Transliteration in translating traditional Chinese medicine terminology
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Chun Un  Identity Verified
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Mar 13, 2008

I am preparing to write an article with a tentative title 'A critical review on transliteration in English translation of traditional Chinese medicine'. Can someone suggest some starting points (e.g. literature) for theories on transliteration in cross-cultural communications?

 

Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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Check the reference materials of Nigel Wiseman Mar 13, 2008

Nigel Wiseman is an expert in the translation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). He and some others have prepared a few TCM dictionaries and glossaries.

Refer to the following link about his ideas on the translation and transliteration of traditional Chinese medicinal terms and concepts:
http://209.85.175.104/search?q=cache:TcEKRmq8H4sJ:www.paradigm-pubs.com/sites/www.paradigm-pubs.com/files/files/CMT-Translation_Theory.pdf%20nigel%20wiseman,%20transliteration&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6

Also, refer to this online TCM glossary prepared by Nigel Wiseman:

http://www.paradigm-pubs.com/sites/www.paradigm-pubs.com/files/files/NW_only.pdf

You may have recognize that Nigel prefers the translation of TCM terms rather than the transliteration of TCM terms, except for the transliteration of Chinese names and places.



Chun Un wrote:

I am preparing to write an article with a tentative title 'A critical review on transliteration in English translation of traditional Chinese medicine'. Can someone suggest some starting points (e.g. literature) for theories on transliteration in cross-cultural communications?


 

Chun Un  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 9, 2008

Thank you for your suggestions.

Shirley Lao wrote:

Nigel Wiseman is an expert in the translation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). He and some others have prepared a few TCM dictionaries and glossaries.

Refer to the following link about his ideas on the translation and transliteration of traditional Chinese medicinal terms and concepts:
http://209.85.175.104/search?q=cache:TcEKRmq8H4sJ:www.paradigm-pubs.com/sites/www.paradigm-pubs.com/files/files/CMT-Translation_Theory.pdf%20nigel%20wiseman,%20transliteration&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6

Also, refer to this online TCM glossary prepared by Nigel Wiseman:

http://www.paradigm-pubs.com/sites/www.paradigm-pubs.com/files/files/NW_only.pdf

You may have recognize that Nigel prefers the translation of TCM terms rather than the transliteration of TCM terms, except for the transliteration of Chinese names and places.



Chun Un wrote:

I am preparing to write an article with a tentative title 'A critical review on transliteration in English translation of traditional Chinese medicine'. Can someone suggest some starting points (e.g. literature) for theories on transliteration in cross-cultural communications?


 


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