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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(24); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062416.

Translation of Chinese Characteristic Vocabulary from the Perspective of the Third Space Theory


Zhuyan Wang

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Zhuyan Wang

School of International Studies, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, 333403, China


Chinese characteristic vocabulary has strong expressive power and rich cultural connotations, so the translation of characteristic cultural vocabulary is an important way to tell a good Chinese story, showcase a three-dimensional China, and enhance international discourse power. Guided by the third space theory and combined with the heterogeneity of Chinese culture, the article constructs the third space and adjusts negotiations in the third space, to create different Chinese English, reflect the characteristics of Chinese culture, and make contributions to the dissemination of Chinese culture and the improvement of China's international discourse power.


Chinese Characteristic Vocabulary, Third Space, Translation, International Discourse Power

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Zhuyan Wang. Translation of Chinese Characteristic Vocabulary from the Perspective of the Third Space Theory. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 24: 93-97. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062416.


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