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Professor ZHU is a renowned scholar in Chinese linguistics. He is currently a Chair Professor of Chinese Language and Chiang Chen Chair Professor of Chinese Language at the Department of Chinese langauge Studies, and Director of Centre for Research on Chinese Language and Education. Before joining The EdUHK in 2009, he was a full professor in Chinese linguistics at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and Dean of Yuanpei College, Peking University. Professor Zhu became a Chair Professor at former Department of Chinese, HKIEd in January 2009. After that he was appointed as the head of Department of CHI from July, 2009 to June, 2012 and of Department of CHL from July, 2012 to Sptember, 2015.

Professor ZHU has his B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Northwest Normal University in 1982, M.A. in History from Middle China Normal University in 1986, and Ph.D. in History of Chinese Language from Sichuan University in 1990. He won the scholarships respectively from the Sino-Indian Culture Exchange Program to study Sanskrit and Buddhism in Delhi University in 1992 to 1993 and from the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC) in USA to do research in the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 to 1995. Professor ZHU has taught more than ten different courses to BA, MA or PhD students at several Universities from 1982, including at Sichuan University from 1990 to 1998 and at Peking University from 1998 to 2008. He has published more than 110 books and papers in the area of historical Chinese linguistics and literature, and won the national academic awards twice.

Research interests

Professor Zhu’s research and teaching interests include Classical Chinese, History of the Chinese Language, Buddhist Hybrid Chinese and History of Culture Exchange between China and India.

External Appointments

Professor ZHU is a joint Professor of Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and a Senior Research Fellow of Research Center for Chinese Linguistics, Peking University. He is Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Chinese Language and Literature Education in Higher Educational Institution of China, the Ministry of Education. He is also an Adjunct Professor at several universities and sits on the editorial board of multiple academic journals.

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