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Dr Jiayi Wang (BA, MA, PhD) is a Subject Leader in Chinese for BA programmes, a Course Leader for BA Single Honours Chinese, and a Chinese Stream Leader for MA Interpreting and Translation. She teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervises MA and PhD students. Her main research interests are pragmatics and second language education.
Dr Jiayi Wang is a Subject Leader in Chinese for BA programmes, a Course Leader for BA Single Honours Chinese, and a Chinese Stream Leader for MA Interpreting and Translation. Her current research interests include language education, corpus-assisted discourse analysis, and pragmatics, all of which are facets of her overarching interest in intercultural communication. Jiayi earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, UK, where her research focused on professional (official/business) intercultural communication, and a MA in Applied Linguistics from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Prior to her PhD, she was an international project manager at the Chinese Ministry of Justice, and she also worked as a conference interpreter/translator for a wide range of organisations such as the Supreme Court, Deutsche Bank, BAE Systems, and Fortune magazine. She has published research articles on comparative law, intercultural pragmatics, and foreign- and second-language education.
2014 - present
2012 - present
2006 - present
Wang, Jiayi. 2018. “Understanding undergraduates of Chinese heritage in the UK: Motivations and challenges.” In: Li, Guofang, and Ma, Wen. (Eds.) Educating Chinese-heritage students in the global-local nexus. New York: Routledge, pp. 161-176.
Wang, Jiayi, and Spencer-Oatey, Helen. 2016. “Intercultural pragmatics.” In: Sybesma, Rint, Behr, Wolfgang, Gu, Yueguo, Handel, Zev, Huang, C.-T. James, and Huang, James Myers. (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of Chinese language and linguistics. Leiden: Brill.
Wang, Jiayi, and Spencer-Oatey, Helen. 2015. “The gains and losses of face in ongoing intercultural interaction: The Chinese perspectives.” Journal of Pragmatics, 89, 50-65.
Wang, Jiayi, and Spencer-Oatey, Helen. 2015. “The challenge of building professional relations across cultures.” In Christopher, Elizabeth. (Ed.) International management and intercultural communication: A collection of case studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 90-107.
Wang, Jiayi. 2010. “New models of recidivism analysis in the USA.” Crime and Reform Research 5, 65-68.
Wang, Jiayi, and Ding, Chuanqing. 2010. “Research report on the American criminal justice system.” Crime and Reform Research 4, 40-43.