College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Yan Bing Zhang Dr., Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication Studies
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas
Primary office:
785-864-9678
Bailey Hall
Room 114
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574


Dr. Yan Bing Zhang's research focuses on communication and intergroup/intercultural relations with a particular interest in age and cultural groups. She is interested in the ways in which our cognitive (e.g., stereotypes), societal and cultural (e.g., attitudes and values), and institutional (e.g., mass media) representations of groups relate to communication processes and relational outcomes. Her work has been published in U. S. and international communication journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Research Report, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, New Media & Society, Hallym International Journal of Aging, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Dr. Zhang’s teaching interests include intercultural communication, culture and communication, mass communication, East Asian communication, communication and intergroup relations, and quantitative research methods. She also provides a link between the department and the University’s East Asian Studies program.

Education

Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas

Eds. (Education Specialist Degree), Higher Education, Pittsburg State University

M.A., Communication , Pittsburg State University

B.S., English for Science and Technology, Shandong University of Engineering

Teaching

Dr. Zhang’s teaching interests include intercultural communication, culture and communication, mass communication, East Asian communication, communication and intergroup relations, and quantitative research methods.

Classes Dr. Zhang teaches frequently:

COMS 946: Communication and Intergroup Relations

COMS 856: Research Method: Quantitative Analysis

COMS 852: Research Method: Experimentation and Quantitative Analysis

COMS 557: East Asian Communication

COMS 654: Mass Media: Social Scientific Approach

COMS 356: Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods in Communication Studies

COMS 246: Introduction to intercultural communication

Teaching Interests

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communicaiton and Intergroup Relations
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Social Scientific Approaches to Mass Media
  • East Asian Communication
  • Communicaiton and Culture

Research

Dr. Yan Bing Zhang's research focuses on communication and intergroup/intercultural relations with a particular interest in age and cultural groups. She is interested in the ways in which our cognitive (e.g., stereotypes), societal and cultural (e.g., attitudes and values), and institutional (e.g., mass media) representations of groups relate to communication processes and relational outcomes. Her work has been published in U. S. and international communication journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Research Report, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, New Media & Society, Hallym International Journal of Aging, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Research Interests

  • Personal and mediated contact, interpersonal solidarity, cultural stereotypes, and intercultural relations Ethnic identity, self-construal, cultural values, and interpersonal conflict management styles Age stereotypes, culture, media, and intergenerationa

Service

Dr. Zhang is the Undergraduate Director in the Department. She provides a link between the department and the University’s East Asian Studies program.She serves on the review board for Communication Research Report and Journal of Asian Communication. She is currently chairing the dissertation award committee for the Communication and Aging Division of NCA.

Selected Publications

Imamura, M., Ruble, R., & Zhang, Y. Bing (in press). English Proficiency, Identity, Anxiety, and Intergroup Attitudes: US Americans’ Perceptions of Chinese.

Song, Y., & Zhang, B. (2013). Interpersonal communication and intergroup communication in the family context: Chinese males' mediation role in mother/daughter-in-law conflicts , Beijing, China: Communication University of China Press.

Zhang, B. (2009). Media portrayals of the Chinese cultural norm of filial piety in a Chinese magazine targeted at the older population. In Media Res: A Media Commons Project. In http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2009/03/23/media-portrayal-c....

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Selected Presentations

Wiebe, W. & Zhang, Y. (11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016). Intergenerational conflict management styles: Exploring the indirect effects of gender through filial obligation. Paper will be presented at the 102nd National Communication Association Convention. . Philadelphia, PA. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y., Imamura, M. & Weng, L. (07/01/2016 - 07/03/2016). Communication accommodation theory and intercultural communication . Paper, Key note presentation at the 2nd CICA Roundtable at the Intercultural Institute of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Shanghai, P. R. China

Zhang, Y., Imamura, M. & Weng, L. (06/29/2016 - 06/30/2016). Communication accommodation theory: Interpersonal and intergroup perspectives . Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). Shanghai, P. R. China

Ruble, R., Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (06/22/2016 - 06/25/2016). Effects of contact quality and relational solidarity on stereotypes of Chinese held by U.S. Americans. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bangkok, Thailand

Maer, M. & Zhang, Y. (06/22/2016 - 06/25/2016). Intergroup anxiety and attitudes toward Muslims: The effects of religious identity salience and perceived religious differences. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bangkok, Thailand

Imamura, M., Ruble, R. & Zhang, Y. (06/09/2016 - 06/11/2016). Intergroup contact theory and acculturation: The mediating roles of shared cultural identity and individual and group levels of communication anxiety. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference . in Fukuoka, Japan.

Wiebe, W. & Zhang, Y. (11/20/2015 - 11/20/2015). Conflict initiating factors and management styles in family and nonfamily intergenerational relationships: American young adults’ retrospective written accounts. Paper presented at the 101st National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV. November 20, 2015. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y., Paik, S. & Chong, X. (11/20/2015 - 11/20/2015). Grandchild-Grandparent communication in South Korea: Young adults’ contact experiences and attitudes toward older adults and aging. Paper presented at the 101st National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV. November 20, 2015. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y. & Imamura, M. (07/15/2015 - 07/18/2015). Chinese sojourners’ attitudes toward Americans: Exploring the influences of communication, relational closeness, and cultural salience. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. Hong Kong, P. R. China

Zhang, Y. & Song, Y. (12/31/2014). Analyzing American young people’s perceptions intergenerational conflict: Attribution of responsibility, age salience, beliefs of filial obligations, and management styles. Paper presented at the Shanghai International Conference on Intercultural communication. Shanghai, P. R. China

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. (12/31/2014). Care, respect, and classroom climate: Factors affecting Chinese student-teacher communication. Paper presented at the Shanghai International Conference on Intercultural communication . Shanghai, P. R. China

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (06/19/2014 - 06/22/2014). American host nationals' conflict management styles with Chinese: Exploring the effects of acculturation strategies, contact, and communication anxiety. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology . Hawaii

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (06/30/2013). Cultural Identifications as Manipulation Checks of Chinese International Students’ Acculturation Strategies: American Host Nationals’ Perspective. Paper, presented at the International Communication Association Convention. London, UK

Zhang, Y., Chong, X. & Villamil, A. (06/30/2013). European Americans’ cultural orientations and conflict management styles with peers and older adults. Paper, presented at the International Communication Association Convention. London, UK

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2012). Functions of the Common Ingroup Identity Model and acculturation strategies in intercultural communication: American host nationals’ communication with Chinese international students. Paper, 98th National Communication Association Convention. Orlando, FL

Lien, S. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2012). Representation of older adults in Taiwanese television commercials. Paper, Key note presentation at the International Conference on Ethics and Laws of Communication & Journalism. . Beijing University, Beijing, P. R., China.

Ruble, R. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2012). The impact of stereotypes on American students’ willingness to communicate with Chinese international Students. Paper, 98th National Communication Association Convention. Orlando, FL

Zhang, Y., Chong, X. & Villamil, A. (06/30/2012). European Americans’ Cultural Orientations and Intergenerational Conflict Management Styles: The Indirect Effects of Filial Obligations. Paper, presented at the 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology . Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Fryslân, The Netherlands

Zhang, Y. & Lien, S. (06/30/2012). Mother/Daughter-In-Law conflicts: Retrospective accounts by Taiwanese daughters-in-law. Paper, presented at the 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Fryslân, The Netherlands

Ruble, R. & Zhang, Y. (05/31/2012). Stereotypes of Chinese International Students Held by Americans. Paper, presented at the Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference . Phoenix, AZ

Shim, C. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2011). Does Direct Contact Really Help?: Koreans’ Stereotypes of and Affective Attitudes toward Americans and Direct Contact Effect. Paper, 97th National Communication Association Conference . New Orleans, LA

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. (06/30/2011). Husbands’ role in Chinese Mother/Daughter-in-law conflict. Paper, China Association for Intercultural Communication Conference . Fuzhou, P. R. China

Shim, C. & Zhang, Y. (05/31/2011). Direct and Mediated Intergroup Contact: Koreans’ Attitudes toward Americans. Paper, International Communication Association Conference . Boston, MA

Su’udy, R. & Zhang, Y. (12/31/2010). Conflict management styles of Americans and Indonesians: Exploring the effects of gender and collectivism/individualism. Paper, International Communication Association Conference. Singapore, Republic of Singapore. [Top Paper Award]

Shim, C. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2010). Mediated contact and intergroup relations: When Koreans met Americans through U.S. TV dramas. Paper, 96th National Communication Association Conference . San Francisco, CA. [Top Paper Award]

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2010). The son/husband’s mediation role in mother-daughter in-law conflicts. Paper, 96th National Communication Association Convention . San Francisco, CA. [Top Paper Award]

Imamura, M., Zhang, Y. & Shim, C. (11/30/2010). US host national’s intergroup contact experiences with Japanese sojourners: Exploring the role of communication in the intergroup contact hypothesis. Paper, 96th National Communication Association Conference . San Francisco, CA

Zhang, Y. & Imamura, M. (06/30/2010). Communicative dimensions of cultural salience and intercultural relationships: The Chinese participants’ attitudes toward Americans. Paper, International Conference on Language and Social Psychology . Brisbane, Australia

Taguchi, K., Zhang, Y., Allen, M., Ota, H. & Imamura, M. (06/30/2010). Japanese college students' media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Paper, International Communication Association Conference . Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Khakimova, L., Zhang, Y. & Hall, J. (11/30/2009). Ethnic identity, self-construal, and conflict management styles: A cross-cultural study of young male Arabs and Americans. Paper, National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Zhang, Y. & Yong, Y. (11/30/2009). Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relations in the family context in China: Mothers-in-law’s accounts. Presentation, National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2009). Relational Solidarity between Americans and Japanese sojourners: exploring the effect of contact quality, English competency, and communication anxiety. Paper, National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Zhang, Y. & Imamura, M. (06/30/2009). Communication accommodation and intergroup attitudes: Exploring the contact effect from the Chinese sojourners’ perspectives. Paper, China Association for Intercultural Communication Conference. Beijing, P. R. China

Shim, C., Zhang, Y. & Song, Y. (06/30/2009). The Influence of Korean Dramas Viewing, Perceived Realism & Viewing Motivation on Chinese College Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Koreans. Paper, China Association for Intercultural Communication Conference. Beijing, P. R. China

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (12/31/2008). Cross-Cultural Comparison of Collectivistic and Individualistic Values between China and the United States. Paper, Shanghai International Conference on Identity and Intercultural Communication. Shanghai, P. R. China

Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (11/30/2008). Conflict initiating factors in intergenerational relationships. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. San Diego, CA. [Top Paper Award]

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2008). Cultural values in Chinese Children’s animation. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. San Diego, CA

Zhang, Y. (07/31/2008). Research on age stereotypes and intergenerational communication in the Chinese cultural context. Presentation,11th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology . Tucson, AZ

Lin, M. & Zhang, Y. (07/31/2008). Stereotypes and perceptions of middle-aged adults in China and US. Presentation, 11th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Tucson, AZ

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. (05/31/2008). Attitudes toward Americans: Exploring the influences of Japanese sojourners’ communication experiences with their most frequent American contact. Paper, International Communication Association Convention. Montreal, Canada

Zhang, Y., Song, Y. & Lien, S. (11/30/2007). Intergenerational communication in the family context in China: Exploring mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relations. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Zhang, Y., Song, Y. & Carver, L. (11/30/2006). Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. San Antonio, TX. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y. & Lien, S. (06/30/2006). Communicating aging in Taiwanese television commercials. Paper, 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bonn, Germany

Lin, M. & Zhang, Y. (06/30/2006). Perceptions of Chinese middle-aged people from Chinese young, middle-aged, and older adults. Paper, 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bonn, Germany

Giles, H., Hajek, C., Barker, V., Lin, M., Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Anderson, M. (06/30/2006). Police-Civilian interaction: Accommodative language and police-civilian interaction across cultures. Paper, 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bonn, Germany

Zhang, Y. & Wang, K. (06/30/2006). Stereotype traits of young people: Descriptions from young, middle-aged and older adults. Paper, International Communication Association Convention. Dresden, Germany

Hajek, C., Giles, H., Barker, V., Lin, M., Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Anderson, M. (04/30/2006). Applied communicative dimensions of police-civilian interaction: Comparative data from Taiwan, the PRC, and the United States. Paper, Eastern Communication Association Convention . Philadelphia, PA. [Top Paper Award]

Lin, M. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2005). Intergenerational communication: An online context. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Boston, MA

Lien, S., Zhang, Y. & Hummert, M. (11/30/2005). Older adults on prime-time television in Taiwan: Prevalence, portrayal, and communication interaction. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Boston

Baym, N., Zhang, Y., Kunkel, A., Lin, M. & Ledbetter, A. (11/30/2005). Relational quality and media use in interpersonal relationships. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Boston, MA. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y., Lin, M. & Soliz, J. (11/30/2004). Analyzing young people’s perceptions of intergenerational conflict: Attribution of responsibility, beliefs of filial obligations, and management styles. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Hummert, M., Zhang, Y. & Garstka, T. (11/30/2004). Facial cues to age, perceived negative emotions, and age stereotyping. Poster, annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington,DC

Lin, M., Zhang, Y. & Harwood, J. (11/30/2004). Older people’s cognitive representation of intergenerational communication in Taiwan. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL

Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Savundranayagum, M. (11/30/2004). Perceptions of aging in the Chinese culture: Exploring the age group and cultural effects. Poster, annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America . Washington, DC

Zhang, Y. & Agard, A. (07/31/2004). Cultural values presented in television commercials featuring older adults. Paper, 9th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. College State, PA

Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (07/31/2004). Initiating factors of intergenerational conflict: American Young adults' written accounts. Paper, 9th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. College State, PA

Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Garstka, T. (11/30/2003). Age stereotypes in Chinese culture. Poster, annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA

Hummert, O'Brien, L., Savundranayagum, M., Garstka, Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (11/30/2003). Age stereotyping in social interactions. Paper, Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA

Zhang, Y., Lin, M., Nonaka, A. & Beom, H. (11/30/2003). Harmony, hierarchy and conservatism: A cross-cultural comparison of Confucian values among China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention . Miami, FL

Zhang, Y., Harwood, J. & Hummert, M. (11/30/2003). Perceptions of conflict management styles in Chinese Intergenerational dyads. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Miami, FL. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y. (11/30/2002). Burke's Dramatism and research on values in television advertising. Paper, The 88th National Communication Association Convention. New Orleans, LA

Zhang, Y. & Harwood, J. (11/30/2002). Conflict management strategies and filial piety. Paper, The 88th National Communication Association Convention. New Orleans, LA

Lin, M., Zhang, Y. & Harwood, J. (11/30/2002). Young people's cognitive representations of intergenerational communication in Taiwan. Paper, The 88th National Communication Association Convention. New Orleans, LA

Baym, N., Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (10/31/2002). The Internet in college social life. Paper, Internet Researchers Association Convention. Maastricht, NL

Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Zhang, R. (07/31/2002). Analyzing Chinese young adults' perceptions of intergenerational conflict: Type of initiating factors, attribution of causes, and management styles. Paper, 8th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

Zhang, Y. & Harwood, J. (07/31/2002). Cultural values in Chinese television commercials. Paper, annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Seoul, South Korea

Zhang, Y. (04/30/2002). Argument in the Chinese press coverage of the Wen Ho Lee story: the reasoning process. Paper, Annual Convention of Central State Communication Association. Milwaukee, WI

Zhang, Y. (11/30/2001). Presumed innocence, Sino phobia, and racism: Assessing framing strategies of the Chinese press in presenting the story of Li Wen He. Paper, 87th National Communication Association Convention. Atlanta, GA

Hummert, M., Garstka, T., O'Brien, L., Savundranayagum, M. & Zhang, Y. (11/30/2001). Stereotype content versus valence in implicit stereotypes of old and young. Paper, annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Chicago, IL

Baym, Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (10/31/2001). Media use in everyday relationships: An exploratory study. Paper, second international conference of the association of Internet Researchers. Minneapolis, MN

Baym, N., Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (05/31/2001). Is the Internet really any different? Social interactions across media. Paper, annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Washington, DC

Zhang, Y., Hummert, M. & Garstka, T. (11/30/2000). Chinese young, middle-aged, and older adults' trait descriptions of older adults. Paper, 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Washington DC

Zhang, Y. & Hummert, M. (11/30/2000). Harmonies and tensions in Chinese intergenerational communication. Paper, The 86th National Communication Association Convention. Seattle, WA. [Top Paper Award]

Zhang, Y. & Hummert, M. (07/31/2000). Chinese younger and older adults' accounts of intergenerational communication: Positive and negative themes. Paper, 7th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology, Cardiff University. Cardiff, Wales

Hummert, M., Garstka, T., Mellot, D., O'Brien, L., Lewis, L., Geiger, W., Lin, M. & Zhang, Y. (04/30/2000). Implicit association, age stereotypes, and identity. Paper, Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA

Zhang, Y. (07/31/1999). Challenges and prospects of Internet use in China: Constraining factors, policy issues, and future prospects. Paper, Annual Convention of Central State Communication Association. Saint Louis, MO

Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (07/31/1998). Cross-cultural negotiation: Analysis of the Koo-Wang negotiation between mainland China and Taiwan. Paper, The 1st Pacific and Asian Communication Association Convention, Sapporo University. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Zhang, Y. (04/30/1997). Situational and gender effects on individuals' interpersonal conflict management styles. Paper, University Wide Annual Graduate Symposium at Pittsburg State University.

Selected Awards & Honors

2016 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
102nd National Communication Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA., November 10-13, 2016. Paper Title: Intergenerational Conflict Management Styles: Exploring the Indirect Effects of Gender Through Filial Obligation
2016

2015 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
101st National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, CA., November 20. Paper Title: Conflict Initiating Factors and Management Styles in Family and Nonfamily Intergenerational Relationships: American Young Adults’ Retrospective Written Accounts.
2015

2015 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
101st National Communication Association Convention, Las Vegas, CA., November 20. Paper Title: Grandchild-Grandparent Communication in South Korea: Young Adults’ Contact Experiences and Attitudes toward Older Adults and Aging).
2015

2011 Recipient, Sabbatical Leave
University of Kansas
2011

2010 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
96th National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA., November 14-17
2010

2010 Top Research Paper Award, Intercultural Communication Division
93rd International Communication Association Convention, Singapore, June 22 -26
2010

2010 Top Research Paper Award, International and Intercultural Communication Division
96th National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA., November 14-17
2010

2008 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
93rd National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA, November 21-24
2008

William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas
2007

2006 Top Research Paper Award, Applied Communication Division
Eastern Communication Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA., April 27-30
2006

2006 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
92nd National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX., November 16-19
2006

2005 Top Research Paper Award, Human Communication & Technology Division
91th National Communication Association Convention, Boston, M.A., November 17-20
2005

2003 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
89th National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL., November 19-23
2003

Outstanding Dissertation Award
89th National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL., November 19-23
2003

Baumgartel Peace and Justice Research Award
University of Kansas, College of Arts and Sciences, $3,400
2002

Departmental Nominee, University Wide Dissertation Fellowship Award
University of Kansas, Graduate School
2002

2000 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
86th National Communication Association Convention, Seattle, November 9-12
2000

Excellence in Research Award (Kim & Giffin Research Award)
University of Kansas, Department of Communication Studies
2000

Graduate Student Scholarship Award (Carlile Award)
University of Kansas, Department of Communication Studies
1999

Excellence in Research Award
Pittsburg State University, Department of Special Services and Leadership Studies
1997

D. D. Moore Award (A graduate scholarship award)
Pittsburg State University, Communication Department
1996

Excellence in Teaching Award
Pittsburg State University, Communication Department and Graduate Research Office
1996

Graduate Dean’s Scholastic Honors
Pittsburg State University
1996

Excellence in Scholarship Award
Pittsburg State University, Communication Department and Graduate Research Office
1995


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