LIU Weiming's Curriculum Vitae


LIU Weiming was born in Xi'an, China in 1956. He is  the Professor of Northwest University of Politics & Law, and used to teach and now teaches General Linguistics, Research Paper Writing, Forensic Linguisitics & Legal Translation in English at the School of Foreign Languages. He is also a postgraduate tutor, the director of Legal Language Research Institute, former  Vice-Dean of the Shcool and the Vice-Chairman of CAFL (China Association of Forensic Linguistics).

Research Fields: Forensic Linguistics, Lanaguge and the Law (Linguistic Evidence, Philosophy of Legal Language and Legal Translation). Now he has 

been attempting to study the pevious topics from the perspectives of minimalism and balance theory.

Education Background: He pursued his BA of English language at Xi'an International Studies University from 1979 to 1983. After his graduation, he has been a teacher first at the Teaching & Research Section of Foreign Languages, Xi'an Conservatory of Music from 1983 to 1985, then at the School of Foreign Languages, Northwest University of Politics & Law from 1985 to present.

From 1987 to 1988, he studied the courses of postgraduates (MA) in English, such as General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Testing, Teaching Methodology, etc. at the Foreign Languages of Graduate School, Xi'an Jiaotong University, hosted by the Sino-British Cultural Association. From 1996 to 1998, he studied Chinese Civil & Commercial Law at the Law Department of Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

Professional Memberships: Member of ILLA (InternationalLanguage and Law Association) and Vice-Chairman of China Association of Forensic Linguistics (CAFL)

LIU Weiming used to be a violinist in an orchestra in Xi'an before he studied at colleges & universities, for he began to learn how to play it even when he was a boy, taught by several famous violinists of Xi'an.

LIU Weiming's Desire: Wrting more good books and papers in his research fields.

Updated on 28 May, 2015

This website was created by LIU Weiming on 6 May, 2002.