Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2023, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (4): 29-36.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2023.04.003

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Knowledge: A Driving Force in Translation Studies

CHEN Chuanxian(), ZHANG Yu   

  • Online:2023-08-28 Published:2023-09-28


The birth of Transknowletology is a milestone event in translation community, highlighting knowledge as the essence of translation. Knowledge can be seen in every step in translation process while translating is a process of producing, managing and disseminating knowledge. As the defining feature of translation, knowledge is the key element in translation studies and serves as a powerhouse supporting and facilitating the research of translation. With obvious international trait, Transknowletology, among all Chinese translation theories, is in a dominant position like a “vine” on which other theories grow as “melons”.

Key words: knowledge, translation studies, Transknowletology

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