A Chinese Studies PhD candidate workshop was held at Riverstown Lodge, Maynooth University on 6 December 2019. The event is organised by the Department of Chinese Studies and is funded by the Education Section of Chinese Embassy in Ireland. Over 25 PhD students and supervisors from University College COrk (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Technological University Dublin (DIT) and Maynooth University (MU) attended the workshop. 13 PhD candidates presented their research projects, covering interesting topics including: teaching mandarin Chinese tones; computer-mediated communication for adolescent Chinese language learners; cognitive effort in translation production; the linguistic landscape of Dublin Airport; space of cultural industry development in Chengdu; cross-cultural adaption of Chinese students in Ireland, and etc. We would like to thank the delegates who attended and contributed.
Rongrong Guo from UCC School of School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures presenting her project: Measuring the development of oral competence among L2 Chinese leaners
Yuxiang Wei from DCU School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies presenting his project: cognitive effort in translation production: An analysis on entropy and eye movements in the CRITT Translation Process Research Database
Philip Crosbie from UCC School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures presenting his research project: space of cultural industry development in Chengdu
Meishan Zhang from TCD Centre for Asian Studies answering questions from the audience after presenting her work: women and medical equipment during the Republic of China era
Prof. Kiri Paramore from UCC School of School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures making comments on presenters' works
Group photo of participants