A Challenge to Communications
Looking at Asia as a social and cultural entity has been fascinating for scholars, academics, professionals, and other social workers in many decades. In recent years there is a significant alteration in terms of understanding Asia not only as object of studies, but more importantly as an entry point towards new perspective and, probably, even new epistemology.
This tendency has also happened in concurrent with the rise of communication technology and medium, especially in the last decade. The so-called new communication era is also another important indicative of the ongoing yet challenging development in current Asian society. Exploring the intertwined ideas on any aspects of new communication era in Asian contexts would be beneficial to understand the dynamic of Asia now.
Following the successful inaugural Conference on Communication, Culture and Media Studies (CCCMS) in 2014 and the second one in 2015, this year we invite academics and others interested in discussing Asia especially in relation to the context of new communication era.
The 3rd CCCMS 2016 aims to create an open forum for scholars, postgraduate students, communication and media professionals, and any other relevant parties to disseminate and share their ideas, research, and/or experiences. We welcome both individual and panel abstract from various disciplines or even interdisciplinary works, ranging from communications, strategic communication, creative arts and media, history and memory studies, anthropology, sociology, international relations and political science, cognitive and social psychology, cultural studies, and many more.
Topics for consideration could include, but are not restricted to:
- New media and civic empowerment in Asian society
- Challenges on Asian journalism
- Networked public relations
- Strategic communication and public engagement
- Communication and media management
- Media regulation and policy
- Asian creative industries
- Asian cinema in interconnected society
- New aesthetics of Asian creative media
- Asian society and media activism
- Digital media ecology in Asia
- Social media and participation
- Perspectives to look at contemporary Asia: gender studies, democracy and human rights, ethnicity, multiculturalism and pluralism, urban and space, memory studies, conflict and migrant crisis, semiotics and representation, etc.
- Communication in contexts: terrorism, disaster, tourism, leisure, travelling, and sport studies.