Beyond “Bad Writing”: Teaching English Writing to Chinese Students


JIANG Yajun is Vice President and Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Xi’an International Studies University.  His research focuses mainly on discourse studies, English for specific purposes, lexicography, translation studies and varieties of English.  He has published extensively in journals both at home and abroad.  He is the author of World Englishes: a Meta-disciplinary Perspective (2009) and he co-authored several textbooks including Interpreting for General Purposes (2007), A Guide to English Essay Writing for Chinese Learners (2010) and English Essay Writing for Chinese Speakers (2018).  Dr. Jiang has been directly involved in compiling and revising the New Century Chinese-English Dictionary (2003, 2017).  He is also a freelance translator working from Chinese into English and his works include Beginner's Guide to Chinese Calligraphy (2008), Contemporary Architecture in China (2010), Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsai (2011), and several novelettes and novels by contemporary Chinese writers.

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