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Intercultural CommunicationWenshan Jia

Intercultural Communication

Adapting to Emerging Global Realities (First Edition)
Edited by Wenshan Jia

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-599-8, 628 pages


As a pioneer in intercultural communication since the 1960s, I have watched the development and growth of the structural foundation that I and fellow pioneers have laid down. I now turn over the field to Dr. Jia, who has put together an anthology of the new players in intercultural communication, which tracks where we currently are on a global level.
—Larry Samovar, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Emeritus Professor San Diego State University

As a veteran instructor of this course myself, I find this anthology useful, innovative, and indispensable for the coursework. It unmasks a great number of academic, critical, and epistemological lacunae in this field. Intercultural Communication is truly global, intercultural, and state-of-the-art. It caters to the needs of undergraduate courses that emphasize backgrounders, particularly related to emergent political blocs, such as the BRICS countries. This anthology also fulfills what grad seminars pursue in the way of theoretical and methodological innovations within the discipline.
—SHI Anbin, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China

The reader Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities teaches readers how to adapt to new, emerging global realities. The selected readings focus on significant, new players in the global political economy, most notably the BRICS nations, to enhance knowledge and communicative competence of all parties at stake.

The first several units of the text are geared to specific countries and geographical regions. In addition to extensive material on Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the material addresses communicative issues related to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa as a whole. The final units are dedicated to exploring challenges confronting the United States as a global power, global communication theory, and specific training and consulting for global communicative capabilities.

Featuring the writing of authors from many diverse disciplines, nations, and cultures, Intercultural Communication cultivates global citizenship and improves professional communication skills. The anthology is suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate level classes in intercultural and global communication, international and global business, and international and global studies.

Wenshan Jia (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst) is professor of intercultural and global communication at Chapman University and serves on the board of directors of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. He is a standing council member of All China Association for Intercultural Communication and a distinguished adjunct professor and Ph.D. adviser in the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China. He is the recipient of both the Wang-Fradkin Professorship for 2005-2007, the highest award given by Chapman University for faculty research, and the Early Career Award from the International Academy for Intercultural Research. He served on the National Communication Association’s Task Force of Internationalization and has a publication record of 10 books and 60 research articles and book chapters.

In the News
Read Intercultural Neologisms for a New Revolution, a guest post by Wenshan Jia, posted on March 7, 2016 by Center for Intercultural Dialogue.