Tin Kei Wong

Dr Tin Kei Wong

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Tin Kei Wong is a Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide. She is also a practising NAATI certified interpreter and translator. Her research interests include translation studies, translation of children's literature, women's studies and cultural studies.

Dr Wong is teaching courses on Chinese language and translation to undergraduate students; and TIS (Translation and Interpreting Studies) to MA students in the MAITTC (Master of Arts in Interpretation, Translation and Transcultural Communication) program.

My current research interests include translation studies (with a focus on children's literature and women's writings) and cultural studies (with a focus on Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Lecturer The University of Hong Kong
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Teaching Award Faculty of ABLE Excellence in Teaching Award (Individual Teaching: Early Career Academic) The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2023 Teaching Award Faculty of ABLE Executive Dean Prize for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2023 Fellowship Visiting Fellowship Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica Taiwan, Province of China -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Queensland Australia PhD
    The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong MPhil
    The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong BA (First Class Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Certified Interpreter National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Australia
    Professional Interpreter National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Australia
    Certified Translator (Chinese into English) National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Australia
    Certified Translator (English into Chinese) National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Shibata, M., Peden, A. E., Lawes, J. C., Wong, T. K., & Brander, R. W. (2024). What is a shore dump?: Exploring Australian university students’ beach safety knowledge and their perceptions of Australian beach safety signage. Safety Science, 170, 12 pages.
    DOI
    2023 Rached, R. A., Charlston, D., Piñeiro, N., Qi, L. R., Todorova, M., & Wong, T. K. (2023). Editorial. New Voices in Translation Studies, 28(2), i-v.
    DOI
    2023 Rached, R. A., Charlston, D., Pasmatzi, K., Qi, L. R., Todorova, M., & Wong, T. K. (2023). Editors' Introduction. New Voices in Translation Studies, 28(1), I-V.
    2022 Campanella, A. G., Marianacci, A., Rached, R. A., Chapman, E., Charlston, D., Pasmatzi, K., . . . Wong, T. K. (2022). Editors’ Introduction. New Voices in Translation Studies, 27(1), I-VI.
    DOI
    2018 Wong, T. K. (2018). The representations of Emperor Wu Zetian in Ming-Qing fiction: Ruyijun zhuan and Jinghua yuan. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 49, 90-111.
    2018 Wong, T. K. (2018). From ‘other’ to ‘self’: the Aborigine in contemporary Australian film. Contemporary Cinema, (1), 66-110.
    2016 Wong, T. K. (2016). The reconstruction of Hongloumeng’s subtle emotional drama in David Hawkes’ The Story of the Stone. Lingual, Literary, and Cultural Translation, 13, 151-173.
    DOI
    2013 Wong, T. K. (2013). Zhao yuanren yi alisi manyou qijingji shifou yibu gei xiaohaizi kan de shu ji yibu xiaohua shu. Fudan Forum on Foreign Languages and Literature, 134-140.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2024 Law, L. Y., & Wong, T. K. (2024). Representing Lingnan: Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Lingnan Representations in Hong Kong Popular Culture [再現嶺南:香港流行文化展示的非物質文化遺產項目與嶺南詮釋]. In L. Y. Law (Ed.), Representing Lingnan: Regional Culture in Hong Kong's Intangible Cultural Heritage [再現嶺南:香港非物質文化遺產的地域文化] (pp. 162-197). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing HK.
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). Free Love and Free Marriage: Chinese Writers’ Description and an American Missionary Woman’s Prescription in the 1920s. In C. S. G. Lau, & K. K. Y. Chan (Eds.), Conjugal Relationships in Chinese Culture Sino-Western Discourses and Aesthetics on Marriage (pp. 59-80). Online: Springer.
    DOI
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Translating Western Girlhood: Laura M. White's Chinese Translation of Sara Crewe (1888). In K. K. Y. Chan, & C. S. G. Lau (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern and Premodern China Global Networks, Mediation, and Intertextuality (pp. 113-130). Singapore: Springer.
    DOI
    2021 Wong, T. K. (2021). From Renaissance Heroine to May Fourth Female Paragon: Laura M White’s Recreation of Romola (1863) in her Chinese Translation Luanshi Nühao (1923). In Y. -K. Chan, & F. Chen (Eds.), Alternative Representations of the Past The Politics of History in Modern China (pp. 23-48). Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter.
    DOI
    2015 Wong, T. K. (2015). Globalisation and cultural contact in Crash (2004) and Babel (2005). In I. Gilsenan Nordin, C. Edfeldt, L. -L. Hu, H. Jonsson, & A. Leblanc (Eds.), Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World (pp. 291-308). Peter Lang D.
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Hong Kong literature for the world: challenges in translating Xi Xi’s The Teddy Bear Chronicles. In ‘Thinking the Global South: Method, Theory, Strategy’ Colloquium. The University of Adelaide, Australia.
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Teaching translation today: rethinking assessment and course content for online delivery. In The Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) 7th Biennial Colloquium. The University of Melbourne, Australia.
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Hong Kong Literature in Translation: Translating Defiant Hybridity in Xi Xi’s The Teddy Bear Chronicles. In American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022 Annual Meeting. Online.
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Translated humour in the first Chinese translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In (Inter-)cultural perspectives on humour in the globalised world symposium. The University of Queensland.
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). An Altruistic Heroine in Marriage and Pandemic: Laura M. White and Her Chinese Translation of Romola (1863). In Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference 2022 'Social Justice in Pandemic Times'. Monash University.
    2022 Wong, T. K. (2022). Brokers, Inns, and Loans: Early Seventeenth-Century China’s Business Services in the Book of Swindles. In Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 2022 Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawai’i.
    2021 Wong, T. K., & Hung, T. W. (2021). The Wolves of Jiangnan: Book of Swindles and Commercialised Society in Early 17th Century. In China in the 17th Century: Trauma, Transition and Global Transformations. The University of Naples L'Orientale.
    2021 Wong, T. K. (2021). American Female Missionaries Writing Themselves in China: A Case Study of Laura M. White. In The Fourth IABA Asia-Pacific 2021, Life Writing: Transnationalism, Translingualism, Transculturalism. The University of Adelaide.
    2021 Wong, T. K. (2021). Book of Swindles and the Commercialisation of Late-Ming Society. In CSAA 17th Biennial Conference, Changing China: Then and Now. Australian National University.
    2021 Wong, T. K. (2021). The Translations and Ideas on Womanhood of American Protestant Female Missionary Laura M. White 美國新教女傳教士亮樂月的翻譯與女性觀. In Hong Kong Young Scholars’ Forum on Studies of Modern Literature and History 近世文史研究香港青年學者論壇. School of Arts & Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong and Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
    2020 Wong, T. K. (2020). Translation and cross-cultural communication: Pre-20th-century cultural contact between China and the West. In School of Social Sciences 2 in 20 Seminar Series. The University of Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). The Book of Swindles: How Late-Ming Commercialisation Confronted Confucian Ideals. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2023 AAS-in-Asia Conference. Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). Female Warriors as Depicted by Protestant Female Missionary Laura M. White in Late Qing and Early Republican China [清末民初基督教女傳教士亮樂月筆下的女戰士]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Discriminate, Conflict, and Coexistent: International Conference on Minority Religions in East Asia. Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University.
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). Translating Xi Xi: Challenges and strategies in Sanderson’s The Teddy Bear Chronicles. Poster session presented at the meeting of (Un)translatable Asia: Australian Society for Asian Humanities Symposium. The University of Sydney.
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). Translating Hong Kong’s Defiant Hybridity: Xi Xi’s The Teddy Bear Chronicles. Poster session presented at the meeting of Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) 18th Biennial Conference 2023. The University of Sydney.
    2023 Wong, T. K. (2023). Translating Xi Xi: The Cultural and Textual Hybridity of Fengxiong zhi [翻譯西西:《縫熊志》的混雜文化及文體]. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Young Scholars Workshop on Modern Literature [國際青年學者現代文學工作坊]. National Taiwan University.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    - Wong, T. K. (n.d.). Preaching womanhood: American Protestant missionary Laura M. White and her Chinese translations of English fiction.

Year

Grant/Award

Amount

2023

Scheme: Partnership Projects 2022 of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Funding Scheme

Funding body: The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

Project title: Survey and Research for Enriching the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory of Hong Kong

Description: The project researches 6 intangible cultural heritage items to determine if they would be added to the ICH Inventory of Hong Kong. The items cover oral traditions and expressions, dialects, social practices, traditional treatments and therapies, and traditional craftsmanship.

HKD $490,000
2023

The University of Adelaide Faculty of ABLE Learning and Teaching Grant (Course and Program Uplift)

Project title: Developing Learning Materials for Machine-Translated Texts Post-editing

AUD $8,649
2023 

The University of Adelaide Faculty of ABLE Research Grant

Project title: Translating Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage

AUD $3,004
2023 The University of Adelaide School of Social Sciences Conference Support AUD $2,000
2022 The University of Adelaide School of Social Sciences Conference Support AUD $1,850
2022

The University of Adelaide Faculty of ABLE Research Establishment Grants (Early career researcher grants)

Project title: Exploring Chinese Beachgoers’ Perceptions of Australian Beach Safety Signage

AUD $2,500
2021 The 2021 Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women AUD $5,000
2021

Scheme: Partnership Projects 2020 of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Funding Scheme

Funding body: The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

Project title: Survey and Research for Enriching the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory of Hong Kong

Description: The project researches 13 intangible cultural heritage items to determine if they would be added to the ICH Inventory of Hong Kong. The items cover oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, and traditional craftsmanship.

HKD $618,000

2020

Asia Study Grants, National Library Australia

AUD $5,000

2018

Postgraduate Research Support, School of Languages and Cultures,
The University of Queensland

AUD $2,500

2017

Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA), Graduate School,
The University of Queensland

AUD $4,717

2017

Postgraduate Conference Travel Grant, The Queensland Program for 
Japanese Education (QPJE)

AUD $1,500

2016–2017

Postgraduate Conference Support, School of Languages and Cultures,
The University of Queensland

AUD $1,500

2015–2019

Australian Government International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (later as Research Training Program)

~AUD $140,000

2015–2019

UQ Centennial Scholarship, The University of Queensland

~AUD $93,000

2011–2013, 2008–2009

Jardine Ho Tung Scholarships, The University of Hong Kong

~HKD $15,000

2012–2013

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (SEYMF)

HKD $30,000

2011–2013

Postgraduate Scholarship, The University of Hong Kong

~HKD $320,000

2008–2009

Joseph C.K. Yeung 'Rising Stars of 21st Century' Award in Translation, The University of Hong Kong

HKD $1,000

 

  • CHIN1001 - Chinese IA
  • CHIN 2213 - Translation Chinese Speakers: Chinese-English II
  • CHIN 7005 - Advanced Translation: Chinese to English
  • CHIN 7008 - Translation & Interpreting: Cultural Communication
  • CHIN 7015 - Advanced Chinese-English Translation: Cultural Communication

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor What is Meant by Contemporary Chinese Feminism? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Annie Elizabeth Drahos
    2023 Principal Supervisor Games of localisation in the localisation of games: A case study of Suzerain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chengjun Huang
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Translating Video Game Texts: A Case Study of Path of Exile The University of Adelaide MAITTC Master Full Time Chengjun Huang
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Patterns of Thematic Progression Between Chinese and English: A Case Study of the Translation of The Golden Cangue The University of Adelaide MAITTC Master Full Time Jing Yang
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Dongbeihua Films and Their Translation—A Study of Shen Teng’s Films The University of Adelaide MAITTC Master Full Time Hang Liu
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131112
  • Email: tinkei.wong@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Kenneth Wills, floor 6
  • Org Unit: School of Social Sciences

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