DR JING HAN
Senior Lecturer / Associate Dean for International, School of Humanities and Communication Arts Western Sydney University
Chief Subtitler & Head of Subtitling Department, SBS TV Australia
Jing Han received her PhD in English literature from the University of Sydney in 1995. In 1996 she joined the public broadcaster SBS TV Australia. Since 2006 she has been the Chief Subtitler and Head of the SBS Subtitling Department. Over the last 23 years, Dr Han has subtitled over 300 Chinese films including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Lust, Caution, Hero, Not One Less, I Am Not Madam Bovary etc. In the last six years, Jing has been the leading subtitler of the most popular Chinese TV show If You Are The One, which has created a cult following in Australian audiences and set the record of the longest showing non-English series in Australian broadcasting history. In 2018, to recognise her outstanding contributions in the field of cultural exchange, she was selected by the Australian government to be included in the 45 Stories to mark the 45th anniversary of Australia and China diplomatic relation.
Dr Han joined Western Sydney University in 2006 and has designed and taught a range of translation and interpreting courses including Audiovisual Translation and Literary Translation for postgraduates. She is also a PhD supervisor, currently supervising three candidates. Dr Han has established a high profile nationally and internationally in translation studies and gained recognition as a leading expert in subtitling and intercultural communications through her significant and original contributions to the practice and teaching in the field. She has been frequently invited to speak at international and national conferences and forums in Europe, mainland China, Taiwan and New Zealand and give lectures on translating culture. Dr Han is the English translator of a modern Chinese classic Educated Youth by multi-award winning author Ye Xin, published by Giramondo in 2016. She is also well known and highly sought for live interpreting for significant cultural events in Australia.