Language, Identity, Nation-State Building and Globalization

Language, Identity, Nation-State Building and Globalization
International Symposium on Modern China’s 
100 Years 
of Language Planning

April 14-16, 2011 
St. Mary’s Hall, Multipurpose Room
University of Maryland, College Park

For more information, please contact Dr. Minglang Zhou at mlzhou@umd.edu or telephone 301-405-4025.


PROGRAM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

8:45-9:00: Opening Ceremony 
Session 1: 100 Years of Language Planning: Past and Present (Chair: Minglang Zhou)

9:00-9:20: LI, Yuming: “The impact of the Qing Dynasty’s ‘Act of Approaches to the Unification of the National Language’ on subsequent language planning in China”
9:20-9:40: GUO, Xi: “Motivation and effects of language planning: A review of China’s 100 years practices”
9:40-10:00: WANG, Tiekun: “China’s current language planning efforts motivated by the concept of language as resources”
10:00-10:15: Tea Break
10:15-10:35: TSAO, Feng-fu: “A review of language planning by the ROC, 1911-1945: Achievements and impact”
10:5-10:55: KLÖTER, Henning: “Language from below: Responses to Taiwan’s national language policies”
10:55-11:15: XU, Daming: “China’s strategy for language/information economy”
11:15-12:00: Discussion (Chair: Minglang Zhou)
12:00-1:00: Lunch

Session 2: Language Planning and Chinese Writing (Chair: Yen-hwei Lin)

1:00: DONG, Kun: “Perspectives on the reform for Chinese characters” (Distributing Dong’s talk in paper)
1:00-1:20: ZHAO, Shouhui: “Writing system standardization in Chinese and German: A comparison from Habermasian perspective”
1:20-1:40: CHU, Chia-ning: “Gaps between lexical meanings across the strait”
1:40-2:00: CHAO, Fang-yi: “Linguistic authority, cultural orthodoxy and political power: Current issues of standardizing orthography across the strait”
2:00-2:20: WANG, Jenny: “A Comparative Study of the Hanyu Pinyin, the Wade-Giles, and the Zhuyin Fuhao Systems with Implications for the Future”
2:20-2:50: Discussion (Chair: Yen-hwei Lin)
2:50-3:05: Tea Break

Session 3: Language Planning and Minority Languages in China (Chair: Samuel Robert 
Ramsey)

3:05-3:25: SUN, Hongkai: “Review of China’s 100 years of language policies for minority languages”
3:25-3:45: Postiglione, Gerard A. & Jiao Ben: “China’s language policies: Fostering harmonious multiculturalism or plural monoculturalisms?”
3:45-4:05: ZHOU, Qingsheng: “Market economy’s challenges and opportunities for minority languages in China”
4:05-4:25: GUO, Longsheng: “The positive role of language planning in the promotion of China’s national identity”
4:25-4:45: HAI, Lu: “A study of the use of Dong ethnic group’s writing system in schools: An ethnic identity perspective”
4:25: TENG, Xing: “Language planning: The creation and implementation of writing systems for minority languages in China” (Distributing the talk in paper)
4:45-5:35: Discussion (Chair: Samuel Robert Ramsey)
6:00: Dinner

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Session 4: Language Planning and Multilingualism (Chair: Terrence G. Wiley)

8:30-8:50: NIU, Ruji: “An inclusive Chinese nation with diversity: Goals and approaches of  language planning in Xinjiang”
8:50-9:10: ACUO, Yixiweisa: “Tibetan and the measurement of its speakers’ communicative pressure: A glimpse of the linguistic ecology for Tibetan”
9:10-9:30: LIU, Jingrong & Qi ZHANG: “A study of the current status of Lahu writing systems in Yunnan”
9:30-9:50: FU, Jingqi: “The Bai language debate: the Bai scholars’ role in constructing a Bai identity in PRC”
9:50-10:20: Discussion (Chair: Terrence G. Wiley)
10:20-10:35: Tea Break

Session 5: Language Planning and Bilingual Education (Chair: Robert DeKeyser)

10:35-10:50: GYAL, Sangye: “Theory and practice of Tibetan-Chinese bilingual education” (Distributing Sangye Gyal’s talk in paper)
10:35-10:55: WANG, Ashu: “The development of Xinjiang’s bilingual education policies since 1949”
10:55-11:15: GULIJIANATI, Ainaitula: “Defining the medium of instruction in bilingual education: A case study of Xinjiang”
11:15-11:35: KYI, Manla: “Language policy discourse on bilingual education in Tibetan schools”
11:35-12:10: Discussion (Chair: Robert DeKeyser)
12:10-1:30: Lunch

Session 6: Chinese as a Global Language (Chair: Shuhan Wang)

1:30-1:50: ZHOU, Minglang: “Chinese as a global language: Theoretical considerations of across-border language planning”
1:50-2:10: WILEY, Terrence G.: “Attitudes toward the Maintenance of Mandarin and Chinese Dialects among Adults of Chinese-origin in the United States”
2:10-2:30: GOH, Yeng Seng & Yanning YANG: “From ‘Identity maintenance’ to ‘economic value’: The evolution of Singapore’s language policy and its connection with China”
2:30-3:00: Discussion (Chair: Shuhan Wang)
3:00-3:15: Tea Break

Session 7: Chinese as a Global Language II (Chair: Yen-hwei Lin)

3:15-3:35: SAILLARD, Claire: “Chinese as a rising global language in France and its repercussions on Chinese migrants”
3:35-3:55: TSUNG, Linda: “Teaching and learning Chinese in Australia and New Zealand”
3:55-4:15: CHEN, Dongdong: “Chinese in the US: from Less Commonly Taught Language to Critical Language”
4:15: PROSSER, Michael: “Chinese as a global language in Spain” (Tribute to Michael)
4:20-4:50: Discussion (Chair: Yen-hwei Lin)
5:30 Dinner

SATURDAY
8:30 -5:00: Visit to National Museums 
8:30 am: Bus leaving the hotel for the museums 
5:00 pm: Bus leaving the musems for Zhou’s residence
6:00-9:00 Farewell Dinner at Minglang Zhou’s Residence (4112 Tiber Falls Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043)

For more information, please contact Dr. Minglang Zhou at mlzhou@umd.edu or telephone 301-405-4025.

PARTICIPANTS

MAINLAND/ 大陆

  • DONG, Kun (董琨), Professor of linguistics, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • GUO, Longsheng (郭龙生), Senior Fellow, Institute of Applied Linguistics, PRC Ministry of Education
  • GUO, Xi (郭熙), Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Guangzhou
  • HAI, Lu (海路), Research Fellow, the Center for the Studies of Minority Education, Chinese Minzu University
  • JIAO, Ben (班角), Senior Research and deputy director, Contemporary Tibetan Research Institute, Tibetan Academy of Social Sciences
  • LI, Yuming (李宇明), Professor of linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Deputy Chairman of PRC State Language Commission and Director-General of the Department of Language Information and Management of the PRC Ministry of Education
  • LIU, Jingrong (刘劲荣), Professor of linguistics and Dean of the College of Minority Languages and Cultures Yunnan Minzu University
  • NIU, Ruji (牛汝极), Professor of Central Asian Studies and Vice President of Xinjiang Normal University
  • SANGYE, Gyal  (桑吉加), Professor of Education, Associate Dean of Minority Education College and Director of the Tibetan Language Information Institute, Qinghai Normal University, Xining
  • SUN, Hongkai (孙宏开), Professor of Linguistics and Deputy Director of Chinese Research Center for Minority Languages,, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (IEA), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • TENG, Xing (滕星), Professor of education and Director of the Center for the Studies of Minority Education, Chinese Central Minzu University
  • WANG, Ashu (王阿舒), Professor of linguistics and Dean of the College of Languages, Xinjiang Normal University
  • WANG, Tiekun (王铁琨), Visiting Professor of Linguistics, Nankai University, Tianjin; Deputy Director-General of the Department of Language Information and Management of the PRC Ministry of Education
  • XU, Daming (徐大明), Professor of Linguistics and Director of China’s Center for Linguistic and Strategic Studies, Nanjing University
  • ZHOU, Qingsheng (周庆生), Professor of linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

TAIWAN/台湾

  • CHU, Chia-ning (竺家寧), Professor of Linguistics, Zhengzhi University, Taiwan
  • TSAO, Feng-fu (曹逢甫), Professor of linguistics, Tsinghua University, Taiwan, Chairman of the National Language Committee, ROC Ministry of Education
  • HONG KONG/香港
  • POSTIGLIONE, Gerard A., Professor of education, Head Division of Policy, Administration and Social Science  and Director, Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in China, the University of Hong Kong

USA

  • CHAO, Fang-yi, Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
  • CHEN, Dongdong, Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Seton Hall University
  • DEKEYSER, Robert, Professor and Director, Second Language Acquisition Program, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Maryland,  College Park
  • FU, Jingqi, Associate Professor, Department of International, Languages & Cultures, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • LIN, Yen-Hwei, Professor of linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University
  • KYI, Manla, Associate Director, Tibet Sustainable Governance Program, University of Virginia
  • RAMSEY, Samuel Robert, Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
  • WILEY, Terrence G., President of the Center for Applied Linguistics and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University
  • WANG, Jenny, Associate Professor of Chinese, United States Navy Academy
  • WANG, Shuhan, Deputy Director of National Foreign  Language Center, University of Maryland
  • ZHOU, Minglang, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland

EUROPE/欧洲

  • KLÖTER, Henning, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften Sektion 
  • Sprache und Literatur Chinas
  • PROSSER, Michael, Lecturer of Chinese, Applied Linguistics Department, Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • SAILLARD, Claire, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Université Paris 7 (Paris Diderot)
            
ASIA/PACIFIC/亚太

  • GULJENNET, Anaytulla, Visiting Research Fellow, Kyushu University, Japan
  • GOH, Yeng Seng, Associate Professor and Head of the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
  • TSUNG, Linda, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney
  • YANG, Yanning, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • ZHAO, Shouhui, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
SPONSORED BY:
Trace Foundation
University of Maryland:
School of Languages, Literature, and Cultures
College of Arts and Humanities 
Chinese Program
Confucius Institute
Center for East Asian Studies