Tenglong Wan


Translation and interpreting theories and practice; literary translation; discourse analysis; cultural and identity studies; translator and interpreter training.

Before coming to Leeds to undertake his PhD research in 2016, I worked as an inhouse translator/interpreter in Macao for more than five years. I have also been a practitioner and freelance translator over the past ten years, providing professional language solutions to companies in China, Europe and the USA. Widely interested in translation and interpreting studies, I am particularly interested in the practice of translation/interpreting and its sociocultural implications.

Currently: PhD candidate in Translation Studies, University of Leeds, UK
MA in Translation Studies, University of Macau, Macao SAR, PRC
BA in English, Xiamen University, PRC

I am currently researching on literary translation and identity in contemporary Macao through the interdisciplinary lenses of cultural studies and sociology.

Prof Jeremy Munday
Dr Paul Melo e Castro

Academic Development
Co-organiser, 2017 Leeds CTS Postgraduate Translation and Interpreting Conference, University of Leeds, UK, 22 June 2017
Visiting student, 2016 CETRA Research Summer School in Translation Studies, KU Leuven Campus Antwerp, Belgium, 22 Aug-2 Sep 2016

Wan, Tenglong. 2018. Literary translation as cultural production: the production, participants and practice of literary translation in contemporary Macao. In: Barschdorf, S. and Renna, D. eds. Translating Boundaries: Constraints, Limits, Opportunities. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, pp.171-201.

Conference Presentations
Wan, Tenglong. 2017. Literary translation as cultural production: in search of a cultural identity of Macao, paper presented at XXI World Congress of the International Federation of Translators, Brisbane, Australia, 3-5 August 2017.
Wan, Tenglong. 2016. Identity and literary translation in contemporary Macao, work in progress presented at the University of Leeds Languages, Cultures and Societies Postgraduate Conference, 6 May 2016.
Wan, Tenglong. 2010. Reconstructing cultural identity through translation: a case study of the two translations of a Macanese novel, paper presented at The VII International Conference on Translation: The Paratextual Elements in Translation, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 Jun 2010.
Wan, Tenglong. 2009. Translating ideology—a study on the English translations of Chinese culture-specific terms, paper presented at The Third Pearl River Delta English Studies Graduate Student Conference, Hong Kong, 15-17 Jun 2009.

Major Awards
Leeds for Life Conference Award, 2018
University of Leeds Faculty of Arts Researcher Mobility Grant, 2017
University of Leeds School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS) Scholarship Award, 2016–2018
The First Macao Youth Translation Contest (co-organised by Macao Foundation and University of Macau), First Prize in English to Chinese Category and Merit Award in Portuguese to Chinese Category, 2009
The Open University of Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Translation Competition, Second Prize in English-Chinese & Chinese-English Literary Translation, 2009
University of Macau Third Annual Translation Contest, First Prize in English to Chinese Category and Second Prize in Chinese to English Category, 2008
University of Macau Postgraduate Scholarship, 2008–2010
The 19th National Han Suyin Award for Young Translators (organised by the Translators Association of China), Second Runner-up, 2007
China National Scholarship Award, 2006
China National Scholarship Award, 2005

Professional Affiliations
International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS), member
Translators Association of China (TAC), member
Federation of Translators and Interpreters of Macao (FTIM), member



  • MA in Translation Studies (University of Macau)
  • BA in English Language and Literature (Xiamen University)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies