We are pleased to announce that the Research Centre for Translation (RCT) is now affiliated with the Faculty of Arts. Established in 1971, RCT is Hong Kong’s first and now one of the world’s foremost research centres dedicated to the development of translation and translation studies. It aims to promote Chinese literature internationally through high-quality translation works, foster pioneering research in translation studies, and nurture the finest young talents in the discipline. To this end, RCT regularly holds academic events, including awards, seminars, conferences, workshops, public lectures, and summer schools for graduate students in close collaboration with worldwide universities and research institutes.
RCT’s publications consist of two streams: literary translation and translation studies. The former includes Renditions, the flagship biannual journal of Chinese literature in English translation since 1973, the hardback series Renditions Books, and Renditions Paperbacks series. The latter, demonstrating RCT’s efforts in advancing cutting-edge translation research, includes the annual academic journal Studies in Translation History and three book series, namely Asian Translation Traditions Series, Studies in Translation History, and Translation Studies Research Series.
Professor Lawrence Wang-chi Wong, Director of RCT, said, “Our Centre shares the Faculty’s mission of upholding and promoting the value of integrating Chinese and Western traditions. We look forward to working closely with the Faculty to establish more intellectual and scholarly connections following the affiliation.”