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The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014

MEDIASIA2014

Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All Day)


Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2014 September 15, 2014

Registration Deadline for Presenters: October 1, 2014


The International Academic Forum in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Virginia Tech (USA), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2014, to be held from November 13-16, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.



Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, join a global academic community…

The MediAsia event is a remarkable cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

MediAsia 2014 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders. We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in the fall

We hope and expect the 2014 conference themes to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing ideas, findings and synergies, in this International Academic Forum.

We hope to see you at MediAsia2014!

 

Gary-Swanson-webProfessor Gary E. Swanson

Conference Chair

Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA
Conference Chair

2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”

Conflict from earliest times has been a characteristic of the human condition. The struggle between our individual selves and our social selves arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being challenged by our being part of an interdependent structure of relationships on the other.

The specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, and aspirations, that helps to define us, can sit sometimes uncomfortably alongside our commitments to those closest to us, our communities and our cultures. This can lead to conflict at different levels.

Conflict within communities and societies is inevitable given that these groups are based on commonality of geography, values, attitudes, and beliefs that help to differentiate one from another. The dialectic engendered by diversity, however, although it may lead to conflict, can play an important role in the expansion of ideas in communities and societies. One major challenge of modern society is to harness the synergy that emerges from the interactive dialectic generated by these differences.

All forms of media professionals, including film and documentary-makers, have long recognized these differences and frictions when they try to explain conflict through various narratives, as well as the systematic exploration of ideas, words, and artistic expression. By proposing such a wide-ranging 2014 conference theme, the organizers hope to encourage exciting new avenues of research, inspire the creation of new explanatory concepts, and provide a context for academic and personal encounters. The resultant exchanges it is hoped will stimulate synergies that cross national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides, a bridging idea central to the global vision of IAFOR.

IAFOR Global University & Institutional Alliance – Working Together

IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. For a full list of university and institutional partners, click here.

Journals

journal_cover_mcf_400Publishing Opportunities: Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film and other journals, click here.

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The Fifth Annual Asian Conference on Mass Media and Communication, will be held alongside the Third Annual Asian Conference on Film & Documentary. Registrants for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.

 

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