Interpreting and Translation Studies

Xijinyan Chen 陈西金燕

Assistant Teaching Professor


Areas of Expertise
Comparative Translation Theories,
Trans-creation, Localization and Interpreting

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Translation Studies from the State University of New York, Binghamton University and her Master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from Beijing Foreign Studies University. She has worked as a freelance translator and interpreter since 2010.

Email: chenx@wfu.edu

Recent Publications

Chen, Xijinyan. 2022. “Taboo Language in Non-Professional Subtitling on Bilibili.com: A Corpus-Based Study” Languages 7, no. 2: 138. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020138

Chen, X. “Master Thesis Topics and Correlations with Curriculum Development.” David Publishing Company, DOI:10.17265/1539-8072/2014.10.003

Professional Highlights

  • Co-chair of the organizing committee, the 9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies
  • Chief simultaneous interpreter for Penn China Education Summit (2021 & 2022)
  • Chief translator for The Little Tea Book (coming soon)
  • Chief simultaneous interpreter for the Global Education Deans’ Forum (2020 & 2021)
  • Chief translator for Changing the Subject (coming soon)
  • Chief interpreter for Deeper Learning China (2021)
  • Chief simultaneous interpreter for Harvard China Education Symposium from 2014 to 2016, and in 2020 and 2021
  • Chinese linguist at TransPerfect, New York Headquarter (2018-2019)

Current Projects

  • Project-based learning in translation classrooms
  • Remote simultaneous interpreting
  • Non-professional subtitling