About CLSC

A history of the Society

Corpus Linguistics Society of China (CLSC) was founded at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on 16 April, 2009. From the day of her founding to 19 April 2015, the Society was affiliated to China Rhetoric Society. Since 19 April 2015, the CLSC has been affiliated to China Association for Comparative Studies of English and Chinese.


Attendees at the inauguration ceremony of CLSC at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on 16 April, 2009. People in the front row are Chunyang Song, Jiajin Xu, Naixing Wei, Huizhong Yang, Wolfgang Teubert, Wenzhong Li, Jianzhong Pu and Yaochen Deng.


CLSC endeavours to promote the development of Corpus Linguistics in China, especially to explore new research avenues and sites of application of Corpus Linguistics. The Society is committed to uniting fellow corpus researchers across China.

The board

CLSC is administered by the executive board. The board is composed of a president, four vice-presidents, a secretary general, 11 standing board members and 23 regular members. New members are appointed on the basis of the voting decision of the board. Members of the board has a four-year term. A secretariat is organised by the current president, which is charged with the the responsibility of establishing research networks, the house-keeping of CLSC business meetings, financial and membership management.

Major events of the CLSC

Every two years CLSC holds its national congress–the conference of Corpus Linguistics in China or CLIC. This congress is the biggest event of Corpus Linguistics in China.

Occasional round-table type of forums are organised for invited participants.

CLSC also runs corpus linguistics workshops and seminars.

CLSC sees too as its responsibility of proposing and recommending Corpus Linguistics book series to domestic and international publishers.