Towards Cultural Resistance in a Postcolonial Context – Translating Culture-loaded Tourist Texts in Shantou

Mingming YUAN


As tourist texts serve the triple function of providing information, expressing feelings and appealing to the reader, they contain both content-oriented information and culture-bound information. Through an analysis of the English translations of the Eight Sights of Shantou, this paper investigates how content-oriented information and culture-bound information is dealt with differently in the target text. The paper calls for a “thick translation” of culture-loaded tourist texts so as to resist the global hegemony of the Anglophone culture, preserve cultural richness and promote cultural diversity. 


tourist texts, translation, postcolonial translation theories, thick translation, resistance

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