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December 18-20, 2022

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Kensington Campus, UNSW


The 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies aims to gather scholars, educators and practitioners in the fields of translation, interpreting and intercultural studies to exchange perspectives on new trends across disciplines. Translation and interpreting studies is developing vigorously and new approaches and methodologies are emerging. The interrelations between translation and literature have the potential to inspire interdisciplinary studies including intercultural studies, comparative literature studies and globalization studies. Besides, this new era of globalization has witnessed the burgeoning translation and interpreting technology and services in various fields: business and commerce, medicine, law, community services and etc. It is our hope that this forum will provide a platform for dialogues and discussions that will facilitate further interdisciplinary studies in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

  • The specific goals of the conference are as follows:

    • To provide a platform for scholars, educators and practitioners from the field of translation, interpreting and intercultural studies to interact and network;
    • To facilitate research exchange and scholarly dialogues and promote academic collaboration;
    • To explore interdisciplinary approaches to address the challenging issues in the new era of technology and globalisation;
    • To foster intercultural awareness and enhance understanding among different cultures and societies.


    The 10th APFTIS solicits submissions that reflect diverse theoretical perspectives and empirical research. Topics/Themes are broadly defined and include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

    • Translation and Interpretation: classics and literature
    • Comparative translation and interpreting studies
    • T&I for Business and commercial use
    • Medical translation and interpreting (covid-19, pandemic) 
    • Legal translation and interpreting
    • Community translation and interpreting in social services
    • Machine translation and machine interpreting
    • New translation and interpreting technology
    • Translation and interpreting education 
    • Translation and interpreting quality assessment and assurance
    • Translation and interpreting studies: interdisciplinary approaches

Paper submissions

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for individual presentations of 20 mins. (15 mins. presentation+ 5 mins. Q&A) and short bios to by 21 October, 2022. Abstracts will be selected for presentation at the conference by the Academic Committee and the selected presenters will be notified by 23 October, 2022. Please note that you will be issued an official invitation letter after you have registered.

Abstract, 300-350 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12pt font size, single-spaced.

Post-forum publication

Within three months of the forum a selection of peer-reviewed papers from the Forum will be included in a special issue of Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and《亚太跨学科翻译研究》(Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Translation Studies), a bilingual journal published by Intercontinental Communication Centre (CICC). The papers submitted for publication are to be in English.

By October 30, 2022, early bird registration fee: AUD$260 and $130 for students (with ID) and $ 190 for AUSIT members (with Membership number).

After October 30, 2022, regular registration fee: AUD$300 and $150 for students (with ID) and $ 220 for AUSIT members (with Membership number).

This includes one dinner, two lunches, tea/coffee breaks for all participants.

When you have completed payment, please confirm your registration and attach the proof of payment (photo of payment receipt sent as a file attachment not exceeding 2 MB in size).

Payment conditions

Only $ AUD net, no other currencies. Transaction fees will be covered by each participant. Receipts for registration fees will be issued by the Forum.

The academic committee will choose three papers of excellence submitted by young scholars (under the age of 40) and grant each of them with an award of AUD $400 together with a certificate with signatures of the committee members on the back. The applicants must send their full papers as required to before 30 October, 2022.


Keynote speakers

  • Mabel Lee, University of Sydney
  • Michael Puett, Harvard University
  • Kwok Pun Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Sandra Hale, University of New South Wales 


Plenary speakers

  • Mingjian Zha (查明建), Shanghai International Studies University
  • Hongzhi Wang (王宏志), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jon von Kowallis, University of New South Wales
    • Xuanmin Luo, Guangxi University/Tsinghua University, China (Co-Chair)
    • Jon von Kowallis, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Co-Chair)
    • Ping Wang, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Co-Chair)
    • Timothy O’Leary, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    • Michael Puett, Harvard University, USA
    • Mabel Lee, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Alicia Relinke, University of Granada, Spain
    • Leo Tak-hung Chan, Guangxi University, China
    • Douglas Robinson, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
    • Lawrence Venuti, Temple University, USA
    • Isabelle Rabut, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France
    • Michael G. Watson, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
    • Shaobo Xie, University of Calgary, Canada
    • Chuanyun Bao, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
    • Jeremy Munday, University of Leeds, UK
    • Aiping Mo, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    • Luise von Flotow, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Nandita Khadria, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
    • Russell Leong, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    • Pamela C. Constantino, University of Philippines, Philippines
    • Lawrence Jun Zhang, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Xuanming Luo, Guangxi University/Tsinghua University
    • Ping Wang, University of New South Wales
    • Yingli Sun, University of New South Wales
    • Bingbing Xie, CACSEC
    • Yanhua Liang, Guangxi University
    • Taira Malby-Freckleton, University of New South Wales
    • Dennison Lindberg, University of New South Wales
    • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    • Guangxi University / Tsinghua University, China

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