On the afternoon of November 10, Dr. Zhong Yong at the University of New South Wales of Australia gave a lecture in Z513 to faculties as well as students of the School of Foreign Languages titled “Translation practice under the guidance of contemporary theories”. More than 20 faculties and students attended the lecture presided over by the School of Foreign Languages Associate Dean Professor Li Chongyue.
In his lecture Dr. Zhong Yong demonstrated his innovative and enterprising spirit by illustrating four typical trends of thought with four translated versions of each text. He expounded the philological, the linguistic, the functional linguistics, and the postlinguistics theory respectively and proposed a slogan for each, that is, language is record, language is communication, language is action and language is power. Finally, Dr. Zhong Yong analyzed 3 concrete translation examples, that is, “Eight Do’s and Eight Don’ts”, “certificate”, and “military terms”. Dr. Zhong’s lecture that combines general linguistics with translation theory perfectly is succinct, layer upon layer, step by step and down-to-earth. The faculties and students at his lecture benefited a lot from Dr. Zhong’s lecture that demonstrates the perfect application of theory to practice in translation.
Dr. Zhong Yong is a researcher at the University of New South Wales (one of the 8 research universities in Australia), a distinguished professor at Northwest University of China and an honorary professor at Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Fuzhou University, Xi’an Architecture Science and Technology University, University of Economy in Bydgoszcz of Poland, etc. He is the editor-in-chief of Rural Education, an editorial board member of Meta and Interpreter and Translator Trainers, and a language and culture counselor of the courts of all ranks in New South Wales, Australia. He won the UNSW FASS Dean's Award for best contribution to scholarship of learning and teaching, 2010 and the Citation by ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2009.
(School of Foreign Languages)