Festival's Speakers
Ольга Исааковна Завьялова
Zavyalova Olga
Doctor of Philology, researcher of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies RAS. She is an author of monographs and articles on Chinese and Chinese dialects.

Zavyalova, Olga, "Dungan Language." Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. General Editor Rint Sybesma. Vol. 2. Leiden–Boston: Brill, 2017. Pp. 141–148.
Zavyalova, Olga, "Chinese Linguistics in Russia." Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. General Editor Rint Sybesma. Vol. 1. Leiden–Boston: Brill, 2017. Pp. 506–512.

Day 1
Татьяна Николаевна Бухтиярова
Bukhtiyarova Tatiana
Headmaster of Moscow Language Academy, Dean of MSU's Confucius Institute, Candidate of Sociological Sciences
Day 1
Екатерина Михайловна Сорокина
Sorokina Ekaterina
Deputy headmaster of Moscow Language Academy, Chinese language teacher
Day 1
Баров Сергей Андреевич
Barov Sergey
Candidate of Political Science, associate professor of Financial University
Day 2
Сергеева Александра Александровна
Sergeeva Alexandra
Senior Researcher of Department of Chinese Philology, MSU's Confucius Institute, Candidate of Political Science
Day 2

Круглов Владислав Владиславович
Kruglov Vladislav
Trainer of Moscow national team for All-Russian Olympiad for schoolchildren, Lecturer at the Departmenst of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Lao languages of MGIMO University, Lecturer at the UNESCO Chair at ISAA MSU
Day 2

Алексахин Алексей Николаевич
Alexakhin Alexey
Doctor of Philology, Professor, Honorary Worker of Higher Education of Russia, Professor of MGIMO University, author of the modern universal theory of the phonological system of the Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese regional languages (1987, 1991)
Day 3
Алешкина Юлия Владимировна
Aleshkina Yulia
Editor of Gray Mocha, columnist for "Internet slang and memes with Gray Mocha"
Day 3
Курт Ульяна Юрьевна
Kurt Ulyana
Author of the hscake.ru project and cobweb schemes, Chinese language teacher
Day 3
Лоренц Марина Максимовна
Lorenz Marina

Master of Oriental Philology of Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies
Котков Кирилл Анатольевич
Kirill Kotkov
Orientalist, writer, translator, head of the Center for the Study of the Far East, St. Petersburg. Fluent in nine languages, including Cantonese, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Author of the first Cantonese textbook in Russia
Бахматова Анна Дмитриевна
Bakhmatova Anna
Graduate of the Department of Chinese Philology, ISAA MSU 2020
Сенжапова Алсу Иршатовна
Senzhapova Alsou
Third year student of the Institute of Asian and African Countries, Moscow State University, Department of Chinese Philology. The first course work was devoted to the study of the problem of the Taiwanese language on the basis of a lexicostatistical criterion; in the future, he plans to develop this topic, based on other criterias.
Юлия Александровна Дрейзис
Draisis Julia
Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Philology, Institute of Asian and African Countries, Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov, researcher of RAS
Бони Дарья Андреевна
Boney Daria
Editor of Gray Mocha, head of the column "Watch and learn with Gray Mocha"
Павлова Евдокия Ильинична
Pavlova Evdokia
Editor of Gray Mocha, head of the column "Listening to music with Gray Mocha"
Рябова Анастасия Николаевна
Ryabova Anastasia
Editor "Gray Mocha" VKontakte and Telegram, head of the column "Learn Chinese from TV series"
А faculty member at The Ohio State University who resesrches and teaches on Chinese linguistics, including Chinese dialectolgy, Chinese phonology (synchronic and diachronic), Chinese writing system (including dialect-writing), Chinese language and gender issues, etc.
Andy Chin
Andy Chin is currently Head of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is also the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies.

Trained as a linguist, Dr. Andy Chin has a wide range of interests in linguistics research, including linguistic typology, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and Chinese linguistics. He has undertaken different types of projects supported by General Research Fund, Early Career Scheme, Knowledge Transfer Fund, Central Research Fund and Teaching Development Grants.

In 2012, Andy developed The Corpus of Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Cantonese with data drawn from the speech dialogues recorded in early Cantonese movie produced between 1943 and 1970 [http://hkcc.eduhk.hk]. The corpus data is useful for studying how Cantonese was used half a century ago. The cinematic nature of the corpus can also be used for studying the inter-relationship between language and culture and society. A digital museum has been constructed to highlight some interesting but unnoticeable linguistic changes of the Cantonese language over the past 60 years [https://hkseattle.wixsite.com/cantonesemuseum].

Andy has taught a great variety of linguistics courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Society / Sociolinguistics, Spoken and Written Discourse, Chinese Rhetoric, Structure of Chinese, Cantonese Linguistics, Langugage, Society and Cognition, Asian Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca in Asia. He also teaches Cantonese grammar courses for students in the area of Speech-Language Pathology.
Наталья Белявская
Natalia Belyavskaya
Graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University with a degree in Chinese Philology.
Completed a language internship at Fudan University in Shanghai.
She graduated from the magistracy of the Humanitarian Institute of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, specializing in "Methods of teaching foreign languages."
Lecturer at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Department of Chinese Philology, Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen since 2015
Tutor and trainer in Chinese courses since 2014
Licensed guide interpreter for Chinese tourist groups since 2015
Author of the textbook "Modern Chinese Grammar for Beginners."
Риналия Абдуллина
Rinalia Abdullina
Graduated from NSPU with a degree in “Teacher of the Chinese language and cultural studies”.
Completed an internship at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages.
She underwent advanced training under the program "Topical Issues of Modern Education" from the IMC, St. Petersburg.
She underwent advanced training under the program "The best pedagogical practices of modern education" from the SPB GDTYU.
Teacher of Chinese in a comprehensive school since 2015
Online Chinese Tutor since 2013
Licensed guide interpreter for Chinese tourist groups since 2015
An illustrator with no special education, but with great potential.
Huina Xiao
In her speech, Huina Xiao (肖慧娜) introduces the tea culture of a little place called Shanwei. She also introduces some characteristic features of culture and life there.
Peng Sinpeng
The speaker of the lecture is Peng Sinpeng who is introducing Wuhan food. She admits that she has chosen this topic because many people are at home right now and the only entertainment is to cook and to eat. But this lecture can be a good way to learn the culture of Wuhan.
Yang Chunya
The speaker is Yang Chunya (楊淳雅), her family are representatives of the Minnan culture in Taiwan. The girl says that most of Taiwanese Han people come from Fujian and Guangdong provinces, so the Minnan dialect has become the main one in Taiwan and sometimes is called the "Taiwan language". Yang Chunya also describes architecture, traditional food and clothing of the Minnan culture.
Shi Shuyang
Shi Shuyang (石姝阳) is a young girl whose mother tongue is the Jin dialect. She tells about the main features of the Jin dialect spoken in Inner Mongolia. She also describes the culture of that region of China, for example, tells about the traditional salted tea with milk and traditional cuisine.
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