CFP China Association for Intercultural Communication 2017 (China)

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 (
*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 ( )
*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]

Further Information:
Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication
University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

CFP IAICS Culture, Communication – Hong Kong 2015

IAICS-2015 Call for Submission

The 21st International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) cum The 11th Biennual International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural
Communication (CAFIC)

Conference Theme: Culture, Communication, and Hybridity in an Age of Globalization
Conference Time: July 15-18, 2015
Conference Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Advertising and marketing across cultures
Bilingual and multilingual communication
Bilingual education
Comparative literature
Conflict, mediation and negotiation across Cultures
Corporate culture and management
Crisis/risk communication
Cross-cultural adaptation
Cross-cultural interaction
Culture and diplomacy
Digital communication across cultures
Ethnic studies
Gender issues and communication
Group/Organizational communication
Health communication
Intercultural communication competence
Intercultural communication and politics
Intercultural and multilingual education
Intercultural pragmatics
Interethnic communication and relations
Interpersonal communication and relations
Language and cultural hybridity
Language planning and policy
Media and transcultural communication
Multiple cultures and interculturality
Philosophy and human behavior patterns
Psychological communication studies
Public opinions and public policy
Public relations
Rhetorical communication
Second language education
Social media and communication
Sustainability and globalization
Transculturality in global context
Translation studies
Verbal and nonverbal communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be
1. Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions,
affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
2. Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All
panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word
abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email
addresses for each panelist.
3. Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts by January 11, 2015, and panel/workshop proposals and roundtable discussion sessions by February 1, 2015.

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

CAFIC Conference – Call for papers

9th CAFIC International Conference: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice

China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC), International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) are pleased to announce the forthcoming biennial conference on Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice. The conference is to be held on June 22-26, 2011 and hosted by the Centre for Intercultural Studies and the College of Foreign Languages, Fujian Normal University (FNU), located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. High-quality papers for the conference are now invited for submission.

Intercultural communication as an area of study has been around in China since the early 1980s. In a period of thirty years or so since then, we have witnessed remarkable achievements in this field in both theoretical aspects and practical applications. In the context of increasing globalization today, it would be appropriate for the forthcoming conference to focus on ways of linking theory to practice and emphasizing case studies of intercultural communication in various forms.

For further information, please go to Manuscript Submission Guidelines or to Conference Organization.

Paper Submission Requirement: A complete paper in line with Manuscript Submission Guidelines is due by March 1, 2011. Formal invitation letters shall be issued to the authors of accepted papers no later than April 2, 2011.

Working Languages: Papers and speeches are encouraged to be written and delivered in English while those in Chinese are also welcome. All keynote speeches, for their greatest accessibility, should be given in English.

Publication of Accepted Papers: An editorial board will be organized to review all submitted papers and those accepted pieces, with the approval of their authors, will be compiled and published in a volume titled: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice–Proceedings of the 9th CAFIC International Conference on Intercultural Communication.

For further information, go to the conference site.

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