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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040320.

An Analysis on English Versions of “The Yueyang Tower”


Ping Zhang

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Ping Zhang

College of Culture and Tourism, Sichuan University of Culture and Arts, Mianyang 621000, China


“The Yueyang Tower” is one of the outstanding representatives of ancient Chinese prose. There are various English versions with their own characteristics. However, “truthfulness”, that is, reproducing the source text and correctly conveying the author’s meaning, should be given the first priority. This paper analyzes how the two English versions of “The Yueyang Tower” translated by Yang Xianyi and Dai Naidie, and Luo Jingguo realize the culture equivalence from the perspective of “truthfulness”. It’s found that the two translations have their own advantages and disadvantages. This paper will provide a reference material to help foreigners comprehend Chinese classics.


“The Yueyang Tower”; Yang Xianyi; Luo Jingguo; “truthfulness”

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Ping Zhang. An Analysis on English Versions of "The Yueyang Tower". Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 113-115. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040320.


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