China Media Research: Integrative East-West Communications Paradigm

Call for Submissions

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from various disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of Towards an Integrative East-West Communications Paradigm. A lack of philosophical integration between Eastern and Western research paradigms presents one of the main challenges in global academic research today. In addition, there is little evidence to suggest that scholars are actively addressing this issue despite the repeated calls for integration.

The fragmentation is particularly salient in communications research, which remains anchored in Western values, perspectives and constructs. This special section aims to explore how the indigenous Eastern philosophical frameworks could serve as a source of inspiration for theory building and reconstruction, and contribute towards achieving integration between Western and Eastern communications paradigms.

Following these considerations, scholars are invited to submit their original manuscripts that address the following topics, among others:
–       Cultural transformation/dialogue between East and West;
–       Paradigmatic assumptions of Chinese communication in the global context;
–       Integration of theoretical and practical aspects of the Chinese/Eastern philosophical concepts (such as harmony);
–       Yin Yang balancing as a framework for overcoming dualism;
–       Contrasting static and dynamic frameworks for cultural analysis;
–       Methods for achieving an etic-emic integration in communications research.

Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by October 15, 2016. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by February 15, 2017. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision. Please visit for more information about the quarterly journal of China Media Research, which publishes both print and online versions.

Please direct questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor Ivana Beveridge at Ivana.beveridge[at]

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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