First Marcela de Juan Chinese Translation Prize to be awarded

The 1st Marcela de Juan Chinese Translation Prize will be awarded on 16 October and includes a 4,000 Euro prize to the best Chinese into Spanish translation published in the past four years. The prize is awarded every two years and alternates between Catalan and Spanish translations. 

17/10/2017

The 1st Marcela de Juan Chinese Translation Prize will be awarded on 16 October at the main offices of the Confucius Institute Foundation in Barcelona (Carrer d'Elisabets 10). This is the first time the prize will be awarded and is the result of collaboration between the UAB Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, the Confucius Institute Foundation and the Research Group in Chinese into Catalan/Spanish Translations (TXICC) with the aim of fostering more literary translations from Chinese into Catalan and Spanish. The awards ceremony will include the presence of Carles Sánchez, Vice Rector for Institutional Relations and Culture at the UAB.

The prize, whose name honours one of the most outstanding figures in Chinese into Spanish translations, is awarded every two years and alternates between translations into Spanish and into Catalan. In this first edition, two Spanish translations were presented, published between 2013 and 2016. The 2019 edition will be the first to award a literary work translated into Catalan.

The jury was formed by Dr Gabriel García Noblejas, PhD in Chinese-Spanish translations at the University of Oviedo; Dr Manel Ollé, professor in Modern and Contemporary History and Culture of China at the Pompeu Fabra University; Carles Prado, graduate in Translation and Interpreting of the UAB; Sílvia Fustegueres, graduate in Translation and Interpreting of the UAB, and Dr Helena Casas-Tost, PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the UAB. It is presided by Albert Branchadell, Dean of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting. The award includes a 4,000 Euro cash prize.

More information: Marcela de Juan Prize for translations from Chinese
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