Learn About Translation in China
Translators Association of China
Your one-stop gateway about translation information in China. The website is regularly updated and provides the latest information on forums and events related to translation and interpretation in China.
Tsinghua University Center for Translation and Interdisciplinary Studies
Founded in 2000, the Tsinghua University Center for Translation and Interdisciplinary Studies (CTIS) offers some of the most advanced and diversified translation programs in China. The school is known as one of the best translation centers in China and often produces some of the best translators and interpreters throughout the nation.
Beijing International Studies University School of Interpreting and Translation
The School of Interpreting and Translation at Beijing International Studies University was founded in 2006 and has quickly become known as another top school in the fields of translation and interpretation offering both undergraduate and master programs including B.A in translation, M.A in international conference interpreting, and Master of Interpreting and Translation (MTI).
Central China Normal University Translation Studies Center
Located in central China’s city of Wuhan, The Translation Studies Center at Central China Normal University is the oldest established translation center in China, according to the school.
Learn about translation in Taiwan:
Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation
Your one-stop gateway about translation information in Taiwan. The website is regularly updated and provides the latest information on forums and events related to translation and interpretation in Taiwan.
National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation
NTNU is Taiwan’s leading school for translation and interpretation studies. The MA program has become increasingly difficult and competitive both in terms of classes and enrollment. PhD degrees are also offered as well as various scholarships.
National Taiwan University Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation Program
This new translation program at National Taiwan University (NTU) is said to be promising and will reflect the education and demand as seen by other department’s at Taiwan’s highest ranking school.
Other translation related websites
International Federation of Translators
Federation of Translators (FIT) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists who constantly seek to improve conditions for the profession in all countries as well as push for translators’ rights and freedom of expression.
Translators Without Borders
Translators without Borders facilitates the transfer of knowledge from one language to another by creating and managing a community of NGOs who need translations and professional, vetted translators who volunteer their time to help.
European Society for Translation Studies (EST)
The European Society for Translation Studies is an association stimulating research and new ideas in translation and interpreting.
Where to Learn Chinese
Beijing Language and Culture University
While most foreign students think Beijing University provides the best education, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) offers virtually the same courses and uses most of the same materials, which ironically enough, were largely written by professors at BLCU. The teachers there are very traditional but light hearted and fun to be around. Great classmates and atmosphere, and it is also located close to the Wudaokou train station.
This school has locations in both Shanghai and Beijing, and is said to be one of the most foreign-friendly and organized language schools available.
Chinese Language Institute
Looking to get away from the major cities and take in more scenic sites and local cultural activities? Head south to a school such as the Chinese Language Institute (CLI) in China’s beautiful city of Guilin.
National Taiwan Normal University Madarin Training Center
The Madarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is by far the most popular place in Taiwan to study Mandarin. It’s convenient location, wide range of classes and flexible class periods make it a top choice for many foreigners. But beware, being around too many foreigners may not necessarily be good for your improving your Chinese!
National Chengchi Chinese Language Center
National Chengchi University (NCCU), located at the foot of Zhinan Mountain in the south of Taipei City, is a good alternative to the hustle and bustle where other Chinese centers are located. While there isn’t an MRT nearby, there are plenty of buses that get you into town within 15 minutes or so.