Yan Bing Zhang Dr., Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Communication Studies
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Primary office:
785.864.9678
Bailey Hall, 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

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. Currently, she is the Director of Graduate Studies and serves on the Advisory Committee in the department. 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 NCAand a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. She served on the College Academic Council at KU from 2016 to 2019 and various internal research fund review committees at KU.

Selected Publications

Zhang, Y. B., & Giles, H. (2018). Communication accommodation theory and intercultural communication [Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries]. In Y. Kim & K. Mckay-Semmler (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication . New York: Wiley/Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0156/pdf
Montgomery, G., & Zhang, Y. B. (2018). Intergroup anxiety and willingness to accommodate: Exploring the effects of accent stereotyping and social attraction [Journal Articles]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 37, 330–349. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X17728361
Zhang, Y. B., Imamura, M., & Weng, L.-P. (2017). Communication accommodation theory and intercultural communication: Interpersonal and intergroup perspectives [Journal Articles]. Chinese Intercultural Communication Annual, 2, 168–188.
Wiebe, W., & Zhang, Y. B. (2017). Conflict initiating factors and management  styles in family and nonfamily intergenerational relationships: Young adults’ retrospective written accounts [Journal Articles]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36, 368–379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018
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 [Book Chapters]. In G.-M. J. Chen & X.-D. Dai (Eds.), Conflict management and intercultural communication: The art of intercultural harmony (pp. 194–209). Routledge.
Liu, N., Zhang, Y. B., & Wiebe, W. (2017). Initial communication with and attitudes toward international students: Testing the mediating effects of friendship formation variables [Journal Articles]. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 46, 330–345. https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2017.1344999
Zhang, Y. B. (2017). Reflections on the Chinese definition of self [Book Chapters]. In Y. Zhu & S. H. Ng (Eds.), Exploring the concept of self in the Chinese context (pp. 178–181). Beijing Normal University.
Imamura, M., Ruble, R., & Zhang, Y. B. (2016). English proficiency, identity, anxiety, and intergroup attitudes: US Americans’ Perceptions of Chinese [Journal Articles]. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. Published.
Imamura, M., & Zhang, Y. B. (2014). Common Ingroup Identity model and acculturation strategies in intercultural communication: American host nationals’ communication with Chinese international students. [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 43, 227–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018
Song, Y., & Zhang, Y. B. (2013). Interpersonal communication and intergroup communication in the family context: Chinese males’ mediation role in mother/daughter-in-law conflicts [Books]. Communication University of China Press.
Lien, S.-C., & Zhang, Y. B. (2013). Representation of older adults in Taiwanese television commercials [Journal Articles]. China Journal of Journalism and Communication Journal, 1, 43–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.08.018
Ruble, R. A., & Zhang, Y. B. (2013). Stereotypes of Chinese international students held by American students [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 202–211.
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 [Book Chapters]. In S. J. Kulich & X.-D. Dai (Eds.), Identity and intercultural communication (II): Conceptual and contextual applications (pp. 71–83). Shanghai Foreign Language Press.
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 Articles]. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 41, 37–57.
Lien, S.-C., & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). Depictions of older adults in Taiwanese  television commercials [Book Chapters]. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Ethics and Laws of Communication and Journalism, Beijing, May 25-26, 2012 (pp. 60–79). Beijing University.
Shim, C., Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2012). Direct and mediated intercultural contact: Koreans’ attitudes toward U.S. Americans [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Family Communication, 12, 57–74.
Ruble, R., & Zhang, Y. B. (2012). The Impact of stereotypes on American students’ willingness to communicate with Chinese international students [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 21, 115–132.
Zhang, Y. B., & Lien, S.-C. (2011). Media and body image (in Chinese) [Journal Articles]. China Media Report Overseas, 7, 103–111. http://www.highbeam.com/publications/china-media-report-overseas-p436607
Zhang, Y. B., & Lien, S.-C. (2010). Television viewing and Taiwanese adolescent girls’ perceptions of body image [Journal Articles]. China Media Research, 6, 15–23.
Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M.-C. (2009). Conflict initiating factors in intergenerational relationships [Journal Articles]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 28, 343–363.
Zhang, Y. 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... [Other].
Lien, S.-C., Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (2009). Older adults in prime-time television dramas in Taiwan: Prevalence, portrayal, and communication interaction [Journal Articles]. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 24, 355–372.
Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Asian communication modes [Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries]. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 775–779). Blackwell Publishing.
Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Conflict and cooperation across the life span [Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries]. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 910–915). Blackwell Publishing.
Zhang, Y. B., Song, Y., & Carver, L. (2008). Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials [Journal Articles]. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 18, 210–225.
Song, Y., & Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Cultural values in Chinese children’s animation [Journal Articles]. China Media Research, 4, 18–27.
Hajek, C., Giles, H., Barker, V., Lin, M.-C., 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 [Journal Articles]. Chinese Journal of Communication, 2, 168–180.
Lin, M.-C., & Zhang, Y. B. (2008). Older people’s cognitive representation of intergenerational communication in Taiwan [Journal Articles]. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 18, 135–156.
Giles, H., Hajek, C., Barker, V., Lin, M.-C., Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Anderson, M. C. (2007). Applied communicative dimensions of police-civilian interaction [Book Chapters]. In A. Weatherall, B. Watson, & C. Gallois (Eds.), The social psychology of language and discourse (pp. 131–159). Palgrave Macmillan.
Baym, N., Zhang, Y. B., Kunkel, A. D., Lin, M.-C., & Ledbetter, A. (2007). Relational quality and media use in interpersonal relationships [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society, 9, 735–752.
Zhang, Y. B., & Wang, K. (2006). Chinese older, middle-aged, and young participants’ stereotypes of young adults [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 25, 264–282.
Zhang, Y. B., Lin, M.-C., Nonaka, A., & Beom, K. (2005). Harmony, hierarchy and conservatism: A cross-cultural comparison of Confucian values among China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan [Journal Articles]. Communication Research Report, 22, 107–115.
Zhang, Y. B., Harwood, J., & Hummert, M. L. (2005). Perceptions of conflict management styles in Chinese intergenerational dyads [Journal Articles]. Communication Monographs, 72, 71–91.
Hummert, M. L., Zhang, Y. B., & Garstka, T. A. (2004). Facial cues to age, perceived negative emotions, and age stereotyping [Abstracts]. 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 [Abstracts]. The Gerontologist , 44(Special Issue I), 228–229.
Zhang, Y. B., & Agard, A. (2004). Cultural values presented in television commercials featuring older adults [Journal Articles]. Hallym International Journal of Aging, 6, 167–183.
Zhang, Y. B. (2004). Initiating factors of Chinese intergenerational conflict: Young adults’ written accounts [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Communication, 54, 156–172.
Baym, N., Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M.-C. (2004). Social interaction across media: Interpersonal communication on the internet, face-to-face, and telephone [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society, 6, 41–60.
Lin, M.-C., Zhang, Y. B., & Harwood, J. (2004). Taiwanese young adults’ intergenerational communication schemas [Journal Articles]. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 19, 321–342.
Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. A. (2003). Age stereotypes in Chinese Culture [Abstracts]. The Gerontologist, 43(Special Issue I), 173.
Hummert, M. L., O’Brien, L., Savundranayagum, M., Garstka, T. A., Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M.-C. (2003). Age stereotyping in social interactions [Abstracts]. The Gerontologist, 43(Special Issue I), 536.
Zhang, Y. B. (2003). Review of Age in action: Membership work and stage of life by Pirjo Nikander [Book Reviews Review of Age in action: Membership work and stage of life by Pirjo Nikander]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 22, 449–452.
Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. A. (2002). Age stereotype traits of Chinese young, middle-aged, and older adults [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 46, 245–264.
Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (2001). Harmonies and tensions in Chinese intergenerational communication [Journal Articles]. 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 [Abstracts]. The Gerontologist, 40(Special Issue I), 149.
Zhang, Y. B. (1998). Audience analysis [Book Chapters]. In G. J. Shepherd, S. Kelly, & M. Hoffman (Eds.), Speaker - audience communication handbook. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Zhang, Y. B., Weng, L.-P., & Imamura, M. (accepted/in press). Chinese intercultural communication and communication asscommosation [Journal Articles]. Chinese Intercultural Communication Annual.
Ristić, I., Zhang, Y. B., & Liu, N. (accepted/in press). International students’  acculturation and attitudes towards Americans as a function of communication and relational solidarity with their most frequent American contact  [Journal Articles]. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44–56. https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2019.1695651

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Selected Presentations

Byrd, G., & Zhang, Y. B. (11/30/2017). Contact, disclosure, stereotypes, and willingness to communicate with people with physical disabilities: The Role of Social support and intergroup anxiety with invisible disabilities. The Annual Conference of National Communication Association. Dallas, Texas
Liu, N., Zhang, Y. B., & Wiebe, W. (5/31/2017). Contact, predicated outcome value, friendship, and attitudes: U.S. host nationals' perceptions of international students. Paper, International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA
Montgomery, G., & Zhang, Y. B. (5/31/2017). Intergroup anxiety and willingness to accommodate: Exploring the effects of stereotyping and social attraction. Paper, International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA [Top Paper Award]
Liu, N., Zhang, Y. B., Wiebe, W., & Xing, C. (12/31/2017). Attitudinal similarity, social attraction, and intergroup attitudes in initial intercultural contact. Paper, 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece
Zhang, Y. B., & Imamura, M. (12/31/2017). Communication accommodation, relational closeness, cultural salience, and intergroup attitudes: Chinese sojourners perspective. Paper, 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece
Byrd, G., & Zhang, Y. B. (12/31/2017). Contact, self-disclosure, and attitudes toward people with invisible disabilities. Paper, 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece
Montgomery, G., & Zhang, Y. B. (12/31/2017). Social attraction, intergroup anxiety, and willingness to accommodate: Exploring the effects of stereotyping. Paper, 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece
Wiebe, W., & Zhang, Y. B. (11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016). Intergenerational conflict management styles: Exploring the indirect effects of gender through filial obligation. Paper presented at the 102nd National Communication Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. [Top Paper Award]
Zhang, Y. B., Imamura, M., & Weng, L. (7/1/2016 - 7/3/2016). 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. B., Imamura, M., & Weng, L. (6/29/2016 - 6/30/2016). 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. B. (6/22/2016 - 6/25/2016). 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. B. (6/22/2016 - 6/25/2016). 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. B. (6/9/2016 - 6/11/2016). 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. B. (11/20/2015). Conflict initiating factors and management styles in family and nonfamily intergenerational relationships. Paper presented at the 101st National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV. November 20, 2015. [Top Paper Award]
Zhang, Y. B., Paik, S., & Chong, X. (11/20/2015 - 11/20/2015). Grandchild-Grandparent communication and culture. Paper presented at the 101st National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV. November 20, 2015. [Top Paper Award]
Zhang, Y. B., & Imamura, M. (7/15/2015 - 7/18/2015). 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. B., & 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. B. (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. B. (6/19/2014 - 6/22/2014). 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
Villamil, A., D’Enbeau,, S. B., & Zhang, Y. B. (11/30/2013). (Dis) Connections in the ivory tower: The hardships of Hispanic faculty in U.S. academia. Paper, presented at the National Communication Association Convention. Washington, D.C
Imamura, M., & Zhang, Y. B. (6/30/2013). 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. B., Xing, C., & Villamil, A. (6/30/2013). 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. B. (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. B. (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. B. (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. B., Chong, X., & Villamil, A. (6/30/2012). 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. B., & Lien, S. C. (6/30/2012). 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. B. (5/31/2012). 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. B. (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. B. (6/30/2011). Husbands’ role in Chinese Mother/Daughter-in-law conflict. Paper, China Association for Intercultural Communication Conference. Fuzhou, P. R. China
Shim, C., & Zhang, Y. B. (5/31/2011). Direct and Mediated Intergroup Contact: Koreans’ Attitudes toward Americans. Paper, International Communication Association Conference. Boston, MA
Shim, C., & Zhang, Y. B. (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. B. (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. B., & 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. B., & Imamura, M. (6/30/2010). 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. B., Allen, M., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (6/30/2010). 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
Su’udy, R., & Zhang, Y. B. (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]
Khakimova, L., Zhang, Y. B., & 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. B., & 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. B. (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. B., & Imamura, M. (6/30/2009). 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. B., & Song, Y. (6/30/2009). 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. B. (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. B., & 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. B. (11/30/2008). Cultural values in Chinese Children’s animation. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. San Diego, CA
Zhang, Y. B. (7/31/2008). 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. C., & Zhang, Y. B. (7/31/2008). 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. B. (5/31/2008). 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. B., Song, Y., & Lien, S. C. (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. B., 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. B., & Lien, S. C. (6/30/2006). Communicating aging in Taiwanese television commercials. Paper, 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bonn, Germany
Lin, M., & Zhang, Y. B. (6/30/2006). 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. B., Hummert, M. L., ...Anderson, M. C. (6/30/2006). Police-Civilian interaction: Accommodative language and police-civilian interaction across cultures. Paper, 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bonn, Germany
Zhang, Y. B., & Wang, K. (6/30/2006). 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. B., Hummert, M. L., ...Anderson, M. C. (4/30/2006). 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. C., & Zhang, Y. B. (11/30/2005). Intergenerational communication: An online context. Paper, The National Communication Association Convention. Boston, MA
Lien, S. C., Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (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. B., Kunkel, A. D., 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. B., 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. L., Zhang, Y. B., & Garstka, T. A. (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. B., & 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. B., Hummert, M. L., & 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. B., & Agard, A. (7/31/2004). Cultural values presented in television commercials featuring older adults. Paper, 9th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. College State, PA
Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M. (7/31/2004). Initiating factors of intergenerational conflict: American Young adults' written accounts. Paper, 9th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. College State, PA
Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Garstka, T. (11/30/2003). Age stereotypes in Chinese culture. Poster, annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA
Hummert, M. L., O'Brien, L., Savundranayagum, M., Garstka, T. A., Zhang, Y. B., & Lin, M. (11/30/2003). Age stereotyping in social interactions. Paper, Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA
Zhang, Y. B., Lin, M., Nonaka, A. H., & 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. B., Harwood, J., & Hummert, M. L. (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. B. (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. B., & 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. B., & 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. B., & Lin, M. (10/31/2002). The Internet in college social life. Paper, Internet Researchers Association Convention. Maastricht, NL
Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & Zhang, R. (7/31/2002). 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. B., & Harwood, J. (7/31/2002). Cultural values in Chinese television commercials. Paper, annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Seoul, South Korea
Zhang, Y. B. (4/30/2002). 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. B. (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. L., Garstka, T. A., O'Brien, L., Savundranayagum, M., & Zhang, Y. B. (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, N., Zhang, Y. B., & 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. B., & Lin, M. (5/31/2001). Is the Internet really any different? Social interactions across media. Paper, annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Washington, DC
Zhang, Y. B., Hummert, M. L., & 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. B., & Hummert, M. L. (11/30/2000). Harmonies and tensions in Chinese intergenerational communication. Paper, The 86th National Communication Association Convention. Seattle, WA. [Top Paper Award]
Zhang, Y. B., & Hummert, M. L. (7/31/2000). 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. L., Garstka, T. A., Mellot, D., O'Brien, L., Lewis, L., Geiger, W., ...Zhang, Y. B. (4/30/2000). Implicit association, age stereotypes, and identity. Paper, Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA
Zhang, Y. B. (7/31/1999). 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. B., & Lin, M. (7/31/1998). 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. B. (4/30/1997). Situational and gender effects on individuals' interpersonal conflict management styles. Paper, University Wide Annual Graduate Symposium at Pittsburg State University

Selected Awards & Honors

The Donn Parson Graduate Mentorship Award Recipient
Department of Communication Studies
2017
2017 Top Research Paper Award, Intercultural Communication Division
67th International Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA. May 22-29.
2017
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
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 and Culture
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
60th 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
Outstanding Dissertation Award
89th National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL., November 19-23
2003
2003 Top Research Paper Award, Communication and Aging Division
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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