• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 11 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
1986 …2019

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Ersu Ding (丁尔苏) has a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and joined the Department of English at Lingnan University in 1998. The other two institutions he had taught at before coming to Hong Kong were Suzhou University and Peking University in the People’s Republic of China. His research interests lie mostly in semiotics and comparative literature. He has published extensively and at a high level in Chinese as well as in English and was granted the university’s Research Excellence Award in 2006. His recent books include Modern Tragedy (a translation of Raymond Williams’ work from English into Chinese), Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations — Traversing Chinese and Western Theories of the Sign, Semiotics and Cross-Cultural Studies (a collection of essays), and Signs and Meanings. As an active member of several international scholarly organizations, he once served the International Comparative Literature Association as a member of its Executive Council (2000-2003) and worked for the Chinese Research Association for Language and Semiotic Studies as its vice president (1994-1997); currently, he sits on the editorial board of several academic journals and holds adjunct professorship at a number of institutions of higher education in the People’s Republic of China.

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Translated title of the contribution: Chinese Drama of Woe and Western Tragedy丁尔苏, Sep 2019, In : 中國比較文學. 2019, 3, p. 80-93 14 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • 建立一符多义的动态符号模式

    Translated title of the contribution: Towards a Polysemic and Dynamic Model of the Sign丁尔苏, 28 Sep 2019, In : 符号与传媒. 19, p. 1-12 13 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Poetic Logic and Sensus Communis

    DING, E., Nov 2018, In : Semiotica. 2018, 225, p. 447-455 9 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)