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Restructuring Translation Education

Implications from China for the Rest of the World

  • Feng Yue
  • Youlan Tao
  • Huashu Wang
  • Qiliang Cui
  • Bin Xu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Challenges of Translational Profession

  3. Status Quo and Concerns

  4. Restructuring Translation Education: Theories and Experiments

About this book

Introduction

This book offers data-based insights into the problems of translation education and their causes in the context of localization and globalization in the era of big data. By examining language services around the globe, illustrating applications of big-data technology and their future development, and describing crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations, speech-to-speech translation and cloud-based translation, it makes readers aware of the important changes taking place in the professional translation market and consequently recognize the insufficiency of translation education and the need for it to be restructured accordingly. Furthermore, the book includes data-based analyses of translation education problems, such as teaching philosophy, curriculum design and faculty development of both undergraduate and postgraduate education in China. More importantly, it proposes solutions that have already been successful in experiments in a number of universities in China for other institutions of higher education to imitate in restructuring translation education. The discussion is of interest for current and future translation policy makers, translation educators, translators and learners.

Keywords

Translational Education Translation Teaching in China Transnology The Whole-person Education Localization Language Service Market Translation Technologies Translator Education of Mainland China

Editors and affiliations

  • Feng Yue
    • 1
  • Youlan Tao
    • 2
  • Huashu Wang
    • 3
  • Qiliang Cui
    • 4
  • Bin Xu
    • 5
  1. 1.College of Foreign LanguagesFujian Normal UniversityFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Translation and Interpreting, College of Foreign Languages and LiteratureFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.School of Interpreting and Translation StudiesGuangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.School of International StudiesUniversity of International Business and EconomicsBeijingChina
  5. 5.College of Foreign LanguagesShandong Normal UniversityJinanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3167-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3166-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3167-1
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