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A Man with Rat-Like Eyes: How Chinese Speakers Swear

Monday, 3 February 2020, 6 – 7pm

A Man with Rat-Like Eyes: How Chinese Speakers Swear

A talk by Dr Ning Jiang organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

The Chinese have always felt proud about being descendants of a "land of proper rites and etiquette", according to the Chinese saying. However, this does not mean the Chinese never fly off the handle. As with any language, a part of the Chinese linguistic repertoire provides access to vulgarism and profanity – so-called "rude" or "offensive language". Dr Ning Jiang will introduce a selection of Chinese offensive words and shed light on their linguistic and cultural background.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr Isabella Jackson

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