Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics 2017

June 12 – 23 2017, Beijing

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, invite undergraduate and graduate students proficient in Chinese (HSK 5) to participate in the Fourth Summer School in Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change in Beijing.

About

The school provides the opportunity to attend lectures on major issues addressing various aspects of Modern Chinese language combined with practical training in related academic methods and skills. The four topics to be discussed in this summer school are Rhetoric, Adspeak and Branding, Puns and Other Figures of Speech, Cultural Revolution Speak. All teaching and training will be conducted in Chinese.

Teachers

Four leading experts have been invited to lecture on the four outlined topics:

Yuan Hui, College of Liberal Arts, Anhui University of China. Introduction to Rhetoric.

Yu Genyuan, College of Techniques of Broadcasting & Anchoring, Communication University of China. Adspeak and Branding.

Diao Yanbin, School of Chinese Language and Literature. Beijing Normal University, Culture Revolution Speak.

Yang Jianguo, Beijing Language and Culture University. Puns and Other Figures of Speech.

Schedule

There is one four-hour lecture each morning from Monday to Thursday. During the afternoons individual research is carried out on a chosen topic resulting in an academic paper completed with the help of Chinese graduate students. On Friday, June 16, the participants present their work in progress followed by a discussion by the experts. There is a final exam on June 23.

Venue

The school takes place at Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.

Housing

The participants are accommodated on campus at the BLCU Conference Center.

Costs

A tuition fee of 4000 RMB will be charged for the two-week program. This figure does not include accommodation fees. Room (Single-bed room for 160 RMB/day) and board as well as travel and visa costs are at the expenses of the participants.

Students enrolled at the UZH and other Swiss partner universities are exempted from paying tuition fees.

Registration

Please register via registration form (XLSX, 9 KB) to be sent to Brigitte Kölla <brigitte.koella@aoi.uzh.ch> or Zhang Wenxian <zhangwenxian@blcu.edu.cn >. Registration closes on March 31, 2017. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail and in due time an admission note of BLCU to apply for a short-term visa for China. Registration will be closed when the limit of 25 participants is reached.

Organizers

The Summer School is jointly organized by the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University.

Contact

For questions, please contact Brigitte Kölla <brigitte.koella@aoi.uzh.ch> or Wang Jianqin <jianqinwang55@blcu.edu.cn>.

Report: Opening Ceremony, Beijing

Opening Ceremony of the 4th Summer School jointly organized by the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University.

第四期苏大-北语暑期汉学研修课程开班