Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception: Welcome Speeches by Toni Tan (Cambria Press) and Shu-mei Shih (UCLA)

WATCH THE FIRST SEGMENT OF THE Cambria Press Sinophone World Series RECEPTION!

Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception: Welcome Speech by Toni Tan (Cambria Press)

Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception: Welcome Speech by Toni Tan (Cambria Press)

Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception - Shu-mei Shih gives a speech on Sinophone studies.

Cambria Press Sinophone World Series Reception – Dr. Shu-mei Shih gives a speech on Sinophone studies.

In this first segment, Toni Tan (Cambria Press) gives the welcomes speech in which she introduces Professor Victor Mair and the editorial board:

As the scholar widely credited with coining the term Sinophone, it was fitting that Shu-mei Shih was the one who gave the speech about the field of Sinophone studies. During her speech, Dr. Shih commented that she “would like to espeecially acknowledge Cambria Press for its bold act of recognizing an emerging and burgeoning field … by launching the first-ever Sinophone series.” She then credited Professor Victor Mair as one of the people who has been instrumental in her conceptualization of the term Sinophone because of his creation of the term topolect. She also provided insightful anecdotes how the term evolved for her, a process which started ten years ago.

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