Wenshan Jia Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesWenshan Jia is Ph.D. and Professor of Communication and China Studies, Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University, Orange County, California.  He is also Distinguished Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, Research Associate, the National Academy of Development & Strategy, Renmin University, China.

Wenshan Jia

His areas of research are intercultural/global communication, ethnic relations in China and Chinese media. He has published “Ethnic conflicts in China” in Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives,  winner of the Gudykunst Award among others.   A winner of IAIR Early-Career Award, Wang-Fradkin Professorship award, and author of Choice “Outstanding Book” titles such as The Remaking of Chinese Character and Identity in the 21st Century: The Chinese Face Practices, he is editorial board member of International Journal for Intercultural Relations and Asian Journal of Communication and served as a content expert at the 4th World Cyberspace Cooperation Summit and a guest speaker of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Selected Publications:

Jia, W. (Ed.). (2018). Intercultural communication: Adapting to emerging global realities (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Jia, W., Jiang H., & Zhao, L. (2017). Intercultural communication and dialogic civilization for the creation of a global community. Journal of Renmin University of China, 31(5), 100-111.

Jia, W. (June 6, 2017). Now, globalization with Chinese characteristics. YaleGlobal Online.

Jia, W., & Tian, D. (2016). Chinese conceptualizations of communication: Chinese terms for talk and practice. In D. Carbaugh (Ed.), The handbook of communication in cross-cultural perspective (pp. 244-253). New York: Routledge.

Jia, W., H. Liu, R. Wang, & X. Liu (2014). Contemporary Chinese communication scholarship: An alternative emerging paradigm. In R. Fortner & P. M. Fackler (Eds.), Handbook of media and mass communication theory. Malden, MA: Wiley.

Jia, Wenshan, Y. Lee, H. Zhang (2012). Ethnic conflicts in China. In D. Landis & R. A. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of ethnic conflict: International perspectives (pp. 177-198). Springer.

Jia, W. (2011). On the discourse of cultural China. Journal of Asia Pacific Communication, 21(2), 165-176.

Jia, W., Tian, D. & Jia, X. (2010). Chimerica: US-China communication in the 21st century. In Larry. A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, & Edward R. McDaniel (Eds.), Intercultural Communication: A Reader (13th ed., pp. 161-170). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jia, W. (2009). An intercultural communication model of international relations: The case of China. In Y. Hao & G. Wei (Eds.), Challenges to Chinese foreign policy: Diplomacy, globalization and the next world power (pp. 319-333). Louisville, KT: University Press of Kentucky.

Jia, W., et al. (2002). Chinese communication theory and research: Reflections, new frontiers, new directions.  CT:  Greenwood.

Jia, W. (2001). The Remaking of the Chinese character and identity in the 21st century: The Chinese face practices.  CT:  Greenwood.

Chapman U jobs

Chapman University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Communication Studies, which is a part of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs.  Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.  More information about the university is available at www.chapman.edu.  The growing Chapman University Communication Studies faculty has a high-profile record of publication in top-tier journals, leadership in regional and national communication associations, and a track record of innovative scholarship and teaching/ learning practices.

1. The department invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position.  Candidates should have primary expertise in one of the core content areas of the department:  Interpersonal, Organizational, Global/Intercultural and/or Mass Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

2. The department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates should have primary expertise in Mass Communication and/or New Media, with a secondary interest in Interpersonal, Organizational, and/or Global/Intercultural Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012.  Applicants should possess an excellent scholarship record commensurate with their level of experience, evidenced by publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education is required.

The department, College, and University value personalized faculty collaboration with undergraduate students.  The new faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities. The College encourages interdisciplinary work across departments, schools, and colleges; the department is interested in scholars with innovative ideas about interdisciplinary courses or programs which explore innovative, new, or emerging communication media and the arts, business, sciences, and education.

Applications must be complete by Friday, October 14, 2011.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, portfolio or selected research publications as appropriate, copies of the past two years’ teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of professional recommendation.  Materials and inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.