Qian Nairong

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Qian Nairong
Traditional Chinese 錢乃榮
Simplified Chinese 钱乃荣

Qian Nai-rong (Shanghainese: [zɪ nɛjoŋ]; born 1945 in Shanghai) is a Chinese linguist. He received a master's degree in Chinese from Fudan University in 1981. He is a professor and the head of the Chinese Department at Shanghai University. He is an influential researcher and advocate of Shanghainese, a dialect of Wu Chinese.[1]


  • Shanghainese Slang (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press, 1989) - <<上海方言俚语>>(上海社科院出版社,1989)
  • Contemporary Wu-ngu Researches (Shanghai Education Press, 1992) - <<当代吴语研究>> (上海教育出版社,1992)
  • Grammar for Shanghainese Language (Shanghai People's Publishing House, 1997) - <<上海话语法>> (上海人民出版社,1997)
  • Cool Slang 2000 Items (Editor, Shanghai Education Press, 2001) - <<酷语2000>> (主编,上海教育出版社,2001)
  • Shanghainese Conversations - <<上海语会话>> 音带(本人发音,日本东方书店)
  • Shanghainese & Su-zhou Dialect Researches & Studies - <<上海语苏州语学习与研究>> (合作,日本东京光生馆,1984)
  • A Brief History of Dialects in Shanghai Metropolitan Areas (Shanghai Education Press, 1988) - <<上海市区方言志>> (合作,上海教育出版社,1988)
  • Vocabulary for Shanghainese Dialects (Shanghai Education Press, 1991) - <<上海方言词汇>> (合作,上海教育出版社,1991)
  • A Brief History of the Culture & Dialects for Shanghai Area (Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House, 2001) - <<上海文化通史·语言篇>> (上海文艺出版社,2001)
  • Shanghainese Dialect Collection & the Culture (Shanghai Culture Publishing House, 2002) - <<沪语盘点——上海话文化>> (上海文化出版社,2002)


  1. ^ Tracy You (2010-06-03). "Word wizard: The man bringing Shanghainese back to the people". CNNGo. A 65-year-old professor preserving Shanghai's local language has become an unlikely popular icon