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Li, Defeng (李德凤). 1999. The teaching of commercial translation in Hong Kong: problems and perspectives. Babel 45 (3) : 193–204.
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Translation has always been an important activity in Hong Kong as a bilingual society. As a result of a series of political changes over the past three decades, there has been a burgeoning of commercial translation activities and hence a greater demand for translators. In response to this societal demand, commercial translation has been set up as one of the core courses in all translation departments and programs in the seven out of eight government-funded tertiary institutions. This paper, beginning with an overview of translation and translation teaching in Hong Kong, takes a critical look at the curricular issues in commercial translation and identifies the major problems thereof. Suggestions are then put forward to solve some of the problems.
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