Fudan University Guest Talks – September 2009

Visiting professors from Fudan University, Chinese partner institution of the Confucius Institute for Scotland, will present two talks on the morning of Friday 11 September.

10.00am-11.00am Professor Liu Xinming
Investigating Chinese Grammar through Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

11.15am-12.15am Professor Tan Zheng
Wang Xiaobo: A Groundbreaker in Contemporary Chinese Writing

Professor Liu Xinming is Vice Director of the Language and Culture section of the Int`l Cultural Exchange School in Fudan University. He is also the academic adviser of Chinese Teaching Centre at Ningxia University. Professor Liu specialises in Chinese grammar and Chinese teaching. His major publications includes `A study on chinese sentence generation` and `Language and language teaching.`

Professor Tan Zheng is Director of Centre for Studies in Foreign Literature in Fudan University. His research interests focus on Aesthetic and Shakespearean studies. He will talk on Wang Xiaobo as a groundbreaking writer and consider his writings which reflect the social changes in the last half of the 20th century in China.

The Confucius Institute is pleased to welcome our partner institution from Shanghai`s Fudan University.

Both talks which will be given in English will be held in the Confucius Institute for Scotland. To reserve a seat please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call us on 0131 662 2180.