About Zinan Ye 叶子南

Zinan Ye is an associate professor of Chinese translation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Before joining MIIS, Professor Ye taught English-Chinese translation at Hangzhou University in China. He has also been working as a freelance translator since the 1970s. His recent clients include the Brookings Institution and John Thornton & Company in Beijing. He has published several books on translation, including Advanced Course on English-Chinese Translation, a textbook published by Tsinghua University and widely used by T&I schools in China, and Introduction to Chinese-English Translation, coauthored and published by Hippocrene Books. In addition, he is a frequent contributor to Chinese Translators’ Journal and writes in Chinese on a wide range of cultural and social topics.


Present Faculty Member, Monterey Institute of International Studies


  • Introduction to Written Translation into Chinese
  • Introduction to Sight Translation into Chinese
  • Intermediate Translation into Chinese
  • Advanced Translation into Chinese