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1 Introduction to the 2013 Symposium in Jinan, Shandong, China Junju Wang Shandong University

2 The city The university The school The China symposium The 2013 symposium What we plan to do

3 1. The City of Jinan

4 The City of Springs(72 famous springs) Capital of Shandong Province Over 4,000 years’ history Over 6.8 million people To the south of the Yellow River (20 minutes by car ) –The mother river & cradle of ancient Chinese civilization To the north of Mount Tai (20m by train, 1 hour by car) –The First of the Five Most Famous Mountains in China –World Culture Heritage –World Nature Heritage –frequently visited as a place of attraction

5 Close to Confucius’ hometown (Qufu) –Confucius’ Mansion –Confucius Temple –Confucius Forest –40 minutes by train, 1.5 hours by car –Big attraction for international visitors Convenient transportation –Beijing (40m by plane, 1 hour and 40 minutes by train—every half hour) –Shanghai (1.5 hours by plane, 3.5 hours by train—every half hour) –Qingdao (2.5 hours by train, every half hour)

6 Shandong is one of the better-developed areas in Eastern China. Shandong people have good reputation around China for their frankness, hospitality, and loyalty to others. Shandong produces the best fruits in China including apples, pears, dates, peaches, etc. Shandong has the longest coastal line in China and produce good sea food.

7 Shandong has famous Shandong Cuisine (鲁菜), one of the Eight Cuisines of China, following the tradition of Confucius Mansion. with a wide variety of materials pure, strong and mellow taste excellent seafood dishes and delicious soup

8 2. Shandong University Shandong University a key comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, –with a long history, –a variety of disciplines, –strong academic strength, and –distinctive characteristics, –a member university of Project 211(100 in total) and Project 985(39 in total), two national key construction projects to support the development of top universities.

9 Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College established in 1901, only after the Imperial University of Peking, the former Peking U.

10 12,000 Faculty and Staff members 63,000 full time students –43,000 undergraduates –15,000 postgraduates –2,000 international students Nearly 60,000 part-time students

11 It has eight campuses in three cities, covering an area of over 533 hectares. Six campuses in Jinan –Central Campus –Hongjialou Campus –Baotuquan Campus –Qianfoshan Campus –Software Campus –Xinglongshan Campus Weihai Campus in Weihai (a seaside city) Qingdao Campus under construction in Qingdao (a beautiful and modern seaside city)

12 Central Campus( 中心校区)

13 Hongjialou Campus( 洪家楼校区)

14 Baotuquan Campus( 趵突泉校区)

15 Qianfoshan Campus( 千佛山校区 )

16 Xinglongshan Campus( 兴隆山校区 )

17 Weihai Campus( 威海校区 )

18 Qingdao Campus ( 青岛校区 ) (under construction)

19 3. The School of Foreign Languages and Literature

20 The School English Department Russian DepartmentSpanish Department German DepartmentJapanese Department French Department Applied English Department Korean Department Translation Department College English Department

21 The School Research Institute of Contemporary American Literature Centre for Studies of Cross- Cultural Communication Centre for Psycholinguistic Studies Centre for Translation Studies Centre for Russian Studies Research Institute of East Asian Culture Centre for Japanese Studies Research Institute of English Teaching for Non-English Majors Centre for English Literature Centre for Foreign Languages and Culture

22 Postdoctoral research station, a prestigious program in China PhD programs on –English Language and Literature –Japanese Language and Literature –Russian Language and Literature –Linguistics and Applied Linguistics MA programs on –English, Japanese, Russian, Korean, French, linguistics and applied linguistics, Translation and Interpreting BA programs on English, Russian, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, and translation. Language courses on Italian, Esperanto, and Arabic.

23 The school has –294 faculty and staff –1,490 undergraduate students, –450 MA students, –60 doctoral students, and –22 post-doctoral researchers

24 –2007, the 3rd International Conference on Chinese and East-Asian Learners –2008, Conference on English Language Teaching and Research in Shandong –2009, the 5th International Conference on Chinese and East-Asian Learners –2010, the Annual Conference of China’s English Language Teaching Association –2011, Conference on Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Shandong –2012(forthcoming), the 8th International Symposium of English Writing Teaching and Research in China

25 4. The China Symposium The National Association of EFL Writing Teaching and Research (NAEWTR) An active organization for the teaching and research on English writing in China Established in 2006 Has organized seven conferences

26 1st: Oct. 2003, Guangzhou, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies –On teaching of “Writing to Learn” 2nd: Sept. 2004, Xi’an, Xi’an International Studies University) –English Writing in the new Century: New concepts and new approaches 3rd: Oct. 2005, Wuhan, Wuhan University) –Diversity and Innovation — EFL Writing and Career Development

27 4th: Oct. 2005, Beijing, University of International Business and Economics) –English Writing for Cross-cultural Communication 5th: Sept. 2006, Guiyang, Guizhou University –Teaching and Researching EFL Writing Across Curriculum 6th: Sept. 2008, Beijing, Beijing Normal University –EFL Writing: Teaching and Research as a Profession 7th: Oct. 2010, Changchun, Jilin University –English writing in social-cultural contexts: Reconceptualization, approaches and practice

28 The 8th International Symposium on EFL Writing Research and Teaching in China –Time: Oct. 12-14, 2012 –Venue: Jinan –Organizer: Shandong University –Theme: Teaching and Researching EFL Writing in the Chinese Context: Psycho- cognitive and Social-cultural Perspectives

29 Keynote speeches, featured speeches, parallel sessions, posters, and pre- conference workshops Participants from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China Celebration: the 10th anniversary of the symposium A new journal to start: L2 Writing Teaching and Research

30 5. The 2013 Symposium Time: October 18-20, 2013 (to be finalized) Venue: Central Campus of SDU, Jinan Theme: L2 Writing in the Global Context: Presented, Underpresented and Unpresented Voices

31 6. What we plan to do pick-up and see-off if needed a student helper if needed a comfortable stay trips to sightseeing places a performance party a gift box of Chinese green tea

32 What you need to do Present Present Listen Listen Relax Relax Enjoy Enjoy

33 Welcome to The 2013 Symposium! See you in Jinan!


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