Our 2019 symposium keynote speaker confirmed – Dr. Chih-p’ing Chou of Princeton University

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chih-p’ing Chou of Princeton University has accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at our 2019 symposium. This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement and the tenth anniversary of the Chinese Language Teachers Association – National Capital Region. Therefore our theme of this year’s symposium is “From Baihuawen to Critical Language: One Hundred Years of Chinese Language Education”.

Dr. Chou is a world-renowned expert of both intellectual history and Chinese language education. His expertise touches upon the two keywords of this year’s conference: Baihuawen and Critical Language. We are looking forward to a great keynote address by Dr. Chou.

You may read more about Dr. Chou here (from his webpage):

Chih-p’ing Chou, Professor of East Asian Studies, specializes in modern Chinese intellectual history and late Ming literature. Hu Shi’s Thought and Modern China (Beijing, 2012) which has been selected as one of the best 100 publications of the year by several major media organizations in China.

He is the principal author of fourteen Chinese language textbooks ranging from the elementary to the advanced levels. Twelve titles have been published by Princeton University Press (1992-2016), one by the Far Eastern Publications of Yale University (1990), and one by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (2009). This series has been adopted as textbooks by many institutions worldwide.

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