The 21st century has been called ‘the Asian Century’ by Eastern and Western academics, largely due to the economic and cultural rise of China and India. This volume explores both what this means for communication research, and the implications of Asia’s rising global power for communication scholars in Asia and from around the world. Hot topics and emerging trends are explored, encapsulating the new opportunities as well as the challenges for Asian communication scholars.
Asia represents diverse cultural, economic, social and political systems that shape different media systems in various countries with fertile contexts for communication research. The scope of the chapters in this book includes mass communications, mobile technology, intercultural and political communication, news and entertainment, health communication, public relations, and comparative analyses of mainstream mass communication theories. The articles in this book were originally published in the Asian Journal of Communication.
Introduction: Taking stock and showcasing communication research on Asia for a global audience Ran Wei
1. The Pivotal Role of AJC in the Growth of Communication Research in Asia: A semantic network analysis Daewook Kim, Soo-Yeon Kim and Myung-Il Choi
2. Mapping the field of communication technology research in Asia: content analysis and text mining of SSCI journal articles 1995–2014 Pei Zheng, Xuan Liang, Guanxiong Huang and Xun Liu
3. Asian mobile communication research: current status, enduring issues and future trends Yue Zheng, Ran Wei and Elmie Nekmat
4. A retrospective overview of health communication studies in Asia from 2000 to 2013 May O. Lwin and Charles T. Salmon
5. Mapping public relations scholarship in Asia: a longitudinal analysis of published research, 1995–2014 Jie Xu and Guanxiong Huang
6. East meets West: a new contextual perspective for crisis communication theory Fang Wu, Yi-Hui Christine Huang and Lang Kao
7. Is the agenda set? State of agenda-setting research in China and Korea Shuhua Zhou, Yeojin Kim, Yunjuan Luo and Fei Qiao
8. Theoretical and methodological patterns of third-person effect research: a comparative thematic analysis of Asia and the world Ven-Hwei Lo, Ran Wei, Xiao Zhang and Lei Guo
9. Effectiveness of entertainment education in communicating health information: a systematic review Fuyuan Shen and Jiangxue (Ashley) Han
10. A content analysis of research on China in top-ranked communication journals from 1995 to 2014: a comparison with other Asian countries Xun (Sunny) Liu, Xuan Liang and Pei Zheng
11. Mass communication research on China from 2000 to 2010: a meta-analysis Shi Li and Shuo Tang