About Paper Republic – Our Team

Paper Republic is run by a board of trustees, and a management team. The trustees are:

Eric Abrahamsen

Translator, publishing consultant and founder of Paper Republic. Eric is our Chair of Trustees.

Nicky Harman

Translator, educator and prolific networker.

Vivian Wangzhen Ni

Chinese bookseller and cultural events organizer.

Robina Pelham Burn

Editor and former charity CEO. Robina is also a Trustee of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders (charity number 1162410) and the Children’s Bookshow (charity number 1143160).

Emily Jones

Translator, and consultant in brand and marketing

Xinna Wang

Financial director in the marketing industry

Our management team consists of Emily, Eric and Nicky, as well as:

Megan Copeland

Translator, government relations and communications expert.

Jack Hargreaves


Maialen Marin-Lacarta

Translator of Chinese literature into Spanish and Basque, researcher, educator.

Lirong Yao

Translator, researcher and Beijing correspondent.