Translation

In our increasingly interconnected world, good translations are increasingly important—which makes it all the more disappointing that the academic world has largely abandoned translation, seeing it as uncreative work that produces no new knowledge. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I translate from Chinese to English. My largest project so far was the “overviews (gaikuang概況)” for Brill’s online “Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952,” totaling some 43,000 words in English translation. You can view it here. I also translate Chinese literature into English, including poetry and prose. You can read a sample here.

If you are interested in hiring me as a translator, please contact me at s.boyanton@yahoo.com.