Centre for Global and Area Studies

DATEDecember 31, 2022

Research Interests

European studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, Global studies

Our center aims to respond to the needs of the country for area studies, given our multilingual advantages, and based on the enormous depth of Chinese culture, we step forward to understand and grasp the relationship between China and the world with a broad global perspective. By integrating internal and external resources and highlighting geographical characteristics, the center focuses its academic research on the two major topics of “global development” and “China-Russia cooperation”, extends the range of foreign literature and linguistics discipline, improves the comprehensive level and interdisciplinary research ability of foreign language professionals, and cultivates urgently needed international talents. Meanwhile, we are building a dynamic scientific research team that is "diversified as well as integrated, scattered as well as spirited, general as well as interdisciplinary".

The main research topics of the center will include: Regional and national language policies (language education, discourse communication, languages of the world); Regional cultural comparison (cultural fit point, cultural heterogeneity and community); Regional and national literature works (nationality, world literature, comparative literature); Regional and national translation studies (overseas regional translation, cultural intention of translation); China-Russia relations, Russian language, culture, politics, economy and society; Language, culture, politics, economy and society of European countries; Languages, culture, politics, economy and society of Asian countries; China-Africa relations, language, culture, politics, economy and society of African countries; Global development and governance; Think-tank construction (area and ocean), etc.

Proposed partners will include: Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, UNESCO’s International Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM), School of International Studies of Jinan University, School of Economics and Management of the Harbin Engineering University, Department of Ideology& Politics Theory Teachingof the Harbin Engineering University, etc.

International Cooperative Publications

1. Her, One-soon, Dewei Che and Adams Bodomo. 2022. On a Dichotomy of Question Types: The Case of Mandarin Chinese and Changsha Xiang. The Linguistic Review (TLR). De Gruyter. (A&HCI)

2. Bodomo, Adams and Dewei Che. Forthcoming. LFG and African Languages. In Mary Dalrymple (ed.): Handbook of Lexical Functional Grammar. Berlin: Language Science Press. (Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax)

3. Dong, Hongjie, Minli Zhou, Dewei Che*, Huiying Zhang and Adams Bodomo. 2021. Analysis of COVID-19 Name Varieties in Chinese Mass and Social Media. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no.18: 9850.

4. Che, Dewei and Adams Bodomo. 2021. When Africans meet Chinese: Is Calculator Communication a Form of World Englishes? In Theresa Heyd & Britta Schneider (eds.): World Englishes, pp. 274-288. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

5. Dong, Hongjie, Minli Zhou, Dewei Che and Adams Bodomo. 2020. If the Coronavirus Doesn’t Scare You, the Banners Will – A Case Study of Early COVID-19 Banners. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no.24: 9595.

6. Bodomo, Adams, Dewei Che* and Hongjie Dong. 2020. Calculator Communication in the Markets of Guangzhou and Beyond. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

7. Bodomo, Adams and Dewei Che. 2020. The Globalization of Foreign Investment in Africa: In Comes the Dragon. In Ross Anthony & Uta Rupert (eds.): Reconfiguring Trans-Regionalism in the Global South – African Asian Encounters, pp. 61-77. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. (International Political Economy Series)

8. Che, Dewei. 2019. The Realization of the Objects of VO Verbal Compounds in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at Modification of Complex Predicates Workshop. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

9. Che, Dewei* and Adams Bodomo.2018. A Constraint-Based Analysis of the Objects of VO Verbal Compounds in Mandarin Chinese. In Miriam Butt & Tracy Holloway King (eds.): Proceedings of the LFG’18 Conference, pp. 150–169. CSLI Publications, Stanford University.

10. Che, Dewei, Adams Bodomo and So-sum Yu. 2018. A Lexicalized Analysis of Verb-Object Idioms in Cantonese. Paper presented at the 18th workshop on Cantonese: Cantonese Idiomatic Expressions. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

11. Bodomo, Adams, Hasiyatu Abubakari and Dewei Che. 2018. On Nominalizing the Serial Verb in Mabia Languages. Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7.2, pp. 1-32.

12. Bodomo, Adams, So-sum Yu and Dewei Che*. 2017. Verb-Object Compounds and Idioms in Chinese. In Mitkov Ruslan (ed.): Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology.Europhras2017, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 10596, pp. 383-396. Springer Link.

13. Che, Dewei, One-soon Her and Adams Bodomo. 2015. On the Relationship between Questions and Disjunctions in Chinese. Paper presented at the Workshop on Question and Disjunction,held by Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna.

14. Che, Dewei. 2014. The Syntax of Particles in Mandarin Chinese. PhD dissertation, The University of Hong Kong.

15. Che, Dewei. 2011. Verbal particles in Chinese: Real vs. Fake ones. A Morphosyntactic Approach. Paper presented at the 20th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, the University of Manchester, Britain.


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