Lecturer in Translation Studies,
Department of Chinese Studies
Activities relevant to the proposed research group
Wei Wang is the author of Genre across languages and cultures: Newspaper commentaries in China and Australia (2007). His current research project ‘Narrative identity of Laobaixing (ordinary people) and Empowerment in Duzhe – the most read magazine in China’ is funded by an internal grant. This project will develop a comprehensive study of contemporary Chinese discourse about the laobaixing (ordinary people) and its influence on social transformation in China. In October 2010 he presented a paper named ‘Laobaixing in Duzhe – a narrative identity in the most read magazine in China’ in the 1st International Symposium of Chinese Language and Discourse at UCLA. In addition, he is working with Dr Marie Stevenson on a project named ‘Intertextual practices and authorial voices of Chinese ESL students in Australia’, which examines the interrelationship between intertextual practices and construction of students’ identity in academic settings.
Publications relevant to the proposed research group
2011. (Under review) Intertextual practices and authorial voice of Chinese ESL students. Journal of English for Academic Purposes
2011. (with Paltridge, B.) Contextualising ESP research: Media discourses in China and Australia. In Diane Belcher, Anne Johns and Brian Paltridge (eds.).New Directions for ESP Research. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press
2010. (with B. Paltridge) Researching discourse. In B. Paltridge and A. Phakiti. (eds). Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum.
2008. Newspaper commentaries on terrorism in China and Australia: A contrastive genre study. In U. Connor, E. Nagelhout & W. Rozycki (Eds.), Contrastive rhetoric: Reaching to intercultural rhetoric. pp.169-191. Amsterdam: Benjamins
2008. Intertextual aspects of Chinese newspaper commentaries on the events of 9/11. Discourse Studies. Vol.10 (3). pp. 361-81
2007. Genre across languages and cultures: Newspaper commentaries in China and Australia. Saarbruecken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Műller. pp. viii +185. (Reviewed in Discourse Studies 2009 11: 743-745)