I    Introduction

The GCD III will consist three parts:

Part one:

A one-day event for the GCD III on Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change at the British Academy, Friday, 2nd December 2016. There will be four panels that bring the theories and methods underlying current debates about global climate change and how to deal with it into sharp relief. In sequence they question the deliverability of the new sustainable development goals (SDGs), review the 2015 Paris Agreement from a governance perspective, examine sustainability in China’s green revolution, and present the case for Corpus-based discourse studies on climate change. In sum they join Chinese research and thinking on managing climate change with equivalent work in the West to contribute to the common human effort to deal with the global threat to our life on this planet. The abstracts and proposed panelists are:

Panel I Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals

The resolution of the UN General Assembly of 25 September 2015 committed member states to transforming the world by 2030 with 17 SDGs and 169 targets. Does the experience of the previous Millennium Development Goals provide encouragement that a programme of this ambition can be sustained and delivered?  What are the likely obstacles in its way, such as war and economic shocks and what kinds of co-operation with other actors, with corporations and civil society in particular will be required?  What kinds of developments in current global institutions, such as the G7 and G20 meetings, and in regional pacts such as ASEAN, will the SDGs promote and will China’s Belt and Road policy assist their achievement? 

Panel II Reviewing the Paris Agreement from a governance perspective

From Copenhagen to Paris, China has taken a lead in shaping global climate governance by jointly negotiating and joining in a binding climate deal. And this has been achieved after President Xi Jinping took office three years ago and the new Chinese leadership has begun to take newly proactive approach in its diplomatic policy. Against the backdrop, it is meaningful to review China’s current contribution to the global climate regime.

Panel III Sustainability in China’s green revolution

From ecological civilization, beautiful China, economic new normal, supply-side economic reform to green development, President Xi Jinping and the new leadership have coined a host of new narratives in achieving sustainable and balanced development. It shows that the leadership is keen to turn its promises made on the global stage into domestic actions by introducing new development guidelines and reshaping its economic and social policies. And China needs such a green revolution to bring this country onto the right track. At the same time, the panel will explore difficulties on the route of China’s green revolution.   

Panel IV Corpus-based discourse studies on climate change

The emerging of corpus linguistics provides a new way of thinking about language. In the past few decades, corpus approaches have been widely used in studying many aspects of linguistic enquiry. Text corpora which contain large number of authentic language enable wide scope of empirical analyses of the actual patterns of use in a language. The corpus-based language studies have obtained a fruitful achievement. It is evident that corpora as a source of empirical data coupled with (semi-)automatic computational tools, such as WordSmith Tools, AntCon and GRAPHCOLL, can be used in a number of different fields of study in which language matters. In recent years, a group of scholars have paid more and more attention to the extension of corpus approaches to a range of social science. CASS at Lancaster University is the excellent representative who is committed to develop new method in the study of language to provide an insight into the use and manipulation of language in society in a host of pressing concern. This panel invites scholars to present researches on climate change and related topics from perspective of corpus based discourse analysis.

Part two: Reception at the House of Commons, the Parliament, on Friday, 2nd Dec 2016.

Part three:

A one-day workshop on Corpus Approaches to Chinese Social Science (CACSS) at King's College London, Saturday, the 3rd December 2016.This is an extension of the Panel 4 of the GCD III, and also an open academic event, for both participants of the GCD III and others who are interested in this topic. 

    With the enhancement of interdisciplinary awareness, linguistic methods, such as corpus based discourse studies, has been applied to sociology, ethnography, cultural studies, psychology, cognitive science and computer science, etc. In the past decade Chinese social scientists are seeking for new methods in analyzing large quantity of texts in addition to quantitative and qualitative analysis. For example, the Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University has collected unique set of data on contemporary Chinese social life since 1949, consists of more than 300,000 personal correspondences, over 1,000 books of personal notes, diaries, huge information of the history of personal life, as well as large amount of interview notes, and monographs.The Brill Company has signed a contract with Fudan University Publishing House for publication of 30 volumes of them. This precious material is inevitably adopted as a default resource for the research which language matters. it will undoubtedly be very helpful for understanding the construction of contemporary China's social order and deep structure of ordinary people's relationships. Inspirited by the ESRC Centre of Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University, CCPN Global engages the CASS, the CCSLC of Fudan University and the RCDC (the Research Centre for Discourse and Communication, Zhejiang University of Media and Communication), together developing the programme of the CACSS. This workshop will introduce related work and engage further discussions with people who are interested in this initiative.      

一  活动简介




版块一  实施可持续发展目标


版块二  从治理角度上回顾巴黎协议


版块三  中国绿色革命中的可持续性

从生态文明、美丽中国、经济新常态、“供给侧”经济改革到绿色发展,习近平主席与新一代领导人已创造了关于获得可持续平衡的发展许多新的话语。这表明中国领导想要开始实行新的发展规划纲要并重塑经济和社会政策,以便把在全球舞台上所作出的承诺变成在国内的行动。此外,为了中国走上正确的轨道,中国需要这样的绿色革命, 同时探讨在这条道路上,有哪些困难?

版块四  基于语料库的气候变化话语研究

语料库语言学的出现为我们提供基于语言的新的思维方式。近几十年来,语料库研究广泛用在语言学的学习的诸多方面。含有大量真实语言的文本语料库有助于我们对某种语言中的真实运用模式进行广泛实验分析。基于语料库语言研究已取得丰硕成果。显然,作为实验数据的来源的语料库,与WordSmith Tools、AntCon、GRAPHCOLL等(半)自动计算工具连在一起,能够运用于围绕着语言的许多不同研究领域。近年来,学者们越来越关注语料库研究在各种学科的应用。兰卡斯特大学的社会科学语料库方法是一个优秀的代表,它致力于开创新的语言研究方法,让我们洞察在到处充满忧虑的社会中的语言运用及操作。几位学者将在这一版块介绍基于语料库的关于气候变化及相关话题的话语分析。





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