This inaugural conference, themed "Translators in the Making of Chinese Translation History" and organised by the Research Centre for Translation, will be held on 17–19 December 2015.
The International Conference on Chinese Translation History series explores Chinese translation history within the wider framework of world civilisation and human thought, and aims to lay groundwork for new models, methods and perspectives in this innovative interdisciplinary branch of learning through detailed case studies. The conference series will be held every 2 years, with a different central theme for each conference, and it welcomes researchers from across the world to participate.
The inaugural conference, "Translators in the Making of Chinese Translation History", now invites submission of panel abstracts, as well as abstracts for individual papers on translators and related themes. The conference hopes to bring to light the importance of translators in determining the course of Chinese translation history. The following topics will be discussed:
- Translators in the development of Chinese language and literature.
- Translators in the adoption and appropriation of knowledge.
- Translators in cultural exchange between China and the world.
- Translators in the spread and localisation of religions.
- Translators in international conflicts and negotiations.
For further information, please visit the conference website.