School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Xueman Cao

Postgraduate Research Student



I am a PhD candidate in Translating and Interpreting at Newcastle University under the co-supervision of Dr Pauline Henry-Tierney and Dr Ya-Yun Chen. 


MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Manchester

BA Hons in Linguistics and Sociology, University of Manchester


Exploring Patterns in Translating Sexually Explicit Language in Literary Texts from English into Chinese

I am currently researching on the translation of sex in popular fictions from English into Chinese. In this project, I examine patterns and strategies in translating sexually explicit language from English into Chinese, using a number of texts across various genres. I will also use interviews and paratexts to situate the translations in the socio-political contexts in China at a macro level, to account for why certain patterns are found. This study hopes to uncover how cultural dynamics and ideological struggles play a part in translating sexually explicit language.

My research interests include sexual language and translation, ideology and manipulation, and literary translation.


CHN7003 Translating 1

SML7000 Information Technology for Translators and Interpreters

CHN8031 Specialised Translation

CHN8035 Subtitle and Video Game Translation