Xinren Chen is Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Foreign Studies at Nanjing University, P. R. China and is co-editor of East Asian Pragmatics. He has published papers in pragmatics and foreign language teaching in journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Foreign Language Teaching and Research, Modern Foreign Languages and Contemporary Linguistics. The major monographs he authors or co-authors include Contemporary Pragmatics, English Grammar in Use, The Pragmatics of Overinformativeness in Conversation, A Critical Pragmatic Perspective on Public Discourse, Politeness Theories and Foreign Language Learning and Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching.

Editorial Board

  • Winnie Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Gang He, East China Normal University, China
  • Ziran He, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • Wei Li, University College London, United Kingdom
  • K. K. Luke, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yongping Ran, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • Seongha Rhee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea
  • Yunwen Su, The University of Utah, United States
  • Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Jiayi Wang, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Doreen D. Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Associate Editors

  • Rong Chen, California State University, San Bernardino, United States

Advisory Editors

  • Haruko Cook, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, United States
  • Dániel Z. Kádár, Dalian University of Foreign Studies, China / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Review Editors

  • Wei Ren, Beihang University, China

Editorial Assistant