Dániel Z. Kádár (D.Litt, FHEA, PhD) is Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Pragmatic Research at Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China. He is also Research Professor and Head of Research Centre at the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of 24 books and edited volumes, published with publishing houses of international standing such as Cambridge University Press, and is co-editor of Contrastive Pragmatics: A Cross-Disciplinary Journal. His most recent books are Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual: Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction (Cambridge University Press), and Intercultural Politeness – Relating across Culture (Cambridge University Press, with Helen Spencer-Oatey). He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication program.