Miss Youjin Lee

BA (Hons), MA (Hons), MLitt (Hons) in Chinese

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Research interests:

  • Modality in Chinese
  • Modal auxiliary verbs
  • Beijing Mandarin
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Lao Qida/Nogeoldae 
  • Piao Tongshi/Bak Tongsa

Conference presentations:

  • July 2019, “A component-based model of modality and speech act categories: A case of Chinese”, Chinese Studies Association of Australia 16th Biennial Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • April 2019, “Chinese as a Foreign Language Education in the Joseon Era: Nogeoldae and Bak Tongsa", presented as a guest speaker at the KOREAN 241/341 Modern Korea: Resilience, Innovation and Transformation, University of Auckland.
  • October 2017, “Developing a componentially construed model of modality categories", School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics (CLL) 4th Postgraduate Symposium, University of Auckland.
  • October 2015, “A corpus-based sociolinguistic study of modal auxiliary verbs in Beijing Mandarin", School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics (CLL) 3rd Postgraduate Symposium, University of Auckland.
  • October 2014, "The expression of modality in Chinese", Inaugural School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics (CLL) Symposium, University of Auckland.
  • October 2011, "A comparative and contrastive study of auxiliary verbs in Beijing Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin", School of Asian Studies 8th Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.
  • October 2010, “A comparative and contrastive study of Lao Qida, Piao Tongshi and standard modern spoken Chinese word order”, School of Asian Studies 7th Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.
  • October 2009, “A comparative and contrastive study of Lao Qida and standard modern spoken Chinese word order”, School of Asian Studies 6th Annual Graduate Conference, University of Auckland.

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant for:

  • CHINESE 100/G, Semester 1, 2020
  • CHINESE 101, Semester 2, 2010-11
  • CHINESE 100/G, Semester 1, 2010-11

Mentor in Korean, Semester 2, 2010

Distinctions/Honours

  • Recipient of the Fred and Helen Hanan Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies, 2017, 2019 
  • 1st Prize Award in the 8th New Zealand Preliminary China Bridge Speech Competition, 2009
  • ‘Best Writing’ Award at the 3rd New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition, 2009
  • Recipient of the University of Auckland Access Award, 2008
  • ‘Outstanding Writing’ Award in the 1st New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition, 2007
  • Recipient of the 6th New Zealand National China Bridge Competition Scholarship, Beijing Language and Culture University, Jul-Aug 2007
  • New Zealand Representative at the 5th China Bridge Speech Competition Final, 2006
  • 1st Prize Award in the 5th New Zealand Preliminary China Bridge Competition, 2006

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Lee, Y. J. (2012). A Comparative and Contrastive Study of Auxiliary Verbs in Beijing Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17590

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 418
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand