Master of Legal Translation
current situation

How to Cite



Based on the Guideline for MTI Training Program established by China National Committee for MTI (Master of Translation and Interpreting) Education, this research makes a successive survey on the status quo of master education of legal translators and interpreters from 2014-2016 to trace the changes and problems revealed in the five major universities of political science and law in China. By comparing and analyzing the information and facts collected on the training target, curriculum setting, teaching staff, platform construction, practical training as well as the employment in those five universities, the authors sort out the diversified advantages and features of the five law schools, and probe into the existing problems and difficulties in common. On the grounds of the survey and interview conducted by the authors in the recent years, the authors put forward the solutions and suggestions on the improvement and future development of Chinese MTI education.


Bao, Chuanyun. 2003. Key Considerations in Translator and Interpreter Education. Chinese Translators Journal (Zhongguo Fanyi) 2: 48-50.

Cao, Shu, Han Zhulin, and Liu Ximeng. 2015. Reform the Path of Legal Affairs Translation Teaching in Colleges and Universities. Journal of Jixi University (Jixi Daxue Xuebao) 11: 105-108.

China National Committee for MTI Education. 2014. Name List of the Institutions of Running the MTI Programme. 7 July. Available at (Accessed 16 October 2016).

China National Committee for MTI Education.2013. Evaluation Index for the Training Institutions of Running the MTI Programme”, 26 December, available at (Accessed 16 October 2016).

Dai, Weidong, and Wang Xuemei. 2005. Collaborative-inquiry Model in Teaching for Postgraduate of English Major—Definition, Theoretical Basis and Application. Foreign Languages in China (Zhongguo Waiyu) 4: 12-16.

He, Gangqiang. 2007. Skillful and Patient - Three Skills that a Teacher of Translation Should Possess. Foreign Language World (Waiyu Jie) 3: 24-29.

Kong, Lingcui, and Wang Hui. 2011. Cold Thinking of Hot MTI Programs. Foreign Language World (Waiyu Jie) 3: 9-15.

Secretariat of China National Committee for MTI Education. 2012. Conduct Well the MTI Evaluation Work and Promote Health Development of the MTI Education—Interview with Professor He Qixin. Chinese Translators Journal (Zhongguo Fanyi) 2: 52-56.

Shan, Ping. 2016. A General Survey of MTI Education in China: Current Situation, Problems and Suggestions—Taking MTI Education in the Universities in Dalian as a Case. Language Education (Yuyan Jiaoyu) (4)2: 2-7.

Tian, Guoli, Sun Bin, and Rong Jing. 2014. On the Innovation Mechanism in Cultivating Translation Talents Based on the Development of Regional Economy. Hebei Academic Journal (Hebei Xuekan) 34(4): 232-235.

st Century. 2009. 25 Institutions of Higher Education Have Been Approved for New Qualification of MTI. 21st Century (Yingyu Jiaoyu Zhoukan). July 13. Available at (Accessed 16 October 2016).

Wang, Jun, and Yu Jiayi. 2016. Problems and Countermeasures in the MTI Education. Modern Communication (Xiandai Jiaoji) 4: 226-227.

Wang, Lifei. 2016. Analysis of the Enterprises’ Walking out Data on Language Service and Strategies - Reflection on the Training of MTI Talents. Paper of the 2016 Annual Conference of National MTI Degree Education.

Wang, Zhiwei. 2012. Training of Talents of Applied Translation in the USA and Its Implication to MTI in China. Foreign Language World (Waiyu Jie) 4: 52-60.

Xu, Duo. 2017. On the Dilemma and Countermeasures for Fostering Intellectuals of Legal Translation under the MTI. Foreign Languages in China (Zhongguo Waiyu) 4:14-20.

Zhao, Junfeng. 2018. On the Disciplinary Construction of Legal Translation: Notion and Thinking. Foreign Language Studies (Waiguo Yuyan Wenxue) 2:192.

Zhong, Weihe. 2014. Problems on the Education of the MTI Program in China and Countermeasures. Chinese Translators Journal (Zhongguo Fanyi) 4: 40-44.

Zhuang, Zhixiang. 2007. Construction of Translation Major in China - Problems and Countermeasures (Woguo Fanyi Zhuanye Jianshe - Wenti yu Duice). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

When submitting a paper the author agrees to the following publishing agreement and processing personal data.


This is a publication agreement and copyright license (“Agreement”) regarding a written manuscript currently submitted via Pressto platform

 (“Article”) to be published in Comparative Legilinguistics International Journal for Legal Communication (“Journal”).

The parties to this Agreement are:

the Author or Authors of the submitted article (individually, or if more than one author, collectively, “Author”) and Comparative Legilinguistics International Journal for Legal Communication (“Publisher”), address al. Niepodległości 4, 61-874 Poznań, represented by its editor in chief Aleksandra Matulewska.


a)     The Author and the Publisher agree that the Author grants a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which is incorporated herein by reference and is further specified at Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 copyright license in the Article to the general public.

b)     The Author grants to the Publisher a royalty-free, worldwide nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, distribute, translate and use the Article in any form, either separately or as part of a collective work, including but not limited to a nonexclusive license to publish the Article in an issue of the Journal, copy and distribute individual reprints of the Article, authorize reproduction of the entire Article in another publication, and authorize reproduction and distribution of the Article or an abstract thereof by means of computerized retrieval systems (such as Westlaw, Lexis and SSRN). The Author retains ownership of all rights under copyright in the Article, and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

c)     The Author grants to the Publisher the power to assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer any and all licenses expressly granted to the Publisher under this Agreement.

d)     Republication. The Author agrees to require that the Publisher be given credit as the original publisher in any republication of the Article authorized by the Author. If the Publisher authorizes any other party to republish the Article under the terms of paragraphs 1c and 1 of this Agreement, the Publisher shall require such party to ensure that the Author is credited as the Author.


a)     The Author agrees that the Publisher may edit the Article as suitable for publication in the Journal. To the extent that the Publisher’s edits amount to copyrightable works of authorship, the Publisher hereby assigns all right, title, and interest in such edits to the Author.


a)     The Author represents and warrants that to the best of the Author’s knowledge the Article does not defame any person, does not invade the privacy of any person, and does not in any other manner infringe upon the rights of any person. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Publisher against all such claims.

b)     The Author represents and warrants that the Author has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the licenses granted in this Agreement.

c)     The Author represents and warrants that the Article furnished to the Publisher has not been published previously. For purposes of this paragraph, making a copy of the Article accessible over the Internet, including, but not limited to, posting the Article to a database accessible over the Internet, does not constitute prior publication so long as the as such copy indicates that the Article is not in final form, such as by designating such copy to be a “draft,” a “working paper,” or “work-in-progress”. The Author agrees to hold harmless the Publisher, its licensees and distributees, from any claim, action, or proceeding alleging facts that constitute a breach of any warranty enumerated in this paragraph.

§4. TERM

a)     The agreement was concluded for an unspecified time.


a)     The Author agrees and acknowledges that the Author will receive no payment from the Publisher for use of the Article or the licenses granted in this Agreement.

b)     The Publisher agrees and acknowledges that the Publisher will not receive any payment from the Author for publication by the Publisher.


a)     This Agreement supersedes any and all other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the Author and the Publisher with respect to the subject of this Agreement. This Agreement contains all of the warranties and agreements between the parties with respect to the Article, and each party acknowledges that no representations, inducements, promises, or agreements have been made by or on behalf of any party except those warranties and agreements embodied in this Agreement.

b)     In all cases not regulated by this Agreement, legal provisions of Polish Copyright Act and Polish Civil Code shall apply. 

c)     Any disputes arising from the enforcement of obligations connected with this Agreement shall be resolved by a court competent for the headquarters of the Publisher.

d)     Any amendments or additions to the Agreement must be made in writing and signed by authorised representative of both parties, otherwise being ineffective. 

e)      This Agreement is signed electronically and the submission of the article via the PRESSto platform is considered as the conclusion of the Agreement by the Author and the Publisher.

f)     Clause for consent to the processing of personal data - general

g)     The Author shall give his or her consent to the processing of their personal data in accordance with the Act of 10 May 2018 on the protection of personal data and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of persons physical in connection with the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (General Data Protection Regulation) for the purpose and in connection with making publications available on the PRESSto scientific journals platform and DeGruyter platform, guaranteeing the security of services rendered, and improving them.


The Author                             The Publisher



Download data is not yet available.