Translation of Chinese Medical Terms : Not Just a Matter of Words

  title={Translation of Chinese Medical Terms : Not Just a Matter of Words},
  author={Nigel Wiseman},
Highly successful acts of transcultural transmission of knowledge rest on an approach to translation that for the most part is highly literal. In the present lecture, I describe this methodology and show how it has not been applied in the westward transmission of Chinese medicine. Through practical examples, I demonstrate the conceptual problems that arise through failure to choose the methodology described. 

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