[Air-L] Chinese Journal of Communication Special Edition Call for Papers

Radhika Gajjala cyborgwati at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 13:57:42 PDT 2009

*****Special Issue CJoC 3(4) CFP******

Chinese Journal of Communication

Special Edition

Call for Papers

"Emerging Media and Challenges in

Chinese Communities"


Professor Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University, USA

louisah at bgsu.edu<mailto:louisah at bgsu.edu>

Submission by January 15, 2010

Launched in 2008 and published by Routledge, Chinese Journal of
Communication (CJoC) is an English language scholarly publication
aimed at elevating Chinese communication studies along theoretical,
empirical, and methodological dimensions. This special issue of the
Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is to address the impact and
nature of emerging media in Chinese communities or comparison with
other countries or ethnic communities.  Emerging media is defined as
message delivery vehicles achieving higher utilization among the
general population, but has neither universally accepted technical
standards for content transmission and display, nor established
operation models such as revenue sources and content strategies.
Examples of emerging media are digital television, webcasting,
podcasting, cellular phones, IPTV, blogs, social media and networking
sites, etc.

China is at the forefront of emerging media.  The number of Internet
users in China is the largest in the world and Chinese consumers are
among the most avid users of media technologies.   The adoption of
these media can have significant political, social, and economic
implications on Greater China and present challenges to the current
media industry structure there.  The use of the emerging media by
overseas Chinese can reconnect them to the mainland and connect them
to the Chinese around the world.

Topics for papers could include, but are by no means limited to:

1.     Political, social or economic impact of emerging media on
Greater China and other Chinese communities

2.     Public perception of emerging media and their role in politics
and formation of public opinion

3.     Comparison of the use of emerging media between Chinese and
non-Chinese markets

4.     Comparison of emerging media use in different Chinese markets

5.     Business models of emerging media in Chinese markets

6.     Market competition and management of emerging media in Chinese markets

7.     Comparison of  the use of different emerging media by Chinese consumers

8.     Policy and regulatory issues on emerging media in Greater China.

9.     Online advertising, online games, and Internet search services
development in Greater China

10. Audience measurement of emerging media in Greater China

11. Methodological issues in studying emerging media in Chinese communities

Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the issue are welcome.
 We especially encourage the collaboration of Chinese scholars and
non-Chinese scholars to submit manuscript to this issue to facilitate
exchange of ideas and offer cross-national perspectives on the issue.

Submissions should conform to the editorial guidelines of the Chinese
Journal of Communication to be found at
http://www.informaworld.com/cjoc under "Instructions for Authors."
Papers for consideration in this special edition should be emailed to:
louisah at bgsu.edu<mailto:louisah at bgsu.edu>.

Papers will undergo a double blind peer review process and should be
submitted by January 15, 2010.  Informal enquiries are welcome and
please contact the special issue editor for potential topics. Planned
publication date is December 2010.

Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is a refereed journal serving
as an important international platform for students and scholars in
Chinese communication studies to exchange ideas and research results.
Interdisciplinary in scope, it examines subjects in all Chinese
societies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, and
the global Chinese diaspora.  The journal will be published quarterly
beginning 2010.

The CJoC welcomes research articles using social scientific or
humanistic approaches on such topics as mass communication, journalism
studies, telecommunications, rhetoric, cultural studies, media
effects, new communication technologies, organizational communication,
interpersonal communication, advertising and PR, political
communication, communications law and policy, and so on. Articles
employing historical and comparative analysis focused on traditional
Chinese culture as well as contemporary processes such as
globalization, deregulation, and democratization are also welcome.

Published by Routledge, CJoC is institutionally based at the
Communication Research Centre, the School of Journalism and
Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong . For more
information and submission instructions, please visit

Radhika Gajjala
Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies
Interim Women's Studies Director 2009-2010
233 Shatzel
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH  43403

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