The Application of Eugene Nida's Functional Equivalence Theory in Jin Yong's Novel’ English Version: A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes

Abstract: Jin Yong's masterpiece of martial arts-The Legend of the Condor Heroes - conveys the essence of Chinese martial arts spirit to readers with its ups and downs and rich cultural background. In February 2018, its first volume was finally published in English - A Hero Born: Legends of the Condor Heroes, and the book sells well at home and abroad. Based on Eugene Nida's functional equivalence theory, this paper discusses the application of functional equivalence theory in this translation and its translation effect from three aspects: semantics, style and culture.

Jin Yingying.