Prof. Bao is a conference interpreter, professor of translation and interpretation and former dean of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He worked as a staff interpreter at the UN Office in Geneva before joining the Monterey Institute in 1990. His research focuses on Chinese-English translation and interpretation, the teaching of interpretation and the process of interpretation. He has been publishing papers regularly on translation and interpretation. He was also an invited speaker on translation and interpretation research and pedagogy in Europe, China and Japan.
In his talk on “The Art of Chinese-English Translation”, Prof. Bao will discuss major linguistic and cultural differences that may lead to inadequate comprehension of the Chinese language and hence difficulties in translation. He will also discuss strategies and approaches that are frequently used in Chinese-English translation.