A comparative study of Chinese and Western culture and the English and Chinese Idioms

Date of publication:2007-12   Press: Southwest Jiaotong University   Author:Wang Xiaofeng   Pages:229   Words:316000  
Summary

Chinese and Western culture is the longest in the world, two kind of culture is the most vitality. Their source, characteristics of different, but complementary sex is very strong also. These two kinds of culture from parallel to advance, from each other, and then to contact and integration, has experienced a long process. Finally, to achieve the mutual need real, many scholars pay arduous efforts, make a comparative study of two kinds of culture to go out of the ivory tower, for the vast number of cultural exchange participants and language users service. Professor Wang Xiaofeng is such a diligently strive after scholars. In 2004 she published a "culture" of English and Chinese words and translation, and now have the first time read her forthcoming "Chinese and Western culture and the English and Chinese idioms cultural comparative study" manuscript. So she put high energy in the research of comparison between Chinese and Western cultures, the scope of the study of English and Chinese words to expand from the contrast between English and Chinese idioms, research perspective is to further expand. Read this book, we found that the author examines the origin and evolution of Chinese and Western culture from a multicultural perspective, and pointed out that in the context of globalization, the network environment of the development trend of the two cultures, especially from the perspective of cross cultural awareness, examine the network culture and network communication, this is any person in particular, is a new topic of cultural studies scholars must face. Understanding the characteristics of Chinese and Western culture, analyzes the characteristics of Chinese and Western culture, is a subject of Chinese and Western cross-cultural communication has to face. Chinese and Western culture in their respective geographical, political environment and historical track of the development of the interpretation of its own characteristics. The old China culture needs time, and development, in order to adapt to the trend of globalization. The same old but aggressive elements of western culture, need to face in the process of internationalization of growing the future, and China culture and other culture of peaceful coexistence and common development challenges. Idioms or idiomatic expressions is the most active factor in language, they are loaded with cultural factors, can reflect the different ways of thinking and cultural value. To analyze the similarities and differences between English and Chinese Idioms from the perspective of cultural differences, to deepen understanding of the two kinds of cultural differences, thus more smooth cross-cultural communication, to truly grasp the principles and skills of English and Chinese idioms translation. Professor Wang Xiaofeng to concentrate on the main points on the basis of the analysis of theory, the interaction between theory and practice, namely the idioms of physical culture, this will no doubt another cultural interpretation model to provide English learners and translators.
Author brief introduction

Wang Xiaofeng, female, Communist Party members, vice president of School of foreign languages of Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Professor of foreign languages and literature, master's tutor, Hunan Province young backbone teachers, comparative study of Chinese and English, China Hunan translation society and Language Institute, mainly engaged in translation theory and Practice and comparison of Chinese culture and Western culture.
has engaged in twenty-six years of English teaching, has in recent years
Catalogue of books

The cultural origin and development of the first language and culture, language, a two language, culture three cultural structure section second "cultural" etymological study and define a "culture," etymological study two, the definition of culture third cultural types of a culture, element two, original culture three, derivative fourth festival culture network culture and its spirit of network culture, cultural background and trend two, network culture and spirit of fifth network communication and cultural consciousness, network communication tools and network language two, network communication in cross-cultural awareness in section sixth, network culture on the impact of traditional culture, network culture impact on traditional culture two, the network culture on the development of Chinese culture for seventh day network era of national cultural development trend, the development of national culture by their own characteristics of two, network technology for the common prosperity of the national culture and development have provided favorable conditions in section eighth, cultural globalization, cultural globalization two, basic characteristics culture Three, the imbalance of cultural globalization trend of globalization causes for cultural overview of world culture system of multiple features of western culture, Islamic culture, two three, four second, India culture China Culture Festival Chinese two cultural comparison and exchange, cultural exchange, cultural comparison of two: the first revolution Chinese the (1840---1920) three, cultural comparison Chinese: the second revolution (1978 present) Third Modern China culture source mode, in a western two, western mode three, mode four, understanding and communication between Chinese and western new concepts in an old framework mode five, mode six, and total Westernization of modern rationalism culture mode fourth China Culture Festival a response to the challenges of Globalization: from the traditional, stick to open competition in two, adhere to the construction of Modernity: from two yuan in opposition to comprehensive innovation fifth section of the new period Chinese culture to the individual consciousness enhancement, two, to a time of rapid transformation, three to close four, weak environmental communication nostalgia "warm-hearted" looking forward ", the wrist" The differences between Sixth changes, five cultural and sub cultural groups under the globalization context Festival Chinese national culture, globalization and the conflict between Chinese and Western culture two, globalization and cultural integration of the three, globalization and cultural innovation...... The differences between Chinese and Western culture and the English and Chinese idioms and cultural references. The author
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