Digital Translations and the Production of Knowledge about China: Ethnography and Action Research


Conference | DT members at the 2nd International Conference on Translation and Cultural Sustainability

19 April 2024

DigiTrans’ PI Maialen Marin-Lacarta and research team members Ester Torres-Simón and Manuel Pavón-Belizón delivered oral communications during the 2nd International Conference on Translation and Cultural Sustainability in Salamanca (Spain), organized by the Universidad de Salamanca’s School of Translation and Interpreting from the 17th to the 19th of April […]

Seminar | Sustainable Crisis Translation in Hong Kong, by Clara Chuan Yu (HKBU)

4 March 2024

DT memeber and Hong Kong Baptist University researcher Clara Yu Chuan shared online the details of her ongoing research project “Investigating the Role of Communities and NGOs in Supporting Sustainable Crisis Translation in Hong Kong” that she is undertaking under the ECS scheme of Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council […]

Publication | Charting literary translator collaborations in digital contexts: A landscape, by Maialen Marin-Lacarta

12 February 2024

The journal Translation in Society has published a new research article by DigiTrans’ PI Maialen Marin-Lacarta, “Charting literary translator collaborations in digital contexts: A landscape“. This article, published in open access, is […]

Impact & Transfer | Maialen Marin-Lacarta conducts book club at the Confucius Institute in Madrid

11 December 2023

The book for the session is the classic twentieth-century novel La ciudad fronteriza (Border Town) by Shen Congwen, which was translated into Spanish by Marin-Lacarta. […]

Team | DT members Belén Cuadra and Teresa I. Tejeda attend seminars of the World Center for Sinology in China

30 November 2023

DT members Belén Cuadra and Teresa I. Tejeda, both professors and translators of Chinese respectively at the Universities of Granada and Salamanca, took part in a new set of seminars organized by the World Sinology Center in China between November and December.

Seminar | David Ownby and the Reading the China Dream project

23 November 2023

The ALTER research group at UOC and DigiTrans invited Professor David Ownby (University of Montreal, Canada) on the 23rd of November to host a seminar on the intellectual politics of contemporary China. Prof. Ownby is the founder and editor of the Reading the China Dream project, a groundbreaking website that introduces and translates the work of contemporary Chinese intellectuals into English, offering one of the best perspectives into the intricacies of the PRC’s thought world.

Seminar | The Sociology of the Spanish Translation of Dream of the Red Chambers, by Zhou Sirui

10 November 2023

Zhou Sirui, from Beijing Language and Culture University, shared with DT members her current research on the sociological analysis of the Spanish translation and publication of the classical novel Sueño en el pabellón rojo. […]

Team | DT member Begoña Ruiz awarded for her contribution to intercultural mediation in Barcelona

19 October 2023

Begoña Ruiz de Infante, member of the DigiTrans Project, has received an award from the Guàrdia Urbana (municipal police) of Barcelona in recognition of her many years of work for intercultural understanding in the Barcelona area. […]

Publication | The Translator‘s Special Issue: Ethnographic Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies

19 July 2023

DigiTrans’ members Maialen Marin-Lacarta and Chuan Yu have jointly guest-edited the latest issue of The Translator. […]

9 June 2023

DigiTrans China has taken part at the 3rd International Conference of the Spanish Association of East Asian Studies that took place in Salamanca on June 7, 8 and 9. DT member Manuel Pavón-Belizón delivered a presentation on the objectives […]

Team | New PhD in the team! DT member Belén Cuadra defends her PhD thesis at UGR

15 May 2023

DigiTrans member and renowned Chinese-to-Spanish literary translator Belén Cuadra Mora successfully defended her PhD thesis on May 15, 2023 at the University of Granada (Spain). Congratulations!

Seminar | Methodology seminar by Maialen Marin-Lacarta with UOC’s IDENTI.CAT research group

26 April 2023

On 26 April, DigiTrans principal investigator Maialen Marin-Lacarta offered a presentation to members of UOC’s IDENTI.CAT research group to discuss the methodological aspects of the DigiTrans project. […]

Impact & Transfer | DigiTrans organizes the online lecture series “A Panorama of Chinese and Sinophone Literature in the 20th Century” for Casa Asia

26 April 2023

Casa Asia organizes the lecture series “A Panorama of Chinese and Sinophone Literature in the 20th Century” in collaboration with DigiTrans. This four-session lecture series (May-June 2023) will be conducted by members of the DigiTrans project, and […]

Impact & Transfer | Literary talk by Teresa I. Tejeda at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Madrid

25 April 2023

On April 25, our DT team member Teresa I. Tejeda Martin delivered a talk on Chen Chuncheng’s novel Submarino en la noche (Aristas Martínez, 2022), that she recently translated together with Tyra Díez. At the event, readers shared their experience of the novel with the translator.

Impact & Transfer | DigiTrans ‘Lletres Xineses’ Contest announces awards

23 April 2023

Lletres Xineses, the contests seeking to promote the engagement of young readers with Chinese literature and culture, announced the names of the awarded participations on April 23. The contest received more than 400 works in its different categories, drawing and writing (primary schools) and booktrailer (secondary schools) […]

Impact & Transfer | DigiTrans members participate in Casa Asia’s webinar on contemporary Chinese literature and translation

18 April 2023

DigiTrans team members Maialen Marin-Lacarta and Belén Cuadra Mora took part in the webinar “Contemporary Chinese Literature and Translation” organized by Casa Asia on 18 April. DT member Manuel Pavón-Belizón hosted the roundtable […]

Publication | Maialen Marin-Lacarta and Chuan Yu editing a special issue on ethnographic research for The Translator

24 March 2023

DigiTrans principal researcher Maialen Marin-Lacarta and member researcher Chuan Yu have taken on the editorship of a special issue for translation studies landmark journal The Translator. This dossier will delve into questions of ethographic research in translation. […]

Collaboration | One year of DT Newsletters with China Traducida!

5 March 2023

Our monthly newsletter in partnership with China Traducida has accomplished one year of publication. Since its first issue in March 2022, our newsletter has offered our followers and subscribers a window into all things related to Chinese literature in translation, becoming the best way to keep updated about the developments of translated Chinese literature in the Spanish-speaking world. We thank our team and our collaborators. Cheers to many more issues!

Team | DT member Manuel Pavón-Belizón defends his doctoral thesis at UOC

15 May 2023

DigiTrans member Manuel Pavón-Belizón has successfully defended his PhD thesis, The Translation and Circulation of Contemporary Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences in European and North American Contexts (1989-2018), on 3 March 2023 at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Seminar | Work-in-progress seminar by Henry Joness

13 January 2023

DigiTrans member Henry Jones (University of Manchester) shared with DT fellows his most recent research project on Wikipedia and the translation of medical knowledge translation in a Work-in-progress on 13 January 2023. […]

Impact & Transfer | “Sanmao: A Writer between Two Worlds”: A Talk with Sanmao’s translators into Catalan

29 November 2022

Organized as part of the Lletres Xineses contest, this talk reunited Sara Rovira-Esteva and Mireia Vargas Urpí, translators and experts in the work of Sanmao, moderated by Maialen Marin-Lacarta, translator and PR of the DigiTrans project. […]

Impact & Transfer | Lletres Xineses: A Contest for Young Readers in Barcelona to Discover Chinese Literature and Culture

9 November 2022

DigiTrans China, with the funding of Fundació Institut Confuci de Barcelona and in collaboration with the Catalan Government’s Department of Education, the City Council of Barcelona, Eix Fort Pienc and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), launches Concursos Lletres Xineses, two contests seeking to promote the engagement of young readers in the Barcelona area with Chinese literature and culture.
More info in the contest’s official website (in Catalan).

Seminar | Antonio Paoliello at L’Orientale-University of Naples

7 November 2022

On 7 November 2022, DT member Antonio Paoliello offered a seminar on Sinitic languages and Sinophone literatures at the historic L’Orientale-University of Naples.

Publication | Online Collaborative Translation in China and Beyond, by Chuan Yu

5 November 2022

DT member Chuan Yu has published the monograph Online Collaborative Translation in China and Beyond: Community, Practice, and Identity (Routledge, 2022). As the publisher states, “in this original and innovative work, Yu boldly tackles the increasingly influential collaborative translation […]

Impact & Transfer | DigiTrans Collaborates with Casa Asia and FICB’s Chinese Fiction Book Club

5 October 2022

DigiTrans collaborates in a new edition of the Chinese Literary Talks organized by Casa Asia and the Barcelona Confucius Institute Foundation (FICB). Between October 2022 and January 2023, DT member Belén Cuadra will conduct […]

Publication | Indirect Translation Explained, edited by Hanna Pięta, Rita Bueno Maia and Ester Torres-Simón

25 July 2022

DT member Ester Torres-Simón, together with Hanna Pięta and Rita Bueno Maia, has edited the pathbreaking volume Indirect Translation Explained (Routledge, 2022), a book that will open new roads into the usually disregarded topic of indirect translation. […]

Seminar | DT’s PI Maialen Marin-Lacarta lectures at SISU Baker Centre’s Translation Research Summer School

8 July 2022

On 28 June 2022, DT’s principal investigator Maialen Marin-Lacarta participated as lecturer in the biannual Translation Research Summer School organized by the Baker Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies, Shanghai International Studies University. […]

Seminar | Work in progress seminar by Belén Cuadra

13 May 2022

On 13 May, Belén Cuadra, lecturer at the University of Granada and DT member, presented to group members part of her ongoing predoctoral research on the linguistic aspects of literary translation from Chinese into Spanish that she will shortly present at 2nd International Congress on Translation and Gender at the University of Málaga (Spain).

Collaboration | Paper Republic Interviews DigiTrans Members on Chinese-to-Spanish Literary Translation

12 May 2022

Paper Republic, the leading website on Chinese literature in English, published an interview by Jack Hargreaves with DigiTrans members Maialen Marin-Lacarta, Belén Cuadra and Manuel Pavón-Belizón about their relationship to the Chinese language, the books they’ve translated, and the translation collectives they collaborate with.

Collaboration | DigiTrans Partners with China Traducida to Offer a Monthly Newsletter

5 March 2022

DigiTrans will collaborate with China Traducida, a well-established pioneering Spanish website on Chinese literature and thought, to offer a monthly newsletter. Beginning March 2022, the DT Newsletter will compile all news about Chinese literature in Spain and Latin America […]

Seminar | Maialen Marin-Lacarta shares the keys of the DT project with Grup ALTER researchers

26 November 2021

In an internal seminar organised by the ALTER research group at UOC on 26 November , DigiTrans principal investigator Maialen Marin-Lacarta presented the main aspects of the project. The aim of the seminar was to get feedback from seasoned researchers and ideas at the conceptual or organisational level.

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