Professor Mona BAKER, Director

Expertise: Narrative theory, Contemporary protest movements, Corpus-based Studies, Journal editorship, Research training

Mona Baker is Affiliate Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) at the University of Oslo and co-cordinator of the Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network. She is a recipient of the 2015 Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Award in the field of Arts and Languages, Studies in Foreign Languages and Literatures, and honoree of the 2011 Fifth Session of Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation, for contributions to the field of translation. Baker is author of In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation (third edition 2018) and Translation and Conflict: A Narrative Account (2006; Classics edition 2018), co-author (with Eivind Engebretsen) of Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: Scientific vs Narrative Rationality and Medical Knowledge Practices, and editor of Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution (2016; winner of the Inttranews Linguists of the Year award for 2015), Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (third edition 2020, co-edited with Gabriela Saldanha), Critical Concepts: Translation Studies (4 volumes, Routledge, 2009), and Critical Readings in Translation Studies (Routledge, 2010). Her articles have appeared in a wide range of international journals, including Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Social Movement Studies, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Social Semiotics, The Translator and Target. She posts on translation, citizen media and Palestine on her personal website and tweets at @MonaBaker11.


Professor Kaibao HU, Executive Director

Expertise: Translation studies, Corpus-based translation studies, Language contact

HU Kaibao is Professor of Translation studies and Dean of the Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Shanghai International Studies University. He holds a doctorate in English Language and Literature from Nanjing University, China, and has taught a variety of subjects, including English-Chinese Translation, Translation Theory and Practice and Translation Criticism. His main research interests are translation studies, corpus-based translation studies and language contact. He has published widely on corpus-based translation studies and language contact, and has been involved for a number of years in the compilation of the English-Chinese Parallel Corpora of Shakespeare’s Plays and the Chinese-English Conference Interpreting Corpus. He is author of The Historical Text of English-Chinese Dictionaries and the Evolution of the Chinese Language (2005) and Introducing Corpus-based Translation Studies (2011), and editor of Translation and Interdisciplinary Studies and Critical Readings in Corpus-based Translation Studies.


Dr Kyung Hye KIM, Deputy Director and co-founder

Assistant Professor, Department of English Linguistics, Interpretation and Translation, Dongguk University, South Korea

Kyung Hye Kim is Assistant Professor at Dongguk University, South Korea. Her academic interests lie in corpus-based translation studies, critical discourse analysis, and multilingualism in media translation. Her publications include ‘Renarrating the Victims of WWII through Translation: So Far from the Bamboo Grove and Yoko Iyagi’ (Target 2017), ‘Retranslation as a socially engaged activity: in the case of Rape of Nanking’ (Perspectives 2018), and ‘Museum Translation as a political act: narrative engagement for affective experiences in the War and Women’s Human Rights Museum in Seoul’ (Museum Management and Curatorship 2020). She is a member of Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network and an external partner of Global Health at the European University Alliance Circle U. She is also Chair of Conference Committee of IATIS, the International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies.


Professor Qiang GENG, Associate Director

Professor in Translation Studies, Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Shanghai International Studies University, China

Professor Geng Qiang’s main research interests include modern Chinese translation history from 1949 to the 1980s. His articles have appeared in Chinese journals such as China Social Science Review, Chinese Translator’s Journal, Journal of Foreign Languages and Comparative Literature in China, among others. His monograph entitled Translation and Transmission of Chinese Literature in the New Era: Panda Books Series and Chinese Literature Walking Toward the World (Nankai University Press, 2019) examines translations of Chinese literature into English patronized by Chinese government institutions. More recently, his research has been on Chinese discourses on literary translations in contemporary China.


Professor Yifan ZHU, Honorary Director and co-founder

Professor in Translation Studies and Linguistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Yifan Zhu has a PhD in Linguistics with a specialization in translation and contrastive studies of Chinese and English. She teaches a wide range of subjects, including Translation Criticism and Theories of Translation and Interpreting. Her research interests focus on contrastive linguistics and corpus-based translation studies. Her articles have appeared in The Chinese Translators’ Journal, Journal of Foreign Languages, Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages and Foreign Languages Research, among others. Her monograph Translation and the Evolvement of Modern Chinese (1905-1936) was published in 2011 by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.