Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics 2018

June 11 – 22 2018, 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 Fifth 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 Haixia liang'an minzu gongtongyu  海峡两岸民族共同语, Huayu yu Putonghua bijiao yanjiu  华语与普通话比较研究, Putonghua: kouyu yu shumianyu  普通话: 口语与书面语, Yueyu yu Putonghua 粤语与普通话. All teaching and training will be conducted in Chinese.

Teachers

Diao Yanbin 刁宴斌, Beijing Normal University

Guo Xi 郭熙, Jinan University (Guangzhou)

Feng Shengli 冯胜利, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wang Lining 王莉宁, Beijing Language and Culture University

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 15, the participants present their work in progress followed by a discussion by the experts. There is a final exam on June 22.

Venue

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

Housing

The participants are accommodated in double dorm rooms on campus.

Costs

A tuition fee of 4000 RMB will be charged for the two-week program. This figure does not include accommodation fees. Room (double dorm room for 80 RMB/person/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 April 30, 2018. 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