TEAM - Founders

Iege Vanwalle is Master in Sinology (UGent).
She also studied two years at the Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) in Beijing and did a Master at the University of Leiden. She founded the company IKARO with Katrien Coupez, specialized in translation and interpreting, was co-founder and editor of Het Trage Vuur, magazine for Chinese literature in translation and translated and published modern and contemporary Chinese poetry and some novels into Dutch for various publishers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Iege teaches Chinese language and culture at various schools and online ( ).

Katrien Coupez is Master in Sinology (UGent). After her studies she went for two years studying and working at Nanjing University (南京大学), China  and in Taiwan, then  traveled for more than a year through Southeast Asia and China. Back in Belgium she founded with Iege the company “IKARO” specialized in translation and interpreting.
In 2011 they translated the novel Onder de Meidoorn by Ai Mi. To date she is actively involved with China, through film (Made in China, Filmfest Gent) & translation work. In addition, Katrien has been working in the cultural world in Ghent for more than 20 years (De Vooruit, Greenhouse Talent and Minard).
Supporting team - social media
Camille Jeurissen is Master in Conflict and Development Studies (Uhent). After her high school degree, she spend nine months on an exchange in Taipei to learn Chinese language and culture. Hereafter she studied the bachelor of Arts in Eastern Languages and Cultures: Chinese language and Culture (UGent). She is currently following the Postgraduate program of CHINA-EU Cultural Curatorship Studies (UAntwerp). She is also a volunteer at Gendernet (Groen), a national network that strives for equal rights regardless of sex, gender, race, religion,..