Translation of Film Titles Based on Intercultural Communication

  • Jing Qin Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Keywords: Cultural differences, Edward Hall, Hofstede, Film titles translation


To illustrate cultural differences between China and the western world in translating film titles. Film industry plays a vital role in cultural communications, especially in the trend of globalization, which attaches a greater importance to film title translation than ever before.  Some of theories concerning cultural differences will be discussed, including Hall's high-context and Low-context orientations and Hofstede's value dimensions. The study finds that with the help of these theories, certain translation methods can be utilized by translators in order to do a better job when translating titles of imported films.

Author Biography

Jing Qin, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Baiyun Road 2nd, Baiyun district, Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China


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