Posts Tagged: Zhang Zao

Translate or not the “subject” in Chinese poetry

When translating Chinese poetry, ancient or modern, one will find that the ‘subject’ of a sentence is often missing. It shows one feature of the language that allows a verb to function alone, it also reflects an aspect of the Chinese tradition:

Translate or not the “subject” in Chinese poetry

When translating Chinese poetry, ancient or modern, one will find that the ‘subject’ of a sentence is often missing. It shows one feature of the language that allows a verb to function alone, it also reflects an aspect of the Chinese tradition: