CFP Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities

Call for Chapters of a Textbook Reader of the 21st Century Type
Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities: A Reader (2nd Edition)
Edited by Wenshan Jia, Ph. D., Professor of Intercultural/Global Communication, Chapman University

Professors/scholars of intercultural communication are all invited to submit original research or innovative theoretical position chapters to be considered for inclusion in the 2nd edition of a 21st century type of textbook reader Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities-A Reader scheduled for publication by August 7, 2017 by Cognella. While any topic of intercultural communication in a global context is welcomed, topics focusing on new developments of intercultural communication based on the evolving global dynamics and structures as well as the emerging global trends of the early 21st century, such as the relationship between intercultural communication and global citizenship and the relationship between intercultural communication and new media, are particularly welcomed. Preference is also given to solid chapter contributions addressing issues of strategic intercultural communication between emerging economies such as the BRICS and the established economies such as the G7 as well as among the BRICS countries such as China and India, China and Russia, China and Brazil, China and South Africa and so on. Last but not least, submissions addressing applied topics such as intercultural communication effectiveness and competence in such sectors as the global institutional and corporate arenas, global public diplomacy, global health and global environmental changes, and global creative industry as well as case studies of new transnational strategic initiatives such as the United States’ Pivot to Asia, China’s One Belt One Road Initiative, alternative visions for the future of EuroAsia by countries such as the US, Russia, Japan, and India, immigration and refugee issues in both the US and EU, and Brexit so on are highly encouraged.  A variety of innovative research approaches such as a mix of the qualitative, quantitative, and critical are accepted.

A proposal of no more than 500 words is due, along with a biography of 50 words and a list of intercultural communication or related courses one teaches or has an interest in teaching, by October 31, 2016. Tentative selections based on the proposals will be made according to the criteria of fit, originality, and quality. The full manuscript of 5000 to 7000 words will be due on January 31, 2017. Formal selections for inclusion in the textbook will be made after a rigorous professional review process. No previously published articles/chapters will be accepted. Send all submissions electronically with the E-mail subject title “IC Submission to WSJ” to: Dr. Wenshan Jia’s assistant John Wu at johnwu0414[at] & copy it to Wenshan Jia at jia[at]  If you have any questions, please contact Wenshan Jia directly. To view the full call for chapters, go here.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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