Contributions from Philosophy, Medicine and Science of Psychotherapy
Edited By Fengli Lan, Friedrich G. Wallner and Andreas Schulz
Fengli Lan & Friedrich G. Wallner: Disease, Symptoms and Pattern: The Foundations for Individualized Treatment in Chinese Medicine
58 and aim to prevent and treat diseases, but their philosophical foundations, cul- tural backgrounds, methodologies and perspectives, etc. are entirely different from each other. For example, the disease “wind-fire eye” caused by pathogenic wind-fire should be relieved by the therapeutic method of coursing wind and clearing fire. But rendering ��� in Chinese medicine into “acute conjunctivi- tis” wipes out the association of the disease with its cause and therapeutic me- thod. That is to say, translating disease names in Chinese medicine should have an overall point of view, which, then, makes English Chinese medical termino- logy embody the same relationships between the original Chinese terms and makes them be in a harmonious state. Upon ending this paper, we have to point out that translation texts here are translations redone based on the authors’ understanding in order to illustrate our points of view, and so they are not necessarily to be the best for they are not in their original contexts. Chief References  Addison Wesley Longman Limited. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English[Z]. Beijing: The Commercial Press, 1998.  Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Medicine [Z]. Beijing: Foreign Language Tea- ching and Research Press, 2001.  Guo Aichun. Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen with Collations, Annotations and Modern Chinese Interpretation [M]. Tianjin: Tianjin Science and Tech- nology Press, 1st ed. 1981; 2nd ed. 1999.  Newmark, Peter. Approaches to Translation [M]. Shanghai: Shanghai For- eign Language Education Press, 2001.  Steiner, George. After Babel---Aspects of Language and Translation [M]. Shanghai:...
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