This lecture will cover a variety of Sinophone “texts” found in modern and contemporary Southeast Asia. These written texts often reflect records from the local people. It challenges our common perception of standard Chinese texts, and are usually used in contexts where the local Chinese communicate in topolects (fangyan) and the local vernaculars. Given the interaction between the Sinitic/Chinese communities with other ethnic groups, the Sinophone texts found in this region differ from that of other places, including mainland China. The audience can broaden their understanding of the background of some of the commonly used terms found in this region.
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Research Fellow, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University
Assistant Professor Shen Ruiqing
Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
Advisory: No age limit.
Oct 28, 2023 - Oct 28, 2023
Start time: 3pm
End time: 5pm
Duration: 2 hours
SCCC Recital Studio, Level 6 and online
Conducted in English
Free (pre-registration required)