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Prof Defeng Li

Department of English
University of Macau


Defeng LI joined the University of Macau in 2014 as Professor of Translation Studies. Previously he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanjing Normal University and most recently School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he served as Chair of the Centre for Translation Studies. He was also Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Shandong University during 2006-2011 and Xingtaowan Chair Professor of Translation Studies at Shanghai Jiaotong University cum Expert of the Shanghai Plan-1000.

Research Interest

Second Language Education, data-based empirical translation studies


  • Li, D. & Cheng, M. (2007). Monologue vs dialogue verbal reporting: Research subjects’ perceptions. Journal of Translation Studies. 10/1, pp 43- 56.

  • Li, D. (2007). Translation Curriculum and Pedagogy. Views of Administrators of Translation Services. Target: International Journal of Translation Studies19:1,105–133.

  • Li, D. (1998). “It’s Always More Difficult than You Plan and Imagine”: Teachers’ Perceived Difficulties in Introducing the Communicative Approach. TESOL Quarterly. Washington, D.C. pp. 677-703. FULL LIST

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