Todd Sandel – Fulbright

Todd Sandel
University of Macau

Fulbright to Taiwan

From 2007-2008 I had the privilege of being a Fulbright Scholar in the traditional, 10 month, program to Taiwan. I was hosted by my friend and former University of Illinois classmate, Dr. Chung-Hui Liang at the Center for General Education, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu. We collaborated on a study of a recent trend in international migration, namely the rise in the number of “foreign brides” from such places as Mainland China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia, who through commercial brokers and/or personal connections, marry men in Taiwan. I continue to collaborate with Dr. Liang and work on this project.

Another wonderful benefit of the Fulbright Program is the financial support it provides for family members. (Be aware, however, that family member benefits are covered by the host country and vary.) My spouse and children joined me and we all had a wonderful time of cultural and language learning. Our youngest daughter became fluent in Mandarin Chinese at the primary school she attended, and my two older children, whose tuition at an American school in Taichung was paid by Fulbright, gained fluency in Chinese and learned a lot of up-to-date slang and popular culture that I was not aware of!

Finally, my Fulbright experience led me to my current position in the Department of Communication at the University of Macau. I attended a conference for all “Greater China” Fulbrighters held in Hong Kong. The last part of the conference included a visit to Macau and the University of Macau. Intrigued by Macau as a place of cultural dynamism and impressed with the university, I made a return visit a couple of months later to give lectures and a longer visit. One thing led to another and this year, 2012, I have a position in Macau. This has opened up opportunities for me to continue to do research in nearby Taiwan, Macau, and nearby provinces of China.

Fulbright can be a life changing experience for you just as it has been for me.

Central China Normal University

On March 28, 2012, I presented a talk entitled “From Generation to Generation: Maintaining Cultural Identity over Time” to the School of Foreign Languages, part of the Central China Normal University, in Wuhan, China.

My thanks to Zongping Xiang (Eudora), a faculty member in the Department of English, who invited me and made all of the arrangements, including dinner with several of the faculty afterwards. My thanks to Prof. Hua Xianfa, Chair of the Department of English, who was able to attend, and my apologies that we did not think to take the photograph until after he had left.

Profs Shu Baimei and Leeds-Hurwitz, Ms. Yu Bo and Zongping Xiang

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wuhan University 2012

On March 26, 2012, I presented a talk entitled “Interactional resources for the “problem” of intercultural communication” at Wuhan University, in Wuhan, China. Last year when I was in China, I was invited to return in order to visit Wuhan, which I was able to do this year, and I found it a delightful city and campus. I owe great thanks to my host, Prof. SHAN Bo, the Associate Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, and also Director of the Research Center for Intercultural Communication, at Wuhan University, for the invitation, and for organizing all of the events. Dr. LIU Xue served as my contact for logistics, and was of great help, whatever was needed.

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Liu Xinya, Prof Shan, Liu Harrison, and Dr. Xin Jing, and Liu Xue (standing)

There were multiple lunches, dinners, and conversations with various combinations of faculty and graduate students over the week I was at Wuhan, as well as an entire afternoon spent sorting out areas of overlapping interests with Prof. Shan. Some of the other faculty members I met are shown below.

Li Jiali, Xiao Jun, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Si Jingxin

I was lucky enough to be in Wuhan for sakura (the cherry blossoms). They are a major tourist attraction, and the campus was full of visitors during that week.

Profs. Shan and Leeds-Hurwitz

I was assigned two graduate student guide/translators, LIU Xinya (Cynthia) and Harrison LIU, pictured below at the Yellow Crane tower which we visited, among other sites. The Hubei provincial museum was also quite impressive.

I look forward to continued connections of several types with Wuhan in the future.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Beijing International Studies University 2012

From March 11-23, 2012, I took on the role of visiting professor at the School of English of the Beijing International Studies University, in China. (In China, intercultural communication is often viewed as an extension of foreign language training in order to ensure that students achieve intercultural communicative competence.

As part of my responsibilities there, I taught a graduate seminar on research methods, and also delivered several presentations.

On March 13 and 16, I presented on the topic of “The Social Construction of Identity.” On March 20, the topic was “The History of Intercultural Communication in the United States.

On March 21, I participated in a workshop on “Training for Intercultural Competence in the United States; Prof. JIANG Fei, Director of the Department of Communication, and also Director of the Center for World Media Studies, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the respondent. He and his wife, Dr. Viola Kuo HUANG, introduced my husband and me to a new form of Chinese buffet one evening.

My sincere thanks to Dr. HONG Liang, Associate Dean of the School of English and an intercultural communication scholar, for inviting me, organizing all of the events, including multiple meals with faculty and graduate students, and ensuring the success of the visit. Dr. GU Guoping (Gordon), from the American Studies department, helped with logistics ahead of time, and offered the official welcome when I arrived. Dr. David YU, Chair of the Department of Intercultural Communication, met with me over several days, and then provided the official farewell when I left. Dr. Ivory Juan ZHANG of the same department, participated in several events. Dr. Belinda Zou of the School of International Education not only attended most of the graduate seminar and the other lectures, but also volunteered to play tour guide and showed off parts of Beijing I had not yet visited.

Lu Qinsha (Emily), a master’s level student studying intercultural communication, was my guide and translator for the entire visit. To Emily and all of the other students, I hope you learned enough about research methods to have an easier time preparing your masters’ theses! To the faculty members, I look forward to continuing the connection in the future.

While in Beijing, although it was spring, there was one cold night, and it snowed. This was the view from the campus hotel (from the 18th floor) of the campus. The next morning students were having snowball fights!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


LIU Xue Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesLIU Xue, Ph.D., is assistant professor of the School of Journalism and Communication in Wuhan University, China.

Book:

Shan, Bo, Yibin Shi & Xue Liu. (Eds.). (2011). The intercultural turn of journalism and communication. Shanghai Jiaotong University Press.

Journal Articles:

Liu, Xue & Zongping Xiang (2011). The democratic concern in America’s media criticism and its problem. Commentary on China’s Media Development and Media Research (Zhongguo Meiti Fazhan Yanjiu Baogao).

Shan, Bo & Xue Liu (2011). A study of intercultural events in 2011. Commentary on China’s Media Development and Media Research (Zhongguo Meiti Fazhan Yanjiu Baogao).

Liu, Xue (2010). Pursuing the media ethic for intercultural communication. Social Sciences Abroad (Guowai Shehui Kexue), 3, 155-158.

Shan, Bo & Xue Liu (2009). Discourse bias & face-negotiation: Intercultural analysis on coverage of Wenchuan earthquake. Communication & Society (Chuanbo Yu Shehui Xuekan), 10, 135-156.

Liu, Xue & Zongping Xiang (2008). Civic media reform movement in the U.S.A: 1920s-2007. Mass Communication Research (Xinwenxue Yanjiu), 97, 179-229.

Shan, Bo & Xue Liu (2007). The democratic implications, inherent nature and problems of the American media reform movement. China Media Reports (Zhongguo Chuanmei Baogao), 23(3), 4-17.

Liu, Xue (2007). The transition of American media in recent thirty years. Hubei Social Sciences (Hubei Shehui Kexue), 10, 188-190.

Global Comm Forum-New Media/China

Initial Call for Papers
ICA 2012 Preconference: The Fifth Global Communication Forum on
New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China
Phoenix, USA
23 May 2012 (Wed)

Following four successful consecutive Global Communication Forums in Shanghai China , this year, the Fifth Global Communication Forum will be held as a preconference of ICA 2012 annual conference at Phoenix, USA. The preconference theme is New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China. We will focus on hot issues of communication and social interaction in China.

Thirty years has passed since China started the reform and opening-up policy in 1978. As the largest developing country, China has made great achievements in economics, with the nominal GDP ranking the second largest in the world. Yet the political system reform and social management still face many problems. The growth of new communication technologies, especially the boom of internet, has made unprecedented changes to China’s traditional communication ecology, and consequentially caused changes in politics, economics, society, and culture etc. On the one hand, new media and internet accelerate the exposure of contradiction and conflicts in all sides. On the other hand, new technologies provide opportunities and practicability to solve these problems.

A crucial question is “How to study, comprehend and utilize the rules of new media and internet to maximize their positive roles and eradicate drawbacks?”. Researchers in communication have the responsibility to find the answer and this is also a good chance to show talents. Against the background of globalization, China and the world can not be separated from each other. Therefore, the preconference opens a platform for researchers interested in New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China. We cordially invite people from all over the world to share their findings, exchange insights, and make efforts to promote communication research.

Dates and Venue
23 May 2012 (Wednesday)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Keynote Speeches
Dr. Patrice M. Buzzanell (Purdue University, USA)
Dr. Wei Ran (University of South Carolina, USA)
Dr. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Dr. John Pavlik (Rutgers University, USA)
Dr. William Dutton (Oxford University, UK)
Dr. Dorte Salskov-Iversen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Dr. Zhang Guoliang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

 Suggested Topics
Impact of New Media on Chinese Political Ecology
Impact of New Media on Chinese Traditional Media
Change of Chinese People’s Value Systems by New Media
Change of Chinese People’s Life Modes by New Media
Influence of New Media in Less-developed Regions of China
Influence of New media on Chinese Disadvantaged Groups
History, Current Status and Trend of New Media Study in China
History, Current Status and Trend of New Media Education in China
Other related topics

Working languages
English and Chinese

Paper Submission and Publishing
1.      Papers submitted in English must use the APA style and papers submitted in Chinese should follow the standard of Chinese academic publishing. All abstracts must have an English version.
2.      The abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2011. The full paper submission deadline is 29 February 2012.
3.      Please send in two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to 2012gcforum@gmail.com, one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) as well as affiliation(s), and the other without the author’s information. The named copy should be operated in MSWord while the anonymous one can be in MSWord or PDF.
4.      Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail.
5.      Preconference participants are invited to submit revised manuscripts after the ICA conference for considered in an edited collection (publisher undecided).

Registration and Accommodation
Each attendee must pay the registration fee, USD80 or RMB500 per person. The registration fee covers the costs for meeting rooms, forum materials, snacks and beverage, lunch and dinner. Once their papers are accepted, attendees shall pay the registration fee to an appointed account in advance of the preconference date. Attendees will pay the costs of transportation, accommodation and breakfast by themselves.

An optional post-preconference tour of Grand Canyon will be organized on 24 May 2012. Interested attendees must register with ICA because they are making arrangements and calculating expenses. Others can explore the city themselves.

Chairs
General Chair: Dr. Patrice M. Buzzanell
(President of the Council of Communication Associations, Past President of the International Communication Association (ICA) and Professor in Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University)
Organizing Committee Chair: Dr. Zhang Guoliang
(Dean of the School of Media and Design and Head of the Global Communication Research Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Procedural Committee Chair: Dr. Howard E. Sypher
(Dean of Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University)

Sponsors
Global Communication Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
Chinese Communication Association (CCA)
International Communication Association (ICA)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

Contact
Contact person: Ms. Peng Yaya
Email: 2012gcforum@gmail.com
Phone: (86) 21-3420 5808
Fax: (86) 21-3420 5809
Address: School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dong Chuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, P. R. China

We anticipate more than 100 presenters and attendees at the preconference. Distinguished scholars, professors, research students, leaders from industry, and government personnel are all welcome to join us.

(1)Early in April 2007, the first Global Communication Forum and ceremony establishing the Global Communication Research Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University were held in Shanghai. Two hundred and fifty researchers from academe and industry attended this conference. Dr. Maxwell McCombs of the University of Texas chaired the first Global Communication Forum which focused on “New Media Communication in the Context of Globalization: Education and Research.”

In June 2008, the Second Global Communication Forum was held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This conference was co-sponsored by the Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of Media and Design of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Department of Communication at Purdue University, and the International Communication Association. Dr. Pamela J. Shoemaker of Syracuse University was invited to chair the conference. The theme of the conference was “New Media and Social Change”. In addition to plenary speakers and paper presentations, activities were held to assist victims of the Sichuan Earthquake in China. Over 300 scholars from China and other countries attended the conference.

In October 2009, the Third Global Communication Forum and the 2009 Chinese Communication Association annual convention were held together and co-sponsored by the Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the International Communication Association, the Department of Communication at Purdue University, and Chinese Communication Association.  The conference theme was “Communication in the e-Society: Challenges, Opportunities, and Responsibilities”.

In September 2010, the fourth Global Communication Forum was held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This conference was co-sponsored by Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Media and Design of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at Copenhagen Business School, International Communication Association. The conference theme was “Global Cities in e-Times: Urban Design, Creativity and Collaboration”.

China and international security

Call for contributors

“China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy”
The purpose of this three-volume book set is to provide in-depth views of China and its security environment – historically, domestically, and culturally. The set seeks cogent analyses of China and its development as a nation-state, including examinations of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Liberation Army. Academics (especially historians and Sinologists) as well as practitioners (civilian and military) are invited to submit original, unpublished one-page proposals (for 5,000 to 7,000-word chapters) along with brief biographies (including full contact information) for consideration. Proposals are kindly requested by September 1, 2011. First draft deadlines are January 2012.

Chief editor
Donovan C. Chau, Ph.D. < dchau@csusb.edu>
Department of Political Science and M.A. program in National Security Studies
California State University, San Bernardino

SHAN Bo Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSHAN Bo, Ph.D., is Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication and Director of the Center for Studies of Media Development at Wuhan University in Wuhan University, China.

He also serves as Chair of The Chinese Association for History of the Idea of Communication, and Vice Chair of the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been guest professor of the Université Michel de Montaigne: Bordeaux 3, in France, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Communication & Society (Hong Kong) and Chinese Journal of Communication (Hong Kong).

Selected Books:

*Shan, Bo, & Xinya Liu (Eds.). (2017). National Image and Intercultural Communication. China Social Sciences Literature Publishing House.
*Shan, Bo, & Jun Xiao (Eds.). (2015). The Cultural Conflict and Intercultural Communication, China Social Sciences Literature Publishing House.
*Shan, Bo, & Clifford Christians. (2015). The Ethics of Intercultural Communication. Peter Lang Press.
*Shan, Bo. (2014). Academic Imagination and Educational Reflection on Journalism and Communication, China Social Sciences Literature Publishing House.
*Shan, Bo. (2011). The Nine Horizons of the Mind: The Spiritual Space of Tang Junyi’s Philosophy. Beijing University Press.
*Shan, Bo. (2010). The Issues and Possibilities of Intercultural Communication. Wuhan University Press.
*Shan, Bo. (2001). Chinese Journalism and Communications in the 20th Century. Fudan University Press.

Selected Journal Articles:

*Shan, Bo. (2018). Constructing the Reflectiveness of Chinese Communication from a New Body-function Perspective. Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication, 2.
*Shan, Bo, & Xiayu Zhou. (2018). Discoveries and Innovations: A Review of 2015-2017 Western Intercultural Communication Research. Journal of Journalism & Communication Review, 1.
*Shan, Bo, & Yu Hou. (2017). The Shadow of Thoughts: Critical Review of the Ancient Greek Origin of Western Communication. Journalism & Communication,12.
*Shan, Bo. (2017). On the Possibility of Cross-Cultural Turn of National Image. Journal of Lanzhou University (Social Sciences), 5.
*Shan, Bo, & Yuxin Sun. (2017). New Perspectives and New Trends in Intercultural Communication Research. Journal of Nanchang University.
*Shan, Bo. (2016). Sinologists and Different Types of the Construction of “Cultural China”: From an Intercultural Perspective. Studies on Cultural Soft Power, 2.
*Shan, Bo, & Jihai Feng. (2016). How do Western Communication Theories Connect with Marxism?  Journalism Bimonthly, 3.
*Shan, Bo, & Li Lin. (2016). New Trends in Comparative Journalism. Journal of Shanxi University ( Philosophy & Social Science), 4.
*Shan, Bo, & Yuan Wang. (2016). Intercultural Interaction and Foreign Missionaries’ Image Perception of China. Journalism & Communication.
*Shan, Bo. (2016). The Issues of Others in the Perspective of Cross-cultural Communication. Journal of Academic Research.
*Shan, Bo. (2015). The Encounter and Comparison Between China and the West. Global Media Journal, 2.
*Shan, Bo, & Zhenxin Wang. (2015). Journalist’s Privilege: A Historical Review, Modern Communication (Journal of Beijing Broadcasting Institute), 37(12).
*Shan, Bo, & Xinya Liu. (2014). Marginal Experience and Intercultural Communication. Journalism & Communication, 6.
*Shan, Bo, & Jincao Xiao. (2014). The Communicative Wisdom in the analects of Confucius: a Comparative Perspective. Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication, 6.
*Shan, Bo. (2013). The Problem and Method of Sino-Western Comparative Journalism Study. Journalism & Communication, 9.
*Shan, Bo. (2013). Intercultural Self-contradiction in “Geo-localization” and its Settlement. Journal of Xinjiang Normal University (Social Sciences), 3.
*Shan, Bo. (2011). Basic theoretical propositions of intercultural communication. Journal of Huazhong Normal University (Humanities and Social Sciences), 1.

Cooperating Teacher in China

Cooperating Teacher
Fort Hays State University

“This position is for a cooperating teacher who will facilitate Fort Hays State University Leadership Studies courses. This position will be employed at one of FHSU’s partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China. While this position will not be employed by FHSU, this person will work closely with FHSU faculty, and therefore we are coordinating the search process and recommending qualified candidates.Job Duties:
-Work collaboratively with instructor of record on the delivery and management of Leadership Studies coursework
-Serve as the ‘face’ of leadership coursework at partner institutions in China
-Assist in the delivery of content provided by instructor of record
-Communicate regularly with students at partner institutions and with instructors of record
-Duties in the classroom in China will include the following: general classroom management, facilitating student discussions and in class activities, facilitating exams and other assessments, and limited grading
-Other duties as assigned by the instructor of recordRequired Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, social sciences, or related field
-Ability to travel to FHSU for August orientation session (week of August 14th)
-Must be eligible for work permit in China as position will require residence and teaching at FHSU partner institutions (Shenyang Normal University or SIAS International University)
-Successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility, willingness to adapt to situations, and problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications:
-Classroom teaching or facilitation experience preferred
-Master’s Degree preferred
-Experience working with diverse populations and culture
-Fluency in Mandarin Chinese

Salary:
-Salary information provided upon request
-Stipend, room and board, and travel expenses included in salary package
-Tuition assistance available contingent upon funding approval”

Application Information:
To apply for this position, please send a letter of application and current vitae/resume to:

Brett Whitaker, Instructor
Department of Leadership Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
blwhitaker@fhsu.edu

(Original post from Inside Higher Education)

Peking University

On the afternoon of May 13, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “Interactional Resources for the “Problem” of Intercultural Communication” to the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University in Beijing, China.

My thanks to Prof. GUAN Shijie for organizing the talk, for several long and fascinating discussions over the course of the afternoon and evening, as well as for dinner that followed the talk. We found many potential points of overlap for future discussions, so I look forward to future connections with Prof. Guan and others in his department. Thanks also to Prof. Casey Man Kong Lum for the initial suggestion that I go to Peking University, and for the introduction that started the conversation.

Additional thanks to the graduate student assigned as guide and translator, AN Xiaojing, not only for getting us across Beijing in a timely fashion but for the tour of Peking University’s stunning campus. She has my best wishes in her Ph.D. studies at USC starting this coming fall semester. (Anyone reading this who is based at USC should please look for her, and make her feel welcome!)

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Guan, An Xiaojing
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Guan, An Xiaojing

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue