SOAS University of London

China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Dr Song Lianyi

BA (Beijing), MA (Bangor), PhD(London)
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Lianyi Song
China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Principal Teaching Fellow

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Steering Committee Member for Chinese

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Dr Song Lianyi
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Chinese Language teaching



Chinese Language Pedagogy; Discourse Analysis; Applied Linguistics in Chinese


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Available for
  • Briefings
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Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China


Authored Books

Song, Lianyi and Scurfield, E (1999) Teach Yourself Beginners Chinese Script. Chicago, Il: McGraw-Hill.

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


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.

Edited Books or Journals

Yi, Hongchuan and Song, Lianyi, (eds.), (2011) Chinese English Pocket Dictionary. Yunnan, China: Yunnan People’s Press [云南人民出版社].

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, Xiaoqi, (eds.), Teaching Chinese to Native Speakers of English. Beijing: People's Education Press, pp 74-81.

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.


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