Pawel Zygadlo

Profile

Dr Paweł Zygadło is a native of Poland who completed his doctoral studies in Taipei. He then went on to teach at the Minjiang University in Fuzhou. In February 2015 he joined the Department of China Studies as a lecturer in Chinese Culture.

His research interests lie primarily in the grammar of Chinese culture and Chinese sociocultural psychology. His current research focuses on relation between the socio-ethical values and modes of communication in contemporary Chinese society. In general, his research is concerned with the dialectical relation between language and culture, and intangible cultural heritage.

Dr Zygadło is a passionate teacher, who enjoys delivering modules on Chinese intellectual history, culture and communication and supervising UG and PG students.
  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. , National Chengchi University, Department of Philosophy, Taipei - 2013
    • M.A. , Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Philosophy, Cracow - 2004
  • Experience

    • Associate Professor, Department of China Studies XJTLU - 2016 to Present
    • Lecturer, Department of China Studies XJTLU - 2015 to 2016
    • Lecturer, IEN Institue of Minjiang University - 2013 to 2015
  • Research interests

    • Culture and interpersonal communication
    • Chinese sociocultural psychology
    • Chinese philosophical anthropology
    • Critical thinking and informal logic
    • Religion (doctrines and rituals)
  • Articles

    • Paweł Zygadło, (2020) 'Perception of space and evolution of Chinese psyche.' Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia 33 (in press)
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2020) '‘Chinese Values’ in Official Socio-political Discourse of PRC: Re-appraisal, Re-invention or a Display of Persistent Nature of Chinese Socio-Moral Heritage?' New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 22 (1), 67-80
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2020) 'Face and Authority: Cultural Challenges of Teaching in China' The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies 5(2), 63-82
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2018). Cultural Particularism and Intercultural Communication: The Case of Chinese Face. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies 3 (2) (Autumn 2018), 63-76.
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2018) ‘Face and Communication in Chinese Context. Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej (Gdansk Journal of East Asian Studies), 13, 7-20
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2017) ‘Patriotic Rhetoric in Chinese Public Space’ The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies 2 (2), 7-16
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2016) ‘Chinese Politeness (Limao) – Theory and Practice’ in: SCI Journal, World Scientific Publishing Company.
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2016) ‘Rhetoric of National Pride and Interest in Chinese Public Space’ The Macrotheme Review 5(4), 124-133
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Alexander Alexiev and Paweł Zygadło (ed.) (2021). China and the World: Language, Culture, Politics (vol. 2). Sofia: The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsk
    • Alexander Alexiev and Paweł Zygadło (ed.) (2020). China and the World: Language, Culture, Politics (vol. 1). Sofia: The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Press.
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2015) Kongxing yu jietuo – Yinshun zhongguan sixiang yu Handi Fojiao de zhuanbian (Yinshun’s Maghyamaka thought and transformation of Chinese Buddhism), Taipei: Wenchin
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Paweł Zygadło, (2021). Face and Oppression – Lu Xun and Lin Yutang on Chinese Cult of Face. In: Adam Bednarczyk et al., (eds.) Crossroads of Liberty: Asian, African and European Literature Towards Freedom and Oppression. Warsaw: Elipsa, 240-252.
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2020). Euphemism and communication in the Chinese cultural context. In: Alexander Alexiev and Paweł Zygadło (ed.). China and the World: Language, Cultur Politics. Sofia: The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Press. 207-216
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2018). ‘Sources and the Nature of Chinese Nationalism’ in: Racism and Trauma, Wojciech Owczarski and Marta Maciejewska (ed.), Gdańsk: University of Gdańsk Press.
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2018). Limao: A Local Exemplification of Universal Phenomenon or a Distinct Feature of Chinese Culture? In: Alexander Alexiev (ed.), Current Issues in Contemporary Chinese and Oriental Studies. The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Press., 17-28
    • Paweł Zygadło, (2016) ‘Making the Secular Sacred, or the Sacred Secular…? Other-worldly Sacrum in this-Worldly Philosophy of Confucius’, in: Understanding the Unknown, Lisa Thursby (ed.), Oxford: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016.
  • Conference presentations

    • 12.2019 “Euphemism and its Role in Everyday Communication in China”, China and the World: Language, Culture Politics. International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    • 11.2019 “Chineseness and Face – National Discourse and Call for International Recognition”, 23rd Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
    • 07.2019 “Yinshun and ‘Return to the Indian Buddhism’: Modernisation of Chinese Buddhism or Revitalisation of Buddhism in China?”, The 2nd East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Conference, Sapporo, Japan.
    • 07.2019 “Methodologies in Research on Chinese ‘Face’: Significance and Future Perspectives”, ICAS 11 (Eleventh Convention of Asia Scholars), Leiden, Holland.
    • 07.2019 “The Notion of Face and ‘Collective Programming of Chinese Mind’”, The 16th Biennial Conference of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia “Engaging Chinese Scholarship: New Directions, New Challenges”, Melbourne, Australia
    • 03.2019 "Lu Xun and Lin Yutang on Chinese Cult of Face", 5th International Conference on Oriental Literatures and Orient in Literary Texts, Toruń, Poland
    • 09.2018 "‘Chinese Values’ in Official Socio-political Discourse of PRC: Reappraisal, Reinvention or a Display of Persistent Nature of Chinese Socio-Moral Heritage?", The 2nd International Conference on Heritage of China -'Continuity and Celebration of Living Heritage of China', Suzhou, China.
    • 12.2017 "Limao: a Local Exemplification of Universal Phenomenon or a Distinct Feature of Chinese Culture?" (Plenary speech), Current Issues in Contemporary Chinese and Oriental Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    • 06.2017 "New Chinese Nationalism: A Result or a Failure of Globalisation?", Tenth Global Studies Conference, Singapore.
    • 06.2017 “Patriotic Rhetoric in Chinese Public Space”, The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2017), Kobe, Japan.
    • 05.2017 “Open Society, Political Correctness and the Clash of Civilisation: Canonisation of the Notion of ‘Multiculturalism’ and the Possibility of Cross-culture Dialogue”, Intolerance, Discrimination and Terrorism - International Interdisciplinary Conference, Gdansk, Poland.
    • 10.2016 〈探讨的印順叛教思想〉(“Examination of Yinshun’s panjiao thought”), 第二届佛教义学研讨会:印顺法师佛学思想研讨 (Second Conference on the Buddhist Doctrine), Wuxi, China.
    • 07.2016 “Rhetoric of national pride and national interest in Chinese public space”, The Macrotheme International Conference on Business and Social Science, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
    • 06.2016 "Li, He and Guanxi: Chinese Values in Globalised World", The Asian Conference on Asian Studies, Kobe, Japan.
    • 04.2016 “Chinese politeness (limao): theory and practice”, International Conference on Humanity and Social Science, Xiamen, China.
    • 03.2016 “Sources and the Nature of Chinese Nationalism”, Racism, Nationalism, and Xenophobia - International Interdisciplinary Conference in Warsaw, Poland
    • 03.2016 “Making the Secular Sacred or the Sacred Secular…? Other-worldly Sacrum in this-Worldly Philosophy of Confucius,” 1st Global Conference - The Supernatural, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 12.2015 “Society and Oppression: Socially Engaged Cinema in Contemporary China”, Human Rights, Violence, and Dictatorship - International Interdisciplinary Conference in Krakow.
    • 4.2015 《阿含經》與「人間佛教」(“Chinese Agamas and Humanistic Buddhism”), 文献、历史、思想与文化——现代视野下的佛学研究”学术研讨会 (Scriptures, History, Thought, and Culture: Buddhist Studies in the Contemporary Perspective, Academic Conference), Shanghai, China.
    • 10.2014 〈印順思想受到宗喀巴與月稱之影響的考察〉(“Examination of Tsongkhapa’s and Candrakīrti’s influence on Yinshun’s thought”), 2014東亞佛教思想文化國際學術研討會 (2014 International Conference on East Asian Buddhist Thought and Culture), Taipei, Taiwan.
    • 9.2014 〈太虛大師的「人生佛教」與僧伽改革:現代化或新保守主義?〉 (“Taixu’s Reforms: Modernisation or New Conservatism?”), 第三屆中國彌勒文化暨太虛大師思想學術研討會 (Third Conference on Maitreya Culture and Master Taixu’s Thought), Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China.
    • 05.2013 〈楊文會:近現代佛學復興之父〉 (“Yang Wenhui: The Father of Buddhist Revival in China”), “佛教文化與現代社會”學術研討會 (Buddhist Culture and Contemporary Society – Academic Conference), Putuo Shan Monastery, Zhejiang Province, China.
    • 04.2013 〈印順之宗教觀與解脫之道〉(“Yinshun’s view on Religion and Realization of Buddhist Liberation”),第12屆印順導師國際學術會議 (The 12th International Conference on Master Yinshun’s thought - Theory and Practice), Chiayi, Taiwan.
    • 2016 - 2017, Tenth Global Studies Conference / New Chinese Nationalism: A Result or a Failure of Globalisation?
  • Grants

    • ‘The Concept of Face in Contemporary Chinese Society: Theory and Practice', Research Development Fund (RDF), XJTLU. Principal Investigator, with David S. G. Goodman (Co-Investigator), CNY 96,500, July 2017-.
  • Professional service activities

    • 2018 Deputy Head of Department
    • Programme Director of BA China Studies ('Teaching Chinese as an International Language' pathway)
  • Teaching activities

    • Critical Thinking: The Self and The World
    • Learning Practices in the Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Understanding China
  • Courses taught

    • CCS209 China: Culture, Language and Communication
    • CCS101 Chinese Civilization: Thinkers and Ideas
    • CCS002 China and The World
  • Professional memberships

    • 2019 East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
    • 2019 Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA)
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 0512-81883228
  • Email

    Pawel.Zygadlo@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    HS 371
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123