FIT's Translatio reports APTIF8, May 12, 2016

The Eighth Asia-Pacific Translation and Interpreting Forum (APTIF8), co-hosted by FIT and the Translators Association of China (TAC), and organized by Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), will be held in Xi'an, China, on 17-18 June 2016. The forum will be graced by the presence of FIT Executive Committee members, who will hold an EC meeting just before the forum.

The abstract review phase is complete. Some 150 out of 491 abstracts submitted were accepted as presentations, and another batch of papers were selected as posters. Selected papers will be published in time for the forum.

At the preparatory meeting of the APTIF organising committee held in Xi’an on 18 January 2016, Zhuang Changxing, Vice Governor of Shaanxi province, warmly welcomed the convening of APTIF8 and the FIT EC meeting in Xi'an, and pledged the full support of the provincial government for both events. Wang Gangyi (Executive Vice President and Secretary General of TAC) and Wang Junzhe (President of XISU), among other members of the organising committee, were in attendance.

Among the numerous cultural relics in Xi'an, there is a shrine of translation: the Dayan (Goose) Pagoda where voluminous Buddhist scriptures were translated from Sanskrit into Chinese in the 7th century. And it is only a 10 minutes' walk from the forum venue! Don’t miss the chance to network with colleagues and explore the great city of Xi’an!

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