There is currently no monograph available in English that would attempt an up-to-date outline and a conceptual map of Systemic Functional Translation Studies on the one hand, and that would do so with particular acknowledgement of recent contributions by scholars from China on the other, where Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong are among lively centres of activity for systemic-functionally based work on translation.

Bo Wang and Yuanyi Ma are scholars with backgrounds in Chinese linguistics and translation studies, but also, and importantly, with expertise in translating and in translation evaluation. Their book is primarily aimed at researchers and students, but I am sure that translators looking for some methodological underpinnings of their professional practice will find much that is of interest to them.
From the Introduction by Erich Steiner, Professor of English Translation Studies, Saarland University