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The 11th Cross-Strait Symposium on Modern Chinese Language
2018-12-07

7–8 December 2018 | The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

The 11th Cross-Strait Symposium on Modern Chinese Language was successfully held on 7–8 December 2018 at CUHK. The Symposium was jointly organized by CUHK, Nankai University and the Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It was jointly hosted by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK. Co-organizers were the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Yale-China Chinese Language Centre, CUHK-BLCU Joint Research Centre for Chinese Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, the Global China Research Programme at CUHK and The Commercial Press.

 

The theme of the Symposium was “Linguistics Study from the ‘Belt and Road’ Perspective”. Over ninety scholars from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan attended the Symposium.

 

Prof. Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Co-Convenor of the Global China Research Programme, CUHK; Ms Qi Wang, Director of Planning and Coordination Division, Department of Language Information Management, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China; and Prof. Sze-wing Tang, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and Director of T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK gave speeches at the opening ceremony.

 

Six renowned scholars from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan were invited to give keynote speeches: Prof. Yuming Li, Beijing Language and Culture University; Prof. Raungfu Chung, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Prof. Siu-lam Tin, Educational and Cultural Press Limited; Prof. Chianing Chu, National Chengchi University; Prof. Jian Zhou, Macau Polytechnic Institute; and Prof. Kun Dong, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

 

The Symposium consisted of five sessions. During the Symposium, scholars exchanged thoughts and discussed topics on lexicology, lexicography, syntactic analysis, phonetic and phonology studies, dialectal grammar, language comparison, Chinese teaching, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and language and the society. Some discussions were related to the Belt and Road Initiative and language issues within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

 

At the closing ceremony, Prof. Jian Zhou gave the closing remarks; Prof. Raung-Fu Chung briefed the attendees on the status of the preparation of the 12th Symposium, and Prof. Kun Dong delivered the closing speech.

 

For details: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/clrc/css11/index_e.html