College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Yan Bing Zhang Dr., Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication Studies
Professor
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas
Primary office:
785-864-9678
Bailey Hall
Room 101
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574


Summary

Dr. Yan Bing Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2017. Yan Bing studies communication, conflict management, and intergroup/intercultural relations with a particular focus on age, ethnic, and cultural groups. She is interested in the ways in which cognitive schemas, societal norms and values, and media representations of groups relate to communication, relational, and identity processes. She also studies the influence that intergroup/intercultural contact has on interpersonal outcomes and reduction of intergroup prejudice and biases. Her publications have gained places in some top domestic and international communication and interdisciplinary journals including Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Media and Society, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, International Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, and China Media Research.

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, quantitative research methods, and statistics.

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 Approaches to Mass Media Effects

COMS 356: Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods in Communication Studies

COMS 246: Introduction to intercultural communication

Research

Dr. Yan Bing Zhang studies communication, conflict management, and intergroup/intercultural relations with a particular focus on age, ethnic, and cultural groups. She is interested in the ways in which cognitive schemas, societal norms and values, and media representations of groups relate to communication, relational, and identity processes. She also studies the influence that intergroup/intercultural contact has on interpersonal outcomes and reduction of intergroup prejudice and biases. Her publications have gained places in some top domestic and international communication and interdisciplinary journals including Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Media and Society, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, International Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, and China Media Research.

Service

Dr. Zhang served as the Undergraduate Director in the Department of Communication Studies from 2006 to 2017. She provides a link between the department and the University’s East Asian Studies program and Gerontology center. She has served on the review board for Communication Research Report and is currently on the review board for the Asian Journal Communication, Intercultural Research, and Western Journal of Communication. She is the current chair of the dissertation award committee for the Communication and Aging Division of NCA, a member of the College Academic Council at KU, and a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Selected Publications

Montgomery, G. & Zhang, Y. B. (in press). Intergroup anxiety and willingness to accommodate: Exploring the effects of accent stereotyping and social attraction. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36.

Zhang, Y. B., Imamura, M. & Weng, L. (in press). Communication accommodation theory and intercultural communication: Interpersonal and intergroup perspectives. In S. Kulich & A. S English (Eds.), Chinese Intercultural Communication Annual (Vol. 2). Beijing, China: Chinese Social Science.

Zhang, Y. B., Weng, L. & Imamura, M. (in press). Communication intercultural communication and communication accommodation . In S. Kulich & A. S English (Eds.), Chinese Intercultural Communication Annual. Beijing, China: Chinese Social Science.

Zhang, Y. B., & Giles, H. (in press). Communication accommodation theory and intercultural communication. In Y. Kim & K. Mckay-Semmler (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication . New York: Wiley/Blackwell.

Zhang, Y. B., Chong, X. & Villamil, A. (2017). Cultural orientations and conflict management styles with peers and older adults: The indirect effects through filial obligations. In G. J. Chen & X. Dai (Eds.), Conflict management and intercultural communication: The art of intercultural harmony (pp. 194-209). London: Routledge.

Zhang, Y. B. (2017). Reflections on the Chinese definition of self. In Y. Zhu & S. H Ng (Eds.), Exploring the concept of self in the Chinese context (pp. 178-181). Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University.

Liu, N. Zhang, Y. B., & Wiebe, W. (in press). Initial communication with and attitudes toward international students: Testing the mediating effects of friendship formation variables. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 36. DOI:

Wiebe, W. Zhang, Y. B., & Liu, N. (in press). Intergenerational conflict
management styles: Exploring the indirect effect of gender through filial obligation
. China Media Research, 368-379. DOI:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018

Wiebe, W. & Zhang, Y. B. (2017). Conflict initiating factors and management
styles in family and nonfamily intergenerational relationships: Young adults’ retrospective written accounts. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36, 368-379. DOI:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018

Imamura, M. Ruble, R. & Zhang, Y. B. (2016). English proficiency, identity, anxiety, and intergroup attitudes: US Americans’ Perceptions of Chinese.

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. B. (2014). Common Ingroup Identity model and acculturation strategies in intercultural communication: American host nationals' communication with Chinese international students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 43, 227-238. DOI:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018

Lien, S. & Zhang, Y. B. (2013). Representation of older adults in Taiwanese television commercials. China Journal of Journalism and Communication Journal, 1, 43-66. DOI:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018

Ruble, R. A., & Zhang, Y. B. (2013). Stereotypes of Chinese international students held by American students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 202-211.

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.

Imamura, M. & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). Collectivistic and individualistic values in China and the United States: A cross-cultural comparison.
and individualistic values between China and the United States. In S. J. Kulich & X. Dai (Eds.), Identity and intercultural communication (II): Conceptual and contextual applications (pp. pp. 71-83). Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Press.

Lien, S. & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). Depictions of older adults in Taiwanese
television commercials. In . (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Ethics and Laws of Communication and Journalism, Beijing, May 25-26, 2012 (pp. 60-79). Beijing, China: Beijing University.

Khakimova, L. Zhang, Y. B., & Hall, J. (2012). Conflict Management Styles: The Role of Ethnic Identity and Self-Construal among Young Male Arabs and Americans. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 41, 37-57.

Shim, C. Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2012). Direct and mediated intercultural contact: Koreans’ attitudes toward U.S. Americans. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5(3), 169-188.

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). Husbands’ conflict styles in Chinese mother/daughter-in-law conflicts: Daughters-in-law’s perspectives. Journal of Family Communication, 12, pp. 57-74.

Ruble, R. & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). The Impact of stereotypes on American students’ willingness to communicate with Chinese international students. The Bulletin of the Association of College Unions International, 80(6), 30-34.

Imamura, M. Zhang, Y. B., & Shim, C. (2012). US host nationals’ Attitudes toward Japanese: The role of communication and relational solidarity in the intergroup contact hypothesis. Asian Journal of Communication, 22(6), 584-600.

Omori, K. Zhang, Y. B., Allen, M. Ota, H. & Imamura, M. (2011). Japanese college students' media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 93-110.

Imamura, M. Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2011). Japanese sojourners’ attitudes toward Americans: Exploring the influences of communication accommodation, linguistic competence, and relational solidarity in intergroup contact. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 21, 115-132.

Zhang, Y. B., & Lien, S. (2011). Media and body image (in Chinese). China Media Report Overseas, 7, 103-111. http://www.highbeam.com/publications/china-media-report-overseas-p436607

Zhang, Y. B., & Lien, S. (2010). Television viewing and Taiwanese adolescent girls’ perceptions of body image. China Media Research, 6, 15-23.

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....

Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M. (2009). Conflict initiating factors in intergenerational relationships. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 28, 343-363.

Lien, S. Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (2009). Older adults in prime-time television dramas in Taiwan: Prevalence, portrayal, and communication interaction. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 24, 355-372.

Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Asian communication modes. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 775-779). New York: Blackwell Publishing.

Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Conflict and cooperation across the life span. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 910-915). New York: Blackwell Publishing.

Zhang, Y. B., Song, Y. & Carver, L. (2008). Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 18, 210-225.

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Cultural values in Chinese children’s animation. China Media Research, 4, 18-27.

Hajek, C. Giles, H. Barker, V. Lin, M. Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Anderson, M. C. (2008). Expressed trust and compliance in police-civilian encounters: The role of communication accommodation in Chinese and American settings. Chinese Journal of Communication, 2, 168-180.

Lin, M. & Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Older people’s cognitive representation of intergenerational communication in Taiwan. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 18, 135-156.

Giles, H. Hajek, C. Barker, V. Lin, M. Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Anderson, M. C. (2007). Applied communicative dimensions of police-civilian interaction. In A. Weatherall, B. Watson, & C. Gallois (Eds.), The social psychology of language and discourse (pp. 131-159). Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan.

Baym, N. Zhang, Y. B., Kunkel, A. D., Lin, M. & Ledbetter, A. (2007). Relational quality and media use in interpersonal relationships. New Media & Society, 9, 735-752.

Zhang, Y. B., & Wang, K. (2006). Chinese older, middle-aged, and young participants' stereotypes of young adults. Hallym International Journal of Aging, 2, 95-118.

Zhang, Y. B., Harwood, J. Williams, A. Ylänne-McEwen, V. Wadleigh, P. M., & Thimm, C. (2006). Older adults in advertising: Multi-national perspective. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 25, 264-282.

Zhang, Y. B., Lin, M. Nonaka, A. & Beom, K. (2005). Harmony, hierarchy and conservatism: A cross-cultural comparison of Confucian values among China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Communication Research Report, 22, 107-115.

Zhang, Y. B., Harwood, J. & Hummert, M. L. (2005). Perceptions of conflict management styles in Chinese intergenerational dyads. Communication Monographs, 72, 71-91.

Zhang, Y. B., & Agard, A. (2004). Cultural values presented in television commercials featuring older adults. Hallym International Journal of Aging, 6, 167-183.

Zhang, Y. B. (2004). Initiating factors of Chinese intergenerational conflict: Young adults' written accounts. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 19, 299-319.

Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2004). Modernization and tradition in an age of globalization: Cultural values in Chinese television commercials. Journal of Communication, 54, 156-172.

Baym, N. Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M. (2004). Social interaction across media: Interpersonal communication on the internet, face-to-face, and telephone. New Media & Society, 6, 41-60.

Lin, M. Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2004). Taiwanese young adults’ intergenerational communication schemas. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 19, 321-342.

Hummert, M. L., Zhang, Y. B., & Garstka, T. A. (2004). Facial cues to age, perceived negative emotions, and age stereotyping. The Gerontologist, 44 (Special Issue I), 226.

Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Savundranayagum, M. (2004). Perceptions of aging in the Chinese culture: Exploring the age group and cultural effects. The Gerontologist , 44 (Special Issue I), 228-229.

Zhang, Y. B. (2003). [Review of Age in action: Membership work and stage of life, Pirjo Nikander]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 22, 449-452.

Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. A. (2003). Age stereotypes in Chinese Culture. The Gerontologist, 43 (Special Issue I), 173.

Hummert, M. L., O'Brien, L. Savundranayagum, M. Garstka, T. A., Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M. (2003). Age stereotyping in social interactions. The Gerontologist, 43 (Special Issue I), 536.

Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. A. (2002). Age stereotype traits of Chinese young, middle-aged, and older adults. Hallym International Journal of Aging, 2 (4), 119-140.

Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2002). Television viewing and perceptions of traditional Chinese values among Chinese college students. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 46, 245-264.

Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (2001). Harmonies and tensions in Chinese intergenerational communication. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 11, 203-230.

Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. A. (2000). Age stereotype traits of Chinese young, middle-aged, and older adults. The Gerontologist, 40 (Special Issue I), 149.

Zhang, Y. B. (1998). Audience analysis. In G. J. Shepherd, S. Kelly, & M. Hoffman (Eds.), Speaker - audience communication handbook. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

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