Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes

Theory, Pedagogical Applications, and Practices

  • Hongyin Tao
  • Howard Hao-Jan Chen

Part of the Chinese Language Learning Sciences book series (CLLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Academic Chinese

  3. Business Chinese

  4. Chinese for Medicine and Heath Care

  5. Chinese for Other Services and Industries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Cornelius C. Kubler
      Pages 321-353

About this book


This book, likely the first of its kind in the English language, explores Chinese for specific and professional purposes (CSP) in terms of theorizing and developing practical applications for language teaching and learning. While research in language for specific purposes is thriving for languages such as English, there has been comparatively little such research conducted for Chinese. This volume attempts to fill the gap by bringing together practitioners from a broad international scholarly community, who share common interests yet diverse orientations. 

Seventeen papers are included, and address four broad thematic categories: (1) academic Chinese, (2) business Chinese, (3) Chinese for medicine and health care, and (4) Chinese for other broadly defined services and industries (diplomacy, tourism, wine-tasting, etc.). Representing the state of the art in CSP research, the book offers an indispensable guide for anyone interested in theoretical and practical issues in this area of applied Chinese language studies.


Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes Academic Chinese Business Chinese Chinese language for diplomats Chinese language education Chinese language and law Medical Chinese Chinese language and media Chinese language and tourism Chinese language and the wine industry Chinese language in science and engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Hongyin Tao
    • 1
  • Howard Hao-Jan Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Asian Languages and CulturesUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9504-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9505-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1719
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1727
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