Brief Introduction

Center forStudiesof History of Chinese Language of Zhejiang University was established in November 1999. In December 2000, it was formallyapprovedby the Ministry of Educationand became one of the Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Universities. The center is based on two doctoral degree programsChinese linguistics and classical philologytogether with a postdoctoral workstation on Chinese language&literature. Its research features focus on Mid-Ancient Chinese, Early Modern Chinese languageand Chinese traditional exegetics.The center is the national and open research institute on the research of Chinese language of Zhejiang University.

The research of Chinese language has a long history and fine tradition in Zhejiang University. In fifty or sixty of the 20th century, the Chinese department of original Hangzhou University was well known for its excellent faculties, and many famous experts of Chinese language worked in this department, such as Jiang Liangfu, Ren Mingshan, Jiang Lihong and Guo Zaiyi. Since then, the research on history of Chinese language became a characteristic and excellent discipline of our university all along. A series of works won many high-grade prizes and honors successively, such as Jiang Liangfu Interpretation of ChuCiJiang Lihongs Interpretation of Words in DunHuang BianWenand Guo Zaiyis Interpretation of Words in Colloquial Poems of Tang Dynasty,Corpus on Chinese Traditional Exegetics. Along the road founded by the precurory scholars, now a passel of young and middle-aged scholars already stood out prominently, and gained much excellent accomplishment, such asWang Weihui, Fang YixinZhang Yongquan, Wang Yunluand Zhuang Chusheng, etc.Their works have produced good influence inthe academe. At the same time, they also became the promising young scholars on Mid-Ancient Chinese language and Early Modern Chinese language.  

There are 30researchers in the center now. There are 15 full-time fellows, including 11 professors and 4associate professors,and 15part-time researchers, including 15professors.

Structure of CCLH


Wang Weihui (ProfessorPhD Advisor)


ZhengDacheng (ProfessorPhD Advisor)

Expert Committee

JiangShaoyuFangYixinJiang LanshengLu GuoyaoXiang ChuZhang Yongquan, Wang Yunlu


Research Institute of Chinese Lexical History & Chinese traditional exegetics

FangYixin(ProfessorPhDAdvisor)Wang Weihui (ProfessorPhD Advisor),Chi Changhai (ProfessorPhD Advisor) , Xu Jianping (ProfessorPhD Advisor) , Guan Changlong (ProfessorPhD Advisor) , Chen Donghui (Associate Professor)

Research Institute of History of Chinese Grammar

Shi Wenlei(Professor, PhD Advisor)Peng Lizheng(ProfessorPhD Advisor), Chen Yujie (Associate Professor)

Research Institute of History of Chinese Pronunciation

Zhuang Chusheng (ProfessorPhD Advisor)

Research Institute of History of Chinese characters

Zhang Yongquan (ProfessorPhD Advisor)Yao Yongming (Associate Professor)ZhengDacheng (ProfessorPhD Advisor)

Journal Editorial Department

WangYunlu(Professor, PhD Advisor)Wang Cheng (Associate Professor)