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The Fourth Asian Translators Forum

Theme: Translation, Cognition and Interdisciplinary Studies

October 29-31 2004

Beijing, China

Organizers: Translators Association of China, Tsinghua University


Some 250 participants from 20 plus countries around the world attended the Fourth Asian Translators Forum. Altogether, 140 scholars both home and abroad delivered speeches at 5 plenary sessions and 35 panel discussions during the forum.

The sub-themes for panel discussions are: Translation and Cognition, Translation and Intercultural Communication, Teaching of Translation and Theory, Translation and Interpretation.

Betty Cohen, President of FIT, and Lin Wusun, Executive Vice President of TAC, delivered the opening speeches. The FIT Executive Committee members who were having their EC meeting in Beijing attended the forum together.

The Plenary Speakers include Martha Cheung from Hong Kong Baptist University, HK, China; Cay Dollerup from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Edwin Gentzler from the University of Massachusetts, the USA; Theo Hermans from the University College London, the UK; Hannelore Lee-Jahnke from the University of Geneva, Switzerland; Luo Xuanmin from Tsinghua University, China and Sun Yifeng from Lingnan University, HK, China.

Guo Jiading , Former Ambassador of China to Malta and Portugal, Vice President of TAC, delivered the Closing Speech.

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