IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(1): 41-45 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.1.247

A Study of Lin Yutang‟s Translator Behavior in the Translation of Six Chapters of Floating Life—Based on “Truth-Seeking-Utility-Attaining” Continuum Evaluation Model

Li Yunyun
AbstractSix Chapters of a Floating Life is a well-known autobiographical prose written by Shen Fu, a famous writer in the Qing dynasty. Lin Yutang has been committed to spreading Chinese culture into the West. Because of his keen interests in this book, he translated it with various translation strategies skillfully, making his version a classic. The paper will analyze the translation of Six Chapters of a Floating Life by Lin Yutang from the perspective of “translator behavior criticism” and further explore the translator’s “truth-seeking” behavior from “intra-translation” and “utility-attaining” behavior from “extra-translation” and analyze the external factors that influence the translator’s behavior. It is hoped that Six Chapters of a Floating Life could be evaluated from a more comprehensive and objective perspective in the future.

Index Terms—Six Chapters of Floating Life, translator behavior, “truth-seeking”, “utility-attaining”.

Li Yunyun is with Yangzhou University, China (e-mail: 1358141816@qq.com).

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Cite: Li Yunyun, "A Study of Lin Yutang‟s Translator Behavior in the Translation of Six Chapters of Floating Life—Based on “Truth-Seeking-Utility-Attaining” Continuum Evaluation Model," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 41-45, 2020.

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