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ACCS Call for Submissions at The NCA, Dallas, TX, November 16-19, 2017

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ACCS Call for Submissions at The NCA 2017, Dallas, TX
November 16-19, 2017
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Submission Deadline Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
Program Planner: Dr. Rya Butterfield, Nicholls State University, 985-448-4071
rya.butterfield@nicholls.edu

GENERAL INFORMATION

The purpose of the Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) is to promote research and teaching that highlights communicative behavior pertaining to Chinese culture. Members are concerned with understanding Chinese communication, exploring how Chinese communication is similar to and different from communication practices in other cultures, building theoretical paradigms of Chinese communication, and embracing similarities and bridging differences of communication between Chinese and people around the globe.

The ACCS invites submissions of Individual Papers, Paper Sessions, and Panel Discussions that investigate topics pertaining to Chinese culture and communication studies for the NCA 103rd Annual Convention in Dallas, TX. Specifically, the association seeks submissions that portray, research, or enhance the convention theme ¡°Our Legacy, Our Relevance¡± from Chinese communication perspectives. Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the theoretical, empirical, and practical research that is related to Chinese communication in the following areas: intercultural communication, cross-cultural communication, cultural adaptation and health-related consequences, intercultural communication competence, globalization/localization, identity development and dynamism/intersectionality, media flows, issues of representation, new media across/within Chinese communities, and activism. Submissions that cut across disciplines and utilize various methodologies and theoretical perspectives are also encouraged. Submissions should demonstrate their connection and contribution to Chinese communication studies.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

The ACCS will accept the following submission types: Individual Papers, Paper Sessions, and Panel Discussions. In order to avoid unnecessary problems with submission and review, please carefully read the following guidelines:
1. All submissions must be made electronically via the NCA Convention Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For instructions on completing a submission, please refer to the step-by-step ¡°How to Submit¡± Instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources). All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission.
2. Each submission should be made to one unit only.
3. The NCA 2017 Convention theme is Our Legacy, Our Relevance. For detailed information, please check HERE.
4. The NCA 2017 Convention provides The Research in Progress Roundtables (RPR) program for members to discuss scholarship that is ¡°in progress¡± with colleagues who are invested in related work. For detailed information, please check HERE.

INDIVIDUAL PAPER REQUIREMENTS

Submitted papers should include:

1. A title
2. All author(s) for the paper. Please identify student-authored submissions on the electronic submission form (All authors must be students).
3. A 120-180-word description of the paper
4. A maximum of 25 pages of text (not including references, appendices, or footnotes) uploaded as a supporting file. Uploaded files MUST NOT include information identifying the author(s) on the cover page or in the body of your abstract or your paper. Instructions on how to prepare a blind copy are provided in the Convention Resource Library.

As ACCS session space is limited, all individual paper submitters are encouraged to choose the option that states willingness to participate in the scholar to scholar series. This will increase the likelihood of your paper¡¯s acceptance.

PAPER SESSION REQUIREMENTS

Submitted paper sessions should include:
1. A title for the session
2. A session chair
3. An overall session description (250 words maximum)
4. Titles, author(s), and descriptions (150 words maximum) for each paper
5. An overall session rationale (250 words maximum)
6. A recommended respondent

PANEL DISCUSSION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions for a panel discussion should include:
1. A title for the panel
2. A session chair
3. A panel description (250 words maximum) for the online convention program
4. A list of presenters
5. A panel rationale (500 words maximum) for acceptance adequately justifying the significance and theme of the panel as a whole
6. A recommended respondent

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT ACCS?

Faculty and students interested in Chinese communication and culture are encouraged to join the ACCS. Please contact the division secretary, Dr. Ping Yang at ping.yang@millersville.edu. ACCS also has a website:http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/accs/home.html.

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