Dr Sijing Lu
Email: sijing dot lu at warwick dot ac dot uk
Faculty of Arts Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Sijing Lu is Assistant Professor in Translation and Transcultural Studies. Her primary research areas of interest are audiovisual translation (including fansubbing, danmu subtitling and online collaborative subtitling), Chinese new media and screen culture. She is also interested in using new technologies to study the cognitive process of audience reception on audiovisual products. Her most recent research project is using eye tracking experiments to examine how danmu subtitles affect audience’s online watching behaviour and habits. She has published in the fields of translation studies and media/communication studies, including Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, Babel: International Journal of Translation and International Journal of Communication. Prior to joining the University of Warwick in 2022, she worked at the University of Liverpool, University of Bristol and Queen’s University Belfast. Alongside research, she also works as a freelance translator/subtitler between English and Mandarin Chinese for companies and communities in China.
- audiovisual translation
- collaborative subtitling (e.g. fansubbing, danmu subtitling)
- online translation communities
- research methods in translation
- Chinese new media and screen culture
Sijing's primary research areas of interest are audiovisual translation (including fansubbing, danmu subtitling and online collaborative subtitling), Chinese new media and screen culture. She is also interested in using new technologies to study the cognitive process of audience reception on audiovisual products. She is currently collaborating with University of Bristol on a research project about using eye tracking experiment to examine how danmu subtitles affect Chinese audience’s online watching behaviour and habits.
Teaching and supervision
LN904 Dissertation in Translation Studies
Sijing would be keen to supervise postgraduate study in the areas of audiovisual translation and Chinese new media/screen culture, particularly online collaborative translation and communities.
- (in press). The Construction of Distributed Trust on Bilibili under the Covid-19 Pandemic, in International Journal of Communication. University of Southern California Annenberg Press
- (2023). Review of Online Collaborative Translation in China and Beyond: Community, Practice and Identity, in New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448231171835
- (2022). Review of Digital Media and Participatory Cultures of Health and Illness, in New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221108677
- (2022). A Postmodern Analysis of Intralingual Subtitles in China’s Web-Only Variety Shows: A Case of Mars Intelligence Agency, in International Journal of Communication, 16(2022), pp. 1239–1259. University of Southern California Annenberg Press.
- (2021). Methodological Concerns in Online Translation Community Research: A Reflexive Netnography on Translator's Communal Habitus, in Perspective: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 30 (4), pp. 695-710. Taylor & Francis Online/Routledge.
- (2021). Understanding Intervention in Fansubbing’s Participatory Culture: A Multimodal Study on Chinese Official Subtitles and Fansubs, in Babel: International Journal of Translation, 67 (5), pp.620-645. John Benjamins Publishing.
- (2021). Review of The Palgrave Handbook of Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility (edited by Łukasz Bogucki and Mikołaj Deckert), in International Journal of Communication, 15, pp.8-10. University of Southern California Annenberg Press.
- (2019). Understanding the Social Dynamics of Amateur Subtitling: A Bourdieusian Perspective of Fansubbing in China, in New Voices in Translation Studies, 20, 86-129. Dublin City University Press.
- (2019). A Sociological Analysis of Digital Born Non-professional Subtitling in China, in Translation Horizons, 8 (1), 21-45. Beijing Foreign Studies University Press.
PhD in Translation Studies, University of Liverpool
MSc in Specialised Translation, University College London
BA in English and Communication, University of Liverpool
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Monday: 1-3 pm by appointment
Room 4.38 Faculty of Arts Building