Co-founder

Tan Dan Feng

Dan Feng spent a decade as director of globally renowned Southeast Asian books specialist Select Books and is active in the regional language, translation and publishing sectors. He chairs the annual Singapore International Translation Symposium and has been involved in the translation programmes at NTU, NUS and SIM University as course coordinator, lecturer, adjunct faculty and academic advisory board member.

He sits on several government committees, including the National Translation Committee, the NAC Arts Advisory Panel and the MCI Television and Radio Advisory Committee Panel of Experts. He designed the official iHuayu app of the Speak Mandarin Campaign and penned its official notebook for 2014, containing tips on the proper use of Mandarin. He has presented widely on issues relating to language and culture, including major conferences in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Penang.

Books that he has edited or co-edited include Singapore Shifting Boundaries (2011), Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy and the Rise of Indonesia as a Major Power (2009) and The Chinese in Indonesia (2008). Recently, he oversaw the production of the largest Singapore Chinese-English bilingual dictionary and a history of Malay poetry in Singapore.