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Posted By Administration, Friday, September 1, 2017


Jingsi Wu
(Hofstra U) has a new publication on research monograph called, Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China.

This book advances research about China by providing an updated narrative of its entertainment life in the beginning of China’s twenty-first century. As the rest of the world continues to pay keen attention to developments in China’s politics, economy, and culture, the book provides insights on fascinating new developments in contemporary Chinese popular culture—including its reality television, family dramas centered around younger generations’ life struggles, and social media. Furthermore, Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China is the first book to apply the theoretical innovation of an aesthetic public sphere in examining closely the linkages between China’s political life and activities in the country’s culture sphere. Since concepts of public sphere and democracy largely took root from the West, the author argues that this case study of China promises valuable insights about entertainment’s role in the formation of citizenship and building of a civil society, which remains a site of great contention in Western theories and empirical efforts.


Recent Digitization of the Journal Studies in Visual Communication

The journal Studies in Visual Communication was only available to scholars through hardbound archives, but now is fully digitalized and publicly available online. To learn more about the journal, visit this link:



Ryan Bisel (U of Oklahoma), has a new publication called Organiztional Moral Learning: A Communication Approach.  

Published by Routledge:;  ISBN: 978-1138119567 (paperback); ISBN: 978-1138119543 (hardcover); ISBN: 978-1138119543 (e-book) 

Extensive work in psychology and neuroscience reveals that individuals are born with moral intuitions, and this volume capitalizes on that recent insight to provide a new perspective of how to lead organizational ethics. Organizational Moral Learning presents communication-based recommendations for managers and leaders to encourage authentic moral dialogue at work so that these discussions can be used to update work practices vigilantly as organizations strive for ethical excellence. Organizational ethics are crucial to individual, organizational, national, and even global well-being, and this work leads a revolution in thinking about how to manage organizational ethics. Written accessibly for students and practitioners alike, this book provides a leading-edge look at organizational ethics based on science and research applicable to a worldwide audience.


Have you published a book recently?

Have you recently published a book in communication? If so, your publisher should be exhibiting with ICA during the Prague conference in 2018 and advertising in upcoming Newsletters and conference materials. Maybe your publisher would like to schedule a book signing or reception during the conference. Contact Jennifer Le at to discuss the possibilities!

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