NCA 2021 Report
During the 107th annual convention of the National Communication Association, KACA held two research sessions and three panel-discussion sessions working with the Chinese Communication Association (CCA) and the Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS).
On Friday, November 19, 2021, a KACA-NCA research session (co-sponsorship with CCA): “(Re)use, Sense-making, and Transformation in Virtual and Cultural Space” was held. Among the 5 presented studies, a study titled “Do I belong in Ikseon-dong?: Glocalized cosmopolitan spaces of belonging” by Jin R. Choi (University of Maryland) was awarded as the top paper.
On Saturday, November 20, 2021, a KACA and CCA joint-session: “Misinformation, Disinformation and Lies: Cases in East Asia” was held. A total of 4 studies related to China or Korea were presented.
Panel discussion sessions:
A total of 28 scholars joined the three-panel discussion sessions as panelists to discuss the crucial issues facing our society, including anti-Asian hate and violence, advocating for a path toward transformation and renewal, diaspora within homeland: displacement, mobility, and diversity in Korea, and antiracist Asians, complicit Asians, and everything in between and all outside.
Thanks to every volunteer who contributed to the KACA sessions this year.
KACA BUSINESS MEETING & SOCIAL DINNER Thursday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.
The KACA-NCA business meeting and social dinner was held on Thursday. A total of 11 professors and 14 graduate students joined the event. During the business meeting a membership drive was conducted and the KACA-NCA division’s Top Paper awardee was recognized.
KACA Graduate Student Social Friday, November 19, 12:30 p.m.
KACA also held a graduate student social gathering on Friday, November 19. A total of 6 graduate students had a casual social gathering at the Korean restaurant joined by the KACA president Dr. Jin-Ae Kang and the KACA-NCA vice president Dr. JongHwa Lee.