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Welcome to Tsing Ho Ling

Tsing Ho Ling is a cluster of theoretical linguistics reading groups at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) initiated by Dr. Chenchen Song in January 2022. Its members are mainly local students interested in formal (especially generative) approaches to human language grammar. We currently have three subgroups, two for syntax (respectively at beginner's/intermediate levels) and one for semantics (beginner's level). See the Groups page for more info.
Throughout the academic year, we meet weekly* at lunchtime (UTC+8) Wednesday in a local café (called Tsing Ho, hence the name of the cluster) to
discuss a paper or a book part and share our thoughts, perspectives, and questions. Our working language is English. Each member of the cluster has the chance to chair some sessions (we take turns!). Occasionally, we also organize special themed sessions or host guest talks sponsored by the Department.

*The beginner's syntax subgroup is only open in the Spring-Summer Semester.

We hope to deepen our understanding of various aspects of human language through in-depth reading and open-minded discussion. While we are physically based in Hangzhou, we have adopted a hybrid format due to COVID-19 and welcome new members from everywhere in the world.


These logos were originally designed by Yili Xia (first) and Xiaoke Bu (second).

What to do next?

You can now ...

  • go to Blog and read our occasional entries

  • go to Groups and view our existing squads

  • go to Forum and join our spontaneous discussions

About Us


Zhejiang University

Zijingang Campus


Zhejiang Province

China 310058


tsing ‹dot› ho ⟨dot⟩ ling AT gmail «dot» com


Current: Xiaoke Bu (since July 2023)

Former: Yili Xia (April–June 2023)

This website was kindly designed by Yili Xia in April 2023, who remains its sudo administrator for technical issues. For general issues about the reading groups, please contact the current administrator at the email address listed above.  

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