Translators Association of China (TAC) was founded in 1982. It has group members，unit members and individual members in 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities all over China, and 9 committees covering areas such as social science, literature and arts, science and technology, military science, ethnic languages, foreign affairs, international communication, translation theories and translation teaching, and translation service.
In the past 22 years, TAC has organized, together with its committees and member groups, more than 90 national seminars on translation. TAC also works closely with its member association in the fields of translation training, service and public interest activities such as the Han Suyin Award for Young Translators.
TAC joined the International Federation of Translators (FIT) in 1987 and a number of its representatives have been elected Council Members of FIT. The four sessions of the "Asian Translators' Forum" sponsored by TAC have been successfully held, of which the first session (1995) and the fourth session (2004) were hosted by TAC in Beijing.
Founded in 1980, TAC's Chinese Translators Journal (bimonthly) , originally named Translators Notes, is a national key academic periodical. Local associations and subordinate committees of TAC publish 9 more academic journals.
(China.org.cn June 18, 2008)