Conghua’s research interests lie in the investigation and analysis of the factors that shape maritime safety cultures. Perspectives from seafarers, maritime administrations, MET institutions and shipping companies will be surveyed, and measures for promoting such a culture will be identified and highlighted.
Following graduation from Nantong Shipping College (NSC) with a diploma in Navigation, Conghua has worked on different types of ocean-going ships as an OS, AB and a second deck officer. Conghua also has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education from the Peking Normal University in China, and a Master’s degree in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University in Sweden. As a lecturer at the Nantong Shipping College, he mainly taught nautical students maritime communications and maritime English. He was also the deputy director of the foreign affairs office and the head of maritime English section for the college since 2004. He was appointed as an Internal and External Auditor for the Quality Assurance Standards of Maritime Education and Training in China, which was authorised by the China Maritime Safety Administration in 2006.
Conghua has been actively involved in the foreign affairs of the NSC, and has visited maritime colleges/universities for the purpose of academic exchanges and co-operations in Singapore, Australia, Canada and the US in recent years. He has been an individual member of the IMLA (International Maritime Lecturers Association) since 2003. He has published some articles as the first author/co-author on professional journals. In September 2007 the College honoured him with the title Excellency Individual.
Xue, C. (2007). An International View of the Reform on Maritime Vocational Education (in Chinese). Vocational Education Research, Vol.4 No.10, pp.21-23, 2007, CN12-1358/G4, ISSN1672-5727.
Xue, C. (2007). On Seafarers’ Intercultural Communicative Competency Cultivation and Maritime English Teaching Reform (in Chinese). Tianjin Navigation, No.2 (96), pp.43-47, 2007, ISSN 1005-9660/ CN 12-1129/U.
Tang, G. & Xue, C. (2006). Higher Maritime Vocational and Technological Education and the Export of Seafarers in China(in Chinese). In Conference Proceedings of Shenzhen International Maritime Forum: Quality Seafarers (pp.243-246). Shenzhen: China Maritime Safety Administration.
Xue, C. & Liu, G. (2005). The Application Analysis of Ship Handling Simulators in Listening & Speaking Training of English for Navigation(in Chinese), Tianjin Navigation, No.3 (96), pp.53-55, 2005, ISSN 1005-9660/ CN 12-1129/U.
Xue, C. (2005). Discussion on the Situated Education Method in Maritime English Teaching(in Chinese). Higher Education Forum. No.6(92), pp. 137-139,2005, ISSN 1671-9719/ CN 45-1312/G4.
Xue, C. (Dec., 2004). The Function and Application of the Autopilot for NT PRO 3000 Ship Handling Simulator. Maritime Education Research(in Chinese), pp.62-64 Special Issue, ISSN 1006-8724/CN 21-1305/G4.
Xue, C. (2004). Seafarers’ shipboard training: a gateway to safer voyages. In WMU SASAKAWA Chinese Fellows’ Forum Proceedings: To Achieve Quality Shipping Worldwide, Shanghai, 2-3 November, 2004 (pp.121-127). Shanghai Maritime University in Cooperation with the Nippon Foundation and Ship & Ocean Foundation. ISBN 4-88404-153-4.
Xue, C. (2004). Consideration of Constructing a Marine Information Highway in China(in Chinese), Journal of Nantong Vocational & Technical Shipping College, Vol.3 No.1, pp. 30-32, ISSN1671/ CN32-1686/Z.
Conghua, X. (2003). Recognizing and implementing training onboard: Implications for promoting a safety culture at sea. Unpublished master’s thesis, World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden.