International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Lu Xun: Practitioner and Thinker of Translation
Fuyu Chen

Lu Xun’s translation activities and thoughts hold a very important position in the translation history of China. Some of his translation thoughts have greatly contributed to the translation studies in China; however, there are many controversies on his translation thoughts. Some people even attacks his “rigid, unreadable” words. This paper aims to probe into the social background, his translation views, activities and achievements. Besides, this essay also points out the real goal in his translation views and the main purpose of saving the nation by translation, so as to clear some misunderstandings towards Lu Xun’s translation thoughts, and make an impartial appreciation of his translation efforts.

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