A renowned linguist, Prof. Pan Wenguo is the former Dean of the School of International Chinese Studies of the East China Normal University and the current President of the Association for Comparative Studies of English and Chinese of China. His central theme in this lecture is that Chinese culture is to a large extent shaped by the Chinese language and its script. Prof. Pan will specifically discuss 5 aspects of the Chinese culture from a linguistic perspective: 1) polysemy in the academic culture; 2) brevity in the political culture; 3) rhyming in the pedagogical culture, 4) homonym in folklore and 5) fun in language games.)
This lecture is FREE, but advance registration is required. I assume Prof. Pan will give the lecture in Chinese so it should be a good chance to listen to authentic academic Chinese and interact with other Chinese native speakers.
To register and learn more about this lecture, please visit http://chineselectures.org/upcoming.html
Hope to see you there.