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

New York University Shanghai job ad (China)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SHANGHAI
Two Tenure Track Positions
Contemporary Global Media – East Asia Emphasis

NYU Shanghai is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions in the field of Contemporary Global Media with a special emphasis on East Asia at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall Semester of 2016. We are seeking scholars who can contribute broadly to the curriculum in media studies and interactive media arts. Scholars with focuses in one or more of the following are of particular interest: East Asian media institutions, alternative media practices such as critical making, and contemporary forms of public culture within the region. NYU Shanghai is also looking for a commitment to research and teaching in a cross-cultural context and curriculum, and the building of new research collections. An interest in, and experience with, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is desirable, while knowledge of urban China is especially welcome. NYU Shanghai is developing an active interdisciplinary group working with other NYU faculty in New York, Abu Dhabi, and other NYU Global Studies sites. The faculty member occupying this position will play a key role in the growth of that work group. Preferred candidates will have an active research agenda and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as expertise in project-based pedagogy. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D.

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions in terms of research start-up funds and compensation, and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three pages each), and electronic copies of representative publications. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter. Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.socialscience.recruitment@nyu.edu .

About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
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China Internship Program Summer 2015 (Shanghai)

6-week internship program in Shanghai, China, in summer 2015. Six course credits are transferrable through Villanova University.

Quick highlights–

LANGUAGE: No language requirement.

PROGRAM: 3-credit internship and 3-credit comm class.

COST: $7,500; competitive scholarships available.
INCLUDED: Tuition, all cost related with internship placement and visa application, all accommodations with breakfasts, all inner-China domestic travel expenses, meals, and accommodations, etc.
EXCLUDED: Airfare, spending money and some meals.

WHO SHOULD GO: Freshmen, students with no internship (or international) experience before, and any student motivated to become a global citizen and aspire after international workplace experience.

DATES: June 19 to July 26, 2015.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2015.

CONTACT: Dr. Qi Wang at Villanova University.

CFP ABC Asia-Pacific conference 2014

The 13th ABC Asia-Pacific Conference: Dao of Business Communication
March 27 – 29, 2014
Shanghai, China

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The 13th Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association for Business Communication will be held on March 28-30, 2014, in Shanghai, China. ABC Asia-Pacific 2014 aims to provide a high-level international forum as well as a workshop for researchers, teachers, students, and industry practitioners to present and discuss recent advances in the applications of traditional thoughts in modern business communication.

Abstract Deadline:
Please submit a 300-500 word abstract (APA style, Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced) as an email attachment no later than January 1st, 2014. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 1, 2014, and will then be invited to submit a full paper ranging from 5000 to 12000 words by March 1st. All submissions will be carefully reviewed. High quality articles will be selected for publication.

In an increasingly globalizing world, international business has developed more and more without national borders and human communication assumes in more complex and technology-oriented ways. The conference hopes to focus on the diversity and complexity of communication in international business across national boundaries.

Conference Chair: Guanglin Wang

Summer internship in Shanghai

2014 Summer Internship Program in Shanghai, China
hosted by the Department of Communication, Villanova University

This program is joined with the summer Internship program at Villanova School of Business (VSB) and the Chinese language summer program (introductory, intermediate, and advanced mandarin classes are all available). So non-COM majors or the students interested in any or all three areas are welcome to apply as well.

Here are some highlights:
1.     Time: 6/21-8/2, 2014
2.     Internship location: Shanghai, China.
3.     6-credit program: 3-credit Internship and 3 credit course Intercultural Communication in China.
a.     5-week internship
b.     No language requirement; English speaking environment
c.     Student specialization-tailored internships placed by a reputable agent that has worked with Villanova for over 10 years.
d.     Full cultural immersion through weekly field trips and 10-day cultural excursion.
e.      Chinese culture-specific and context-focused course design
4.     Joint program with Villanova School of Business and Chinese language program in the Institute of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies:
a.     Mix and match courses/ internships with Business/Economics, and Chinese Language programs
b.     Three faculty members; joint group activities; more fun together!
5.     Estimated cost: $6,950 (final cost will be confirmed by late December, 2013).
Cost includes tuition, shared double room in a hotel affiliated with Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese breakfast each morning, orientation, city tour, cultural excursions, internet, student visa, and receptions. Students are required to have a cell phone in China. Some phone companies provide international service. We will assist you if needed. Cost excludes airfare, lunch & dinner, and local transportation.
An optional (highly recommended) group flight will be available for interested students. The program director will work with students to obtain the required Chinese Student Visa.
6.     Application deadline: 3/1/2014
7.   Application form

Please contact Dr. Qi Wang, the Program Director, for any questions or requests. Contact info:
Qi Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Page Legacy Scholar
2013/2014 President, Association for Chinese Communication Studies
16 Garey Hall, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085

ICA regional conf in China

Extended Deadline for the First Co-Sponsored ICA Regional Conference in the People’s Republic of China

The deadline for submitting papers to ICA’s first Co-Sponsored Regional Conference in the People’s Republic of China [PRC] has been extended to June 1, 2013! Co-hosted by 18 Chinese associations and institutions, the theme of “Communication and Social Transformation” crosses communication contexts and offers specific opportunities for networking and institutional collaborations. This regional conference will be hosted in Shanghai on November 8-10, 2013. Full details about the conference–including free wifi at and the convenient location of the conference hotel to cultural sites, as well as information about submissions and presentations in Chinese or English–are listed here.

The conference hotel, the Pullman Shanghai Skyway hotel, is easily accessible from the Pudong International Airport by Metro or taxi. For first-time visitors to Shanghai who would like to be greeted at the airport, the website offers details about making these arrangements with our hosts.

As noted in the May 2013 ICA Newsletter, officials from our host universities/ associations in China and ICA President Cynthia Stohl will welcome conference participants. Of special interest is the plenary address by the top official of Sina.Com. Seven Chinese scholars from top universities have been invited to present keynote addresses-we are awaiting their responses to our invitations. Keynote speakers who already have accepted include: Bill Dutton (Professor and founding Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professorial Fellow of Balliol College), Jan Servaes (UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change, University of Massachusetts Amherst), Stephen Reese (Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin), and Maureen Taylor (Gaylord Family Chair of Strategic Communication, Oklahoma University). ICA Communication Director John Paul (JP) Gutierrez will discuss impact factors and keys to media exposure.

In discussion sessions, leading faculty from around the globe will talk about the changing nature of (future) communication scholarship and engagement, entrepreneurship education, and the city, among other topics. Conversations will continue during an (optional) tour of an ancient Chinese water village close to Shanghai on the day following the official close of the ICA Regional Conference.

For further information, please contact Qian WANG, assistant professor in The School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (icashanghai2013 AT gmail.com) or Patrice M. Buzzanell (buzzanel AT purdue.edu), Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, SJTU Advisory Board member, and ICA Liaison for this regional conference in China.  The Call for Papers is posted on the ICA website for details.

Send papers to: icashanghai2013 AT gmail.com

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Summer 2013 Shanghai

Villanova University is hosting two fantastic summer programs in Shanghai, China, in 2013. The programs best fit the undergraduate students who are looking to have an international communication internship this summer and/or interested in intercultural communication, Chinese language (any level) and culture, double majors or major & minor in Communication and Business or Asian Studies (or related areas), or simply hope to become a globalized citizen and experience formal and informal learning in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Shanghai has been rated as one of the world’s top-20 metropolitan cities and “#1 in attracting foreign capital investment and job-creating projects” (The Atlantic, 2011). Here are some highlights:
1.     Intern and Study in Shanghai, China (via Villanova School of Business or VSB)
*       Internship placements over 5 weeks of the program, for 150 hours total (past internship placements: Citibank, IPSOS, McKinsey).
*       A 3-credit course: ECO 3108 Transition of Chinese Economy.
*       A “Survival Chinese Language” training.
*       Cultural excursions: (a) Survival in Shanghai (inc. a boat tour, museum visit, and an acrobatic show) and (b) 2-week cultural excursion, inc. Shanghai to Shandong (Confucian and Taoist traditions), to Beijing (Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs, and Chengde Summer Resort)
*       6 credits in total.
*       Dates: 6/26-8/13, 2013.
*       Cost: Approximately $7,700 (including tuition, housing, PRC visa, and tour; excluding airfare and meals).

2.     Intensive Chinese Language and Culture (via Global Interdisciplinary Studies or GIS)
*       Study and live in the heart of Shanghai.
*       Two 4-week-long courses: (a) Chinese language course (placed to different classes based on language level) and (b) a cultural course. Students may earn 6-9 credits depending on the Chinese language course level. The courses are sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
*       Offers an opportunity for all students, at any Chinese language levels, to explore the Chinese language, culture, literature, history, art, theatre, business, society, and Chinese lifestyle.
*       Cultural excursions: (a) Survival in Shanghai (inc. a boat tour, museum visit, and a acrobatic show) and (b) 2-week cultural excursion, inc. Shanghai to Shandong (Confucian and Taoist traditions), to Beijing (Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs, and Chengde Summer Resort)
*       Dates: 7/7-8/13, 2013.
*       Cost: Approximately $5,800 (including tuition, housing, host university health insurance, PRC visa, and tour; excluding airfare and meals).

Both programs are competitive. Please contact Dr. Qi Wang for application procedures or questions at q.wang AT villanova.edu.