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Communication Studies


This article is a dialogue between Chinese and Japanese scholars on the ferment and future of communication studies in Asia. Questions addressed in the dialogue include: What is the fermenting situation of communication studies in Asia? Why haven’t Asian communication researchers discontinued the dominance of Eurocentric communication paradigms yet? What should be the purpose and significance of Asian communication studies? What are those indigenous cultural concepts that can contribute to the development of Asian communication theories? And how should communication studies in Asia be evaluated? [China Media Research. 2006;2(1):1-12].