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Translation of Literary Novels from the Perspective of Functional Equivalence: A Case Study of Hoping

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2023.060107 | Downloads: 1175 | Views: 3658


Haiyan Cao 1


1 School of Languages & Cultures, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210000, China

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Haiyan Cao


Cultural confidence is a popular topic, which is reflected in all aspects of social life, especially in the field of translation. In recent years, the overall trend of translation in China has shifted from the translation of foreign famous works to the translation of domestic works into foreign languages, making Chinese culture go global. Among all types of translation, literary translation is always difficult. Under the guidance of functional equivalence theory, the application of appropriate translation methods and strategies is conducive to solving translation difficulties, making foreign readers better feel the charm of Chinese culture, so as to spread Chinese culture and enhance cultural confidence.


Hoping, Functional equivalence theory, Cultural confidence, Literary translation, Chinese culture


Haiyan Cao, Translation of Literary Novels from the Perspective of Functional Equivalence: A Case Study of Hoping. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2023) Vol. 6: 43-47. DOI:


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