Yoshitaka Miike Profile

ProfilesYoshitaka Miike is Professor of Intercultural Communication at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where he has been on the faculty since 2004 and chaired the Department of Communication from 2013 to 2015.

Yoshitaka Miike

He is also Senior Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in Asian communication theory and philosophy, non-Western traditions of communication ethics, and Japanese culture and communication. He holds one of the first M.A.s in Communication Studies from Dokkyo University (Japan) and earned his Ph.D., with distinction, in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico (USA). He received a 2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA) for the 2003 Outstanding Article of the Year.

Dr. Miike is best known as the founding theorist of Asiacentricity. He co-edited The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory (Routledge, 2022) and The Global Intercultural Communication Reader (Routledge, 2008; 2014). He also guest-edited four journal special issues on Asian theories of communication. His original essays have appeared in a number of academic journals and scholarly books such as Communication Monographs, Communication Theory: The Asian PerspectiveEncyclopedia of IdentityHandbook of Communication Science, Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication, Howard Journal of Communications, Intercultural Communication: A Reader, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, Journal of International Communication, Keio Communication Review, and Review of Communication. Some of his pioneering work has been translated into Chinese and Korean.

Dr. Miike was Chair (2013-2014) of the NCA’s IICD and a member (2012-2014) of the NCA’s Legislative Assembly. He was Review Article Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses for 2011-2016 and the 3rd Vice President of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association for 2006-2008. He has served on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, China Media Research, Intercultural Communication Studies, International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Content, Community and Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Universal Write Publications. He has reviewed manuscripts for many national and international journals including Communication Yearbook, International Communication Gazette, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Language and Intercultural Communication.

Selected Publications:

Miike, Y. (2022). An anatomy of Eurocentrism in communication scholarship: The role of Asiacentricity in de-Westernizing theory and research. In W. Dissanayake (Ed.), Communication theory: The Asian perspective (2nd ed., pp. 255-278). Manila, Philippines: Asian Media Information and Communication Center.

Miike, Y. (2022). The question of Asianness in Asian communication studies: Notes on Asiacentricity and its critics. In Y. Miike & J. Yin (Eds.), The handbook of global interventions in communication theory (pp. 155-187). New York, NY: Routledge.

Miike, Y. (2022). What makes multicultural dialogue truly multicultural? Rethinking cultural convergence, theoretical globalism, and comparative Eurocentrism. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 17(1), 34-43.

Miike, Y. (2019). Intercultural communication ethics: An Asiacentric perspective. Journal of International Communication25(2), 159-192.

Miike, Y. (2019). The Asiacentric idea in communication: Understanding the significance of a paradigm. Seinan Studies in English Language and Literature, 60(1), 49-73.

Miike, Y. (2018). Asiacentricity. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication (Vol. 1, pp. 39-46). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Miike, Y. (2017). Between conflict and harmony in the human family: Asiacentricity and its ethical imperative for intercultural communication. In X. Dai & G.-M. Chen (Eds.), Conflict management and intercultural communication: The art of intercultural harmony (pp. 38-65). London, UK: Routledge.

Miike, Y. (2017). Non-Western theories of communication: Indigenous ideas and insights. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbooks of communication science: Vol. 9. Intercultural communication (pp. 67-97). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

Miike, Y. (2016). Asian communication studies at the crossroads: A view to the future from an Asiacentric framework. Journal of Content, Community and Communication, 3, 1-6.

Miike, Y. (2016). Theoretical perspectives on culture and communication: An Asiacentric bibliography. China Media Research, 12(4), 93-104.

Miike, Y. (2015). “Harmony without uniformity”: An Asiacentric worldview and its communicative implications. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 27-41). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Miike, Y., & Yin, J. (2015). Asiacentricity and shapes of the future: Envisioning the field of intercultural communication in the globalization era. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 449-465). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Miike, Y. (2014). The Asiacentric turn in Asian communication studies: Shifting paradigms and changing perspectives. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 111-133). New York, NY: Routledge.

Miike, Y. (2014). Intercultural communication as a field of study: A selected bibliography of theory and research. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 515-556). New York, NY: Routledge.

Asante, M. K., & Miike, Y. (2013). Paradigmatic issues in intercultural communication studies: An Afrocentric-Asiacentric dialogue. China Media Research, 9(3), 1-19.


Work for CID:

Yoshitaka Miike wrote the guest post, On Inheriting the Fields of International and Intercultural Communication: A Personal Reflection, and KC24: Asiacentricity. He translated KC24: Asiacentricity and KC23: Afrocentricity into Japanese, and has reviewed translations into Japanese.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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