Instytut Lingwistyki Stosowanej zaprasza na wykład Profesora Hailonga Tiana
z Tianjin Foreign Studies University
pt. Discourse, politics and media in contemporary China
Wykład odbędzie się we wtorek 14 października w godzinach 13.15-14.15, w budynku Instytutu Lingwistyki Stosowanej, Dobra 55, sala 1.008 (I piętro).
Institute of Applied Linguistics kindly invites to a lecture by Professor Hailong Tian from the Tianjin Foreign Studies University on:
Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China
From the speaker:
Great changes have taken place in all aspects of life in China in the last three decades, and these changes are mediated significantly through the power of discourse. Discourse, as a way in which the complex kinds of verbal exchange are institutionalized around specific macro-topics, is so obviously involved in the social practice of contemporary China that it becomes the replica of reality, and this is all the more salient in the post-modern society where new technologies of communication work together with power over and control of the ways and sources of communication. Starting with this understanding of the Chinese society, I’ll first explain in this talk how discourse is mingled in the social life in contemporary China, with examples in the field of politics and law. I’ll then go ahead with the rationales of doing critical discourse analysis (CDA) in China, that is, I’ll account for the importance of such an academic endeavor in terms of its advantage for seeing the nature of socio-political transformation. Thirdly, I’ll discuss the agendas of doing CDA in China, that is, what we do in researching the dialectical relation of discourse and society. And finally, I’ll discuss the implications of CDA for intercultural communications, by answering possible questions from the audience.
The lecture will take place at the Auditorium 1.008 (1st floor) of the new building of the Institute of Applied Linguistics, ul. Dobra 55, on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 13:15-14:15.
About Professor Hailong Tian:
Hailong Tian is currently Professor of Discourse Studies at Tianjin Foreign Studies University. He is elected vice president and secretary-general of the China Association of Discourse Studies, and vice president of the Association of Chinese Sociolinguistics. His research interests include discourse studies and translation studies, with a focus on understanding the complexity of discourse in relation to society and intercultural communications. His recent publications include Discourse and Socio-political Transformations in Contemporary China (eds. with Chilton and Wodak, 2012) and Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China (eds. with Cao and Chilton, 2014), both with John Benjamins, and Critical Discourse Analysis: Interpretations, Reflections, and Applications (2014, Nankai University Press).