Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Literary translation and adaptation studies; Translation and cultural diplomacy;
Language services for CALD communities


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr. Lintao (Rick) Qi is Senior Lecturer and Course Director of the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies at Monash University. Rick completed his PhD research at Monash University in 2015. His current research interests include literary translation, translation and cultural diplomacy, censorship and sexuality in translation, and translation in the digital space. He is the author of Jin Ping Mei English Translations: Texts, Paratexts, and Contexts (Routledge, 2018), co-editor (with Leah Gerber) of A Century of Chinese Literature in Translation: English Publication and Reception (Routledge, 2020), co-editor (with Shani Tobias) of Encountering China's Past: Translation and Dissemination of Classical Chinese Literature (Springer, 2022), and co-editor (with Vibeke Børdahl) of Jin Ping Mei – A Wild Horse in Chinese Literature. Essays on Texts, Illustrations and Translations of a Late Sixteenth-Century Masterpiece (NIAS, 2023). He has published papers in internationally leading journals such as Adaptation, Target, Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Perspectives. Rick is also a NAATI-certified translator (Chinese<>English), National Education Committee member of AUSIT (Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators). He was the Editor of The AALITRA Review, and Co-editor of New Voices in Translation Studies.

Supervision interests

Accepting PhD students.

Current supervision interests include: 

  • Literary translation and adaptation studies
  • Translation and cultural diplomacy 
  • Language services for CALD communities
  • Mobility, translation and cultural identities
  • Sexuality and censorship in translation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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