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The Martha Cheung Award

The Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies

is pleased to announce the launch of

The Martha Cheung Award for Best English Article in Translation Studies

by an Early Career Scholar

The Award is established in honour of the late Professor Martha Cheung (1953-2013), formerly Chair Professor of Translation at Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Cheung was an internationally renowned scholar whose work on Chinese discourse on translation made a seminal contribution to the reconceptualization of translation from non-Western perspectives. For a brief biography and a list of her most important publications, see Professor Martha Pui Yiu Cheung’s Publications.

The Martha Cheung Award aims to recognize research excellence in the output of early-career researchers, and to allow them, like Professor Cheung herself, to make their voices heard in the international arena and play a role in charting the future directions of research in the discipline. The restriction of the award to articles published in English is also intended to ensure consistency in the assessment process.

The Award

The award is conferred annually for the best paper published in English in the previous two-year period, and takes the form of a cash prize of 10,000 RMB. A certificate from the Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies will also be presented.


The scholarly article submitted must be already published. Work accepted for publication but in press will not be considered.
The term ‘published’ also covers online publication
The article must have been published within 5 years of the applicant gaining his or her PhD degree.
The article must have been published in English, in a recognized, peer-reviewed journal of good standing (but see also next criterion).
Submissions will be assessed solely on their scholarly merit as judged by a panel of established scholars; considerations such as formal journal ranking and impact factor will not form part of the judging criteria.
The article may present research relating to any area of translation, interpreting or intercultural studies, and may draw on any theoretical models or methodologies.

Applicants may apply directly themselves for the award, or their work may be nominated by other scholars. A full copy of the article should be submitted in e-copy, in pdf format, together with the completed application/nomination form, downloadable here. Completed applications should be sent to the Award Committee at this address: ctn@hkbu.edu.hk.


For the submission of articles published between 30 September 2016 and 30 September 2018:

Application closing date for the 2018 Award:           30 September, 2018

Announcement of award winner:                                 31 March, 2019

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