Online translation talk organized by East Asian Translation Pedagogy Advance (EATPA)
19 Jun 2022
East Asian Translation Pedagogy Advance (EATPA)
Title: Challenges of Teaching Chinese Translation: A Case Study of Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr John Wong, Lecturer in Translation, The University of Hong Kong
Date: 6th July 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 2-3 pm (BST)
Zoom Meeting ID: 952 5764 9577
In this talk, John will discuss the challenges of teaching English-Chinese Translation at BA and MA levels in Hong Kong. These challenges arise from the gap between Translation theories and practice, differences between Chinese and English languages and cultures, students’ pre-conceptions about translation and equivalence, and teachers’ beliefs about Translation education, etc. Drawing upon his own experience of teaching Translation at five tertiary institutes in Hong Kong and the pedagogical literature by Lee S. Shulman and David C. Berliner, John will argue that an expert Translation teacher is like an ‘improvisational performer’, who responds flexibly and creatively to classroom contingencies.
John Chun Yin WONG is Lecturer in Translation at The University of Hong Kong. He holds BA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Translation from HKU and is studying for an MSc in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford. You may find more information about him via this link: https://web.chinese.hku.hk/dr-wong-chun-yin-john/.