logo_faculty_of_arts_desktop logo_faculty_of_arts_m logo_tiis_desktop logo_tiis_m

Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies


Current Postgraduate Research

Our research students work on a wide range of topics in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies. Currently the department has nine research students (sixteen PhD and one MPhil), studying in full-time mode, whose research areas / project titles are as follows:


Translation Technology and Digital Media


  • Colman TSE (PhD) (Multi domain neural machine translation)


  • TU Zhilu (PhD) (Understanding China's state-run media on the internet: visualizing the translation between Twitter and Weibo)


Corpus Studies


  • Fernando GABARRÓN-BARRIOS (PhD) (Risk management in the decision-making process of Chinese to English political translation and interpreting – a corpus-based study.)

  • ZHANG Miao (PhD) (Corpus study of metaphors in translations of traditional Chinese medical texts).

  • WONG Sum (PhD) (Digital humanities and distant reading: A corpus-based study of metaphor in the translations of contemporary Chinese science fiction).


Art, Museums and Intersemiotic Translation


  • Pornkamol CHINPRASATSAK (PhD) (Visitors' experiences as a cross-cultural meaning-making process in museums: A case study of Museum Siam)


Translation and Intercultural Reception of Film and Literature


  • Rena AIKELAMU (Hong Kong PhD Fellow) (Performing womanhood in cinemas on the periphery of Asia: A comparative analysis of the representation of women in Uyghur, Kazakh and Kurdish cinema)


  • CHAN Lai Man (MPhil) (Subtitling of obscene language, Cantonese-English)


  • LIN Yuan (PhD) (A Study of the English Translation of Yan Lianke's Novels)


  • WANG Liehui (PhD)  (Translating gay novels in mainland China)