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International Symposium on Translingual and Transcultural Studies

March 21, 2018 - March 22, 2018

This international symposium aims to contribute to the intellectual and multidisciplinary framework of studying translingual and transcultural communication that will help develop a better understanding of key issues in the practice of this important and complex field of research. Jointly organized by Zhejiang University (China) and Durham University (UK), the symposium brings together scholars who have shared interests in this exciting area of inquiry. They examine the role of language in translingual and transcultural communication, identity formation, the negotiation of meaning across languages and multimodal communication. The papers draw on theories and approaches from different fields such as linguistics, cultural studies, media and communication, film and aesthetics studies. They discuss the most recent debates and discourses on this important topic in an analytic, critical, empirical, or comparative mode.

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Symposium venue and hotel

The symposium will be held at the Yuanzheng Hotel within the Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. Information of the hotel can be found at http://en.yz-hotels.cn/. Hotel address: 866 Yuhang Road, West Lake District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, PR China.

Arrival and registration

Registration starts at 8:00am and finishes at 22:00 on the 21st March, Wednesday. Please proceed to the registration desk located at the Yuanzheng Hotel lobby. If you need airport or train station collection, please contact Miss Xiaoqian Huang (hxqaddress@163.com) at Zhejiang University.

Conference language

The working language of the Symposium is English and Chinese. Simultaneous interpreting is provided by the symposium.


Please direct all inquiries and full paper submissions to Miss Xiaoqian Huang (hxqaddress@163.com) at Zhejiang University. Or to the Conference chairs: Professor Jie Wang (wjie5710@126.com) at Zhejiang University and Dr Qing Cao (qing.cao@durham.ac.uk) at Durham University, UK.

Jointly organised by
Zhejiang University College of Media and International Culture, China
Durham University School of Modern Languages and Cultures, UK


March 21, 2018
March 22, 2018
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