Dr SIU Sai Yau (蕭世友博士)
BA (HKU)
MPhil (HKU)
PhD (CUHK)

Assistant Professor
School of Translation and Foreign Languages

Tel : (852) 3963 5278


Dr Siu?received his BA (First Class Honours) and MPhil from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and he is doing a PhD in Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His research interests include Buddhist scripture translation, translation of ancient Chinese texts, computer-assisted translation, Dunhuang studies, and the history of medieval China. He has published academic articles in international refereed journals, such as the?Journal of Oriental Studies and Studies of Translation and Interpretation. He has also published monographs on Buddhist studies and Chinese history, including?An Annotated Translation on the Sūtra of Medicine (2013), Five Essays on Politics and Foreign Relations in the Later Qin Dynasty?(2013), and?A Translation and Annotation of the Record of Huiseng’s Journey to the Western Regions from the Taishō Tripi?aka?(2014). He has been an active developer of web-based tools for the translation of Buddhist texts for the public use.


PublicationsConference and Seminar PresentationsWeb-based Research ProjectsNewspaper ArticlesAwards
TopPublications
  • 成為「當代玄奘」:論二十一世紀國際佛經翻譯之框架──以《般若波羅蜜多心經》為例 (Becoming the “Contemporary Xuanzang”: On the Framework for International Buddhist Scripture Translation in the 21st Century - With a Case Study on Prajnāpāramitāh?daya) (2016).?Proceedings of Taiwan International Conference on Translation & Interpretation: Multilingual Translation, pp. 53-72. Taipei: National Academy for Education Research.
  • 華人數學大會前言 (Classical Chinese-English translation) (2016). Translation of Professor Yau Shing Tung’s “The Foreword to the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in 2010”.?Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, 4(1), pp.84-85.
  • “Buddhislator: A Digital Chinese-English-Sanskrit Translation Tool of Buddhist Scriptures” (2015).?Proceedings of Taiwan International Conference on Translation & Interpretation: Translation Corpus, pp. 96-115. Taipei: National Academy for Education Research.
  • 敦煌文獻381:佛經譯師鳩摩羅什別傳考論 (Dunhuang Manuscript S.381: An Alternative Biography of Kumārajīva) (2015).?Studies of Translation and Interpretation, Vol. 19, pp. 69-98.
  • 《大正藏本〈北魏僧惠生使西域記〉注譯》(An Annotated Translation of the Record of Huiseng’s Travels to the Western Regions from the Taishō Tripi?aka) (2014). Hong Kong: Saddharma Publishing House. 51 pages.
  • 《五胡十六國時代君主與僧人關係研究:沙漏理論模型及史料視像化》(The Relationship between Emperors and Monks in the Sixteen Kingdoms Period: Theoretical Model and Data Visualization) (2014). MPhil Thesis. 202 pages.
  • 法披河西──北涼姑臧佛經譯場考論 (A Study of the Royal Translation Team in the Northern Liang Dynasty) (2014).Studies of Translation and Interpretation, Vol. 17, pp. 127–160.
  • 書評:《中國佛教研究入門》,岡部和雄、田中良昭編,辛如意譯 (Book Review: Chūgoku Bukkyō Kenkyū Nyūmon) (2014).?Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 101-105.
  • 《後秦政治外交史簡論五篇》(Five Essays on Politics and Foreign Relations in the Later Qin Dynasty) (2013). Hong Kong: Saddharma Publishing House. 132 pages.
  • 《三國時代的養生秘笈──〈佛說佛醫經〉譯注》(An Annotated Translation of the Sūtra of Medicine) (2013). Hong Kong: Saddharma Publishing House. 89 pages.
TopConference and Seminar Presentations
  • Buddhism, Sociology, and Digital Analysis: On the Design Framework for the ‘Platform for the Analytics of Information on Contemporary Buddhism’ (2019). International Conference on Buddhism and Social Science 2019. Taipei: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Foundation.
  • 翻譯與數位人文:翻譯資料庫實作 (Translation and Digital Humanities: Development of Translation Databases) (2018).? Workshop on Translation Corpora and Language Technology. Taiwan: The Graduate Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University.
  • Buddhist Philosophy and the Way of Business: On the ‘Four Key Teachings of Doing Business’ with reference to āryasāgaranāgarājaparip?cchānā mamahāyānasūtra in Sanskrit and Chinese (2018). Symposium on Business Ethics and Culture 2018. Hong Kong: Hang Seng Management College.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine, Translation, and Technology: A Framework for the Development of a Chinese-English Parallel Corpus of Medical Manuscripts in Dunhuang (2018). The 22nd International Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Teaching. Taipei: Fu Jen Catholic University.
  • 大英圖書館藏西夏文《佛說聖佛母般若波羅蜜多經》殘片電子本考釋 (A Study of the Digitised Tangut Manuscript Fragment of Bhagavatīpraj?āpāramitāh?daya from the British Library) (2016). 2016-2017 Academic Seminar for PhD Students of Translation Studies from Sun Yat-Sen University and Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 譯、使合一:東漢朝廷「邊族翻譯使節」之外交職能探論 (On the Role of the Official "Frontier Translator-diplomats" in the Eastern Han Dynasty) (2015). Translators in the Making of Chinese Translation History: The First International Conference on Chinese Translation History. Hong Kong: Research Centre for Translation and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 電影弘佛:爾冬陞主演「達摩祖師傳」之佛教典故析論 (Dharma Preaching through Films: Buddhist Allusions in Master of Zen Performed by Derek Yee Tung-sing) (2015). International Conference on Buddhist Thought and Culture in East Asia. Taiwan: National Taiwan University.
  • Digitalisation of the Compilation of Translated Buddhist Terms (2015). Research Seminar. Hong Kong: Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 鳩摩羅什譯《金剛般若波羅蜜經》真言之梵語重構及傳翻略考 (The Mantra in Kumārajīva’s Vajracchedikāprajnāpāramitāsūtra: Historical Investigation and Sanskrit Reconstruction) (2014). 2014-2015 Academic Seminar for PhD Students of Translation Studies from Sun Yat-Sen University and Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Guangzhou: Sun Yat-Sen University.
  • From Pluralism to Elitism: Prabhākaramitra’s Buddhist Translation Team (627–632) (2014). Research Seminar. Hong Kong: Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 法披河西──北涼姑臧佛經譯場考論 (A Study of the Royal Translation Team in the Northern Liang Dynasty) (2013). International Conference on the History of Translators. Taiwan: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation, National Taiwan University, Fu Jen Catholic University, and National Academy for Educational Research.
  • 五胡十六國時代君主與僧人關係研究:沙漏理論模型及史料視像化 (The Relationship between Emperors and Monks in the Sixteen Kingdoms Period: Theoretical Model and Data Visualization) (2013). Graduate Seminar. Hong Kong: School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong.
  • 學在風雨飄搖時:晚清商務翻譯學堂初探 (A Study of Translation Schools in the Late Qing Dynasty) (2013). Translation and Modernisation in East Asia in the 19th and Early 20th Century Conference. Hong Kong: Research Centre for Translation and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
TopWeb-based Research Projects
TopNewspaper Articles
  • 〈看圖識字 學習梵文〉(2019)。載於文匯報(2019 年 9月 2 日)。
  • 〈雙語線上平臺 速讀環球時事〉(2018)。載於文匯報(2018年 10月8日)。
  • 〈佛典浩繁語系多 建譯者庫助考究〉(2018)。載於文匯報(2018年 5月30日)。
  • 〈電玩翻譯難 策略要清楚〉(2018)。載於文匯報(2018 年 2月 7 日)。
  • 〈《往生咒》演化擴充 探佛典翻譯〉(2017)。載於文匯報(2017年 9月 27日)。
TopAwards
  • Sin Wai Kin (冼為堅博士) CUHK Golden Jubilee Scholarship in Arts, History and Philosophy 2015/16
  • Stephen C. Soong (宋淇先生) Translation Studies Memorial Awards 2015 – Special Mention