Call for Papers for the 12th Annual International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC), to be held 22-23 June 2017 at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.
Hosted by the School of English in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, the conference will bring together scholars working in different strands of Intercultural Communication research from across China and abroad for two days of interdisciplinary exchange in an international environment.
You are welcome to submit abstracts of 300 words maximum (a second call will contain important dates and web-links for the submission of abstract, full paper and attendance form), reporting empirical research into areas of Intercultural Communication, particularly welcoming those with a focus around any of four main conference themes:
*Intercultural Communication research and practices in education and social sciences
*The teaching and learning of Intercultural Communication in courses for English majors and College English
*Teaching and practice of Intercultural Communication for Business English, English for Academic Purposes and other languages
*Intercultural Communication and media studies
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
*Sun Youzhong, Vice President of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Chair of China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC)
*Eli Hinkel, Seattle University (USA), renowned scholar in Second Language Acquisition and English Language Teaching (http://www.elihinkel.org/default.htm)
*Prue Holmes, Durham University, UK, the current chairperson of the International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication
*Hiro Tanaka, Meisei University (Tokyo), specializing in intercultural business communication research and training (https://meisei-u.academia.edu/HiroTanaka )
*Shan Bo, Wuhan University, specializing in media and intercultural communication
Special Guests (more to be confirmed):
*Rosemary Arnott (OBE), UNICEF in Pakistan.
*An Ran, South China University of Technology, China
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences UNNC for enquiries: fhss[at]nottingham.edu.cn