Call for Publications

Theme: Towards an Integrative East-West Communications Paradigm
Publication: China Media Research
Date: Special Section
Deadline: 15.10.2016


From Guo-Ming Chen <gmc...@uri.edu>

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from
various disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Towards an
Integrative East-West Communications Paradigm.” A lack of
philosophical integration between Eastern and Western research
paradigms presents one of the main challenges in global academic
research today. In addition, there is little evidence to suggest that
scholars are actively addressing this issue despite the repeated
calls for integration.

The fragmentation is particularly salient in communications research,
which remains anchored in Western values, perspectives and
constructs. This special section aims to explore how the indigenous
Eastern philosophical frameworks could serve as a source of
inspiration for theory building and reconstruction, and contribute
towards achieving integration between Western and Eastern
communications paradigms.

Following these considerations, scholars are invited to submit their
original manuscripts that address the following topics, among others:

- Cultural transformation/dialogue between East and West
- Paradigmatic assumptions of Chinese communication in the global
- Integration of theoretical and practical aspects of the
  Chinese/Eastern philosophical concepts (such as harmony)
- Yin Yang balancing as a framework for overcoming dualism
- Contrasting static and dynamic frameworks for cultural analysis
- Methods for achieving an etic-emic integration in communications

Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under
consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to
1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing
process will be accepted.

All the submissions must be received by October 15, 2016.
If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be
received by February 15, 2017.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication
manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including
tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the
authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision.

Please visit http://www.chinamediaresearch.net for more information
about the quarterly journal of China Media Research, which publishes
both print and online versions.

Please direct questions and submissions to the CMR special section
guest editor Ivana Beveridge at ivana.beveri...@sunrise-education.com


Ivana Beveridge, Guest Editor
China Media Research
Email: ivana.beveri...@sunrise-education.com
Web: http://www.chinamediaresearch.net


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