English Today

Original Article

Using English in China

WEI YUN a1 and FEI JIA a2
a1 Teaches College English at the Foreign Languages School, Suzhou University, samathaywei@sina.com
a2 Instructor at the Foreign Languages School, Suzhou University, faculag@sina.com

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SINCE ITS introduction in the 18th century, English in China has gone through three stages: partial colonization and Chinese Pidgin English (CPE); a Chinese-influenced variety often called Chinglish; and a more recent indigenization that has resulted in a variety known as both Chinese English and, more recently (with a subtle change of emphasis), China English. This paper discusses these stages and calls for more attention to be paid to the nativization of English in China in the 21st century.