The 3th “Contemporary Chinese Discourse Study” Seminar Held in ZJU



The 3th “Contemporary Chinese Discourse Study” Seminar Held in ZJU


 February 25, 2010


Co-organized by Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Normal University, the Third Contemporary Chinese

Discourse Study Seminar was held in Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University from 18th to 20th Dec. 2009.

Profited from the resonance and influence of the previous two seminars, this seminar attracted

over 100 famous experts of discourse study and young scholars, among whom 15 addressed at the



The seminar inaugurated in Zijingang Hotel, Hangzhou, on the morning of 18th Dec. Professor Shi Xu,

head of the Institute of Discourse and Diverse Culture, ZJU and director of the Center of

Contemporary Chinese Discourse Study, ZJU, presided over the opening ceremony. Speeches of welcome

were given by Professor Fan Jieping, head of the Department of Humanities, ZJU and Professor

He Lianzhen from School of International Studies, ZJU. Represented speeches were given by Mr. Gu

Yueguo, researcher from CASS and Professor Tan Xuechun, vice-principal of the Faculty of Humanities,

Fujian Normal University. Professor Fan Jieping announced the opening of the seminar.


Fifteen scholars addressed on topics of “media and contemporary Chinese discourse” and “Chinese

culture and contemporary Chinese discourse” and comprehensive and in-depth discussions of

theoretical construction and practical analysis of the study of contemporary Chinese discourse were

made at the seminar. Diverse in topics and deep in justification, the speeches given by the 15 scholars

aroused huge resonance in the delegates participating the seminar who reacted actively by raising

questions and giving suggestions.


In the group discussions on 19th Dec. guided by the topics of the seminar, the delegates exchanged

opinions on subjects of discourse of floating people in cities, TV talk shows, city’s media image, violence

of media discourse, judicial discourse, news discourse, traditional rhetoric, advertising discourse,

Chinese and Western philosophy and political discourse. Young scholars’ breakthrough thinking

and innovation are as important, if not more than, the explanations by senior experts. Scholars from

different regions and cultural backgrounds had pointed but respectful theoretical confrontations and

conversations, showing the purport of this seminar------“seeking the convergence of ideas from all

around the world”.


Hosted by Professor Shi Xu, the closing ceremony of the seminar was held in the small theatre of the

Faculty of Music in ZNU. Professor Yin Qiping, principal of Institute of Foreign Languages, ZNU

and Mr. Yu Longjin, deputy director of R&D division, ZNU were present at the closing ceremony.

Professor Yin Qiping gave a warm closing speech and announced the close of the seminar. The success

of this seminar will help to promote the position of discipline of the study of contemporary Chinese

discourse, to extend the geographical breadth of academic exchange in the future and to win a voice

for the study of contemporary Chinese discourse on domestic and international stages.


(Translated by Li Jiaona)









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