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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

As AI continues to gain prominence, what ethical considerations arise at the intersection of literary translation and the use of AI? Our panelists discuss some of the issues surrounding transparency and bias, attribution, and the evolving role of the human translator in this rapidly changing landscape.

A.I. Reading Translation

Helen Wang

Helen Wang (UK)

Helen Wang translates Chinese children’s books into English. In 2017, she won the Marsh Christian Award for Children’s Literature in Translation for her translation of 《青铜葵花》(Bronze and Sunflower) by Cao Wenxuan, as well as the Chen Bochui Special Contribution Award for translation and increasing visibility of Chinese children's literature.

Nguyen Thanh Nam

Nguyen Thanh Nam (Vietnam)

With more than 20 years of working in the publishing industry, Nguyen Thanh Nam has developed book projects in different genres for Tre Publishing House, working with authors and translators across many projects. He has also represented Tre in multiple international book fairs, including the Frankfurt Book Fair and Bologna Children's Book Fair. 

Susan Xu Yun

Susan Xu Yun (Singapore)

Susan Xu Yun is the Head of Translation and Interpretation programmes and Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). Her publications include a monograph, Translation of Autobiography: Narrating Self, Translating the Other, Vol. 136, Benjamins Translation Library. Susan is involved in developing the Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation and Graduate Diploma in Translation and Technology, the first and only programme of its type in Singapore. She also set up the Certification Examination for Professional Interpreters and Translators (CEPI/CEPT). She is a member of the Chinese Resource Panel for National Translation Committee, Singapore.  

Meng How

Moderator Meng How (Singapore)

Tay Meng How holds a MA in Translation and Interpretation (2nd for Dissertation and 3rd in Overall Performance) from the Nanyang Technological University, where he was awarded the NTU-TLT Translation Scholarship. He volunteers actively as a Friend of SGTT, ME4 Apprentice (NS) and translator for his Grassroots Adviser to connect the local communities in Singapore. He is currently an Associate Faculty with the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.