ACCS Newsletter Fall 2015

IAICS 2016 Conference: Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism, July 1 ¨C 3, 2016, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China

ACCS Programs at The NCA, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015

Dr. Chang's Documentary Film Screening at The NCA Film Festival, 8-11pm Thursday, 11/19, 2015


The 22nd International Conference of
The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
July 1 ¨C 3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China


Conference Theme: Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism
Conference Goals:
•To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other¡¯s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues;
•To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures;
•To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures;
•To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in the discourse about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Guidelines for Submissions

Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.

•Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses
and mailing addresses for all authors.
•Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel
proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each
panelist's paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panelist.
•Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals
should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals and roundtable discussion sessions by March 1oth, 2016.
Submission to: ses@shisu.edu.cn and iaics2016@shisu.edu.cn.
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference hosts: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University
Conference website: http://infadm.shisu.edu.cn/_s81/main.psp; http://www.uri.edu/iaics/

Questions? Please contact Dr. Guo-Ming Chen at gmchen@uri.edu


ACCS Programs at The NCA, Las Vegas, NV
November 19-22, 2015
(PDF File)


"Ricki's Promise" Produced by Dr. Changfu Chang
Room Amazon B, Rio Conference Center, Las Vegas, 8-11pm Thursday, November 19, 2015
(PDF File)

¡°Who Am I?¡± is a common question for many. An 18-year-old Asian woman, born in China but raised in the U.S., embarks upon an emotional journey as she navigates the conflicting worlds of two cultures. Prepared over six years, this documentary film follows the journey of Ricki¡¯s return to China to live with her long-lost birth parents during a summer vacation. Ricki¡¯s Promise, written, directed, and produced by Dr. Changfu Chang, is a universal and poignant tale of history, trauma, and secrets that surround a family¡¯s struggles against a backdrop of Chinese and American culture, as well as underlying issues of gender and social ethics.

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