Translation and Health Risk Knowledge Building in China

Author:   Meng Ji
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
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9789811352003


Pages:   113
Publication Date:   09 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Translation and Health Risk Knowledge Building in China


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This pivot considers the dissemination of public health terms in Chinese scientific research and printed media. Bringing together quantitative and qualitative analysis from corpus linguistics, translation studies, contrastive linguistics to bear on the study of specialised public health translation, it provides key insights into the translation of key public health policy materials produced by authoritative international health agencies like the World Health Organisation (WHO). The study of the acceptance, assimilation and update of translated health risk terms is embedded within corpus translation studies, one of the most dynamic areas of applied translation studies. This study deploys large-scale data bases of scientific publications and printed media materials to trace and analyse the use of translated public health terms and linguistic synonyms by Chinese researchers and media. It also highlights the limits of research investment on critical public health topics such as health financial risks and considers worldwide concerns about the use of accurate and appropriate terminology in specialized fields of knowledge, and the implications for scholarly research, translator training and professional practice.

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Author:   Meng Ji
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Imprint:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Weight:   0.178kg
ISBN:  

9789811352003


ISBN 10:   9811352003
Pages:   113
Publication Date:   09 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Health translation and construction of public health risk knowledge.- A brief overview of the development of healthcare system in China.- Construction of an English-Chinese parallel corpus of WHO health translation.- A corpus-based collocation analysis of terminological variation in Chinese health translation.- Corpus exploration of variant health terms in Chinese research publications.- Conclusion.

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The English-language monograph under review, whose author is of Chinese origin ... . It consolidates the contention that all translations are conditioned by social factors, shattering the long-held perception that linguistic loyalty is its primary criterion. ... the book under review is useful for postgraduates within TS and shows solicitude for specialised translation, terminological translation and corpus-based TS. (Yanmeng Wang and Mingwu Xu, The Journal of Specialised Translation, Issue. 30, July, 2018)


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Meng Ji is Professor of Translation Studies at the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Sydney, Australia. She was awarded the first PhD of Translation Studies by Imperial College London. Her research covers translation and cross-cultural studies, contrastive linguistics, textual statistics, natural language processing and digital humanities research methodologies. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 2008 and has been the recipient of more than twenty academic awards and travel grants from major funding bodies such as the Roger Fowler Fund Award, UK, the British Academy, Princeton University, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences and the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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