[In celebrating the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan, one of the great conceptualizers of communication during the 1960s and 1970s, I am pleased to include this essay on McLuhan by Professor He Daokuan whom I have met at various conferences of the China Association for Intercultural Communication and the Chinese Communication Association since I first came to China in 2001. The accomplishments of Professor He as and English to Chinese translator are really quite extraordinary.]
Marshall McLuhan in China
Professor of English and Communication, Shenzhen University
D. Ray Heisey, Ph.D. Obituary: Exsan Shaghasemi, University of Terhan
Today I was informed that D. Ray Heisey, one of my dearest friends passed away. Ray Heisey was a wonderful person in my life. I never met him in person and I was just planning to visit him during a conference in Pennsylvania this October. Most of our communication was through email correspondence but on some occasions, we sent parcels through mail services. Overall, we bandied thousands of emails during our five years of friendship and collaborations.
Our first contact goes back to five years ago and when[......]
Perspective on Iranian Communication Studies:
D. Ray Heisey Interview Questions for Ehsan Shaghasemi of the University of Tehran
[Continuing our tribute to D. Ray Heisey, a founder of the academic field of intercultural communication (who died May 20, 2011 of cancer), this interview is between Professor Heisey, a former Emeritus Professor and Director of the School of Communication at Kent State University, and Ehsan Shaghaeesemi of the University of Tehran, Iran. Professor Heisey was President of Damavand College in Tehran from 1975-78 and continued many contacts in Iran until his death.[......]
[This is the third dialogue introducing Chapter 3, Creating Our Own Cultural Stoies in Communicating Interculturally by Li Mengyu, Ph.D. and Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D. Higher Educatipon Press, Beijing]
[It makes sense to read Dialogue 1 (below), and then Dialogue 2 (below) before reading Dialogue 3. Remember that this is a dialogue among an imaginary group of Chinese students studying intercultural communication in a imaginary Chinese university, with an imaginary Professor Zhang who is teaching the class, and Michael (a real person--coauthor of the book, as a guest co-teacher.][......]
June 24, 2011 www.michaelprossser Ocean University of China (Qingdao, near the Yellow Sea)
Thanks to you, this blog on intercultural and international issues has now exceeded 61,000 hits since it joined the international wordpress on February 23, 2011. This means that as the blog moves higher in the search engines, a number of the posts on the blog are also picked up by the search engines and thus are given a much broader readership than even the blog can provide. If the growth continues as it has the first several months, it is reasonable to predict that when I l[......]
A Case Study in Using Imagination to Teach English in Iranian Public Schools by Mansoureh Sharifzadeh and D. Ray Heisey, Ph.D.
[Continuing the tribute to my close professional friend of nearly 40 years, D. Ray Heisey, Ph.D.,
who died on May 20, 2011 of cancer after a relatively short final illness, I am including this joint essay by Mansoureh Sharifzadeh and Professor Heisey.]
Tohid Pre-University Center
D. Ray Heisey (Deceased May 20, 2011)
Professor and Director Emeritus
School of Communication Studies
Kent State University[......]
Qingdao, China’s Most Livable City, 2009, The City of Red Roofs, Shangdong Province, China,
Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Ocean University of China, Spring Semester, 2011
Ah, the Yellow Sea! Going by shuttle bus to the relatively new main Ocean University of China’s Laoshan campus on Thursdays and Fridays, and returning to the Yushan campus (built in the 1920s by the Germans) where I have lived since February, has been one of my most pleasant environmental memories here in Qingdao. With the shuttle bus traveling to Laoshan and the sea on my right, modern Qingdao, th[......]
Dialogue 2, Chapter 2, Communicating Interculturally, by Li Mengyu, Ph.D. and Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D. (in press, Higher Education Press, Beijing)
This is the second in a series of 11 dialogues which precede the chapters in Communicating Interculturally. These dialogues are based on an imaginary class of Chinese students, and imaginary Professor Zhang, the main teacher of the class, and Michael (who is real). For this dialogue to make sense, we recommend that you scroll down in the blog and read the first dialogue before you read the second one.
Professor Zhang (imaginary) as the host[......]
The Shanghai International Studies University Intercultural Research Series
Steve J. Kulich, D. Phil., Executive Director, Intercultural Institute, and Senior Co-Editor, Intercultural Research Series; and Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., Chair, International Advisory Board and Senior Co-Editor, Intercultural Research Series, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China
Volumes published or forthcoming:
Kulich, Steve J. & Prosser, Michael H. (2007). Intercultural Perspectives on Chinese Communication: Intercultural Research, Volume 1. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Languag[......]
Li Mengyu and Michael H. Prosser are beginning a new series of 11 “dialogues” in these posts on my blog. In our forthcoming intercultural communication textbook for Chinese university students, Communicating Interculturally, (forthcoming), Higher Education Press, Beijing, there are ten chapters. Each one begins with an imaginary dialogue between a group of imaginary university students, and imaginary Professor Zhang, and Michael.
Professor Jia Yuxin, in writing the Foreword to Communicating Interculturally, has[......]