Yijia Dong

Thesis title: Reconstructing the Female Subject: the English Translation of Contemporary Chinese Women’s Writing


PhD Candidate in Translation Studies, The University of Edinburgh

MA in Translation Studies (2018), University College London

BA in English Language and Literature (2017), Beijing Institute of Technology

Research summary

Gender and translation; Chinese literature in translation; literary translation and soft power

Conference details

‘Discursive Reconstruction of Gender and Power: Sheng Keyi’s subaltern writing in English translation’, 9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies, Wake Forest University, 2022.

‘Female Voices in Translation and Cultural Soft Power: State-sponsored Translation of Chinese Women’s Literature in the Late 20th Century’, The 10th European Society for Translation Studies Congress, Oslo, Norway, 2022.

‘Transcultural Narratives of Gender, Power, and Urban Space: Chinese Rural Migrant Women in Literary Translation’, XXIII Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2022.