A MAN WITH RAT-LIKE EYES: HOW CHINESE SPEAKERS SWEAR

Chinese have always felt proud about being descendants of a “land of proper rites and etiquette”. 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. Dr Ning Jiang will shed light on the linguistic and cultural background of a number of Chinese swear words.

  • Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
    Date Mon 3 Feb
    Time 18:00 - 19:00
    Fee Free, booking required
Trinity College Dublin, Dame Street, Dublin 2