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TRSS (HK) 2010 Public Lecture

Comparative Rhetorics, Hermeneutics and Semiotics in Intercultural Communication

Date: 16/07/2010

Time: 2:00-4:00PM

Speaker: Professor Seán Golden

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Rhetoric includes poetics, the production of texts, as well as aesthetics, the analysis and appreciation of texts. But rhetorics vary from one culture to another. Each culture has its own hermeneutic circle for interpreting its own cultural references, but one culture’s hermeneutics may not be commensurable with another culture’s literary traditions or imaginaire.

Public Lecture

Witness to History

Date: 05/03/2010

Time: 2:30-4:30PM

Speaker: Ambassador Shi Yanhua

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Having graduated from a postgraduate course at the English Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1965, Shi Yanhua began to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. Between 1971 and 1975, she stationed at the UN headquarters to interpret and translate for China's permanent representative and deputy permanent representative.

Public Lecture

Diplomacy and Intercultural Communication

Date: 04/03/2010

Time: 4:00-6:00PM

Speaker: Ambassador Wu Jianmin

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Ambassador Wu is currently Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences, Member of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Professor of China Foreign Affairs University, and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE).

Public Lecture

Postgraduate Students Conference on “Translation, Culture and Ideology”

Date: 23/11/1998 - 26/11/1998

Speaker: Prof Lawrence Venuti / Postgraduate Students

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In November 1998, the Centre organised a Postgraduate Students Conference on "Translation, Culture and Ideology". First of its kind in the translation academic field in Hong Kong, the conference provided local postgraduate students with valuable exposure and an opportunity not only to exchange their views but also to benefit from the comments of local teaching staff who attended the conference.

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