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Honggang Lui

Member at Large

Honggang Lui

Honggang Liu earned his PhD in sociolinguistics at Peking University in 2012. He is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English, School of Foreign Languages, Soochow University, China.

He has been working as the associate editor of SSCI journal, Frontiers in Psychology (section Educational Psychology) since 2021.  He serves as the international editorial board member for the SSCI-indexed journals, SYSTEM: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics and Journal of Education for Teaching. He is also the associate editor of Frontiers in Education, and editorial board member of Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning. He is the external reviewer for several high-ranking SSCI journals, such as TESOL QUARTERLY, SYSTEM etc. He is an executive council member of the Foreign Language Education and Development Association in China and the International Association for Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL). His research areas lie in the psychology of language learning (motivation, learning strategy, emotion, agency, etc.), language teacher education, social class, and foreign language learning.

He has published four academic books and more than 30 journal articles in national or international journals, such as SYSTEM, Teaching and Teacher Education, Frontiers in Psychology, and Asian-Pacific Journal of Education. In addition, he has completed one research project funded by the Ministry of Education, China and the China Philosophy and Social Sciences Foundation. He is now a principal investigator of a project on teacher resilience financed by the China Philosophy and Social Sciences Foundation (2021-2025).

He has worked as a university teacher as well as a researcher in applied linguistics, language teacher education and sociolinguistics at Tianjin Foreign Studies University (2005-2008) and Northeast Normal University (NENU) (2012-2022), China. He was nominated as the Executive Dean of the China Center for Research in Primary and Secondary Foreign Language Education (2021-2022). In the past 20 years, he has been awarded visiting scholars to several high-profile universities, such as Tilburg University in 2011, the University of Cambridge from 2016 to 2017, and the University of Essex in 2018 and 2019.

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