Posted by: nucleargal | August 21, 2011

Call for Submissions: Cultural Convergence and Conflict in Global Context (June 2012, Taiwan)

The 18th IAICS International Conference Call for Submissions
Theme: Cultural Convergence and Conflict in Global Context: Rethinking the Phenomenon of Glocalization
June 8-11, 2012, Yuan Ze University, Chung-Li, Taiwan

The 21st century is the era of convergence and conflicts. We see the convergence of new communication technology and at the same time we see the conflicts emerged among different nations and cultures. War and disasters continue to bring threat to human lives and the sustainability of the globe. Facing this dilemma of human society, the theme of the 18th International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Conference focuses on building a harmonious global community, in which to understand and develop intercultural knowledge and skills become most critical for a productive and successful life in the 21st century. The Conference aims to promote this goal through the contributions of scholars from different disciplines. The definition of Intercultural Communication could be broadened for scholars? conducting research of difference among cultures and to meet the goal of promoting equality and harmony among cultures. IAICS is now soliciting submissions for the International Conference on Intercultural Communication to be held on June 8-11, 2012 at Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. Papers reflecting diverse theoretical perspectives in both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches are encouraged. Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

Classics and culture
Philosophy and human behavior
Cross-cultural adaptation
Cultural and linguistic diversity
Intercultural training
Intercultural communication
Intercultural communication competence
Political communication
International communication
Religion/spiritual communication
Psychological communication
Health communication
Group/Organizational communication across cultures
Language and cross-cultural communication
Crisis/risk communication and anti-terrorism
Interpersonal communication and relations
Social Communication and public media
Social participation and civil society
State institutions and social groups
Corporate culture and management
Generation, gender, class and the right of Voices
Conflict, mediation and negotiation
Media and international relations
New media and globalization
Culture and diplomacy
Foreign policy and decision-making process
National security and internet freedom
International system and national development
Geopolitics and national interests
Localization and globalization
Cross-strait relations and Taiwan conscious
Cultural Identity and liberal will
Public opinions and public policy
Public Relations and media Effect
Advertisement and marketing
Media hegemony and centralism
Journalism and investigative reporting
International Journalism and propaganda
Immigration and media stereotype
Racial discrimination and ethnic relations
Multiple cultures and interculturality
Media responsibility and ethics
Culture and civilization

Guideline for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposal, and workshop proposal may be accepted.
*Abstract, 100-200 words in English, including position, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
*Panel proposal reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper, mailing addresses and email addresses of all panelists.
*Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposal is expected to be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.
Deadline: Please submit the abstract and the complete panel proposal by November 15, 2011. All submissions will be carefully reviewed. Completed paper should be done by April 30, 2012.

Submission to:

IAICS Website:

Conference hosts: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and Yuan Ze University (YZU) Conference language: English and Chinese


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