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Jing Han

Dr Jing Han is senior lecturer and associate dean for international in School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, and head of Subtitling Department of SBS TV Australia.

She received her PhD in English literature from the University of Sydney in 1995 and joined  the public broadcaster SBS in 1996. She leads the in-house subtitling department  in subtitling films and TV programs in over 100 languages into English. The content acquired and shown on SBS is from all continents around the world.

Over the last 23 years, Dr Han herself has subtitled over 300 Chinese programs and over 400 episodes of the most popular Chinese TV show If You Are The One.

Dr Han joined Western Sydney University in 2006 and has taught a range of translation and interpreting courses including Audiovisual Translation and Literary Translation for postgraduates. She is also a PhD supervisor, currently supervising three PhD students.

Dr Han has gained recognition as a leading expert in subtitling and intercultural communications through her significant and original contributions to the practice and teaching in the field.

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Educated Youth

Ye Xin

352 pages
Paperback, 23.4 x 15.3 cm
Published June 2016
ISBN 9781925336047

 

During the Cultural Revolution over fourteen million Chinese high school graduates were sent from the cities to live and work in the countryside. They were known as zhiqing – ‘educated youth’. They fell in love, married, had children. In the late 1970s the policy changed and they were allowed to return, but not their families. Many jumped at the opportunity, leaving spouses and children behind. Ten years later the children, now teenagers, began to turn up in the cities, looking for their parents. Educated Youth follows five such children, who have travelled across China from a province in the south west to Shanghai in the east, only to discover that their mothers and fathers have remarried, and have new families, in which there is no room for them. Their reappearance brings out the worst in the parents – their duplicity, greed and self-interest – and the best too, as they struggle to come to terms with their sense of love and duty.

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