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A Study on the Reception Comparison of Fingersmith Among Chinese and English Readers—Analysis of Evaluative Discourses Based on Python

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Chen Pei

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Xi'an Polytechnic University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Chen Pei

Published: March 29,2024

Abstract

Based on Python data processing technology, this study collects readers' comments on Fingersmith from Chinese mainstream book social platforms and Western mainstream book social platforms. The comments are used to construct a text database, which is then quantified after cleaning and noise reduction. Sentiment analysis and semantic network analysis are conducted to reveal readers' emotional attitudes and dimensions of concern. By comparing the comments of Chinese and English readers, this study reveals that both groups are interested in the storyline. However, Chinese readers show more interest in feminism-related topics, whereas English readers focus primarily on the storyline and the author's writing style. The study highlights the disparity in attention between Chinese and English readers, indicating cross-cultural distinctions. It emphasizes the importance for translators to maintain cultural nuances when translating. Additionally, it suggests that Chinese translators and publishers should embrace the feminist movement by introducing feminist-related Western literature to Chinese readers.

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How to cite this paper

A Study on the Reception Comparison of Fingersmith Among Chinese and English Readers—Analysis of Evaluative Discourses Based on Python

How to cite this paper: Chen Pei. (2024) A Study on the Reception Comparison of Fingersmith Among Chinese and English Readers—Analysis of Evaluative Discourses Based on Python. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(2), 511-515.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.02.037