Chinese Citation Style Website
Ocean Siu, Vivian Chan, Felix Chao and Benson Lee
Since there are no common citation styles in Chinese academic writing in the Greater China area, each Chinese scholarly journal has its own requirements which is followed by the contributors. In contrast to this, most of the departments in the university may not have specific instructions for the format of the student works written in Chinese. In order to provide a set of Chinese citation style for students’ reference, we have developed the “Chinese Citation Style Website”, which aims to help students to write a Chinese essay that meets academic norms. The various Chinese citation styles, with reference to different Western citation styles, are provided in the website. Each part of a citation style, such as paper format, in-text citations, quotation formats, endnotes, footnotes, work cited page, tables and figures will be introduced to students with detailed explanation. Students can find examples by clicking different links while they need to write Chinese essays in a consistent format. Hyperlinks of selected relevant websites and reference books in the CUHK library are also included in our design to facilitating students’ self-learning. In addition, information on relevant workshops and consultation services are provided to students, which allow them to seek advices on writing Chinese essays, or having a face-to-face discussion with the ILC teachers.