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ZHOU Feifei Feifei, Prof.

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    Hong Kong

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Feifei Zhou joined the Department of English in January, 2016. She received her PhD in Linguistics and the History of Ideas from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include history of linguistics, health discourses and linguistic landscapes. She is near completion of a book project on models of the human in twentieth-century linguistic theories. Her funded project (FRG: 101841) investigates cancer patients’ discourses concerning WSM and TCM treatment options. She is also interested in health knowledge communication on various digital platforms in China, and the effects of these new platforms in shaping our understandings of (lay) expertise, scientific knowledge and health practices. Another strand of her research studies how languages are used in space- and place-making in transitional China by incorporating perspectives and methodologies from sociolinguistics, cultural geography and urban studies. She welcomes opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers of shared interests.

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2014 2018

  • 2 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 1 Book Chapter
  • 1 Conference Paper (other)
  • 1 Thesis/Dissertation

Lay expertise, therapeutic pluralism, and health science communication in the digital age: The case of Chinese cancer patients

ZHOU, F., 30 Nov 2018.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Researchpeer-review

health science

Was Confucius teaching us how to do things with words? Reflections on ethics in language and communication

ZHOU, F. & ZHOU, X., 1 Nov 2018, In : Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication. 9, 2, p. 185-200 16 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)