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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051318.

A Study on Acupoints Translation from the Cross-Cultural Perspective


Yingying Lei

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Yingying Lei

School of Foreign Languages, Southwest Petroleum University, Xindu, Sichuan, 610500, China 


As profound culture in China, acupuncture has gradually developed into a systematic scientific theory and treatment method over thousands of years of medical practice. The wide spread of acupuncture is not only limited to clinical effects, but acupuncture translation also plays an important role in international communication. Although China has made great efforts in acupuncture translation, the problems caused by mistranslation of terminology cannot be ignored. As the basic knowledge in acupuncture learning, acupoints are something that students need to pay more attention to. Based on the current state of research on acupoints translation at home and abroad, the paper explores methods of acupoints translation in combination with the specific value connotation of cross-cultural communication. For example, transliteration, free translation and combination of transliteration and free translation.


Acupuncture; Acupoints translation; Cross-cultural

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Yingying Lei. A Study on Acupoints Translation from the Cross-Cultural Perspective. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 13: 104-111. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051318.


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