The Translation and Interpretation Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University was founded in July 2008. The center aims to continue CFAU’s tradition as a leader in translation teaching and studies, and build a first-rate academic institution for translation studies. The center focuses on the study of theories and teaching methods for translation and interpreting to form its own characteristics through innovation. It provides a platform for the exchange of ideas among scholars of translation studies both at home and abroad. It also aims to promote cooperation with centers for translation studies at other universities, including foreign ones. The center explores strategies for the education of advanced translators and interpreters, and applies its academic findings to CFAU’s teaching practices to meet China’s needs for advanced translators and interpreters.
The center boasts an excellent team of highly educated scholars with strong research abilities. They have produced beneficial research in the areas of the study and practice of translation and interpreting, and translation teaching methods for diplomacy-themed topics.
In short, the center will maintain its research activities and publication record in order to enhance its reputation as a center for studies of translation, studies of translation teaching methods, and translation materials.
Director: Liqiu Guo
Members: Changqing Cui
Monograph and edited books:
Guo, Liqiu. Strategies and Techniques for English-Chinese Translation and English Writing. Beijing: China Machine Press, 2008.
Guo, Liqiu. Lacan Reframed: A Guide for the Arts Students (Steven Z. Lenine, translated Chinese version). Chongqing: Chongqing University Press, 2016.
Guo, Liqiu. Great Authors and Short stories: Mystery Novels (translated Chinese version). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2013.
Guo, Liqiu. Great Authors and Short stories: Detective Novels (translated Chinese version). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2013 (co-translator).
Guo, Liqiu. English-Chinese Translation Course Book: A Cohesion Theory-Based Approach ("Eleventh Five-Year" National Planned Textbook Series). Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2011 (second author).
Guo, Liqiu. “A Probe into Mistranslations of Public Signs in Other Non-English Speaking Countries,” in Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Translation Studies – Vol. I, Xuanmin Luo (ed.). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2015, 160-169.
Guo, Liqiu (1st author). “Cohesion in Text Translation: Theoretical Interpretation and Practical Application,” Shanghai Journal of Translators, 31, 4, 2011: 31-34.
Guo, Liqiu. “Translation of Terms in the Metallurgy Materials,” Shanghai Journal of Translators, 28, 3, 2012: 31-34.
Guo, Liqiu. “On Different Levels of Translation” in Selected Articles for the 12th Anniversary of CATTI – Vol. IV, Administration Center for China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters (eds). 156-162., 156-162.
Project of Textbook Compiling for CFAU Undergraduates (No.20140525), “Textbook for English-Chinese Translation of Essays on International News,” 2014.