzing the thematic organization of the original prose and Zhu Chunshen’s translation, the author tries to present the idea that translators should choose the Theme of the text carefully and arrange clauses appropriately so as to express the original thematic meaning as much as possible.
Moonlight over the Lotus Pond, Zhu Chunshen’s English translation, Thematic structure, Theme-Rheme, Thematic progression, English-Chinese translation, Translation teaching
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