Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 114-120.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.01.016

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On National Image Narrative Framing Strategies in News Translation: A Case Analysis of the ASEAN-oriented News Reports

WEI Bing-xia,YANG Qiong:School of Foreign Languages, Guangxi Normal University of Nationalities   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Guangxi Normal University of Nationalities, Chongzuo Guangxi 532200
  • Received:2020-07-16 Online:2021-01-25 Published:2021-04-05

Abstract: The framing of China's national image is of great significance to the promotion of its international status, and framing the narration of the news reports on China for foreign audience is an important mean to achieve the framing of national image. Based on the narrative theory by Mona Baker, this paper conducts a comparative study of the source texts and the target texts of the ASEAN -oriented news reports during the past two years in several newspapers. It has been found that the translators have adopted the strategies of temporal and spatial framing, selective appropriation of textual material and framing by labelling to frame or reframe the source narration in the translation, by strengthening or undermining some certain elements in the source texts so as to frame a good national image of China.

Key words: national image, narrative framing, news translation, ASEAN

CLC Number: 

  • H315.9