Jin Hong Gang
Principles of Culture Dynamics from the Perspective of Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese University of Hong Kong / University of Macau
This paper will focus on the question of whether culture diversity and differences can result in a deeper structural variation. Special attention will be paid on the diversity and interface of East Asian languages, cultures, communication, cognition in the globalized world in terms of verbal and nonverbal communications and to what extent such culture interface result in a set of parameters or one meta parameters in the Asian society.
After receiving her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jin joined Hamilton College in 1989. Hong Gang Jin was a William R. Kenan Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Hamilton College, a top-ranked liberal arts college in the US. After her 25 years of service at Hamilton College, Jin was appointed as Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She was on the board of directors of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) during 2002-2006 and was the president of CLTA during 2004-2005. In 2006, Jin was elected as President of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL). During 2008-2014, Jin was also appointed as chair of the AP Chinese development Committee by College Board in the US.
Jin was named the 1998 CASE National Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year. She also received Hamilton’s 1963 Award of Teaching Excellence in 1996. In 2013 she was the recipient of NCOLCTL Walton Lifetime Achievement Award.