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Academic Research

GIIT occupiesa leading position in China’s academic research in translation studies, thanks to a large volume of published academic treatise and textbooks on translation and interpreting teaching and research, signifinantly contributing to the development of this discipline and research area. Major research projects it has undertaken include:

- Introduction to Comparative Literature, a major textbook for China’s foreign language universities approved by the Ministry of Education;

- 60 Years of Foreign Literature Studies in China Since 1949, a major scholarly work funded by National Social Science Foundation;

- Guidelines for the Use of Foreign Languages in Public Service Areas: English, sponsored by the National Language Committee;

- Shaanxi Guidelines for English Translations in Public Places, sponsored by the National Language Committee;

- Shanghai Guidelines for English Translations in Public Places, sponsored by the National Language Committee;

- English edition of Encyclopedia of Shanghai (co-editing);

- Basic Requirements and Evaluation Indicators for Professional Master’s Degrees Dissertations in Shanghai, commissioned by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission;

- A Study of Post-1978 Chinese Translations of English Novels by Women Writers, funded by the Ministry of Education;

- “Design and Management of Internship Programs for MTI Students”, and “Development of MTI Students’ Professional Skills”, both commissioned by the National Steering Committee for MTI Education.