I have been wondering how to translate our beloved concept of Transuclturality into Chinese. After discussing with a Professor focusing on Sinology, and getting even more confusion and a sentence our of a devoted Sinologist (“But YOU ARE Chinese! You should have a better idea of creating a new name for our new concept than I could!”), I grew more desperate than ever. How to introduce transculturality and transcultural studies to China, if we don’t even have a proper, and better classy and elegant name for it? (Ok I am a perfectionist!) Anything I can say in Chinese, which are in fact able to describe transcultruality include:
These mean the following:
Everything in this world has similarities and differences. It searches for the similarities among the differences.
Everything in this world is still and also in motion. It observes the motion through the still.
Well, translation can be a hardcore work. This is already the best I can do, for now.