» Dr. Wenshan Jia

School of Communication
Dr. Wenshan Jia
Office Location:
Doti Hall 214
Office Hours:
Spring 2016 T/TH 10-11AM, 1:30-3:30PM
(714) 997-6725
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.

Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Intercultural Communication

The Wall Street Journal: Chinese Media Switch Gears on Hong Kong Protests

Wall Street Journal on the topic of expatriates and changing political attitudes

An interview on several issues about China with Dr. Jia published by an Italian national newspaper:

Faculty Research





Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Jia, Wenshan, & Rothchild, Pierce (2015). The Various Streams of Cultural Dreams Discourse in the Contemporary World. In Jia, Wenshan (Ed.) Intercultural Communication for an Inclusive Global Order (pp. 1-26). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing
Jia, Wenshan, & Tian, Dexin (in press): Chinese Conceptualizations of Communication: Chinese Terms for Talk and Practice. In Donal Carbaugh (Ed.) the Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective (ICA Project). New York, NY: Routledge sponsored by ICA
Jia, Wenshan (2015). Intercultural Communication for an Inclusive Global Order (Preliminary Edition) (ISBN: 978-1-62661-087-3). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
Jia, Wenshan. Review on David Shambaugh "China Goes Global: The Partial Power (Oxford: UK: Oxford University Press). Journal of Chinese Political Science March 2015, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 101-102. (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11366-015-9337-3)
Jia, Wenshan. How to Interpret Xi Jinping’s Eclectic Leadership Style? China Policy Institute Policy Paper 2015: No 2, University of Nottingham, UK. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cpi/documents/policy-papers/cpi-policy-paper-2-by-jia-wenshan.pdf
Jia, W. (2014). Chapter 6 Interethnic competence as an instrument for a solid state-society relation in contemporary China. In S. J. Guo (Ed.) State-Society Relations and Governance in China (pp. 103-113). Boulder, CO: Lexington Books. Here is the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/State-Society-Relations-Governance-Challenges-Development/dp/0739191799/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=state-society+relations+in+china+by+sujian+guo
Jia, Wenshan, Liu, H. , Wang, R. , & Liu, X. (2014). Contemporary Chinese communication scholarship: An emerging alternative paradigm. In R. S. Fortner & P. M. Fackler (Eds.) The Handbook of Media and Mass Communication Theory. UK: Wiley.
Jia, Wenshan, & Tian, D. (2015). Interpersonal communication scholarship in the US. Junhao Hong (Ed.) Contemporary Communication Scholarship in the US (in Chinese). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press.
Jia, Wenshan (in press). Confucianism as a Philosophy of Communication accepted for an inclusion in International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy edited by Robert Craig (an ICA project. UK: Wiley.
Jia, Wenshan (May 16, 2013). U.S. and China need intercultural communication. An Op-Ed published in Orange County Register, available at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/china-508685-communication-chinese.html
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 (12/18/2012). A Civic pivot? A proposed alternative to the Obama Administration’s pivot to Asia. East Asia Security Symposium & Conference Publications Bond University ePublications@bond (peer-reviewed). Accessible at http://epublications.bond.edu.au/eassc_publications/27/ (A letter to me dated on February 11, 2013 from Dr. Jonathan Ping of Bond University, Director of East Asia Security Symposium and Conference testifies that this publication is as good as a formal publication which "conforms the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 2012 Higher Education Research Data Collection, Section 9.3.4 Conference publications.: The publication process is detailed at the following website: http://epublications.bond.edu/au/eass conference). A copy of it is available upon request.
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.