From October 19th to 21st, the Conference on the Disciplinary Construction of Translation Studies was held in Sichuan International Studies University. Professor Mu Lei and PhD student Wang Xiangbing attended the conference.
This conference gathered scholars from different universities in Chinese Mainland and others from Hong Kong and Taiwan. They took this conference as an opportunity for them to share ideas on translation studies as well as the construction of this discipline as it had become an independent one. There were forty-three speeches given on the conference and a salon for young scholars was set up during the session. The topics of the speeches ranged from translation and cross-cultural interpretation, translation policy, traditional theories of translation, contrastive studies of translation in China and foreign countries and others.
The salon for young scholars also attracted a dozen of doctoral supervisors who helped solve the problems that post-graduate and doctoral students met in thesis writing.
At the same time, a meeting was held by members of the Translation Research Council. The meeting selected Professor Xu Jun as the new chairman of the council. Professor Mu Lei from our university remained to be the Deputy Chairwoman. And also seventy young scholars were added as the members of the council.