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Qi Zhang

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T: Ext. 5199
E: qi.zhang@dcu.ie
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Biography

Dr Qi Zhang is an assistant professor in School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. She received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature at Sun Yat-sen University, P. R. China, M.A. in Translation at Durham University and Ph.D. in Linguistics at Newcastle University. She joined Dublin City University in 2011 as the coordinator for Chinese. She is currently a member of CTTS (Centre for Translation and Textual Studies) and a committee member of IRAAL (Irish Association of Applied Linguistics). Her teaching ranges from translation modules to language and cultural studies. She has authored a number of refereed articles and book chapters on Chinese language education, including teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language, language attitudes and pedagogy, and Chinese language study among ethnic minorities.

She is currently supervising two PhD students on the topic of Chinese as a foreign language. She welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in the area of Chinese language acquisition in the context of multilingualism and Chinese studies from a linguistic/sociolinguistic perspective.

Research Interests

She is currently supervising two PhD students on the topic of Chinese as a foreign language. She welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in the area of Chinese language acquisition in the context of multilingualism and Chinese studies from a linguistic/sociolinguistic perspective.

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
the 2018/19 National Seminar Series The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 18-OCT-18 - PI 1,000.00
Teaching in Chinese universities Government of Ireland Academic Mobility Programme 01-JAN-18 - 31-DEC-18 PI 12,036.00
Textbook Analysis DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Science’s Publication Scheme 24-NOV-17 - 31-DEC-18 PI 1,616.00
Chinese language education DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Science’s Publication Scheme 01-FEB-16 - 31-DEC-16 PI 1,800.00
Investigation of e-learning strategies for enhancing the recognition of Chinese characters QUID 01-JAN-14 - 01-SEP-14 PI 630.00
Conference Support for `5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association` DCU Internal (Finance Office only) 01-MAY-13 - 30-APR-14 DCU PI 700.00

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Osborne , Caitriona PhD Supervisor

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'A multimodal analysis of the discourse in the People's Daily'
Zhang Q.;Min G. (2019) 'A multimodal analysis of the discourse in the People's Daily'. Chinese Language and Discourse, 10 (1):61-83 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The past and present of Chinese language teaching in Ireland'
Osborne, C., Zhang, Q, & Xia, Y. (2019) 'The past and present of Chinese language teaching in Ireland'. Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, 2 (1) [Details]
2019 'Chinese writing composition among CFL learners: A comparison between handwriting and typewriting'
Zhang, Q. & Min, G. (2019) 'Chinese writing composition among CFL learners: A comparison between handwriting and typewriting'. Computers and Composition, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Reflections on the medium of instruction for ethnic minorities in Xinjiang: the case of bilingual schools in Urumqi'
Zhang, Q. & Yang, T. (2018) 'Reflections on the medium of instruction for ethnic minorities in Xinjiang: the case of bilingual schools in Urumqi'. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Which is more effective in introducing Chinese characters? An investigative study of four methods used to teach CFL beginners'
Osborne, C., Zhang, Q. & Zhang, G. X. (2018) 'Which is more effective in introducing Chinese characters? An investigative study of four methods used to teach CFL beginners'. Language Learning Journal, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Bilingual education for the Tujia: a case of Tujia minority schools in Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture'
Zhang, Q. and Yang, T. (2017) 'Bilingual education for the Tujia: a case of Tujia minority schools in Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture'. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, :1-19 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Outward Delivery of Sichuan Salt—Historical Causes,Space Geography and Value Consideration'
Yang, T. & Zhang, Q. (2016) 'Outward Delivery of Sichuan Salt—Historical Causes,Space Geography and Value Consideration'. Journal of Hainan Normal University (Social Sciences), 06 [Details]
2015 'Writing to Read: the Case of Chinese'
Zhang, Q. and Reilly, R. (2015) 'Writing to Read: the Case of Chinese'. Proceeding of the 29th Pacific Asia Conference On Language, Information And Computation, :341-350 [Details]
2014 'Projecting 'Chineseness': Nationalism, Identity and Chinese Martial Arts Films'
Zhouxiang L.;Zhang Q.;Hong F. (2014) 'Projecting 'Chineseness': Nationalism, Identity and Chinese Martial Arts Films'. The International journal of the history of sport, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The Writing of Chinese Characters by CFL Learners: Can Writing on Facebook and Using Machine Translation Help?'
Zhang, Qi and Lu, Zhouxiang (2014) 'The Writing of Chinese Characters by CFL Learners: Can Writing on Facebook and Using Machine Translation Help?'. LANGUAGE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 4 :441-467 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The attitudes of students in the Northwest of England towards Mandarin Chinese and their intercultural sensitivity'
Zhang, Qi (2014) 'The attitudes of students in the Northwest of England towards Mandarin Chinese and their intercultural sensitivity'. JOURNAL OF SECOND AND MULTIPLE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, 1 :21-37 [Details]
2014 'The attitudes of university students towards a feminine style of Internet language in email: A quantitative study in the south of China'
Zhang, Qi (2014) 'The attitudes of university students towards a feminine style of Internet language in email: A quantitative study in the south of China'. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CHINESE STUDIES, 4 [Details]
2013 'The attitudes of Hong Kong students towards Hong Kong English and Mandarin-accented English'
Zhang Q. (2013) 'The attitudes of Hong Kong students towards Hong Kong English and Mandarin-accented English'. English Today, :9-16 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The impact of film and film-based activities on the attitudes of English-speaking secondary-school students towards Chinese'
Zhang, Qi (2013) 'The impact of film and film-based activities on the attitudes of English-speaking secondary-school students towards Chinese'. JOURNAL OF CREATIVE PRACTICES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING (CPLT), Vol. 1 [Details]
2009 'Hong Kong people's attitudes towards varieties of English'
Zhang, Qi (2009) 'Hong Kong people's attitudes towards varieties of English'. NEWCASTLE WORKING PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS, Vol. 15 :150-173 [Details]
2006 'The emergence and development of Hong Kong English'
Zhang, Qi (2006) 'The emergence and development of Hong Kong English'. ANNUAL REVIEW OF EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SCIENCES, Vol. 3 :1-16 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'An investigation of chinese national cinema through the representation of nationalism in chinese martial arts films'
Zhang Q.;Lu Z. (2016) 'An investigation of chinese national cinema through the representation of nationalism in chinese martial arts films' In: Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalizing World - Language and Cultural Perspectives. New York: NOVA. [Details]
2013 'Language and Language Policy in Hong Kong (Q. Zhang, Trans.)'
Wang, P. (2013) 'Language and Language Policy in Hong Kong (Q. Zhang, Trans.)' In: The Language Situation in China (Vol.1). Germany: DeGruyter. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Interests and difficulties in understanding Chinese culture: What to prepare for when communicating with cultural others'
Zhang, Qi (2013) 'Interests and difficulties in understanding Chinese culture: What to prepare for when communicating with cultural others' In: Constructing the 'Other': Studies on Asian Issues. Bremen Germany: EHV. [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Attitudes Beyond the Inner Circle: Investigating Hong Kong English.
Zhang, Qi (2014) Attitudes Beyond the Inner Circle: Investigating Hong Kong English. : Peter Lang. [Details]
2016 Conflict and communication: A changing asia in a globalizing world - Language and cultural perspectives.
O’Hagan M.;Zhang Q. (2016) Conflict and communication: A changing asia in a globalizing world - Language and cultural perspectives. New York: NOVA. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 Conflict and Communication: a Changing Asia in a Globalising World
O'Hagan, Minako and Zhang, Qi (Ed.). (2016) Conflict and Communication: a Changing Asia in a Globalising World New York: NOVA. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 The Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading
Zhang, Q. & Reilly, R. (2016) The reading of handwriting: An evaluation of Chinese written by CFL learners The Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading University of Porto, Portugal, , 13-JUL-16 - 16-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2015
Zhang Q.;Reilly R. (2015) Writing to read: The case of Chinese 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2015 , pp.341-350 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 The 2nd International Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT),
Osborne, C., Zhang, Q. & Pearson-Evans, A. (2019) This second international symposium is jointly organized by the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT) together with its Irish branch association and the Confucius Institute at UCD, Ireland. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from around Europe and beyond to push forward the discipline of teaching Chinese as a second language (TCSL) from both regional and international perspective as well as related efforts around the world. [Oral Presentation], The 2nd International Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT), University College Dublin, Ireland , 13-APR-19 - 14-APR-19 [Details]
2019 The 17th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education,
Zhang, Q., Osborne, C., Shao, L. & Lin, M. (2019) A translanguaging perspective on MoI in CFL classroom. [Oral Presentation], The 17th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, Lancaster University, UK , 05-JUL-19 - 07-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 IRAAL2018 Conference,
Zhang, Q. & Osborne, C. (2018) A Translanguaging Perspective of Medium of Instruction in CFL classrooms. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IRAAL2018 Conference, Dublin City University , 23-NOV-18 - 24-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 IRAAL2018 Conference,
Osborne, C., Zhang, Q. & Pearson-Evans, A. (2018) Collaborating extra-curricular Chinese cultural activities and a beginner Chinese language module in Dublin City University. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IRAAL2018 Conference, Dublin City University , 23-NOV-18 - 24-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research,
Zhang, Q. & Min, G. (2018) Chinese writing composition among CFL learners: a comparison between using pen and paper and Chinese pinyin input software. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research, The University of Hong Kong , 14-JUN-18 - 16-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research,
Osborne, C. & Zhang, Q. (2018) The Development of a Teaching Method for Chinese as a Foreign Language based on a one-year Study. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research, The University of Hong Kong , 14-JUN-18 - 16-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 16th BCTLS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in High Education,
Zhang, Q. & Min, G. (2018) Chinese writing composition among CFL learners: a comparison between using pen and paper and Chinese pinyin input software. [Oral Presentation], 16th BCTLS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in High Education, University of Warwick , 27-JUN-18 - 29-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 LANGUAGE, IDENTITY AND EDUCATION IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS,
Zhang, Q. and Yang, T. (2018) Focus on Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Language Learning in School Contexts. [Oral Presentation], LANGUAGE, IDENTITY AND EDUCATION IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS, Marino Institute of Education, an Associated College of the University of Dublin, Trinity College , 01-FEB-18 - 03-FEB-18 [Details]
2017 IRAAL 2017,
Osborne, C., Xia, Y. & Zhang, Q. (2017) Applied Linguistics in the Era of Globalization: Opportunities, Challenges, Practices. [Oral Presentation], IRAAL 2017, Limerick University, Ireland , 18-NOV-17 - 19-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 Annual conference of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia,
Qi Zhang, Ronan Reilly (2017) ARWA website: http://ww5.psy.cuhk.edu.hk/arwa/. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual conference of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia, Hong Kong , 24-FEB-17 - 25-FEB-17 [Details]
2017 The Inaugural Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching,
Osborn, C., Zhang, Q., Zhang, G. X. (2017) Website of the conference:http://eact2017.confucius-institutes.eu. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Inaugural Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching, Budapest, Hungary , 10-APR-17 - 12-APR-17 [Details]
2017 the Inaugural Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching,
Qi Zhang, Yuanhui Gao, Yishu Ma (2017) Website of the conference:http://eact2017.confucius-institutes.eu. the Inaugural Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching. [Invited Oral Presentation], the Inaugural Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching, Budapest, Hungary , 10-FEB-17 - 12-FEB-17 [Details]
2016 4th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research,
Zhang, Q. & Reilly, R. (2016) Website of the journal: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/caslar. [Invited Oral Presentation], 4th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research, Shanghai, China , 19-AUG-16 - 21-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 The Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR),,
Zhang, Q. & Reilly, R. (2016) The reading of handwriting: An evaluation of Chinese written by CFL learners. [Poster Presentation ], The Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR),, University of Porto, Portugal , 13-JUL-16 - 16-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 The twenty-second annual meeting of SSSR (Society for Scientific Studies of Reading),
Zhang, Q. and Reilly, R. (2015) Writing to read: the case of Chinese. [Poster Presentation ], The twenty-second annual meeting of SSSR (Society for Scientific Studies of Reading), Hawaii, US , 15-JUL-15 - 18-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics,
Zhang, Q. and Reilly, R. (2015) Writing-on-reading effects in learning to read Chinese. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK , 10-DEC-15 - 12-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 The 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation,
Zhang, Q. and Reilly, R. (2015) Writing to Read: the Case of Chinese. [Invited Oral Presentation], The 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , 30-OCT-15 - 01-NOV-15 [Details]
2013 The 5th Annual Conference of Asian Studies Ireland Association (A.S.I.A.),
Zhang, Q. and Lu, Z. (2013) Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalising World. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], The 5th Annual Conference of Asian Studies Ireland Association (A.S.I.A.), Dublin City University, Ireland , 15-NOV-13 - 16-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 The 5th Annual Conference of A.S.I.A. - Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalising World,
Lu, Z. and Zhang, Q. (2013) Nationalism, Identity and Chinese Martial Arts Films. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The 5th Annual Conference of A.S.I.A. - Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalising World, Dublin City University, Ireland , 15-NOV-13 - 16-NOV-13 [Details]
2012 The 11th IALIC International Conference,
Zhang Q. (2012) The impact of film and film-based activities on the attitudes of secondary school students towards Chinese Language and Culture. [Invited Oral Presentation], The 11th IALIC International Conference, Durham University, UK , 30-NOV-12 - 02-DEC-12 [Details]
2012 The 4th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association,
Zhang, Q. (2012) Interests and difficulties in understanding Chinese culture: what to prepare for communicating with cultural others?. [Invited Oral Presentation], The 4th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association, University College of Cork, Ireland , 22-NOV-12 - 23-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 The Second Biannual Irish Sexuality Studies Conference: Self, Selves and Sexualities,
Wang, B. and Zhang, Q. (2012) The attitudes of Chinese university students towards the feminine style of Internet language. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Second Biannual Irish Sexuality Studies Conference: Self, Selves and Sexualities, Dublin City University, Ireland , 08-MAR-12 - 10-MAR-12 [Details]
2011 UK Language Change and Variation (UKLCV 8),
Zhang, Q. (2011) Hong Kong students' attitudes towards eight varieties of English: status and solidarity. [Invited Oral Presentation], UK Language Change and Variation (UKLCV 8), Edge Hill University, UK , 12-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 The First Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC 2011),
Zhang, Q. (2011) British students' attitudes towards Mandarin Chinese. [Invited Oral Presentation], The First Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC 2011), Queen's University Belfast, UK , 14-OCT-11 - 15-OCT-11 [Details]
2010 The First Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS),
Zhang, Q. (2010) Students' attitudes towards Chinese and their development of intercultural sensitivity. [Invited Oral Presentation], The First Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA , 29-SEP-10 - 02-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 Conference of Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education: Focus on Languages of the Wider World,
Zhang, Q. (2010) A pilot study on British students' attitudes towards Chinese language. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference of Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education: Focus on Languages of the Wider World, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK , 19-FEB-10 - 20-FEB-10 [Details]
2010 The Media Literacy Conference 2010,
Zhang, Q. (2010) A pilot study of using films to teach GCSE students Mandarin Chinese. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Media Literacy Conference 2010, London, UK , 19-NOV-10 - 21-NOV-10 [Details]
2009 The First Conference in Community Languages: Planning, Promotion and Status,
Wang, Y., Hamilton, R. and Zhang, Q. (2009) To film or not to film: a case study of using 'Little Red Flowers' on a Chinese GCSE day. [Invited Oral Presentation], The First Conference in Community Languages: Planning, Promotion and Status, Manchester, UK , 18-NOV-09 - 19-NOV-09 [Details]
2009 The Fourth Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics,
Zhang, Q. (2009) Hong Kong students' attitudes towards varieties of English. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Fourth Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK , 27-MAR-09 - 28-MAR-09 [Details]
2006 Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference,
Zhang, Q. (2006) The emergence and development of Hong Kong English: language attitude studies in Hong Kong. [Invited Oral Presentation], Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference, Halifax, Canada , 03-NOV-06 - 04-NOV-06 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2016 Introduction.
O’Hagan M.;Zhang Q. (2016) Introduction. Editorial [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Committee Member and Treasurer /
Irish Association of Asian Studies /
British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) Member 01-OCT-17 /
Association for Reading and Writing in Asia Member /
Society for Scientific Studies of Reading /
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 Durham University Master of Arts Translation
2010 Newcastle University Ph.D. Linguistics
2003 Sun Yat-sen University Bachelor of Arts Chinese Language and Literature

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development Reviewer
Chinese Language And Discourse Reviewer
Language Learning And Technology Reviewer
Translation Spaces Reviewer
Itl - International Journal Of Applied Linguistics (Belgium) Reviewer
Language In Society Reviewer
Journal Of Intercultural Studies Reviewer

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Description of 2019_LC409 LC409Subject of 2019_LC409
2019 Chinese Language 2 (Beginners) ZH108Chinese Language 2 (Beginners)
2019 Chinese Language 1 (Beginners) ZH107Chinese Language 1 (Beginners)
2019 Description of 2019_ZH268 ZH268Subject of 2019_ZH268
2019 Description of 2019_ZH321 ZH321Subject of 2019_ZH321
2019 Chinese Translation Practice ZH208Chinese Translation Practice
2019 Description of 2019_ZH121 ZH121Subject of 2019_ZH121
2019 Description of 2019_ZH207 ZH207Subject of 2019_ZH207
2019 Chinese Scientific/Technical Translation ZH402Chinese Scientific/Technical Translation
2019 Chinese Economic Translation ZH401Chinese Economic Translation
2019 Description of 2019_ZH110 ZH110Subject of 2019_ZH110
2019 Chinese Literature and Film ZH290Chinese Literature and Film
2019 Perspectives on Chinese Culture ZH421Perspectives on Chinese Culture
2019 Description of 2019_ZH291 ZH291Subject of 2019_ZH291
2019 Chinese Culture and Society ZH191Chinese Culture and Society

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