Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsIntercultural Communication MOOC,  offered by Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Interested in learning about or engaging your colleagues and students in topics related to cultivating intercultural awareness? Then join us in a step-by-step social learning journey in the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course. This 5-week course has attracted over 41,000 learners since it first launched in November of 2015 (the 6th run opened April 16, 2018). The course highlights different ways we might (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll and engage with us now to learn and interact with this global learning community.

Yan Sun Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesYan Sun gained her Ph.D. in English Literature at Shanghai International Studies University. She is a Judicial Master at the Law School of Fudan University. In 2007-2008 she was Fulbright visiting scholar at Mississippi Valley State University, and in 2014-2015 visiting scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.  She is a certified Standard Chinese Test Examiner at China Language Test Center (Shanghai). Her research interests focuse on law, literature and legal history.

Yan SunRecent Publications:

Sun, Y. (2015).  Britain and Western Africa [殖民与后殖民时期英国与英属西非各国之间的关系]. In Cao & Deming (Eds.), EU and Africa from Historical and Cultural Perspectives(pp. 160-168).  Shanghai:  Shanghai Foreign Education Press.

Sun, Y. (2015). Judicial realism and William Brown’s Clotel. English and American Literary Studies (英美文学论丛), 252-263.

Sun, Y. (2015). Afanti and his family series (Translated, 4 books). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Education Press.

Sun, Y. (2015 ) Afanti and Little Donkey Series (Authored, 3 books). Sudan: Fudan University Press.

Sun, Y. (2014). Little Cricket Gery series (Translated, 12 books). China Technology Press.

Sun, Y. (2008). Southern American culture series [美国南方文化]. Teach Yourself English[英语自学], Issues 7-12, pp. 19-21; 18-19; 20-21; 17-18; 20-21; 17-19.

CFP IAICS Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism (Shanghai)

IAICS-2016 Call for Submissions
Conference Theme: “Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism
July 1-3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Comparative culture
Comparative literature
Comparative poetics
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Cross-cultural encounters
Culture and diplomacy
Cultural study theories
Culture and travel writing
Foreign Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication
Imagology
Interculture and human resource management
Interculture and public policy
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Intercultural communication and nationality
Intercultural communication competence
Intercultural education
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural pragmatics
Internet intercultural communication
Language and culture
Language and identity
Language planning and policy
Literature and film
Literature and religion
Media and interculture
Multi cultures and interculturality
Time and space in culture / literature
Translation studies
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
Abstract: 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
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.
Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.
Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion sessions by 10th March, 2016.

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University

CFP IAICS: Culture, Communication & Cosmopolitanism (Shanghai)

Call for Submissions
The 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Conference Theme: “Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism”
July1-3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai

Conference Goals:
*To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues;
*To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures;
*To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures;
*To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in the discourse about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Time and space in culture/literature
Language and culture
Intercultural communication and nationality
Language and identity
Comparative culture
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Media and interculture
Internet intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturality
Intercultural communication competence
Culture and travel writing
Intercultural education
Crosscultural encounters
Interculture and human resource management
Comparative poetics
Interculture and public policy
Comparative literature
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Imagology
Cultural study theories
Literature and religion
Culture and diplomacy
Literature and film
Language planning and policy
Translation studies
Intercultural pragmatics
Foreign Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.

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.

Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion sessions by 10th March, 2016.

Submission to: ses@shisu.edu.cn; iaics2016@shisu.edu.cn
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University

Shanghai International Studies University

On April 25, 2011, I gave two presentations at Shanghai International Studies University in China. The first was “Holding Intercultural / International / Interdisciplinary Dialogues” and was open to the public.

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz at SISU
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz at SISU

The second was “Asking Cultural Questions: Using Ethnography to Answer Questions about Cultural Identity” for a graduate seminar.

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz with SISU graduate student
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz with SISU graduate student

By chance, Dr. Kenneth Cushner (Professor of Education at Kent State University) and his wife, as well as Prof. Michael Steppat (Academic Dean of the School of Linguistics and Literatures, Universität Beyreuth, Germanyom) were both visiting the campus at the same time, and we were all part of the same lunch.

My thanks to Dr. Steve J. Kulich (Executive Director, SISU Intercultural Institute) for organizing the talks and introducing me to several colleagues as well as his Dean. Thanks also to Dr. Qiujun Zhou (Department of International Affairs and Public Management, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law) for helping with logistics of my visit to the city.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Kulich
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Kulich