The problem of methodological premises of adequate translation: the Chinese mode of thinking and their language picture of the world

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It is argued that the conventional symbolic function, which is characteristic for phonetic type of writing, contrasts with iconic (in the sense of Charles Pierce) nature of Chinese pictograms and ideograms. Principal problems of cross-culture communication, which are preconditioned by Chinese fundamental non-symbolic paradigm, are identified and analyzed. Methodological background of adequate translation is discussed.

A A Krushinski

Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Center of comparative studies of North-East Asia civilizations


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