ACCS Colleagues and Friends:
I would like to thank you for your continued support of
the ACCS and your dedication to Chinese Communication Studies.
I am honored to serve as the president of the ACCS this
year. I also want to thank the officers of the ACCS for
their willingness to serve this year: Qi Wang (Vice President),
Qi Tang (Secretary/Treasurer), Ling Fang (Newsletter Editor),
Hairong Feng (Research Chair), Yahui Zhang (External Affairs
Chair), and Chiaoning Su (Student Committee Chair). My thanks
also go to Chin-Chung (Joy) Chao for her leadership in 2011-2012
and Joyce Chen for planning the ACCS program this year.
Founded in 1991, the Association for Chinese Communication
Studies (ACCS) is committed to promoting the study of Chinese
communication and culture. Thanks to the concerted efforts
of the ACCS officers and members, the ACCS has continued
to experience steady and healthy growth in terms of membership
and scholarship and gain visibility and recognition in the
field of communication studies. We are excited that more
scholars, particularly graduate students, join the ACCS
every year, and we are proud that more members showcase
their scholarship relating to Chinese communication and
culture in leading communication journals and reputable
This year the ACCS sponsors 8 sessions featuring 37 presentations
at the upcoming NCA convention. All members and friends
are encouraged to attend these sessions, particularly the
ACCS Business Meeting on Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:00am-9:15am
in Macaw 2 (1st level),Walt Disney World Swan, as well as
the Top Paper Session afterwards at 9:30-10:45am in the
same room. In addition, the ACCS continues its tradition
to reach out to Chinese scholars in China. The ACCS will
co-sponsor the 10th China Association for Intercultural
Communication (CAFIC) International Conference to be held
on Nov. 21-24, 2013 in Hainan Island, China.
I also want to remind graduate students of applying for
the newly created Dr. D. Ray Heisey Graduate Student Scholarship.
The ACCS has decided to establish the Scholarship in honor
of Dr. D. Ray Heisey, a long term ACCS member and renowned
intercultural communication scholar. The criteria for the
scholarship and the application form are available at http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/accs/scholarship.htm.
The Committee members are Joyce Chen (Chair), Guo-Ming Chen,
Hairong Feng, Mei Zhang, and Mei Zhong. I want to thank
Joyce Chen and the members for their hard work throughout
The ACCS not only provides us a valuable platform to collaborate
on research and share and explore scholarly ideas, but also
offers us opportunities to get to know each other and nurture
friendships. The ACCS is like a big family where we love,
respect, and support each other. If you are interested in
joining the ACCS, please contact Dr. Qi Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe, with your support, the ACCS will continue to
grow and prosper.
Dr. Qin Zhang
ACCS President 2012-2013