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Dr Wenqian Zhang

Lecturer in Chinese and Translation Studies

I obtained my PhD in the fields of Translation Studies and Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds in January 2020, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (March-August 2020). Prior to joining the University of Exeter in September 2022, I taught on the MA Chinese language programme and the MSc Translation Studies programme at the University of Edinburgh (2020-2022). 

Research interests

  • literary translation
  • sociology of translation
  • translation and media
  • the translator’s brand
  • contemporary Chinese literature and culture
  • book history and print culture

Research supervision

I am open to PhD supervision enquiries and discussing research proposals on any relevant subject given my research expertise. I am especially happy to consider working with candidates with interests in the following areas:
  • sociology of translation
  • (literary) translator studies
  • translation and publishing in the digital age
  • translation and media
  • queer and gender studies 

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