Hongbing Yu

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures Toronto, Ontario hongbing@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 543620

Bio/Research

Dr. Hongbing Yu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ryerson University and a linguist-turned semiotician by training. Dr. Yu holds a Ph.D. (2014, with distinction) in Linguistics and Cultural Semiotics from Nanjing Normal University. Dr. Yu’s two mon...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Hongbing Yu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ryerson University and a linguist-turned semiotician by training. Dr. Yu holds a Ph.D. (2014, with distinction) in Linguistics and Cultural Semiotics from Nanjing Normal University. Dr. Yu’s two monographs,《符号建模论》(On Semiotic Modeling, Soochow Uni. P 2019) and Living by Models (De Gruyter, forthcoming), afford an interdisciplinary perspective on the biosemiotic mechanisms of language, literature, culture, and mind. In addition to multiple translated books, edited volumes and book series, he has published dozens of peer-reviewed research papers on such topics as languaging, culture and communication, semiotics, cultural memory, narrative, cognition, biosemiotics, and education in both English and Chinese. At present, he is focused particularly on the subject matters of language and social rituals, mythical thinking and narrative, and cognitive dimensions of classical Chinese philosophy. Dr. Yu has served as Managing Editor of Chinese Semiotic Studies, Associate Editor of Biosemiotics, Associate Editor of Semiotica, Research Associate at York Centre for Asian Research, Special Research Fellow at the Institute of Semiotics & Media Studies of Sichuan University, and Guest Researcher at the Center for Semiotics and Cultural Studies of Shinawatra University. Since 2011, Dr. Yu has taught multiple courses on culture and communication, semiotics, linguistics, Chinese cultural traditions, among others, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a practitioner of Zen and Taoist philosophy. His favorite forms of exercise are T'ai Chi and Ba Duan Jin.

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Irina Vukosavic
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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
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