On the English Translation of Chinese Modern Essays From the Perspective of Cognitive Context: A Case Study of Zhang Peiji’s English Translation of Chinese Essay “巷”

Jianwei Zheng


For an English translation of Chinese modern essay to be comprehensible and acceptable to English readers while exhibiting the particularity of Chinese essays, it’s necessary to discuss the differences between the cognitive contexts in the mind of Chinese and English readers in their appreciation of Chinese modern essays in Chinese and English respectively. By dealing with such differences, this paper attempts to analyze the translation strategies adopted by Zhang Peiji in his translation of Chinese essay “巷” ( “The Lane”), which is also evaluated from the perspectives of rhythm, style and spirit in the end of the paper.



Chinese modern essay; cognitive context; translation; Zhang Peiji; rhythm

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.5p.96


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