WENG Fengxiang

WENG Fengxiang

Job title:Professor
Field of study:Business English Studies, Translation studies

WENG, Fengxiang

Job titleProfessor
Field of study
Business English Studies, Translation studies

Posts Held:

Director of the Business English Department of SMU Foreign Languages College, Director of the MTI Program, and postgraduate supervisor.

Member of National Business English Teaching Advisory Board of the National Advisory Commission on Teaching English Language to Majors in Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, Vice-President of China Association of International Business English, Standing Director of English for Specific Purposes Committee of China Foreign Languages Education Association, Member of the Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of ESP and of Business Languages and Communication, Examiner of English of Shipping Exchange Bulletin, Chair of the Business English Column of Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies and international business (translation) consultant for a number of international companies.


M.A.of Shanghai Maritime University, 1992;

B.A. of Jiangxi Normal University, 1982.

Academic Interests:

Business English Studies, Translation studies.


21 papers published in such academic journals as Foreign Languages in China, Shanghai Journal of Translators, Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

4 monographs: Business English Studies, Contemporary Business English Translation and Elements of International Business.

50 books including Elements of International Trade, International Shipping English, and International Logistics English.

Research Projects:

1. National Social Science Fund Project. “Research on the Business English Discourse based on Genre”. (2012.6-2015.6)

2. Shanghai Municipal Education Commission Fund Project.

3. Shanghai Maritime University Fund Project. Research on Business English. (2012-2015)

4. Shanghai Municipal Discipline Development Project. (2008-2011)

5. SMU Key Disciplines for Postgraduates Project: International Business English, International Shipping English and International Maritime Law English. (2010-2017)

Academic Activities: 

Interpreter for Expo in Hanover, Germany (2000); Visiting Professor at the Business School of Birmingham City University of the UK (2002-2003), the BEC Center of Cambridge University, and Portsmouth University (2010); making researches on international shipping English in Pushan, Korea in 2011. 

Main Courses:

International Financial English, International Marketing English, International Business English, International Logistics English, International Shipping English, International Maritime Law English and Translation

Hobby: Playing the violin