2021 KACA-NCA Program


The 107th annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) will be held from November 18 to 21, 2021 in Seattle under the theme of “Renewal & Transformation”.

For the 2021 NCA annual convention, the KACA division received a total of seven manuscripts including full papers and a panel discussion proposal. Each manuscript was carefully reviewed by two or three anonymous reviewers. A total of 16 voluntary reviewers contributed to the KACA division. Five research papers and one panel discussion proposal were accepted. One of five accepted manuscripts was selected as a KACA NCA Top Faculty Paper.


Paper Session 1 (Co-sponsorship with CCA): (Re)use, sense-making, and transformation in virtual and cultural space, Friday, November 19, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Chair: Eun-Jeong Han (Salisbury University)

Respondent: JongHwa Lee (Angelo State University)

Jin R. Choi (Univ of Maryland)*. Do I belong in Ikseon-dong?: Glocalized cosmopolitan spaces of belonging*

Min Wha Han (West Texas A&M University) & David Oh (Ramapo College). Postcolonial ambivalences in Japan: Anti-Korean sentiment and Korean admiration in the reception of the Japanese K-pop group NiziU

Ran Feng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University). Does attitudes toward shopping online really differ by age?: A media dependency perspective comparing young, middle-aged and old Chinese consumers

Xu Miao (Sun-Yat-Seon University), Gege Fang (Tshinghua University), & Yuxiang Lv (Tsinghua University). Investigating the influence of in-feed advertising based on the tricomponent attitude model: A case study of Zhihu 

Seo Yoon Lee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) & Jung-Hyun Kim (Sogang University). What makes people more polarized?: Exploring the effect of anonymity, belongingness to majority, and need for approval

* Top paper

Paper Session 2 (KACA & CCA Joint-Session): Misinformation, disinformation and lies: Cases in East Asia, Saturday, November 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Chair: Hongmei Li (Miami University)

Respondent: Yuan Wang (City University of Hong Kong)

Yue Yang (University of Southern California). Degrading journalists for harmony and justice?: A multi-perspectival analysis of doctor-journalist controversies on the Chinese Internent

Kaiping Chen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Anqi Shao (University of Wisconsin-Madison), & Yepeng Jin (University of Wisconsin-Madison). How group identity polarizes public deliberation on controversial science: Examining public discourse on GMO misinformation and counter-narratives from a popular Q&A platform in China

Timothy R. Levine (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Hee Sun Park (Korea University), & Kim Blaine Serota (Oakland University). In search of Korean outliers: “A few prolific liars” in South Korea

Won-Ki Moon (University of Texas, Austin) & Yong Whi Greg Song (University of Texas, Austin). Public understanding of vaccines on social media: Vaccine hesitancy in the COVID-19 era

Panel Discussion Session: Diaspora within homeland: Displacement, mobility, and diversity in Korea, Saturday, November 20, 12:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Chair: Min Wha Han (West Texas A&M University)


Eun-Jeong Han (Salisbury University)

Jaehyeon Jeong (University of Utah – Asia Campus)

Yang-Soo Kim (Middle Tennessee State University)

Hojeong Lee (San Jose State University)

JongHwa Lee (Angelo State University)


Korean American Communication Association (KACA) co-sponsored a session with the APAC (Asian/Pacific American Caucus) and a session with CCA (Chinese Communication Association) for 2021 NCA annual convention.

Panel Discussion Session: Antiracist Asians, complicit Asians, and everything in between and all outside: What does Asian Pacific American Communication Studies say about White supremacy? Thursday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Chair: David Oh (Ramapo College)


Jenny Korn (Harvard University)

Thomas K. Nakayama (Northeastern University)

Leil ani Nishime (University of Washington, Seattle)

Anjali Vats (Boston College)

Stephanie L. Young (University of Southern Indiana)

Ali Na (Queen’s University)

Panel Discussion Session: Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) 30th anniversary solidarity panel: Addressing anti-Asian hate and violence, advocating for a path toward transformation and renewal, Friday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Chair: Chiaoning Su (Oakland University)

Respondent: Meina Liu (George Washington University)


Todd L. Sandel (University of Macau)

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge (University of Colorado, Denver)

Hsin-I Cheng (Santa Clara University)

Lin Zhu (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Xiaowen Xu (Butler University)

Weile Zhou (Georgia State University)

Yin Yang (Pennsylvania State University)

Dongjing Kang (Florida Gulf Coast University)

Ping Yang (Millersville University)

Louisa Ha (Bowling Green State University)

Jie Zhuang (Texas Christian University)

Yunying Zhang (Austin Peay State University)

Mei Zhang (Missouri Western State University)

Wenli Yuan (Kean University)

Fan yang (University of Alabama, Birmingham)

Qinghua Yang (Texas Christian University)

Yi Wang (University of Louisville)

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