The International Symposium onAdvances in (Im)politeness Studies 2019,hosted by FNU andorganizedby the College of Foreign Languages, was held in Fuzhou under the theme of “(Im) politeness and Emotion” from March 8thto 10th.Prof. Lai Hairong, Vice President of FNU, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a welcome speech.
Keynote speeches were given during the two-day symposium by Prof.Helen Spencer-OateyfromtheUniversity of Warwick, Prof.Michael Haughfrom the University of Queensland, Prof.Olga Zayts fromtheUniversity of Hong Kong, Prof. Chen XinrenfromNanjing University, Prof. Feng ZongxinfromTsinghua University, Prof. He GangfromEast China Normal University, Prof. Li ChengtuanfromGuangdong University of Foreign Studies, Prof. Liao MeizhenfromCentral China Normal University, Prof. Qu WeiguofromFudan University, and Prof. Zhou LingfromNortheast Normal University. Therewere alsofive parallel sessions, in whichattendeesconducted in-depth exchanges and discussions onrelated topics including“(Im)politeness, Emotion and Relational Work in the Institutional Contexts”, “(Im)politeness, Emotion and Social Media”, “(Im)politeness, Emotion and Identity Construction”, and “(Im)Politeness Research across Genres”.
(Translated by Zheng Lizhen and reviewed byLiang Li’e)