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Xinyao Zhang

PhD Translation & Transcultural Studies

Email: xinyao dot zhang at warwick dot ac dot uk


Zhang Xinyao is in her first year of PhD in Translation and Transcultural Studies at the University of Warwick, and she previously earned her MSc degree in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests mainly lie in the fields of feminist translation studies, gender and translation, fan/amateur translation.


Her current PhD project studies Virginia Woolf in China via translation, supervised jointly by Dr Olga Castro and Dr Qian Liu. More specifically, she studies how Woolf’s feminist ideas have been adapted by translators to strengthen local feminist agendas.

Research Interests

Feminist translation, fan/amateur translation, translation and music

Research Activities

Assistant at New Trends in Translation Studies: Perspectives from China, UK and US, University of Warwick, 26 Nov 2021

Scholarships and Awards

Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award, University of Warwick, 2022-2025

China National Scholarship for Undergraduate student, Oct 2015

Education Background

BA in Translation for Science and Technology at Guangxi University of Science and Technology

MSc in Translation Studies at The University of Edinburgh