Liu Miaomiao, Wang Feng


Song Ci is a popular Chinese literary genre in the Song Dynasty, which marks the highest literary achievement of the Song Dynasty. Ci Pai is the name of the tune of Ci. Only a few sources of Ci Pai can be verified, so it becomes very difficult to translate them into English. But as an important part of Ci, it is particularly important. This paper tries to select as many Ci Pai names as possible, analyze and compare their English translation methods, so as to promote the standardization of Ci terms. This will not only facilitate the exchange between Chinese and Western cultures, but also promote the dissemination and promotion of excellent Chinese traditional culture abroad.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejals.v5i1.358


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