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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Dr Song Lianyi

BA (Beijing), MA (Bangor), PhD(London)


Lianyi Song
Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Principal Teaching Fellow

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Dr Song Lianyi
Email address:
020 7898 4226
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Monday 2-3pm/Tuesday 2-3pm


Chinese Language teaching


Chinese Language Pedagogy; Discourse Analysis; Applied Linguistics in Chinese


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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China


Authored Books

Song, Lianyi and Scurfield, E (1999) Teach Yourself Beginners Chinese Script. Hodder and Stoughton.

Song, Lianyi and Scurfield, E (1996) Teach Yourself Beginners Chinese. Hodder and Stoughton.

Book Chapters

Song, Lianyi (2002) 'An analysis of difficulty of Chinese grammar points from the learners� point of view� (in Chinese).' In: Zhang, D and Li, X, (eds.), Teaching Chinese to Native Speakers of English. People�s Education Press (China), pp. 74-81.


Song, Lianyi (2013) '教无定法、学有所值,《世界汉语教学学会学会通讯》,2013年第2期,20-24页.' 《世界汉语教学学会学会通讯》, 2013 (第2期). pp. 22-24.

Song, Lianyi (2007) 'A Reflection on the practice in Chinese teachers’ training in the UK.' Overseas Chinese Education, 3 . pp. 70-73.

Song, Lianyi (2000) 'An Investigation into the Feasibility of Emphasising Reading and De-emphasising Writing Characters in Teaching Chinese.' Selected Papers for the Sixth International Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language . pp. 114-119.

Book Reviews

Song, Lianyi (2002) 'Book review of "The Chinese Lexicon: a comprehensive survey" by YIP Po-Ching.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 65 (1). pp. 229-231.


Yi, Hongchuan and Song, Lianyi, eds. (2011) '《汉英快捷小词典》,易洪川 宋连谊 主编,云南人民出版社, 2011 Chinese English Pocket Dictionary, chief editors, YI Hongchuan & SONG Lianyi, Yunnan People’s Press, 2011.' In: 《汉英快捷小词典》. Yunnan, China: 云南人民出版社.

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