Professor Jing Han is the Director of Institute for Australia and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC) at Western Sydney University. IAC focuses on promoting and showcasing centuries-old and emerging Chinese arts and culture in China, Australia and around the world, including a new generation of artists and writers of Chinese heritage. Jing received her PhD in English literature from the University of Sydney in 1995. She joined SBS TV Australia in 1996 and had been the Chief Subtitler and Head of the SBS Subtitling Department till 2019. Over the last 23 years, Jing has subtitled over 300 Chinese films and was the leading subtitler of the Chinese TV show If You Are The One, the longest showing non-English series in Australia.
Jing teaches translation studies and supervises PhD candidates at School of Humanities and Communication Arts. She is also a publishing literary translator, being the English translator of a modern Chinese classic Educated Youth by multi-award winning author Ye Xin and the Chinese translator Australia’s Miles Franklin Award winning novel Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko.
Jing is a leading expert in translating Chinese culture, intercultural communication, audio-visual translation and media accessibility. She is highly regarded for her significant and original contributions to the practice and teaching in the field. Jing is also known for her strong leadership and intercultural competence.