The Third International Symposium on the Culture of Chinese Characters and Language


Symposium Theme

The theme of the conference will be the ongoing research of the culture of Chinese characters and language, as well as issues related to the teaching and studying of Chinese characters and language.

Purpose of the Symposium

The purpose of the symposium is to facilitate international exchanges among scholars on the culture of Chinese characters and language, strengthen and broaden its research, and to improve the quality of teaching Chinese characters and language.

Hosted By

The School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University (BNU), School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University (TU), and College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma (OU).

Funded and supported By

Headquarters of Confucius Institute/Hanban

Organized By

The Institute of Chinese Characters and Chinese Information at Beijing Normal University, and the Confucius Institute at Tufts University. Madam WANG Ning, senior professor at Beijing Normal University, will be the academic moderator.


Tufts University (Medford campus), Boston, MA, USA


First or Second weekend of November, 2017.

Working Language: Chinese & English

The symposium is calling for proposals. Please submit an abstract with 1000 - 1500 characters/words (both in Chinese and English) by email before July 31st, 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed by five anonymous experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by August 31st, 2017.

Please submit your proposal by email to:

For more information, please call: +86-10-58806893.



王宁 北京师范大学资深教授

Academic moderator and Keynote Speaker, WANG Ning, Senior Professor at BNU


王宁: 资深教授、中国语言学会副会长, 全国哲学与社会科学研究“八五”至“十二五”规划专家评审组成


Senior Professor at BNU and Vice President of The Chinese language Association, member of national expert review group for Philosophy and Social Sciences for “the 8th Five-year Plan” to “the 12th Five-year Plan,” member of National Language Specification Validation Committee, and member of Social Science Committee, Ministry of Education, P.R.CHINA


Joël Bellassen,The French Ministry of Education First Inspector General of Chinese Language Teaching, Vice President of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching,and the former French Ambassador to China


Dr. Imre Galambos, Reader in Chinese, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge University,Sinologist


Professor FENG Shengli, The Department of Chinese Language and Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Executive council member of The International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL), Executive council member of The North America Chinese Language Teachers Association


Professor LU Jianming, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, President of The International Association of Chinese Linguistics, President of The International Society for Chinese Language Teaching


 Professor LI Yuming, Former deputy director of The National Language Committee


Conference registration and related matters


Conference registration fee:

$150.00 – 参会代表Participants


Registration fee includes: conference fees, conference materials, lunch and, dinner


Hyatt Place

 116 Riverside Avenue

 Medford, Massachusetts, USA, 02155

 Tel: +1 781 395 8500

Fax: +1 781 395 0077



Registration information and payment method will be sent to you later.


Phone, fax and email address of contact persons

ContactDING Xiaoning (Tel: 617-627-8898, Fax: 617-627-3945,


 YAO Jianbin (Tel: 617-627-8800,Fax: 617-627-3945,


 AddressConfucius Institute 

 Tufts University 

 112 Packard Avenue

 Medford, Massachusetts, 02155 USA