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Dr. YU Chuan Clara

Dr. YU Chuan Clara

Associate Programme Director, M.A. Programme in Translation and Bilingual Communication; Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

Phone number3411-5725
ORCID number0000-0003-0380-5122




B.A. (CNU), M.A. (CUHK), Ph.D. (HKBU) 

Research and PhD supervision area(s):

Collaborative translation, crisis translation and communication, non-professional translation, internet research, digital media and culture, translation technology, human-computer interaction in a TS context, a sociology of translation, minority studies, migration studies, qualitative research (methodology), ethnography 

Taught previously at:

Monash University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Selected output(s):

Marin-Larcata, M. and C. Yu. (2023) ‘Ethnographic Approaches in Translation and Interpreting Studies’, The Translator, 29(2): 147-156. 
Yu, C. (2022) Online Collaborative Translation in China and beyond: Community, Practice, and Identity. London: Routledge.
Yu, C. (2020) ‘Insider, Outsider, or Multiplex Persona? Confessions of a Digital Ethnographer’s Journey in Translation Studies’, Journal of Specialised Translation, 34: 9-31.
Yu, C. (2020) ‘Ethnography’, in Mona Baker and Gabriela Saldanha (eds) Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, Third Edition. London and New York: Routledge, 167-171.  
Yu, C. (2019) ‘Negotiating Identity Roles During the Process of Online Collaborative Translation: An Ethnographic Approach’, Translation Studies, 12(2): 231-252. 

Current project(s):

  • As PI: Jan. 2024 – Dec. 2025: Investigating the role of communities and NGOs in supporting sustainable crisis translation in Hong Kong (ECS Scheme of the Research Grants Council, The University Grants Committee)
  • As PI: Sept. 2021 – Oct. 2022: Voices from the field: Multilingual and multicultural crisis communication through the lens of translation (Faculty of Arts Impact Fund, Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • As CO-I: Nov. 2021 – Oct. 2024: Digital translations and the production of knowledge about China: Ethnography and action research (The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)

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