Esther Tyldesley

Teaching Fellow in Chinese


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.

Research summary

Esther's research interests include translation to and from Chinese, contemporary Chinese literature, the teaching of Chinese language and southwest China.