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British Studies Center

The British Studies Centre at School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University was established in 1989 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education of China and sponsored by the British Council. The MA programme it offers has developed into one of the leading MA programmes for British studies in China’s institutions of higher learning. The Centre is dedicated to fostering the teaching and research on British politics, history, society, foreign policy, economy, culture, and media, as well as on the European Integration. Since its establishment, the Centre has endeavoured to promote the British Studies in China and produce academic talents in this field, with 134 graduates awarded an MA degree and 37 current students studying in British Studies. Our graduates, who have earned a high reputation for their excellent English, solid knowledge and independent research capability, are working actively in key positions in universities and colleges, research institutes, publishing houses, media, business enterprises and companies. Currently, the Centre enrolls about 12 new students annually, who will study two years and a half at the Centre. Apart from the MA programme, the Centre also offers courses on British society and culture for undergraduates.

Between 1989 and 1992, six British teachers selected by the British Council came to the Centre, offering a series of courses on British literature, history, foreign policy, economy, society and culture. Between 1990 and 1992, five faculty members of the Centre, sponsored by the British Council, studied at Warwick University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Modern British Studies. Between 1998 and 1999, four of them won the sponsorship of EU-China Higher Education Cooperation Programme and went to some prestigious European institutions such as European University Institute in Italy, and Edinburgh University in the U.K. to do further research on the European Union, particularly on the relationship between the UK and Europe. Moreover, they also have had other experiences of research and further studies in the UK, the US and other countries through the channels of State Scholarship Fund, Fulbright Scholarship and other exchange programmes.

Currently the Centre has 7 full-time faculty members, including 3 professors and 4 associate professors. Since its inception, a dozen of foreign experts have offered courses at the MA programme. To broaden the horizon of students, it also regularly invites prestigious scholars at home and abroad to lecture on the latest developments in British studies.


Faculty

Currently the Centre has 7 full-time faculty members, including 3 professors and 4 associate professors.

ZHONG Meisun,  Professor, Vice President of BFSU
Research area:  British history

SHI Tongyun, Professor,  member of British Studies Society, China Association for European Studies
Research area:  British society and culture, British films

WANG Zhanpeng, professor
Research area:  British constitution, EU studies

SONG Yunfeng,  Associate professor
Research area:  British society, British films

CHEN Jingying, Associate professor
Research area:  British foreign policy, European integration

SHEN Yi,   Associate professor
Research area:  British economy

ZHANG Xiaoying, Associate professor
Research area:  British media


Objectives

The MA programme for British Studies is designed to

– provide students with systematic knowledge about various aspects of British political and social life;
– introduce to students basic theories concerning British studies as well as social science research methodology;
– enhance students’ ability to assess and analyze critically and independently some important issues in British Studies;
– facilitate students in doing research of their own interest.


MA Courses

20th Century British Political History
Contemporary British Society
Contemporary British Culture
The British Media
Britain’s Post-war Foreign Policy
Britain & European Integration
British Economy
British Economic Issues
British Constitution
Studies on the European Union
Film and Society
Research Methodology for Social Sciences


BA Courses

British History
British Society and Culture
Introductory Sociology
Introduction to Film: A Critical Approach


Course Descriptions

Contemporary British Society (Song Yunfeng)

Objectives and contents: The course aims to enable students to familiarize with sociological theories and research methods in studying respective social issues in contemporary British society. Through the course, students will have a clear idea on different approaches in sociology and cultivate the ability to analyze modern British society and to make comparative study with the Chinese society. Key topics include class and stratification, gender, race relations, politics, family, religion and belief, economy and work, education, and crime and justice system etc.

Requirements: The Assessment is based on one presentation (finalized in written form) and one academic paper of approximately 2500 words (3-5 pages).

Bibliography:
1. Bilton, Tony. Introductory Sociology. MacMillan, 1987.
2. Abercrombie, Nicholas. Contemporary British Society. Polity Press, 1988.
3. Cargan, Leonard & Jeanne H. Ballantine. Sociological Footprints. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1994.
4. Levin, Jack. Sociological Snapshots 2. Pine Forge Press, 1996.
5. Central Statistical Office. Social Trends. HMSO, London.

Contemporary British Culture (Shi Tongyun)

Objectives and contents:  The course aims at introducing to students British popular culture from after the Second World War to the present and analyzing the main cultural developments in post-war British society. It focuses on youth culture, popular music, film, drama, British Cultural Studies, and some important cultural theories. Main contents include British cultural tradition and national identity, youth culture from the 1950s to the 1990s, popular music from the 1950s to the 21st century, cultural revolution in the 1960s, Look Back in Anger (drama), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (film), Top Girls (drama), My Beautiful Laundrette (film and script), Nice Work (novel), survey of British films, postmodernism, and British cultural studies.

Requirements: The course is conducted through lectures, students’ presentations, class discussions. The assessment is based on students’ in-class discussions, presentation (oral and written) and a final academic paper of approximately 2500 words.

Bibliography:
1. Morley, David and Robins Kevin, eds. British Cultural Studies. Oxford University Press, 2001.
2. Chambers, Iain. Popular Culture. Routledge, 1986.
3. Hebdige, Dick. Subculture, the meaning of style. Routledge, 1987.
4. Bill, Osgerby. Youth in Britain since 1945. Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
5. Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger. Faber & Faber, 1957.

The British Media (Zhang Xiaoying)

Objectives and contents: The course is intended to introduce students to the history, sociology, theory and politics of the British media. It offers students a broad view of the media in Britain which will be important for a better understanding of the country, both socially, culturally as well as politically. The students are expected to take a keen interest in the subject they study and be able to do independent research in this field. The course will be divided into three sections. The first deals with press history, broadcast history and the rise of new media. The second section looks at theories of the media. The third explores politics of the media and asks broadly framed questions about the media policy and media politics.

Requirements: Combined teaching methods of lectures, seminars and presentations are employed throughout the course. The students are required to be frequently exposed to British newspapers and radio or TV programs. The final assessment is based on class performance (30%) and two essays of 1500-2000 words, with 30% and 40% each. The students must present one of the essay topics orally in class.

Textbook:
Curran, James and Jean Seaton. Power Without Responsibility: the press, broadcasting, and new media in Britain, 6th edition. Routledge, 2003.

Bibliography:
1. Seymour-Ure, Colin. The British Press and Broadcasting since 1945, 2nd edition. Blackwell, 1996.
2. McNair, Brian. News and Journalism in the UK, 3rd edition. Routledge, 1999.
3. O’sullivan, Tim, Brian Dutton and Philip Rayner. Studying the Media: An Introduction, 3rd edition. Hodder Arnold Publication, 2003.
4. Allan, Stuart, ed. Journalism: critical issues. Open University press, 2005.
5. Wimmer, Roger D. and Joseph R. Dominick. Mass Media Research: an introduction, 8th edition. Wadsworth, 2006.

Britain’s Postwar Foreign Policy (Cheng Jingying)

Objectives and contents: The course is to introduce students to the main international relations theories and their application to real foreign policy making; and to inform students on the important developments in British post-war foreign policy. The course aims to help students have a good understanding of continuity and change in British policy and the characteristics of British diplomacy, as well as to provide students with the theoretical and conceptual tools necessary for critical analysis of British foreign policy issues.

Requirements: The course is conducted through lectures and discussions. Assessment includes a seminar presentation and two essay papers.

Bibliography:
1. Bylis, J. British Defence Policy: Striking the Right Balance. Macmillan, 1989.
2. Clarke, M. British External Policy-making in the 1990s. Macmillan, 1992.
3. Louis, W. and H. Bull. The Special Relationship: Anglo-American Relations since 1945. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.
4. Paul, W. British Foreign Policy under New Labour 1997-2005. Palgrave, 2005.
5. Sanders, D. Losing an Empire and Finding a Role: British Foreign Policy since 1945. Macmillan, 1990.

Britain & European Integration (Cheng Jingying)

Objectives and contents: The course is to review British policy toward European integration, key political debates, and British political fundamentals that influence preference of the governments in their European solution. It is also to review the impact of this preference on Europe development. This aims to give students a thorough understanding of the issues in question and to develop their competence in analysis of British policy calculations and management of the European issue.

Requirements:  Assessment consists of seminar presentation and essay papers.

Bibliography:
1. Aspinwall, M. Rethinking Britain and Europe. Manchester University Press, 2004.
2. Brown, C. Understanding International Relations. New York: Palgrave, 2005.
3. Byrd, P. British Foreign Policy under Thatcher. Oxford University Press, 1988.
4. George, S. An Awkward Partner: Britain in the European Community, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, 1998.
5. Koutrakou, V. The European Union and Britain. Macmillan, 2000.

British Economy (Shen Yi)

Objectives and contents: The course is designed to help students learn, understand and analyze British economic developments since the 1970s with the basic economic theories and concepts introduced in class. Through the course students are expected to be able to assess British governments’ economic policies, find out their merits and deficiencies, and make policy recommendations. Major topics dealt with are comparisons between British economy and Chinese economy, influences of three economic schools of thought on the making of British economic policies, British micro and macro economic policy concerns, British financial institutions, and Britain’s international trade.

Requirements: Classes are conducted in forms of lectures, seminars and student presentations. A student’s final score is based on his/her mid-term and end-of-the-term papers, class presentations and performance, and attendance.

Bibliography:
1. Sawyer, M. The UK Economy. Oxford University Press, 2005.
2. Begg, D., S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch. Economics, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, 2005.
3. Atkinson, B., F. Livesey and B. Milward. Applied Economics. MacMillan Business, 1998.

British Economic Issues (Shen Yi)

Objectives and contents: The course is designed to help students understand British economy, encourage them to discuss and do research on major British economic issues through economic theories and concepts introduced in class and to assess British economic policies of successive governments since the 1970s. Major topics dealt with are British labour market, unemployment policies, distribution of wealth and income, size and behavior of firms, policies on competition and monopoly, privatization, taxation and government spending, policies on inflation, Mrs. Thatcher’s economics, Tony Blair’s and Gordon Brown’s economic policies.

Requirements: Classes are conducted in forms of lectures, seminars and student presentations. A student’s final score is based on his/her mid-term and end-of-the-term papers, class presentations and performance, and attendance.

Bibliography:
1. Sawyer, M. The UK Economy. Oxford University Press, 2005.
2. Begg, D., S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch. Economics (8th Edition). McGraw-Hill Companies, 2005.
3. Atkinson, B., F. Livesey and B. Milward. Applied Economics. MacMillan Business, 1998.
4. Hare, P. and L. Simpson. British Economic Policy. Harvester Wheatsheaf.
5. Studies in the UK Economy (a series of 12 books)

The British Constitution (Wang Zhanpeng)

Objectives and contents: This course aims to introduce students to the historical development of British constitution as well as the basic philosophies and rationales behind it. It will also help them understand the links between the constitutional arrangements and the contemporary British political, economic and social life. The emphasis will be made on the principles of constitutional law in general and of the British constitutional system in particular. The topics covered include the history and theory of British constitutionalism, the relationships between different organs of government and between the state and the citizen, as well as the impact of the European integration on British constitution. This will enable students to acquire knowledge of relevant case law and legislations and to develop an ability to interpret and analyse them.

Requirements: This course is conducted through a combination of instructor’s lectures, student presentations, class discussions, and seminars. Students are required to complete a research paper (approx. 3,000 words) and a reading report (approx. 1,500 words).

Bibliography:
1. Allen, M. J. Cases and Materials on Constitutional & Administrative Law, 6th edition. London: Blackstone Press Limited, 2000.
2. Barendt, Eric. An Introduction to Constitutional Law. Oxford University Press, 1998.
3. Barnett, Hilaire. Constitutional and Administrative Law, 4th edition. Cavendish Publishing Limited, 2002.
4. Norton, Philip. The British Polity, 3rd edition. Longman, 1994.
5. Thompson, Brian. Textbook on Constitutional & Administrative Law, 3rd edition. Blackstone Press Limited, 1997.

Film and Society (Song Yunfeng)

Objectives and contents: The aim of this course is to deepen the students’ understanding of British society with British films on various social issues in Britain. Students are required to use film theories and sociological approaches to present, discuss, and analyze the selected films and the social issues involved. Major films selected include A Room with a View, A Passage to India, Remains of the Day, French Lieutenant’s Woman, A Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting, A Fish Called Wanda, In the Name of the Father, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Full Monty, The Queen etc.

Requirements: The assessment is based on one presentation (and finalized written version) on a specific film and one essay of approximately 2500 words (3-5 pages).

Bibliography:
1. Murphy, Robert, ed. The British Cinema Book, 2nd edition. BFI Publishing, 2001.
2. Boyum, Joy Gould and Adrienne Scott. Film As Film. Allyn and Bcon, Inc. 1971.
3. Parkinson, David. History of Film. Thames and Hudson, 1995.
4. Hunter, Allan, ed. The Wordsworth Book of Movie Classics. Wordsworth Reference, 1992.
5. Song Yunfeng, Field of Dreams. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2001.

Studies on the European Union (Wang Zhanpeng)

Objectives and contents: The course is designed to introduce students to the historical evolution, major policies and current challenges of European integration to enhance students’ understanding of the UK in the context of globalization and Europeanization. In recent years, the EC/EU has increasingly become something internal rather than external to the UK. A study of the unprecedented human endeavor unfolding in Europe has become an indispensable part in understanding British political, economic and social life. This course will mainly deal with historical, political, economic and legal aspects of the European integration, introduce to students the theoretical tools of different disciplines of social sciences needed in the interdisciplinary study, and assess some current developments in the integration as well as scholarly debates in the field of the EU studies.

Requirements: This course is conducted through a combination of instructor’s lectures, student presentations, class discussions, and seminars. Students are required to complete a research paper (approx. 3,000 words) and a reading report (approx. 1,500 words).

Bibliography:
1. Rosamond, Ben. Theories of European Integration. St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
2. Nugent, Neill. The Government and Politics of the European Union, 5th edition. Duke University Press, 2002.
3. Wallace, Helen and William, eds. Policy-Making in the European Union, 4th edition. Oxford UP, 2000.
4. Li Shian and Liu Liyun. History of European Integration. Hebei People’s Press, 2003.

British Society and Culture (Shi Tongyun)

Understanding Britain is of great necessity to students of English major due to the country’s important position in English language, world history and culture, and international relations. This course aims at providing students with basic knowledge about the country and its systems. It will mainly deal with British political system, foreign affairs, economy, society and culture, draw students’ attention to some hot social and political issues in Britain to broaden their horizon, and train and enhance students’ ability to observe, analyze and solve social problems. Major contents include British Cultural Heritage, the Political System, Education, Welfare State, the Media, the Economy, Irish Nationalism, Britain and the World (Anglo-US special relationship; Britain and the European Union), Youth Culture, and Survey of British Films. The textbook is Contemporary British Culture and Society edited by Xiao Huiyun (2003), added with self-produced handouts. The course is conducted mainly through lectures, discussions and students’ presentations. Video/audio tapes will also be used for more vivid understanding. Assessment is based on final in-class examination and presentation/a research paper of approximately 1,500 words.

Introductory Sociology (Song Yunfeng)

Targeting on undergraduates, the objective of this course is to present a basic outline of sociological theories and their relations with respective social issues in contemporary Western societies (mainly Britain and the United States). Through the course, students will have a clear idea on different approaches in sociology and learn to use them to analyze social problems. The course will broaden students’ vision on the social issues and problems in Western and Chinese societies alike. Major topics of the course include “historical development of sociology”, “sociological theories”, “research methods in sociology”, “culture and socialization”, “social stratification”, “crime and deviance”, “gender”, “race and ethnicity”, “economy and work”, “power and politics”, and “religion and belief systems”. Assessment includes one mini research project/paper and in-class exam.

Introduction to Film: A Critical Approach (Song Yunfeng)

This course covers the essentials of film appreciation and analysis through discussing English-language film examples and related readings. The major content includes 1) narrative structure and film language, 2) Hollywood and film genres, 3) auteur theory, 4) film and culture, 5) national cinema, 6) star system and spectatorship, and 7) digitalization and globalization on film. Each session focuses on one film example (There will also be a recommendation list of classical films on the topic in each session). Students are required to both read related articles and watch related film examples before coming to the class discussion. Through analysis and discussion on these topics, students are expected to acquire systematic knowledge on film appreciation and criticism, have a deeper understanding of western culture and society, improve their critical thinking ability, and develop their analytical potentials. Students’ final scores will depend on 1) their attendance and participation in the discussion (including presentation), and 2) a film analysis paper of approximately 2000 words in MLA format.


Publications

In recent years, our faculty members have presented papers in many important international academic conferences at home and abroad, for example, “Trends and Traditions: Conference on British Studies in Southeast Asia and Australia 1998” (Indonesia), “Conference on the Outcomes of the EU-China Higher Education Cooperation Programme 1999,” “The Annual Conference of the British Studies Society Affiliated to the Chinese Association for European Studies” (1999, 2002, and 2008), “International Conference on English Literature and British Culture” (2001, and 2004), “International Conference on Cross-cultural Communication” (2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009), and “International Conference on European Union and the World” (2005) organized by IPSA RC-3 (International Political Science Association Research Committee 3 on European Unification). These academic activities not only provide us a great opportunity to keep pace with the latest development in British studies, but also a forum to exhibit the progress in our teaching and research to the colleagues in China and the rest of the world.

Our faculty’s publications range from textbooks on the UK to a great number of academic papers on British studies and EU studies in some leading academic journals.

TEXTBOOKS

Song Yunfeng
* Field of Dreams. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2001.
* The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries: An Introduction (4 Chapters on Ireland). Higher Education Press, 2005

PAPERS

Shi Tongyun
* “Heritage Films and British Cultural Traditions.” (in Chinese) Journal of Beijing Film Academy, No.4, 2001.
* “The Hollywoodization of British Cinema.” (in Chinese)  Journal of Beijing Film Academy, No.2, 2002.
* “Hollywood England—the Americanization of British Cinema.” (in English) Huang Zongying ed. Reading for the New Millennium, Petroleum Industry Press, 2003.
* “A Study of British National Cinema.” (in Chinese) Wang Zhenhua, Liu Fei & Chen Zhirui eds. Anatomy of Britain, China Social Science Press, 2003.
* “British National Cinema: A Hard Journal.” (in Chinese) Journal of Beijing Film Academy, No. 6, 2003 & No.1, 2004.
* “British Film Censorship and Classification System.” (in Chinese) Film Art, No.2, 2004.
* “Film Censorship and Rating in the United States.” (in Chinese) Film Art, No.3 & No.4, 2004.
* “British Film Censorship System and Law.” (in Chinese) The BFSU Journal of English 2006. Beijing Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007.
* “Continuity and Change—British Working-class Screen Image in the 1990s.” (in English) Zhong Weihe ed. Rereading Britain Today: Essays in British Literary and Cultural Studies, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2007.
* “British Press Reporting on the Forum on Chinese-Africa Cooperation.” (in English) Труды Дальневосточного Государственного Технического Университета (Russia), No.147, October 2007.
* “British Heritage Film—A post-modern representation of national past.” (in Chinese) The BFSU Journal of English 2007. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2008.
* “British National Identity in the 21st Century.” (in English) Intercultural Communication Studies (An Official Journal of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies), Volume XVII: 1, 2008.
* “New Labour and British National Identity.” (in Chinese) International Forum. Vol. 11, No. 2, 2009.
* “The Queen and the Country: A Contextual Study of the Modernization of the British Royal Family as Represented by the Film The Queen.” (in English) Intercultural Communication Studies (An Official Journal of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies), Volume XVIII: 1, 2009.
* “The Queen and the Country: Modernization of the British Royal Family as Represented by the Film The Queen.” (in Chinese) Sun Youzhong ed. Cross-Cultural Perspective, Higher Education Press, 2009.

Wang Zhanpeng
* “Cultural Convergence and British Labour Party’s EU Policy.” International Forum,vol. 2, No. 4 2000.
* “Political Integration Theories and Legitimacy in the EU Policy-Making.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 19, No. 1, 2001.
* “Political Integration Theories and the Sovereignty Issue in European Integration.” in A Collection of Papers for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the BFSU. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2001.
* “A Theory of International Relations or Comparative Politics: A case study of the EU Institutions.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 20, No. 1, 2002.
* “Constitutionalization of EU Treaties and Legalization of International Organization.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 20, No. 5, 2002.
* “Social Constructivism and European Integration.” International Forum, vol. 5, No. 6, 2003.
* “Judicialization of British Constitution in the Context of European Integration.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 22, No 4, 2004.
* “Constitutional Patriotism and European Identity: The Lessons of the European Constitution.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, Vol. 23, No. 5, 2005.
* “Strategy, Institutions and Ethics: Lessons from the European Experience.” Teaching and Research, Issue 8, 2006.
* “Public Participation, Deliberation, and Regional Identification: European Constitutional Process in Comparative Perspectives.” Current Politics and Economics of Asia, Vol. 17, No.1, 2008.
* “Impact of EU Constitutional Crisis on European Identity: A Research Agenda.” The BFSU Journal of English 2007. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2008.
* “A Critique of Liberal Intergovernmentalism : The Case of Ireland in the European Constitutional Process.” Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 26, No 4, 2008.
* “Rational Choice or Social Construction: Disputes on the Paradigms in European Integration Theories.” Forum of World Economics and Politics, No. 2, 2009.
* “Irish Studies in China.” (co-author) BFSU Journal of English 2008. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2009.
* “China-EU Relations in the Context of European Constitutional Process.” New Thinking, No. 12,
2009.
* “Britain and the European Constitutional Process.” BFSU Journal of English 2009. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2010.

Zhang Xiaoying
* “The Racial Issue in Post-War Britain.” International Forum, No. 10, 1994.
* “The Crux of the Irish Issue.” Europe, No. 5, 1996.
* “The End of the British Royal Marriage.” World Affairs, No.8, 1996.
* “The Rift between the British Labour Party and the Trade Union.” World Affairs, No. 10, 1996.
* “Movie Censorship and Classification in the United States” Film Art, No.3 & No.4, 2004.
* “Murdoch’s News Corp vs News Objectivity.” The BFSU Journal of English 2006. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007.
* “Net Censorship in the UK.” (in English) Zhong Weihe ed. Rereading Britain Today: Essays in British Literary and Cultural Studies, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2007.
* “English language of the CCTV.com: A cross-cultural perspective.” International Communication, No. 11, 2007.
* “The Nature of News as Reflected in Reports of the Olympic Torch.” Sun Youzhong ed. The BFSU Journal of English 2008. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2009.
* “Discourse Analysis of Editorial in the Economist.” First author, International Communication, No.6, 2009.
* “English Language of the CCTV.com: A Cross-cultural Perspective.” Cross-Cultural Perspective, Higher Education Press, 2009.
* “Book Review on The Last Rights.”Global Media Journal, No.12, 2009.

Cheng Jingying
* “Debate within European Alliance Concerning Prospect of Development.” International Horizon,March 1995.
* “How to Teach Chinese Students to Write Good English.” Foreign Language Teaching and Research, No. 2, April 1994.

Shen Yi
* “Whitaker Almanac—A Typical British Yearbook.” Yearbook Information and Research, No.4, 2000.
* “A Method of Rapid Vocabulary Enlargement.” Journal of Inner Mongolia Education Institute, No.1, 1997.
* “Encouraging Freshmen to Read Extensively.” Research and Information on Teaching, No.2, 1997.
* “An Assessment on College English Reading.” Journal of Inner Mongolia Education Institute, No.3, 1997.

Song Yunfeng
* “Blaxploitation Film”, English Language Learning No.1, 2010
* “Contemporary Black Film Stars in Hollywood”, English Language Learning No.2, 2010
* “Contemporary Independent Black Directors and Their Major Works”, English Language Learning No.3, 2010
* “Early Female Directors”, English Language Learning No.4, 2010
* “Azna – Female Director in Classic Period”, English Language Learning No.5, 2010
* “Ida Lupino – Actor, Screenwriter, and Director”, English Language Learning No.6, 2010
* “Laura Mulvey – Feminist Film Theorist”, English Language Learning No.7, 2010
* “Barbara Streisand and Yentle”, English Language Learning No.8, 2010
* “Jane Campion and the Piano”, English Language Learning No.9, 2010
* “Interpreting Avatar”, English Language Learning No.10, 2010
* “2012 and Western Ideology”, English Language Learning No.11, 2010
* “Reality, Dream, Movie – Christopher Nolan’s Inception”, English Language Learning No.12, 2010

TRANSLATIONS

Song Yunfeng
* The Sociology of Health, Beijing: Social Science Document Press, 1992.
* Simmons Advanced English Grammar, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1998
* Twentieth-Century Britain – A Short History, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2008.

Wang Zhanpeng
* WTO: Guide to GATT Law and Practice. Volumes I & II, Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2004.
* Kenneth Lieberthal. “Project on Areas of Instability and Emerging Threats: Prospects for Sino-U.S. Cooperation.” In Men Honghua ed. The Rise of Modern China. Hang Zhou: Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2004.
* Joseph M. Grieco & G. Ikenberry. State Power and World Market: The International Political Economy. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2008.
* Jerusha McCormack. China and the Irish. Beijing: People’s Publishing House, 2010.

Shen Yi
* Beautiful Journey – China Drawings by Mervyn Rowe. People’s Art Publishing House, June 2007.


Research Projects

Wang Zhanpeng
* Transnational Democracy and its Limits: A Study of European Constitutional Process ( Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of the Chinese Ministry of Education, 2008-)
* Sino-Irish Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, 2009-)
* Exploring Ireland: Historical Legacy and Contemporary Experience (funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, 2007-2009)
* Survey of Chinese Studies in Ireland (funded by Information Centre for Worldwide Asia Research, 2009-)

Shi Tongyun
* British Working Class Screen Image: Identity, Culture, and Ideology (funded by Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2010-)





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