Dr. Ji works on the development of advanced analytical instruments for translation studies, with a focus on developing research instruments for effective environmental and health translation and communication.
She established the Sydney Knowledge and Language Translation Lab which hosts a dozen research students working on environmental, health, literary translations. Dr Ji has published over 70 research papers/book chapters and is the author/editor of two dozen books (with Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Palgrave, Springer, John Benjamins, Waseda University Press, University of Montréal Press, Canada), the editor of two special journal issues published by the MIT Press (Leonardo), USA and University of Montreal Press in Canada (Meta: Journal des traducteurs). Dr Ji is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices (2020), New York: Oxford University Press (with Sara Laviosa, Italy) (2020); the editor of Advances in Empirical Translation Studies: Developing Translation Resources and Technologies, Cambridge University Press (with Michael Oakes, Wolverhampton) (2019). Her books are reviewed in International Journal of Corpus Linguistics; Journal of Specialised Translation; International Journal of Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press); The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press); Australian Journal of Linguistics; Routledge Encyclopaedia of Translation Technology; Babel: Revue internationale de la traduction; Target: International Journal of Translation Studies; Languages in Contrast; Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science; Literary and Linguistic Computing (Oxford University Press). The 2012 book Quantitative Methods in Corpus Translation Studies (John Benjamins) has been reviewed in numerous academic journals and yearbooks of applied linguistics with leading publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press. Dr Ji is the founding series editor of the Cambridge Studies in Language Practices and Social Development, Cambridge University Press; founding editorial board member of the book series of Cambridge Elements of Translation and Interpreting, Cambridge University Press; and the founding editor of Routledge Studies of Empirical Translation and Multilingual Communication, New York/Oxon: Routledge. Her research has been supported by the British Academy, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences, Australian Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council of the UK, Toshiba International Foundation, Worldwide University Networks Research Development Fund, and a number of universities in Europe, North America, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil. Dr. Ji is collaborating closely with Prof. Adone and team.