Tienchi Liao graduated from Taiwan State University and came to Germany in the 1970s . She first worked at the Institute for Asian Studies in Hamburg before moving to the Ruhr University in Bochum in 1985 . From 1991 to 2001 she was director of the Richard Wilhelm Translation Center, one of three translation centers for Chinese literature worldwide. From 1994 she published the book series Arcus Chinatexte in Projektverlag (Bochum / Freiburg) - initially together with her husband, the sinologist Helmut Martin , who died in 1999 . This contains works of traditional Chinese literature and philosophy as well as more recent literary texts in German translation.
In 2001, Tienchi Martin-Liao left Germany to work in a leading position for the Laogai Research Foundation , a non-profit organization led by Harry Wu that primarily provides information on human rights issues in China, especially conditions in labor camps. During this time, Martin-Liao edited a biography series on political prisoners in China.
Martin-Liao represents the Laogoai Foundation in Europe and was also elected chairman of the independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) in 2009. She regularly publishes and comments on political, social and cultural issues in China.
Martin-Liao has been a member of the Academy of the Arts in Cologne, which opened in October 2012, since 2013 .
- Chinese-German vocabulary: Politics and economics of the PR China with Helmut Martin with the assistance of Ute Fricker, Langenscheidt 1977, ISBN 3-468-49025-9
- Phoenix tree. Modern Taiwanese poetry. German translation of 5 poems, with Ricarda Daberkow (ed.) Projektverlag Bochum, 2000. ISBN 3-89733-058-X
- Helmut Martin: Cultural China and Chinese Studies. Essays 1996-1999. Texts from the estate. Edited by Christiane Hammer and Tienchi Martin-Liao Bochum, Projektverlag 2001 (Chinabilder VII), ISBN 3-89733-061-X
- Series of publications of the Language and Literature section of China at the Ruhr University Bochum
- Realms of the Spirit in Gao Xingjian's Literature and Art: A Symposium and Film Showcase of a Nobel Laureate , list of speakers with biographies on soas.ac.uk ( Memento of the original from August 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link became automatic used and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- World Press Freedom Day 2010: Bloggers Behind Bars: Increasing Number of Online Journalists in Jail Limits Freedom of Expression on Center for International Media Assistance, cima.ned.org ( Memento of the original from October 7, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: Der Archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- The Young Academy of the Arts of the World is in the starting blocks: The first eleven members have been elected. And: New members of the “great” Academy of the Arts in the World ( Memento of the original from June 17, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 19 kB). Press release on academycologne.org, March 19, 2013
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||廖天琪 (Chinese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Chinese author and translator; Chairwoman of the PEN Center Taipei|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20th century|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nanjing|