To further improve talent cultivation and discipline construction, and strengthen excellence-based guidance and high-quality development, SFS held Forums on Foreign Language Talent Cultivation and Discipline Construction (2nd Phase) from November 26th to November 27th, 2022 to set up an interdisciplinary platform for academic exchange. Twenty nine experts and scholars from colleges and universities at home and abroad were invited to give online keynote speeches on the forums with over 2,000 experts and scholars from nearly a hundred domestic colleges and universities attracted.
There are four sub-forums, namely “Forum on Core Journal Paper Writing and Publishing”, “Forum on Teaching and Scientific Research Project Application”, “Forum on International Frontier Research of Foreign Literature” and “Forum for Excellent Young Doctors in Foreign Language and Literature”.
On the Morning of November 26th
Forum on Core Journal Paper Writing and Publishing
At the forum, chief editors of journals and prolific scholars gave comprehensive analysis and interpretation of the process and key points of academic writing, and discipline construction of academic journals on multiple levels. Professor Zhou Changyin, the editor-in-chief of Journal of Beijing International Studies University highlighted the hot issues, focuses, and innovations in current foreign language research by introducing a number of well-written papers. Professor Zhu Keyi from Fudan University, the editor-in-chief of CSSCI source journal Contemporary Rhetoric, gave details about academic, social, and disciplinary expectations on periodical construction. Mr. Liang Linxin, the doctorial tutor from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, introduced how to publish academic papers around four topics: writing papers, selecting journals, advice on submitting, and key points for publication. Associate Professor Pan Yanyan from Jiangsu Police Institute pointed out that the mechanical copy of theories and the lack of problem awareness are main reasons for the rejection of papers. Professor Zhong Jianlin, the executive editor of Education Review, emphasized that real, worthy, and useful research is a necessity for one academic paper to be published in core journals instead of general periodicals. Professor Tian Hailong, the editor-in-chief of Discourse Studies Forum and The Journal of Chinese Sociolinguistics, stressed on the importance of communication between chief editors and authors during paper writing and publishing. Professor Fu Jingmin, the editor-in-chief of CSSCI source journal Shanghai Journal of Translators, provided research and academic writing clues for scholars by presenting four popular trends focused on by Shanghai Journal of Translators.
On the Afternoon of November 26th
Forum on Teaching and Scientific Research Project Application
At the Forum on Teaching and Scientific Research Project Application, experts shared their insights into applying for high-ranking teaching and scientific research projects based on their own experiences. Professor Xia Dengshan from Beijing Foreign Studies University advised scholars to seek innovative points from multiple perspectives and grasp the internal logic of science. Professor Hou Guojin from Huaqiao University encouraged scholars to dare to try and boldly make applications from their own research interests. Professor Liang Dandan from Nanjing Normal University summarized the key and difficult points in the process of writing project reports from six levels. Professor Fang Baochuan from Fujian Normal University analyzed in depth and explained in detail the technical and critical points of project application from the perspective of evaluating experts and applicants. Professor Ni Chuanbin from Nanjing Normal University called for a national demand in application and suggested that the reports should be logical in content and clear in format. Professor Yang Mingming from Shanghai Jiao Tong University analyzed, sorted out and summarized how to make application from the following three aspects: browsing notifications, making arguments and conclusions. Professor Wang Shaohua from Nanjing Normal University introduced how to choose a topic, make arguments and write a report with his personal experience. Professor Liu Yunhong from Nanjing University sorted out and analyzed the positioning, problems and innovative points in scientific research project application.
On the Morning of November 27th
Forum on International Frontier Research of Foreign Literature
During the Forum on International Frontier Research of Foreign Literature, the experts dug into the frontier issues in the current foreign literature research to aid in the academic development of young and middle-aged scholars. Professor Wang Taohua from Sun Yat-sen University interpreted the interdisciplinary research on urban literature. Professor Tian Junwu from Beihang University gave advice on National Social Science Fund project application from seven aspects. Professor Li Chengjian from Southwest Jiaotong University analyzed the Chinese elements in world literature under the background of Chinese culture going global. Professor Li Xiaorong from Fujian Normal University introduced the encounter of Chinese and Indian literatures using Donkey in Guizhou written by Liu Zongyuan (a famous writer of Tang Dynasty) as the corpus. Professor Wang Feng from Shandong University discussed the influence of Tagore’s poetics on Bing Xin’s little poetry and the innovation of Bing Xin in creating little poetry. Associate Professor Yin Yantong from China University of Petroleum (East China) analyzed the linguistic features of Shakespeare’s long poem Venus and Adonis by comparing the original poem and its translation. Associate Professor Zhao Tingting from China University of Petroleum (East China) summarized the main schools of folk literature research and sought the combination of Chinese and Western elements.
On the Afternoon of November 27th
Forum for Excellent Young Doctors in Foreign Language and Literature
At the Forum for Excellent Young Doctors in Foreign Language and Literature, experts and scholars exchanged their academic achievements across disciplines. Professor Wang Man from Qingdao University elaborated the psychological processing mechanism of the output of spoken Chinese vocabulary in the interdisciplinary study of language. Associate Professor Hao Yuxin from Huaqiao University analyzed the application of cognitive neurotechnology in foreign language education research. Associate Professor Wang Tao from Qufu Normal University pointed out the supply-side reform of young teachers’ linguistic research in the context of new liberal arts. Associate Professor Gao Bin from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology analyzed and reflected on the academic research path guided by serving the national development strategy. Associate Professor Zhao Peng from Tianjin University of Commerce discussed the problem awareness, significance of the topic, and attitudes and methods of academic research. Associate Professor Dong Ruilan from Minjiang University shared her experience in applying for youth projects. Gao Yuxia, a doctoral candidate at Ocean University of China, explained the planning and implementation of a series of paper topics with the study of the history of national translation practice as an example.
This is a high-end forum aiming to discuss cutting-edge topics of foreign language subjects and academic career planning under the background of new liberal arts, which further enhances the research level and academic paper writing ability of the majority of scholars and plays a promoting and leading role in guiding young and middle-aged scholars to publish high-level papers.