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Name: Ven. Prof. Nedalagamuwe Dhammadinna Thero
Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Modern Languages
University Location:
( Room Number ) K2 122
University Address: Department of Modern Languages,
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Ganekanda Purana rajamaha Viharaya, Wegowwa
Telephone: (Extension) 728/ (Office) +94-11-2-903728
Academic Qualification :
Certificate, Beijing International Chinese College, (Beijing, China), 2008
• Ph.D., East China Normal University, (Shanghai, China), 2007
• M.A., East China Normal University, (Shanghai, China), 2004
Certificate of Chinese Proficiency (Advanced), the State Commission of the Chinese Proficiency Test, (Beijing, China)
• B.A., Nanjing Normal University, (Nanjing, China), 1998
• Pracina Pandita, Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, (Sri Lanka), 1993
Teaching Experience :
• Professor, Department of Modern languages, University of kelaniya, 2015
• M.A. and Ph. D. Supervisor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Since 2008
• Senior lecturer, Department of Modern languages, University of kelaniya, 2007
• Probationary Lecturer, Department of Modern languages, University of kelaniya, 1999

• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern languages, Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Department of Western

Classical Culture and Christian Culture, University of kelaniya, 1998

Publications :
Books:
• Our Chinese, 2017
• Chinese Language for Tourism in Sri Lanka, 2017
• 神奇的佛本专, (Asirimath Budu Siritha), 2015
• Well wishers and Other Stories , 2013
• Lanka Yoga Dhammadinna Style, 2011
Chinese English-English Chinese Beginners’ Dictionary, 2010
• Teacher’s Instructional Manual – Chinese, Grade – 12, National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka, 2010
• Teacher’s Instructional Manual – Chinese, Grade – 13, National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka, 2010
• Chinese Vocabulary, 2009
• Modern Chinese Culture and Lifestyle, 2009
• Readings from Advanced Chinese Texts, 2009
• 美丽的承德 美丽的康提 (Beautiful Chengde Beautiful Kandy), 2003
Paper Presentations :

“An Introduction to Chinese Settlements in Colonial Period of Sri Lanka”, The International Conference on    the Humanities:  New Dynamics, Directions and Divergences The Faculty of Humanities, University of

Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 21,22-05-2015

• “An introduction to early translations of Buddhist Sutra into Chinese”, International Conference-Paradigms of Chinese

Culture, Universitatea Liberă Internaţională din Moldova, 04-03- 2011

“Tragic Experiences of Traditional Chinese Scholars in Lu Xun’s Short stories”, National Conference on the Humanities,

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 25-08-2009

• “The Sutra of Forty Two Sections (Si shi er zhang jing)” An Introduction to the first Sutra Translation in Chinese, 3rd

International Conference, Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Budhasravaka Bhikkhu University, Anuradhapura, Sri

Lanka, 8,9 &10-12-2008

• “A Preliminary Study on the History of Chinese character Classification”, International Conference on Social Sciences,

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18~20-07-2008

• “水族和道家思想的异同比较”(A comparative Study on Shui Minority and Taoist Thoughts), International Conference on Shui

Minority Culture in China, 01-2007

• “常用象形字的上古字形与现代通行义关系研究”( A comparative study of ancient Chinese pictography and their modern

meanings ), Construction of Databases on Ancient Chinese characters and Modernization of Research Methodologies, The

Study and Application of Chinese Characters, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 12-2002

• “以计算机手段介入外国人学习汉字简化字研究的设想”( Teaching Simplified Chinese Characters to foreigners with the aid of

computers) , International Conference on Information of Ancient Chinese characters, East China Normal University,

Shanghai, China, 10-2001

Articles :

"An Introduction to the Commencement of Chinese Language Teaching in Sri Lanka" Journal of the Faculty

of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2013

"A Study of Strategic Experience of Scholars in Short stories  of Lu Xun", KULATILAKA KUMARASINGHE

CRITICAL GAZE, ISBN  978-955-30-5481-4, 2014

Satire in Chinese Literature KRITAVEDI Festschrift for Senior Professor Piyadasa Ranasinghe, 2014

"An analysis between Chinese “物(wù)” in Taoist scripts and Pali “Loka” in Dighanikaya" Journal of the

Faculty of Humanities  University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009

• "An analysis of Teaching Chinese as a foreign language for dissemination of Buddhism in Han period ", Golden Jubilee

Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009

• An Introduction to Early Translations of Buddhist Sutra into Chinese, Kelaniya, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences of

the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009

Fahien Monk as mentioned in Chinese Sources), Journal of the Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka, 2000,P.98~103
• Modern Sri Lankan Buddhist Civilization, Ren hai deng, Shan Dong Fo Xue Yuan,Guang Zhou,China,2001.4. P.26

• Wonderful alphabetical possibilities of the Chinese Characters,Yao Wen Jiao Zi,Shanghai Cultural Publishing House,2003.4,

P.40~41

• Life is limited but knowledge is limitless (Taoist Philosophy), China Taoism (Zhongguo Daojiao),Zhongguo Daojiao   Xiehui,

2005.10,P55~56

• Taoist "Tao" and Pali Buddhist "Magga",Zhongguo Wenzi Yanjiu,Volume 7, The center for Characters studies in China, East

China Normal University, Shanghai, China,2006.P.253~261

• Culture of Dai minority and Southern Buddhism, Ren hai deng, Shan Dong Fo Xue Yuan,Guang Zhou,China,2007.1. P.27~28

• A Comparative study of Shui minority believes and Taoist philosophy, Summary of papers 2007, International Symposium

for Shui cultural Studies, P.113~117

• 奇妙的表音功能》,《咬文嚼字》2003年第4期

• 吾生也有涯,而知也无涯》,《中国道教》,2005年5 (Life is limited, while knowledge is infinite)    China Taoism,

Beijing, China, 2005

• 老庄学派的“道”与巴利佛经中的“magga”》,《中国文字研究》2006年第7辑

Journal of The Study of Chinese Characters, The Center for Study of Chinese Characters and Applications, East China

Normal University, Shanghai, China, 2006

Abstracts :
• Teaching Simplified Chinese Characters to foreigners with the aid of computers, Summary of papers 2001,The center for   Characters studies in China, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
• A comparative study of ancient Chinese pictography and their modern meanings. Summary of papers 2002, The center for Characters studies in China, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
• An Introduction to Early Translations of Buddhist Sutra into Chinese, 2011, International Conference Paradigms of Chinese Culture – Background Values and the Image of Civilization, Moldova
Syllabi :
• 2008-New syllabus for the Bachelor of Arts (General) Degree Programme – Chinese - academic year 2007/2008, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya.
• 2009-Certificate Course in Chinese Language, the Confucius Institute - Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
• 2009-B.A. (External) Degree Programme in Chinese (Revised Syllabus)
• 2009-Chinese Syllabus (Advanced Level), Grade 12 & 13, Faculty of Languages and Humanities, National Institute of Education
• 2010-New syllabus for the Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree Programme – Chinese - academic year Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya.
• 2011-Chinese Syllabus (Ordinary Level), Faculty of Languages and Humanities, National Institute of Education

Editing of Books / Journals:

• A Collection of Foreign Literature Translations, Vol. 2, Co-editor, 2010-2011
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities ,Vol.12, Co-editor, 2010
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities-Vol.13, Co-editor, 2010
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities-Vol.14, Co-editor, 2010

Curriculum Development: :

Advanced Certificate in Modern Chinese, (for Department of Modern Languages,), 2017
• G.C.E.(O/L) Syllabi – Chinese Gr. 10 & 11, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 2014
• Chinese Course, Navodaya Education Institute, Kandy, Sri Lanka , 2011
Certificate Course in Business Chinese (for the Confucius Institute) , 2011
Intermediate Certificate Course in Chinese Language  (for the Confucius Institute), 2011
Bachelor of Arts Special Degree in Business and Academic Chinese (for the Department of Modern Languages),2010
• Certificate Course in Chinese Language (for the Confucius Institute),   2009
B.A. (External) Degree Programme in Chinese (Revised Syllabus) (For CODL), 2009
G.C.E.(A/L) Syllabi – Chinese Gr. 12 & 13,  National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka , 2009

New syllabus for the Bachelor of Arts (General) Degree Programme-Chinese (for the Department of Modern Languages),

2008

Workshops :
• Chinese Training Project for Government officials of the Developing Countries - Beijing 2008
Specialized Subject Area :
• Chinese Language & Literature (classical & modern)
• Chinese Philology
• Ideograms
• Chinese Characters
Remarks :
• Sworn Translator (Chinese, English, Sinhala)
• Yoga Master
• Xiao lin Chang gun (Xiao lin Long Stick) Master
• Religious Advisor