Core Socialist Values
We’re doing a research into the English translation of the key words of China’s core socialist values and its acceptance among English readers. This questionnaire aims to find out how the English readers understand and accept the translation of the key words of China’s core socialist values based on the reference attached hereto. Your answers will be only used for the research purpose and will not be disclosed to any third party. They will be are very important for our research and for our future translation and introduction of Chinese culture to the English world and even the entire world, since English is so widely used. We will try to find out more proper translation strategies based on your answers. Thank you so much for your time and your cooperation.

Dr. Peng Ping
Professor of School of English for Specific Purposes
Beijing Foreign Studies University


*Some of the questions may require you to read parts of the translation, which you can find here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O1F-S0dHMrchJBIRxdF23BxSniEvP5DfuFsf-DyV0Lo/edit?usp=sharing*

1. Your nationality *
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2. Your age *
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3. Your educational background *
4. Are you familiar with the Chinese people’s contemporary values or what they believe in? *
5. Have you ever heard of the Core Socialist Values? (Those who choose C may go directly to Question 8.) *
6. What are the Core Socialist Values of China? Please write your answer on the lines below.
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7. Would you like to know more about the Core Socialist Values?
8. Among the following values, which one or ones do you think is or are the most important to a person? *
9. Among the following values, which one or ones do you think is or are the most important to a society? *
10. Please refer to attached reading Pages 1-2. Do you think the illustration of “dedication” in English in clear? If not, why not? *
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11. Please refer to attached reading Page 3 (“Famous Quotes”). What do you think of the translation of the quotes? Those who choose C please give your revision to the unreadable quotes in Question 12. *
12. Your revision(s) to the "Famous Quotes" that are not readable on Page 3.
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13. Please refer to attached reading Page 3 (“Extended Reading”). How do you like the story of Xu Zhenchao, including the person himself and the language of the story? Those who choose C or D please give your suggestions on how to improve the language in Question 14. *
14. Your suggestion(s) to improve the language of the "Extended Reading" on Page 3.
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15. Please refer to attached reading Page 4 (“More Information”). Do you think the passage is enlightening and is well elaborated? Those who choose C, D or E please offer your suggestions on how to improve the language in Question 16. *
16. Your suggestion(s) to improve the language of "More Information" on Page 4.
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17. Please refer to attached reading Page 4 (“Quote from Authority”). Do you think the translation needs improving? If so, please provide your suggestions or revisions on the lines below. *
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