Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Chinglish Files go academic.

I am happy to announce that the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Cultural Studies (KJC) at Heidelberg University (Germany) has awarded me with a PhD scholarship and a seat in this year's Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies.

The programme is part of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows". I quote:
Its aim is to analyse shifting asymmetries in cultural flows. The nongeographical use of both Asia and Europe and the concept of cultural flows are key elements of innovative theoretical debates on cultural exchange from the Bronze Age up to the present.
My topic: Chinglish, of course! I keep you informed.




At 5:35 AM, Anonymous nanako wrote ...


At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Stella wrote ...

恭喜!恭喜!+ 加油!(add oil:D)

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At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Annie wrote ...

Congrats Oliver! I'm soooooo happy for you... you know having the financial backup for research is one of the wonderful things for a younger scholar. Your topic is very interesting and I can't wait to see what's coming... does that mean, you'll be in Germany now and we can't meet in BJ (I am still deciding whether to go as I spent too much on my apartment now I'm a bit broke haha...)

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At 8:56 AM, Blogger xuaner wrote ...

hi i am a phd student in applied linguistics in US-i just bought your new book and loved it, esp. the preface where you explained your purpose of doing this. Congratulations on getting this scholarship! i am also into world englishes (well chinese english esp. since I'm chinese)--hope could talk to u more:)

At 1:02 PM, Blogger olr — 纪韶融 wrote ...

Hi Xuaner,

sure, please mail to chinglish at
Looking forward to your lines.



At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

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