Ecology has become a prominent scientific discipline specifically dedicated to the research of the survival and sustainability of human civilization, cultures and languages. The rise of ecocritical theories has provided translation scholars with new ways of thinking through the relation between ecology and translation activities. From an ecotranslation perspective, translation is viewed primarily as a means of information communication that contributes to the interplay between humanity and natural ecology. Informed by this framework, we used the textual analysis methods under the theoretical underpinnings of ecocriticism to examine the two Chinese translations of Love of Life by Jack London. By comparing the two translation versions in the three ecodimensions of ecological holism, anthropocentrism and ecological aesthetics, we found that the ecological thoughts of the author and original work were to a large extent rewritten in the translation process. It is suggested that the ecocritical perspective can help to enrich the theory and practice of translation studies.
|Journal||翻譯季刊 (Translation quarterly)|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2020|