Wenshan Jia, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Communication Studies, Wilkinson College, delivered a keynote address titled “Sino-globalization and the Intercultural Paradigm of Management” at The First International Conference on Eastern-Western Cultures and Management cosponsored by the Research Center for Eastern-Western Cultures and Management and the Intercultural Research Institute, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 18-20, 2010.
Dr. Jia was also invited as Guest Speaker on “Paradigms of Intercultural Research in Contemporary China” at the second part of the Sino-German Conference Series on Intercultural Communication at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, June 14-17, 2010.
Other recent presentations include: a five-part lecture series “Frontiers of Intercultural Studies” featuring his own research accomplishments for the faculty of School of Journalism, People’s University of China, May 31-June 9, 2010; “The Impact of Values and Identities on Cross-Cultural Conflicts and their Management in Multinational Corporations” at the panel “the Intersections of Cultures, Communication and Conflicts in Organizational Settings: The Case Studies of China”, June Singapore, June 24, 2010; “Face (Image) vs. Power:  a Comparative Perspective on the American and Chinese Models of Global Communication” presented at the preconference “Chindia:  Implications for Global Communication, at the 2010 International Communication Association Annual Convention, Singapore, June 22-26, 2010; and an interview on “Towards Achieving a Breakthrough Development of Intercultural Communication Studies in China” on “Dialogues with Distinguished Scholars”, China Academy for Social Sciences Weekly Scholarly Journal published in Chinese on August 26, 2010 at http://www.sspress.cn/news/12753.htm
Dr. Jia has also won several book awards with colleague Cassie Lynch, including:

  • “Outstanding Academic Book” in Choice of American Library Association, 2010, with the chapter “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;
  • “Outstanding Academic Book” in Choice of American Library Association, 2010, with an entry “Hu Jintao” (updated, revised and expanded for reprint). book Berkshire Encyclopedia of China edited by Linsun Cheng & Kerry Brown et al (Berkshire Publishing Group LLC. 2009) in which Wenshan Jia & Cassie Lynch published an entry “Hu Jintao” (updated, revised and expanded for reprint, pp. 1075-1077
  • “The Best Reference” from Library Journal, again for “Hu Jintao.”