Hui-Ching Chang

Associate Professor

Hui-Ching Chang is an associate professor of communication, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the UIC Honors College and Faculty-in-Residence, and a trained mediator for UIC's Dispute Resolution Service. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, Ukraine (2010-2011, 2012); Chair Professor of the College of Journalism at Xiamen University, China (2009-2012); Visiting Scholar to both Hong Kong Baptist University (2007) and National Taiwan University (2003-2004). In her department, she has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies (2007-2013) and as Director of Graduate Studies (1996-2001). Chang’s most recent achievement has been the best Faculty-in-Residence Award, of which she received in 2014-15.

Her research focuses on intercultural communication with a specification on how Taiwanese national identity is constituted through discursive practices. She has received several grants and top paper awards for her research and has been an invited keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. As well as from her two books, her publications have appeared in Journal of Language and Politics; Discourse Studies; Research on Language and Social Interaction; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Nationalism and Ethnic Studies; and Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, among others. 

  • PhD, Speech Communication; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Select Recent Publications

Chang, H.-c., & Holt, R. (2015). Language, politics and identity in Taiwan: Naming China. London: Routledge.

Chang, H.-c., & Chen, L. (Ed.) (2015). Special issue on “Explored but not Assumed: Revisiting Commonalities in Asian Pacific Communication” for Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 25(1).

Chang, H.-c., & Chen, L. (2015). Commonalities as an alternative approach to analyzing Asian Pacific communication: Some notes about the special issue. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 25(1), 1-21.

Chang, H.-c. (2015). Indirect speech. In K. Tracy, Ilie, C., and T. Sandel (Eds.), International encyclopedia of language and social interaction. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chang, H.-c. (2014). President as a saucepan: A political drama enacted in cyberculture. In A. Maj (Ed.), Redefining Cyberculture: Losing privacy and gaining social power in Cyber-democracy. UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Chang, H.-c. (2013). Examining Chinese interpersonal communication from four cultural mechanisms: Closing up, distancing, making flexible, and complexifying (從四個文化機制看華人人際傳播﹕「拉近」、「推遠」、「彈性化」、與「複雜化」) approximately 20,000 characters]. Communication and Society, 24, 193-223.

Chang, H.-c. (2010). Clever, creative, modest: The Chinese language practice. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Foreign Language Press.