Steve Kulich

Steve Kulich
Shanghai International Studies University · SISU Intercultural Institute (SII)

PhD
Our SII team welcomes post-docs+full time researchers in Culture/IC Psych, IC Ed, IC Adaptation/Exchange+Biz/Org Comms

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Using diverse methods (quant/qual/Digital Hum’ities with access to both corpus and cognitive labs), we study Chinese+cultural values/identities, int’l student exchanges/migration+adaptation, IC Ed/training/competence, peoples coping with COVID, and analyze the histories/theories of IC studies. Our team (Fellows, PhDs, Post-docs) also hosts the new Journal of IC & Interactions (JICIR) journal https://www.peterlang.com/journal/28. Pubs@ https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=rQhYQ9wAAAAJ)

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The leaders of IAIR provide an urgent call for cross-and intercultural scholars to reexamine many of the related themes and classic or contemporary study areas of "intercultural communication" and "intercultural relations" in light of the impacts that the novel coronal (COVID-19) pandemic is having on human interaction both across and within our so...
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Leadership development has long been a primary concern for businesses. In recent years, owing to the high cost of traditional leadership development programs, organizations have shifted attention to leader self-development initiatives to facilitate human resource development. This article examines why people develop themselves for leadership positi...
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As our team's research continues on examining untold stories in the intercultural communications (IC) research or praxis narrative, this forthcoming 2020 chapter further follows and builds on a Bourdieuan "sociology of science" (proposed in Kulich & Zhang, 2012) and Foucauldian genealogical approach. Extensive chronological tables are provided as a...
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Proverbs listed by Chinese college students, who are often at the leading edge of cultural change, provide a window into the dynamic interplay of traditionality and modernity. Using thematic analysis, Study 1 examined popular proverbs listed frequently by Chinese college students (n = 298) and the embedded values. Study 2, which was a survey, exami...
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Virtual Exchange (VE) is of great import to language and culture teachers and researchers but is also gaining popularity in other fields. However, around the world and in the Asia-Pacific region in particular, the number of exchanges is not high and the quality of those that exist needs to continue to improve. It is essential that the latest resear...
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Intercultural teaching often emphasizes exposure to and understanding of cultural differences. Although it acknowledges the importance of cultural self-awareness, little research has been done to explore how such a goal is achieved. This article adopts collaborative autoethnography (CAE) to explore the creation, development, and use of variations o...
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This entry updates the 2011 first edition’s entry on “Chinese Values” (Zhang & Kulich) the Encyclopedia of QoL and Well-Being Research. It builds on the long and ongoing history of and interdisciplinary interest in values studies (Kulich, 2009). The article first revisits classic definitions, considers the scale of socioeconomic changes and the acc...
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Building on the Sept 2021 “Review and Reflections on the Contest” and proposed A-B-C-D-E-F Analysis Model (Kulich, 2021, posted in RG), this essay expands on this graduated process and increasingly cognitively complex and critical approach to the analysis of intercultural situational cases. Since readers can find the history, development, and desig...
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As the early COVID-19 outbreak sparked xenophobia against people of Asian and Chinese background, we collected data from Chinese migrants worldwide to test how discrimination at a macro-level was perceived by the Chinese during COVID-19 globally. Specifically, we examined (1) whether/how the Chinese migrants were aware of discrimination against the...
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This is the third and final volume in the "Literature and Interculturality" academic trilogy, focusing on the junctions of cultures in comparative intercultural inquiry, cross-cultural writing, narratives, theater, myths, and textual expressions of cultural identities, values and valuations, globalization, diffe'rance, multiculturalism, social cosm...
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This chapter introduces Volume 10 (with the opening sections similar to the introductory preface in Volume 9) problematizing the interrelated intercultural issues of communication, relationships, values, identities and other cultural phenomenon in literary/film texts and narratives. These volumes seek to show how literature addresses interculturali...
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This essay (提问评为总评) presents a historical, contextual, and developmental view of the annual SNICC (SFLEP Cup National College Students' Intercultural Contest in China) from the perspective of the Academic Advisor/Chief Question Master (with a scan of the Chief Judge's Contest Reflections, Chapter 1, pp. 5-7 following in Chinese). Providing an overv...
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Ethnic stereotypes are cognitive markers that are formed and modified because of inter-cultural contact with a new cultural group. There is now much empirical evidence that explicates how stereotypes of ethnic groups can impact individuals' acculturation experiences. However, what is unknown is how previously nonexistent ethnic beliefs are formed a...
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This project (series of volumes) aims to provide narratives of international teacher's ("Foreign Experts") experiences in or with various aspects of "Chinese culture" from a broad range of perspectives. This 2nd volume again presents about 20 such autobiographical stories (both in English and Chinese translation) providing diverse observations, imp...
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This article reviews the process and procedures by which the author and his colleagues at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) have be adopting “cultural story” exercises in intercultural education and training contexts since 1994, including their successful MOOC course (of over 65,000 participants to date). The value of this process of...
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This volume (just released) continues to build on the call of early intercultural influencers like John Condon (1986, in World Englishes 5, Nos. 2/3, pp. 153-61) toward “Exploring intercultural communication through literature and film.“ This is the 2nd volume specifically exploring "Literature and Interculturality" (SFLEP "Intercultural Research"...
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This chapter provides an introduction to the 2nd volume of the trio on "Interculturality and Literature" and starts by discussing the interrelated fields of IC and literary studies, and how scholars like Condon who have suggested that textual studies can reveal a range of valuation aspects. Reflecting on the two previous volumes in this series (4+5...
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This chapter introduces both the new disciplinary designation of "Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies" in China, and the new PHD program focused on this research direction established at Shanghai International Studies University in 2017. The essay describes the trans-linguistic, trans-national, and trans-disciplinary aspects of this pr...
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In commemoration of 75 years of the United Nations (UN) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this article provides a review of key initiatives related to culture preservation, cultural dialogue, and intercultural communication. From the experience and perspective of the first author, a recent UNESCO General...
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To introduce, provide the rationale, and set the direction for the new Peter Lang Journal of Intercultural Communication & Interactions Research (JICIR) the editors propose a “dialogic & integrative” Both/And Ampersand (&) approach to intercultural research. Acknowledging the complexity of cultures, the diverse disciplinary origins, the multiple pa...
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The new Journal of Intercultural Communication & Interactions Research (ISSN 2768-1459 online, ISSN 2770-2499 Print) has been launched and the inaugural Volume 1, Issue 1 (October 2021) now appears online on the IngentaConnect website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/plg/jicir/2021/00000001/00000001 JICIR is a new trans-cultural and inter-d...
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The new Journal of Intercultural Communication & Interactions Research (JICIR, ISSN ISSN: 2768-1459 online, ISSN 2770-2499 Print) has been launched and the inaugural Volume 1, Issue 1 (October 2021) now appears online on the IngentaConnect website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/plg/jicir/2021/00000001/00000001 or is available for individua...
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Founding Editor Steve Kulich and the Editorial Team based at the SISU Intercultural Institute (download introduction at https://www.peterlang.com/document/1169692) announce open access to the inaugural issue of the new Journal of Intercultural Communication & Interactions Research (JICIR, ISSN 2768-1459 online, ISSN 2770-2499 Print) with Peter Lang...
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This summary file (available at https://www.peterlang.com/document/1169694) provides the launching list of international Editors from various cross- and intercultural fields who work together in the peer review and editing process to help meet our JICIR special focus aims of: • Attracting interdisciplinary articles, presents cutting-edge intercult...
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This is a new College English textbook series integrating Intercultural Communication in as the main content and set of skill sets toward the development of intercultural competence in both national and global contexts. The Foreword explains the design, development, and desired outcomes of the 4 course books (with accompanying teachers guides) avai...
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Shanghai International Studies University has hosted an intercultural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) installment since 2015 several years. Course facilitators, mentors, and learners from all over the world are invited to enroll in the class. However, conversations between mentors and learners revealed that most were superficial. Thus, a pilot st...
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This project involves more than 30 researchers from 25 countries in more than 15 languages. This is a brief presentation highlighting current phase of data collection with the measures we've been using and overall data collection sites and expected sample sizes. I've also provided some brief expected results or anticipated findings. I am still Data...
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Aiming at pooling the opinions of internationally and nationally known intercultural experts on the status and conceptualization of intercultural communication studies in China, this research project adopted a Delphi process. Exploratory questionnaires were sent to an identified set of experts (N = 45) via email for the first stage, responses (N =...
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The Preface introduces the links between the field or disciplinary approach of intercultural communication and literary studies, reviewing briefly the history, foci, and approaches of analysis. It then makes a case for how the quest to define "interculturality" can also be applied to literature and textual studies, and especially why Asian American...
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Continuing the SFLEP "Intercultural Research" series, Vol. 8 addresses "Literature and Interculturality (1); Concepts, applications, interactions. Kulich's preface frames the volume suggesting ways in which literary studies can be conducted or applied to inform the established field of Intercultural Communication studies (conceptualized in the 1950...
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Providing an introduction to the SFLEP "Intercultural Research" Vol. 8 this introduction argues that the established field of Intercultural Communication has both affinities and some history of linkages with the study of literature. It provides examples of (1) multi-perspectival texts, examples of interculturality illustrated in literature, Chinese...
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Intercultural communication and literary studies share more commonality , assumptions , and supportive content than commonly acknowledged. The academic field of intercultural communication has generally adopted a narrative about its development, linked to post-World-War II conditions and perspectives. Yet another important earlier narrative has bee...
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As a concluding Appendix to the Intercultural Research Vol. 8 on Literature and Intercultuality (1), the authors focus on the subheadings: (1) Mapping a Research Field, (2), From Guest Workers' Literature to Migrant's Literature, (30 Intercultural Narrative Forms, (4) Multilingualism and Dialogicity, (5) Culture and Communicative Interaction, (5) A...
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This Foreword introduces Dr. Suo's monograph which takes a phenomenological approach as a participant-observer among Chinese scholars on exchange programs in the USA. It expands our understanding of the perceived and felt experiences of those involved in intercultural education and exchange higher education programs (in this case, Chinese scholars...
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This opening chapter provides a broad historical overview of “Intercultural Communication” (IC) as an important and strategic field of study. Noting that IC seeks to meet the complicated global, national, regional, social, and interpersonal challenges of our current age, but that it is also fragmented by the range of scholarly backgrounds, interest...
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This biographical summary on one of the early founders of the field of intercultural communication (IC) studies (as the field was formalized in the 1970s) follows Kulich (2012) and Kulich and Zhang's (2012) call for "sociology of science"/Habitus (Bourdieu) approaches to document the disciplinary influences and varied parallel tracks of what has be...
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Each year's CIC Annual was launched as the official publication the China International Communication Annual roundtable which was launched in 2015 in collaboration with Dr. JIANG Fei (then of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, now at Beijing Foreign Studies Univ. BFSU), Dr. Steve Kulich (Shanghai International Studies Univ. SISU) and Dr. AN Ra...
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These cover pages provide the Preface, Forward, List of Contributors, and Table of Contents for the China Intercultural Communication Annual (CICA Vol. 2) compiled by the Shanghai Intercultural Communication Institute. The complete contents of the volume are also available on RG under this volume title. ISBN: 978-7-5203-1271-4
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Overseas Social Science, 6(6), 34-43《国外社会科学》[ISSN: 1000-477] 2016年 第6期. http://www.cqvip.com/QK/81711X/201606/670737348.html Values are the core content of culture and an important variable in cross-cultural communication. Different values often lead to misunderstandings and communication failure. Under the current strategic background of Chinese...
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外语电化教学 Foreign Language Electronic Teaching, 2016(6), 29-34 [ISSN: 1001-5795]. (In Chinese). Retrieved from: http://www.cqvip.com/QK/90522X/201606/671145719.html Abstract: This paper comprehensively reviewed, as an exemplary case, the challenges and problems faced by the teaching team in producing the Intercultural Communication course for the UK-...
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语言学研究 Linguistic Research, 20(2), 119-130. http://www.cqvip.com/QK/72097X/201602/89858965504849544850484948.html Global language and culture flow has brought about linguistic and cultural hybridity and multiplicity of cultural identities. Intercultural communication research based on presupposed, a priori cultural differences needs to draw on the...
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Despite its multiple meanings, hybridity, in essence, concerns realities related to blending, mixing, and dynamic fusion. Hybridity can be viewed as relating to the individual or group processes of linguistic, cognitive, cultural, or ethnic mixing in ways that morph or create elements that become different from the sum of the original discrete part...
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Since China’s opening in the 1980s, intercultural communication competence (ICC) has been a focus of the fields of foreign language education (FLE) and comparative cultural studies or intercultural communication studies in China. Approaches to ICC mainly adopt a functional, cognitive-behavioral approach, that is, how to teach or train students or c...
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Attribution refers to the process where people assign meanings to others’ behavior or seek to give explanations or interpretations for the causes of those behaviors. This comprehension and interpretation process is shaped by people’s perception and categorization of their environment, of themselves, and of others as well. In other words, attributio...
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Efforts to understand and describe the Chinese, especially their unique values and communication patterns, have been a particular focus of academics, language learners, diplomats, missionaries, and businesspeople for a long period of time. With developments in cross-cultural psychology and intercultural communication studies since the 1970s, many c...
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Foreign Language World 外语界 2015年 第3期 (总第168期) 文章编号: ISSN: 1004 5112( 2015) 03- 0089-08 (in Chinese). Retrieved from https://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical/wyj201503012 Abstract:This paper content analyzes 122 intercultural communication (IC) textbooks published in China in the past three decades from 1985 to 2014. It categorizes them based on thei...
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Published in Foreign Language Education in China (Quarterly), 中国外语教育(季刊)8(3), pp. 11-19 In the 20 years since the study of constructing intercultural communication competence (ICC) in China started in 1994, a variety of ICC models have been constructed by Chinese scholars in 20 publications. This paper analyses the research purposes, methods, major...
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Published in the Chinese literary journal: Seeker 求素 (2015/3, pp. 125-129) Abstract: The narrative study focuses on the search for elements the female diaspora in the famous Chinese writer Nie Hualing's "Mulberry and Peach (Sang Qing and Tao Hong)" and the Indian writer Bharati Mukherjee's "Jasmine." The homeland experience is so similar and solemn...
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Gudykunst’s edited book Theorizing about Intercultural Communication is widely recognized as one of the most influential theoretical works in the field. However, due in part to the paradigmatic preferences and research interests of Gudykunst as an editor, a wide range of important intercultural theories did not appear in the book. To achieve an ove...
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Since paradigms of research were first proposed by Kuhn and identified as domains in communication studies, scholarly approaches have splintered according to their paradigmatic leanings, including the divisions among intercultural communication research approaches noted in Martin and Nakayamas publications. Most intercultural introductory textbooks...
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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, then introduces the high-level contributions of authors in the second volume dedicated to intercultural values studies (Vol 5 of the SFLEP/SII "Intercultural Research" series) featuring work by Harry Trandis, Fons van de Vijver, James Gorgas, John Berry, Shalom Schwartz, and other outstand...
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This encyclopedic and multidisciplinary review of the enterprise of cultural, cross-, and inter-cultural studies on values provides some of the leading definitions and conceptualizations that have founded, developed, and expanded the field. Beyond the "multiple domains of the values concept" the chapter is filled with rich tables on value types, fo...
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This provides the Table of Contents listing invited authors and pages for each chapter of the second of the paired volumes in the SISU Intercultural Institute's (SII) Intercultural Research (published in Shanghai by SFLEP) series focusing on cross- and intercultural values studies: Values Dimensions and their Contextual Dynamics across cultures (IS...
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This Vol. 5 in the Intercultural Research Series is a companion to Vol. 4 focusing on the cross- and intercultural values in context and features the work of Michael Prosser, Harry Triandis, James Georgas, John Berry, Fons van de Vijver, Shalom Schwartz, Lucy Lu, Guo-Ming Chen, Jonathan Goh, Elizabeth Goering, Jose Antonio Clemente, Seyda Türk Smit...
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There is a long history of intellectual interest in values that cuts across the disciplinary boundaries in social sciences (Kulich, 2009). Despite confusion over this concept, a broad consensus that serves to guide the recent empirical investigations, especially cross-cultural research, defines a value as "a conception, explicit or implicit, distin...
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Values clarification is an educational intervention that includes reflexive personal, sociocultural, and intercultural processes whereby one seeks to identify the undergirding or influential value priorities that guide one’s interests, choices, actions, and reactions in a variety of interpersonal and social contexts. By helping an individual to bet...
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This introduction provides an introduction to the scope and specific chapters of the last and classic volume edited by William B. Gudykunst, covering his selected theories of communication, cross- and intercultural communication like identity theories, effective communication and decisions, and adjustment and accculturation (in Chinese)
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The cross-cultural literature has assumed that people in collectivist cultures such as those found in South America and Asia have a more exclusive and interdependent approach to close relationships than people in individualist cultures such as those in North America and Western Europe. People in collectivist cultures, it is thought, focus most of t...
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Our SISU Intercultural Institute (SII)'s flagship serie was launched in 2007 (published by SFLEP in Shanghai) covering some of the main research areas of the intercultural field (Vol. 1 IC Perspectives on Chinese Comms, Vol. 2 and 3 on Identity, Vol 4 and 5 on Values, Vol 6 on Adaptation). This is the first of the paired volumes on Cross- and Inter...
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Vol. 6 continues the SFLEP Intercultural Research Series with a focus on topics related to cross- and intercultural adaptation and acculturation processes and contexts. Again seeking to balance international (Western) and Chinese and Asian perspectives, including both theorizing and empirical studies, it features the work of Young Yun Kim, Guo-Ming...
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Intercultural/cross-cultural adaptation is one of the historic , foundational , and most invcstigated areas of cross-cultural communication study. How we adapt or acculturate to new contexts is persistently present in the whole process and almost every aspect of communication. When a person steps into a new cultural community and confronts differen...
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In our seminal book series overviewing the key topics of Intercultural Communication Studies, this chapter provides the historical and theoretical background for the important topic of Values Studies, providing an introduction to culture and values, our need to associate with sameness, how differences are part of our encounter with "others" as a st...
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Continuing to provide a comprehensive overview of values studies, this chapter focuses on overviews of the development of Hofstede's 5 dimensions (V)M), Trompenaars' 7, House's GLOBE study's 9, Inglehart's World Values Survey (WVS), Minkov's contribution to Hofstede's 6th (Indulgence & Restraint), Schwartz's universal values circumplex, Kohn's rela...
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Building on Kulich’s introduction (2012), this article proposes a theoretical and analytical frame toward constructing an eventual sociology of science for the intercultural fields. Furthering Leeds-Hurwitz (2010) frame for analyzing people, places, and ideas in each decade, Löblich and Scheu’s (2010) model is applied and extended to consider six d...
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L. Robert Kohls was recognized as one of the five most important intercultural authors in the 1991 SIETAR survey and has been referred to as “America’s Leading Interculturalist.” This article explores the focus and influence of Kohls, providing a biography of his background, education, and professional contributions, primarily in his special intere...
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Taking a biographical approach in order to contribute to the sociology of science that formed, integrated, or demarcated the intercultural communication (IC) or related intercultural fields, this volume documents the constructed history of twelve scholars considered to be among the early influencers of the field(s) that developed during the 1970s s...
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[Foreign Languages in China] 中国外语2012年03期 9(3), 85-89. http://mall.cnki.net/magazine/Article/ZGWE201203013.htm This article provides an interview with Professor Steve J. Kulich, a Project211 Distinguished Professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), the Executive Director of the SISU Intercultural Institute, and academician (Fello...
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This in-chapter-textbox provides a concise summary of how intercultural communication developed in the Chinese mainland after the opening up and reform period began. It notes the role of foreign language teachers being sent abroad and bringing back the young field of intercultural communication to expand beyond language and culture teaching to incl...
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Fascination with noting the uniqueness of 'the Chinese' and their culture has been an enduring pursuit of many throughout recent history. The psychological study of Chinese values has a long history, from Chinese being included in small-set multi-nation comparative studies, to deeper considerations of 'the Chinese' from indigenous and emic perspect...
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In the literature on organizational behavior, ‘work values’ and ‘ethics’ both figure as prominent topics. Organizational texts are usually undergirded by assumptions about the influence of cultural, organizational, or individual work values. In cross-cultural resarch, values are considered a dominant influence, framing or underlying the treatment o...
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Diese Dissertation sucht eine Lücke in der Forschung zur interkulturellen Kommunikation (IKK) zu schließen, bietet damit eine umfassende interdisziplinäre Darstellung und Evaluation westlicher und chinesischer Werteforschung und beschreibt die Ergebnisse von in China durchgeführten Wertestudien, die die Wertetheorie von Schwartz erproben und erweit...
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The landscape of cultural identity is a complex and sometimes confusing terrain, and even more in contexts of cross-cultural negotiation or confIict. Diverse sub-fields of cultural studies place identity in frames of colonialism or orientaIism, under gender, power, or systemic influences, and within symbolic, post-modern or (con)textual intetpretat...
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This is the second of two volumes in the SISU Intercultural Institute series "Intercultural Research (published by SFLEP) on "Identity and Intercultural Communication." The first of this pair (I) focused on: Theoretical and Contextual Construction" and this volume (II) addresses: Conceptual and Contextual Applications" and features work by Patrice...
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This is the first of the two volumes in the SISU Intercultural Institute series "Intercultural Research" (IR, published by SFLEP) dedicated to providing an overview on the topic of "Identity and Intercultural Communication." As the first of this pair IR Vol. 2 (Identity I) focuses on: Theoretical and Contextual Construction" of Identity (the partne...
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Seeking to help map the scope of the intercultural field to facilitate its development in China, this study (in Chinese) takes the holdings of the SISU Intercultural Institute (over 2500 volumes) related to the development of a SISU branch library "disciplinary development project." This study analyzes that collection to consider the categorization...
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[China Media Research. 2010; 6(3):31-35] This paper argues that using value survey forms in intercultural communication (IC) courses is beneficial pedagogically. (1) By completing the survey, the students become more aware of the theoretical value framework. (2) Teachers can use first-hand data to explain the theories. Moreover, the analysis of the...
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This visual provides a summary: Seeking to help map the scope of the intercultural field to facilitate its development in China, this study (in Chinese) takes the holdings of the SISU Intercultural Institute (over 2500 volumes) related to the development of a SISU branch library "disciplinary development project." This study analyzes that collectio...
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This entry provides an overview of how communication scholars have grappled with how to analyze and correlate the central dimensions distinguishing various cultures from the approaches of values theorizing. Starting from the 19th century, approaches to how values have been conceptualized and operationalized are presented, with reference to the work...
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This entry provides a concise overview of the leading authors, their work to identify values, develop concepts, dimensions, and theories from which the field of cross-cultural values studies has been shaped and continued. Headings include: Early studies to identify cultural values, Conceptualizing cultural patterns, Emic and Etic approaches, Multin...
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With over two decades of development in the Chinese field of intercultural communication (IC), it is proposes that a comprehensive process of review, analysis, and evaluation the applied to the curriculum, research, and publication efforts nationwide. this paper summarizes key proposals from the series of article on this topic published since 2002...
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[China Media Research. 2009; 5(1): 68-80] Building on the social science tradition of values studies, this paper reports the first steps toward developing a comprehensive list of Chinese proverbs and sayings that are derived from both an etic value framework and key emic value orientations. Issues related to etic and emic studies are discussed, as...
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As the SISU Intercultural Institute (SII) was being established (founded, 2006) early action-research coursework focused on exploring the dynamic aspects of the variations of Chinese values and identity(ies). With a focused “intercultural communication” (IC) Master’s degree program started in 2002 and formalized and an independent “College of Engli...
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To address issues of how liberal education can developed through cross-cultural comparison, the chapter lays a foundation for an intercultural approach to language and culture studies, rooted in the different philosophies of the liberal arts tradition. Specific attention is paid to the starting points of differing paradigmatic approaches to culture...
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Starting with a review of the need to study value shifts during times of cultural transition, this paper proposes six directions toward developing a social science research process such as that incorporated in the Shanghai Chinese Values Project (SCVP). The key features of the SCVP include proposing (a) A focus on sub-cultural contexts; (b) A multi...
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The persistence of traditional identities and the rise of modern identities coupled with the unexpected prominence of hybrid identities show some trends in the cultural formation of the 20 to 30-year-old urban white-collar adults and college students in this pilot study.
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As an introduction to our first volume in the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press (SFLEP) Intercultural Research series, this article focuses on explaining the interdisciplinary nature of the intercultural field, briefly explores the fields that have contributed to IC studies (presenting the "star diagram" on "interdisciplinary dimensions" of...
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This chapters introduces the second section of SFLEP Intercultural Research Volume 1 with chapters focused on "Thinking about the Interactive Chinese Mind-Views" from Cross-Cultural and Social Psychology and Communication Studies in Chinese contexts. The field of intercultural communication largely grew out of these traditional humanities and socia...
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Scholars like Hu Wenzhong (several of his early essays are included in this volume) helped found the field of Intercultural communication (IC) in the mid 1980s and formalize it with the founding of CAFIC (the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication) in 1995. Among the earliest centers focused on the field, the SISU Intercultural Institu...
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Both scholars and practitioners agree that identity plays an important role both in enhancing and in breaking down intercultural communications. Inaccurate identity attributions or undeveloped self-awareness are often reasons for cross-cultural misunderstandings, whether in global business, diplomacy, or education and training. Cultures undergoing...
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Providing one of the early summaries and assessments of intercultural communication in relation to observed Chinese cultural change due to modernization and globalization, this essay discusses the IC ideas and impacts that affect Chinese educational contexts, specifically how Chinese identity (Chineseness) (results of a 2004 Identity Survey sample...
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Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin, 38(3), 32-35. [ISSN 0710-068X] http://www.iaccp.org/sites/default/files/2004.v38.3.pdf In this issue of IACCP'sBulletin various summaries of the biennial conference hosted by Xi’an Normal University, China are highlighted. Kulich’s article addresses issues of ways of understanding affective responses in adaptatio...
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The primary focus of the foreign language classroom is obviously language training. But an increasing number of universities are focusing attention on communicative competence (Spitzberg, 1994). For students preparation to go abroad, this training includes cross-cultural adaptability training (Chen, 1990, Kohls, 1994). To promote personal affective...

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Already decades ago, one of the founders of the IC field, John Condon (1986, in World Englishes 5, Nos. 2/3, pp. 153-61) urged “Exploring intercultural communication through literature and film.“ Scholars invited to participate in this project have contributed chapters to three volumes on "Literature and Interculturality" in the ongoing "Intercultural Research" series (Vols. 8, 9, 10 by SFLEP: in the near future to be re-released by Peter Lang Publishers) included (full text for some volumes) in another of the author/editor's projects listed here: "Intercultural Research - Annual Volumes Profiling IC Topics." Important framing chapters by the author and co-editor Michael Steppat are provided here for interested readers or future contributors.
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1-Sharing & recommending publications. 2-Connecting with colleagues. 3-Seeking new collaborations. 4-Obtaining statistics and metrics on use of uploaded publications. 5-Asking questions of researchers around the world that have the same set of interests. 6-Job seeking or recruitment. 7- Journal Invitations (Editorial Board, Reviewer) 8- Call for papers 9- International Conferences
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Launched in 2007, the Intercultural Research book series (compiled/edited by the SISU Intercultural Institute and published by SFLEP in Shanghai) has provided volumes each (or a pair of volumes) focusing on one important topic or theme central to the historical or ongoing development of intercultural communication as a field of study, and publishes seminal, cutting edge chapters on the state of the IC field in that specific area. Volumes to date have covered: Vol. 1: IC Perspectives on Chinese Communication Vols. 2, 3: Identity and Intercultural Communication Vols. 4, 5: Values Frameworks and Dimensions Vol. 6: Intercultural Adaptation (Vol. 7 forthcoming) Vol. 8: Literature and Interculturality (Vol. 9, 10 forthcoming) and with the Chinese Intercultural Communication Annual (CICA) roundtable series, we also published Vol. 2 Roots, Research, Relevance (the 2017 Annual) In cooperation with SLFEP and Peter Lang, this series will soon be updated and provided internationally, and also a new open-source journal focusing on special issue themes will be published twice a year with Peter Lang.