City University of Hong Kong Dep
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Language and Ethnicity
Prof. Zhou Qingsheng
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology (IEA)
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS)
Date: 5 October 2007, Friday
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue: B7603 (Lift 3, 7/F, Blue Zone),Academic Building,CityU
This talk is intended to explore the relationship between language and ethnicity based on available data from the societal life of recent years in both China and other countries. It will look into the key issues involved from three perspectives, namely, (1) language and ethnic identity, (2) language and nationalism, and (3) language and ethnic conflict.
Zhou Qingsheng is Professor in the Graduate School of CASS, Deputy Director and Research Fellow in the Center for Research on Chinese Minority Languages of CASS, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Chinese Sociolinguistics, President of the Association of Chinese Sociolinguistics, Vice-president and General Secretary of the Society of Chinese Minority Languages. He taught at Zhengzhou University between 1978 and 1985 and has been working at the IEA of CASS since 1988. His research areas include language policy and language planning, language and culture, bilingual education, social linguistics, and linguistic anthropology.