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"The 1st Annual Conference and International Symposium of the Global Discourse Society" is held in HBUT

Date:2016-09-25 Clicks:1802

From September 22rd to 24th, "The 1st Annual Conference and International Symposium of the Global Discourse Society" was held in our university. The theme of the annual conference was "The Construction of Global Discourse System: The Strategy of Global Culture Communication and Combination". More than one hundred professors and scholars attended the conference, who were from Germany、South Africa、America、Italy、Japan、Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, etc. The conference was sponsored by the Global Discourse Society and the Global Rhetoric Society, and hosted by Hubei University of Technology and Hubei University of Automotive Technology while being co-hosted by the International Society for Linguistic and Rhetorical Communication Studies, International Visual Communications Association, International Association for Media and Communication Research, International Comparative rhetoric Association, International Association for Comparative Rhetoric, the International Society for Rhetoric and Communication Studies. Our vice president, Prof. Gong Fayun and directors of relevant departments attended the meeting. The opening ceremony was hosted by Prof. Yang Youwen, the assistant dean of the School of Foreign Languages.


On the afternoon of Sep. 23, Prof. Gong Fayun gave the welcoming remarks on behalf of HUBT in the ceremony. He introduced the school-running of our University and the School of Foreign Languages to all the participating representatives and pointed out that the School of Foreign Languages was the main battlefield of Sino-foreign language and culture education in the university. The school assumed the responsibility of not only the education of humanistic quality for the whole university, but also the Sino-foreign cultural communication and diffusion. Prof. Gong also hoped that the School of Foreign Languages could grasp the international academic conference as the opportunity to learn from participating scholars and faculty members of other universities and make unremitting efforts to raise the level of disciplines education, such as linguistics, etc.



Many professors and scholars gathered together for the international academic conference and delivered a speech about the conference theme. At the beginning, Prof. Chen Rudong, on behalf of the Global Discourse Society, gave a welcoming remarks named as "The common choices of China and the world to build a global discourse system". Prof. Chen is the chairman of the Global Discourse Society, and the professor and doctorial tutor from the School Journalism and Communication of Peking University. Then in his keynote Speech named ad the discussion of the construction of space for global discourse in China, Prof. Chen pointed out that in many recent global events, it was manifest that China was becoming the leader of the construction of global discourse system. China was in need of awareness of global mindset and Global distribution. The globalization of Chinese, Chinese culture, and Chinese narrative became a fashion. And Prof. Yang Yiming, gave a lecture named as " the 'One Belt And One Road' Strategy and the construction of language service ability ". Prof. Yang is a distinguished professor of "Chang Jiang scholars", the doctoral tutor, postdoctoral contact tutor and the dean of the School of Linguistic Science of Jiangsu Normal University. He is also the main pioneer of neurolinguistics studies in China. Based on big data, Prof. Yang gave a comprehensive exposition of the construction of language service ability from four following aspects: the importance of the construction of language service ability; the importance of the 'One Belt And One Road' Strategy; the existing problems and coping strategies; its contributions to developing a country's soft power and hard power. The lecture strongly aroused echoes in the hearts of the attending scholars.


During the closing ceremony in the afternoon, Prof. Chen Rudong, the chairman of the society, made a concluding statement. He thanked Hubei University of Technology for its forward-looking foresight and inclusive vision. The university successfully organized the 1st Annual Conference and International Symposium of the Global Discourse Society, and formed a very strong academic team.




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