Building a Chinese-English Parallel Corpus of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Novels

  • Libo Huang
Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)


This chapter introduces the construction and application of the Chinese-English Parallel Corpus of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Novels (CEPCOCN), including design principles, collecting and processing of corpus materials, and corpus-based studies of translational styles. Compared with corpora of similar types, CEPCOCN has three features: (1) a multiple-complex model of comparison; (2) multiple perspectives of studies; and (3) linguistic description-based extra-textual explanations. Although the corpus in discussion is intended for studies of translational styles, it can also be applied to such areas as translation universals, translator’s styles, translation of discourse presentations in fiction, and English language and translation teaching.


Source Text Parallel Corpus Chinese Text Chinese Writer Target Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Libo Huang
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  1. 1.Xi’an International Studies UniversityXi ANChina

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