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A sociology of translation; collaborative translation; translation on the web; translation technology; digital humanities; translation process; non-professional translation; ethnographic translation studies research; citizen media translation projects; community studies; human-machine interaction in translation; crisis translation; minorities and translation.
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University and Associate Editor of the journal Interpreting and Society - An Interdisciplinary Journal.
I have been adopting an anthropologically-informed ethnographic approach in translation studies research, particularly in investigating the actual processes of (online) collaborative translation, the communities and networks developed through the shared practice engaged by various social actors, and their identities. My research interests include collaborative translation, translation processes, translation communities, non-professional translation, crisis translation, translation technologies, citizen media, internet research and ethnography.
In my book (Yu 2022), I tackle the increasingly influential collaborative translation phenomenon, with special reference to China. I employ the unique perspective of an ethnographer to explore how citizen translators work together as they select, translate, edit and polish translations. My area of particular interest is the burgeoning yet notably distinctive world of the Chinese internet, where the digital media ecology is with Chinese characteristics.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Research output: Book/Report › Book or report › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Newspaper article
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Chuan YU (Associate editor)
Activity: Publication peer-review/editorial work › Editorial work (incl. CDCF T61 Journal Editor)