112The annual joint tutoring event of the English Department was held on November 20. Department director Zhong Xiaofang led more than ten teachers and students (including professors from the Foreign Languages Center, the Department of Arabic and Korean, as well as graduate students and undergraduate students from the Department of English) to visit Diplomacy “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” to get a glimpse of the story behind Guanghua Magazine, its current situation and future prospects. The Department of English at National Chengchi University was the first domestic university department to visit “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine”. Guanghua Magazine usually only accepts foreign guests.
A brief discussion on “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine”
The visit was personally received by Chen Liangjun, the editor-in-chief of Guanghua Magazine. The visit kicked off with the words “Hello” from various countries. As soon as we entered the Guanghua Corridor on the third floor of Guanghua Magazine – the floor where the office is located, the walls were written with “Hello” from various countries. The images organized by the text attract everyone’s attention. Chen Liangjun explained that Guanghua Magazine takes “presenting Taiwan to the world” as its mission and is committed to using rich language and images to present Taiwan’s diverse features to the world. The content includes diverse topics such as industry, art, religion, ethnic groups, and travel. Since the launch of the Chinese-English version of Guanghua in January 1965, it has also published bimonthly paper magazines and electronic magazines written in Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian, as well as six-language editions (Chinese, English, Japanese, Indian, Thailand and Vietnam) website in order to let the world have a deeper understanding of Taiwan.
The past, present and future of “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine”
After the introduction of Guanghua Corridor, Chen Liangjun then led everyone to the Guanghua Photography Exhibition on the fifth floor. During the visit, he introduced the covers of several representative works, including the early Golden Horse Awards, aborigines, food and other issues. Teachers and students It was as if they had boarded a time machine, witnessing the past and present of the magazine “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” together, and looking forward to the future together. He said that “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” was founded in the 65th year of the Republic of China. It was originally named “Sinorama Magazine”. After several name changes, the word “Taiwan” was added in 2005 and became “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine”. Magazine” (Taiwan Panorama), hoping to highlight Taiwan’s characteristics.
Paper and the Internet go hand in hand
With the advent of the Internet and AI era, Chen Liangjun and his team also shared with us how to use paper and technology in parallel today to preserve the value of paper magazines, while also adding in things like the management of social networking sites and the shooting of short videos. , in order to introduce Taiwan to the world more effectively, and at the same time contribute to diplomacy; in looking forward to the future, he said that “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” will continue to present it to the world in a parallel way, both in paper and online. Taiwan’s cultural soft power.
Continue to deepen cultural capabilities
In the final Q&A session, Chen Liangjun and his team also answered many questions in detail for teachers and students, such as the details and trade-offs in translation, the work process and daily routine of translation editors, and the positioning of the magazine. Because the core value of the magazine is “Let the world see Taiwan”, we will use this as a guideline when working. If we encounter the translation of proper nouns, we will present them in the form of transliteration and add brackets at the end to supplement the explanation, in order to achieve the best results. Good results.
Return with a full load
Finally, Zhong Xiaofang presented an exquisite gift box with “National Chengchi University” printed on it, three issues of the “Foreign Language Studies” journal of the School of Foreign Languages, coasters and key rings of the English Department to Chen Liangjun to thank him for his wonderful introduction; Chen Liangjun also gave gifts to those who participated in the Q&A Teachers and students each receive a “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” casebook, as well as each participating teacher and student a copy of the Chinese and English domestic version of “Taiwan Guanghua Magazine” as a souvenir. Through this visit, the participating teachers and students saw the magazine’s efforts to promote Taiwan’s soft issues, and its spirit of adapting to technological development without abandoning the essence of traditional culture, and continuing to present Taiwan to the world, so that tradition and modernity are both inclusive. The spirit of this is also the idea and concept that the department strives to convey to students.