Dr. Wenshan Jia
Professor, Director, Asian Studies Program
- Doti Hall 214
- Office Hours:
- Tue.1-2; Wed.10-2; Thu.1-2
- Xi'an Foreign Languages University, Bachelor of Arts
Xi'an Foreign Languages University, Master of Arts
Bowling Green State University, Master of Arts
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D. in Communications
- Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Method, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. in Public & Interpersonal Communication, Bowling Green State University; Minor in Multicultural Counseling, Bowling Green State University; M.A. in Translation Theory and Practice, Xi'an Foreign Languages University; B.A. in English Language & Literature, Xi'an Foreign Languages University.
Wenshan Jia (Ph. D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) specializes in Communication Theory and Methods with emphasis on Intercultural/Global Communication, more specifically on communication between East Asia and the West. He holds the Wang-Fradkin Professorship for 2005-2007, which is the highest award given by Chapman University for faculty research. He is the recipient of The Early Career Award from The International Academy for Intercultural Research, as well as several other awards for his scholarly publications. Jia has been acknowledged by a couple of student clubs at Chapman University for his contribution to global education and his impact on student academic experience. He often acts both as a professional reviewer as well as an expert on the related media both at home and abroad.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Jia, Wenshan, Y. Lee, H. Zhang (2012). Ethnic conflicts in China. In D. Landis & R. A. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives (pp. 177-198) (an International Academy for Intercultural Research book). US: Springer. (Meritorious Invitation)
Jia, Wenshan (2011). On the discourse of Cultural China. Special issue of Journal of Asia Pacific Communication “Cultural China in Discursive Transformation” edited by Shi-xu; 21 (2), pp. 165-176 (Peer-Reviewed; 10% acceptance rate)
Jia, Wenshan, & Jia, Xuanzi (June, 2011). Models of global communication in comparison and contrast: China, the EU, and the USA. EU-China Observer, Issue 3, p. 8-14. Retrievable at http://www.coleurope.eu/template.asp?pagename=EUCO
Jia Wenshan (June 30, 2011). Dangdai meiguo kuawenhua chuanbo yanjiu lilun pingshu (A review of intercultural communication theories in contemporary USA). Zhongguo Shehui Kexue Bao (China Social Science Weekly sponsored by China Social Science Academy, the largest and most important research institute on social sciences in China, Beijing, China), p. 25, edited by Anli Wang, Beijing, China.
Jia, Wenshan & Wu, M. (2011) Dazao zhongshi chuanbotixi (on the construction of Chinese communication system. Duiwai chuanbo (External Communication), Issue 11, pp. 32-33. (in Chinese)
Jia, Wenshan, Tian, D. & Jia, X. (2010). Chimerica: US-China communication in the 21st century. In Larry. A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, & Edward R. McDaniel (Eds.), Intercultural Communication: A Reader (13th Ed.) (pp. 161-170). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (BEST SELLER)
Jia, Wenshan (2010). Competing constructions of Chinese identity at the turn of the third millennium-A comparative analysis of three divergent streams of discourse on China’s Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In. X. Dai & S. J. Kulich (Eds.) Identity and Intercultural Communication (I): Theoretical and Contextual Construction (pp. 341-352). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Jia, Wenshan (with Gregg Payne as Coeditors) (November 2010). Mass media structure and information deprivation: Implications for social control. A special issue of Global media journal-the American edition, Fall 2010 issue
Jia, Wenshan, & Yue, Yuan (2010). Face vs. power: a comparative perspective on the American and the Chinese models of global communication (published in Chinese with an abstract in English). Journal of International Communication, 32 (7), pp. 27-32 (General No. 189). The journal is one of China’s top scholarly journals on journalism and communication published by School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. It is indexed in Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI) and China National Core List of Journals.
Jia, Wenshan (2009). Chiglobalization? A cultural argument. In S. Guo and B. Guo (Eds.) Greater China in an era of globalization (pp. 17-26). NewYork, NY: Lexington Books. (Lead Chapter)
Jia, Wenshan (2009). An intercultural communication model of international relations: the case of China. In Y. Hao & G. Wei (Eds.) Challenges to Chinese foreign policy: diplomacy, globalization and the next world power (pp. 319-333). Louisville, KT: University Press of Kentucky. (Peer-Reviewed)
Jia, Wenshan (2009). The status of mediation in contemporary rural Chinese society: A case study of Xunyang County, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China. China Media Research, 5 (2), pp. 97-103. (Peer-Reviewed; 15% acceptance rate). The paper has been selected, translated from English to Chinese and published in China Media Report Overseas Edition (in Chinese), Fall, 2009; the Chinese version is also reprinted “He Shi Sheng Wu”: Chinese Traditional Conceptions and Ideals in Current International Communication Research (pp. 98-111) edited by Jinjin Zhao (J. Z. Edmondson), published by Zhejiang University Press, China.
Jia, Wenshan (2008). The Chinese perspective of harmony: Evaluating the Eastern harmony and Western peace paradigms. Special issue of China Media Research edited by Guo-Ming Chen & Xiaoshui Xiao (Peer-Reviewed; 15% acceptance rate). The paper has been Selected and translated from English to Chinese and published in China Media Report Overseas Edition (in Chinese), Spring, 2009; the Chinese version reprinted again in“He Shi Sheng Wu”: Chinese Traditional Conceptions and Ideals in Current International Communication Research (pp. 43-53) edited by Jinjin Zhao (J. Z. Edmondson), published by Zhejiang University Press, China.