Guo-Ming Chen Profile


Guo-Ming Chen is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

Guo-Ming ChenHe was the recipient of the 1987 outstanding dissertation award presented by the NCA International and Intercultural Communication Division. Chen is the founding president of the Association for Chinese Communication Studies. He served as Chair of the ECA Intercultural Communication Interest Group and at-large member of the SCA Legislative Council, and currently he is the President of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. He is also the co-editor of Intercultural Communication Studies, China Media Research, and International and Intercultural Communication Annual, and serves on the editorial board of different professional journals.

Chen’s primary research interests are in intercultural/organizational/global communication. In addition to receiving various awards and honors, Chen has published over 150 papers, book chapters, and essays in Communication Yearbook, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, China Media Research, Human Communication, Communication Research Reports, Intercultural Communication Studies, The Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Psychology, etc.

Chen has (co)authored and (co)edited 35 books and journal special issues, including Foundations of Intercultural Communication, Communication and Global Society, A Study of Intercultural Communication Competence, Dialogue Among Diversities, Study of Chinese Communication Behaviors, Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution, Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Theories and Principles of Chinese Communication, Asian Perspective of Culture and communication, Communication Research Methods, Communication Theories, and others.

Chen continues to be active in teaching, scholarship and in professional, university, and community services.

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Guo-Ming Chen wrote KC52: Harmony.


The 20th IAICS International Conference Call for Submissions

Theme: Enhancing Global Community, Resilience and Sustainability Through Intercultural Communication

July 31-August 4, 2014, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, USA

People around the world are interconnected, interdependent and mobile. Scholars and practitioners are more aware of the necessity to develop strong intercultural relations, based on mutual understanding in the context of intercultural interaction. Intercultural Communication has become a dominant paradigm connecting a range of disciplines. Globalization and increased diversity heighten the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, sexism and environmental, social, and technological issues. They include Climate Change; Pollution and Resource Depletion; Global Food and Water Supply; Impact of Information Technology and Social Media; Political Oppression, Conflict and War; Poverty; Societal Security and Personal Safety. Global communication plays a key role in solving these problems. Increasingly we must learn to rely on each other, build resilience, resolve conflicts peacefully, and strive for social equity by enhancing intercultural communication. The conference theme focuses on aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and international communication. We must address both theoretical and empirical studies, as well as develop new conceptual and methodological approaches to affirm the centrality of the discipline. Collaborative research needs to stress communication and embrace synergies by joining efforts with other disciplines, including environmental and health sciences, business, engineering and information systems.  Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
–          Advertising and marketing
–          Business communication
–          Climate change and pollution
–          Conflict, mediation and negotiation
–          Corporate culture and management
–          Communication failures
–          Communication pedagogy
–          Crisis/risk communication
–          Critical cultural awareness
–          Cross-cultural adaptation
–          Cultural identity
–          Culture and diplomacy
–          Diversity of languages and cultures
–          Ethnocentrism and stereotypes
–          Environmental communication
–          Ethnic studies
–          Gender issues
–          Global community
–          Global food and water supply
–          Group/Organizational communication
–          Health communication
–          Immigration and mobility
–          Intercultural communication competence
–          Intercultural communication in global context
–          Intercultural communication and politics
–          Intercultural conflict
–          Intercultural education practices
–          Intercultural interaction in science
–          International journalism
–          Interpersonal communication and relations
–          Linguistics and intercultural communication
–          Localization and globalization
–          Media and social research
–          Multiple cultures and interculturality
–          New media and visual communication
–          Philosophy and human behavior patterns
–          Poverty
–          Power in intercultural communication
–          Psychological communication studies
–          Public opinions and public policy
–          Public relations
–          Racial discrimination and ethnic relations
–          Resource depletion
–          Religion/spiritual communication
–          Resilience among cultures
–          Rhetorical communication
–          Social equity
–          Stereotypes and stereotyping
–          Sustainability and globalization
–          Translation studies
–          Understanding across cultures
–          Verbal and nonverbal 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. See the sample format of the abstract below.
•    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 and complete panel proposals by February 1, 2014. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
Submission to: iaics2014uri AT
Conference hosts: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies and the Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island.
Conference languages: English

Journalists-Science immersion

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Invites Journalists to Apply for Science Immersion Workshop

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its fifteenth annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, the theme of which this year is global change in coastal ecosystems.

The workshop, which runs from June 9 through June 14 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, is a professional development experience that gives journalists an opportunity to explore and understand the effects of global change in coastal ecosystems, using Narragansett Bay as a living laboratory. The fellowship explores scientific research methods as well as the principles and ethics that guide scientific inquiry. Journalists also will learn how to interpret scientific publications and sharpen their investigative reporting skills.

Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a demonstrated interest in science and environmental reporting and a desire to learn about basic science through field and lab work are invited to apply.

The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and up to $500 to support travel. Non-U.S. applicants must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds and obtain the appropriate visa.

Metcalf also offers seminars and workshops for journalists.


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