Introduction and Contacts
 
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Development and History

The College of Foreign Languages (CFL) at Donghua University has a history dating back to 1951. First as the Foreign Languages Teaching Section, then as the Department of Foreign Languages and since 1999 under its present name, CFL continues to build on its heritage of academic excellence. It has now both BA program and MA program for English and Japanese languages.

Contact


Huang Peixi Lecturer in Literary Translation
Tel: +86-21-67792053 ; +86-21-67792446 (office)
Fax: +86-21-67792446

Structure


Our college comprises the Department of English, the Department of Japanese, and Foreign Language Teaching Section for Undergraduates and Postgraduates. We have five academic research centers: Center of English Literatures and Cultures Studies, Center for Corpus Linguistics Studies, Computer-Assisted Language Learning Center, Discourse Research Center, and Center of Contemporary Japanese Studies.

The Department of English offers a variety of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates of English majors. Our language staff teach in various areas of English and American Literature, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Cultures, etc. The academic force of the Department is augmented by some distinguished guest professors from home and abroad.

The Department of Japanese currently comprises 18 staff members, all having studied in Japan. The major research domains of our staff include Japanese linguistics, comparative studies of Chinese and Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, comparative studies of Chinese and Japanese literature, Japanese culture, comparative studies of Chinese and Japanese culture, and Japanese language education. We have wide contacts with universities of Japan, teachers and students from both sides exchanging regularly. In addition, we have two reference rooms specifically accommodating a rich collection of Japanese academic books, influential journals,etc., originally donated by Japanese linguist Nomoto Kikuo and Japanese literature expert Kunimatsu Akira.

The Foreign Language Teaching Section for Undergraduates and Postgraduates offers courses of English to both undergraduate and postgraduate students except English and Japanese majors.

 

Research


In accordance with the requirements of the discipline of Foreign Languages and Literature, we have shaped five research areas within the past decades, specifically, Japanese Literature, Japanese Linguistics, British and American Literature, English Linguistics, and Translation & Culture. Japanese Literature focuses on studies of contemporary Japanese literature, social development and Japanese communities in Shanghai; Japanese Linguistics centers on Japanese teaching methodology and research and compilation of textbooks; British and American Literature takes British and American writers and their works as highlights; English Linguistics mainly studies English teaching and research from the perspective of quantitative analysis; Translation & Culture puts an emphasis on the translation teaching and research from the perspective of cross-culture. The four literature and linguistics areas are interknitted and interacted to promote the development of the Translation & Culture.

We are conducting various research projects, sponsored by the National Social Science Fund, Ministry of Education, and Shanghai Municipality. The extensive exchange in research has also been built between us and other universities or institutes at home and aboard. The major of Japanese is one of the key National Special Majors.

 

International Cooperation


We engage in communication and cooperation with overseas institutes and have already built connection with a number of institutes in different countries and regions. We join hands to host international academic conferences, exchange teachers and students and do scientific research projects. We have built the long-term student exchange programs with Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. In addition, we have enjoyed good terms with British and American universities which provide short-term training for the faculty. In recent years, we have been actively exploring further cooperation and communication in education programs.