University of Social Sciences and Humanities-Hochiminh City
Abstract . It is said that most of the cultures around the world have experienced the processes of formation, development, rubbing and exchanges to take shape like they are today. Translation in general, along with literary translation in particular have contributed to that whole processes. From the ancient times, Vietnam and Japan have used translation as an efficient method in acquiring culture from the giant neighbor China and gradually built up their national culture. However, because of the differences in geographical location, in ethnic characteristics and in thinking tradition, acculturation with Chinese culture through translation in Vietnam and Japan followed different paths .