Research Directions

To achieve greater descriptive adequacy, we can apply an appropriate theoretical framework to study language from a comparative perspective. Findings that emerge from such comparative studies could further contribute to constructing a new theory to explain the universal properties of human language, thus broadening our horizons. This is the line of research that the Centre intends to pursue in the study of Chinese.

Bearing in mind the mission of the University, which is “To combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West”, we are keen to conduct comparative research involving Chinese, and take pride in creating an active research platform whereby various thoughts can be brought together within a comparative perspective to develop a promising direction that will enhance our understanding of Chinese. It is hoped that the Centre can serve as an international hub for comparative studies of Chinese, fostering innovative ideas and initiatives.