Chris Sinha is Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at the School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University and Honorary Professor at the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language Communication Studies, University of East Anglia. He gained his BA in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex and his doctorate (cum laude) at the University of Utrecht. Before moving to Hunan University in 2014, Chris taught in departments of Education, Psychology, and Language and Communication, in Brazil, Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, India, and Sweden, including two previous positions at Faculty full professor rank. He held the position of Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, 2002-2005. He is an experienced lecturer at international conferences and workshops (including 38 keynote and plenary lectures at international conferences), and has taught at many graduate and research schools. He is Past President of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association and of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association; Founding General Editor (2009-2016) of the journal Language and Cognition; and a current member of four international journal editorial boards and four book series editorial boards. He was organizer in 2004 of the First International Conference on Language Culture and Mind, and then again the 7th edition in 2016, and continues as a member of the scientific committee of this biannual conference.