Teaching Fellow in Chinese
- Asian Studies
- School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
- Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4464
- Email: Esther.Tyldesley@ed.ac.uk
19 George Square
- Post code
- EH8 9LD
Esther Tyldesley has a BA in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MA in Applied Translation Studies (Chinese) from Leeds. She spent four years in Guizhou Province, where she worked at a rural teachers' college for Voluntary Service Overseas, and she still has strong links with that part of China.
Before coming to Edinburgh Esther worked as a translator, and her work includes "The Good Women of China" by Xinran. She works in both Asian Studies and Translation Studies, and has been teaching Chinese language and Chinese-English translation at Edinburgh University since 2004.
Esther's research interests include translation to and from Chinese, contemporary Chinese literature, the teaching of Chinese language and southwest China.