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Introduction and Aims:

The Faculty of Humanities (FH) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Joint Postgraduate Student Symposium on Language, Culture and Cognition (JPSS) to be held on the 26th April 2019 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, hosted by the Department of Chinese Culture. The Department of Chinese Culture was established in September 2008. It aims to expand knowledge of Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy, Chinese Religion and Chinese Art.


The symposium will provide an inter-departmental forum for research students from different disciplines to present and discuss their work, exchange ideas and share their experiences in research. Scholars and experts of language, culture and cognition will be invited to address the symposium, in a panel discussion workshop.



We invite abstracts for 20 minute oral presentations. This includes 15 minutes of presentations and a 5 minute Question and Answer time. We welcome papers that include (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Discourse Studies
  • Multimedia and Semiotics
  • Language and Music

A best paper prize will be awarded to one English paper and one Chinese paper.


Presentation Language:

Presentations can be conducted in English and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese).


Abstract submission guidelines:

  • The abstract should not be more than 250 words in English or 300 words in Chinese.
  • The author(s) have to provide: (1) the title of the abstract/ paper; (2) full name(s); (3) author(s) department and institution; (4) Email address; (5) theme keywords. (the template in either English and Chinese could be found in detail below).
  • All Chinese abstracts should be translated in English.
  • The filename of the abstract must be “JPSS2019_Your Name(s).”


Full paper submission guidelines:

Full paper length should be between 4000 to 8000 words (including references) in either English and Chinese.


Key Dates:

Submission of abstract: Friday, 25th January 2019.
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 11th March 2019.
Submission of full papers: Friday, 29th March 2019.
Registration deadline: Monday, 8th April, 2019 via the google form link that will accompany the acceptance letter.
Symposium and workshop: Friday, 26th April 2019.
Best Paper Award announcement: Friday, 26th April 2019.


Submission Information:

Individuals interested in this symposium should send their abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, 25th January 2019, using the Abstract Template attached. All abstracts will undergo peer review.


Registration for the event is free.


Abstract format download here