Thursday, March 16, 2017

Female Leadership in Chinese Societies across Sectors Call for Submissions

Female Leadership in Chinese Societies across Sectors
Call for Submissions
This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from diverse perspectives and
approaches to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Female Leadership in Chinese Societies across
Sectors.” Female political and economic status has been promoted because of the equal rights efforts
and education. Most notions of women’s empowerment presume a democratic system of
participatory deliberation. Feminist and women’s studies should continue to explore the possibilities
and roles of women in political systems, economic arenas, and academic fields. These areas are
influenced both by modernist (and even postmodern) notions of political, economic, and academic
engagement and deeply embedded in folk culture and philosophical prescriptions. This special
section aims to present such an opportunity and explore the ways in which women leaders both resist
and accommodate traditional expectations of leadership and power.
This special section is especially interested in the studies that address, but are not limited to, the
following topics:
 Female leadership and communication styles in the decision-making or/and conflict
management process;
 The impact of cultural values on female leadership;
 The unique challenges and opportunities female leaders confront;
 Female leaders’ rise to power;
 The possibilities for women’s leadership in a single-party system;
 The possibilities for women’s empowerment when a paternal central government is the
 The impact of digital and interactive media technologies on female leadership;
 Various theoretical models developed for the studies of female leadership;
 Comparative studies of female leadership;
 Female leadership in non-profit organizations;
 Female leadership in academe
The preference is given to studies on Chinese settings, but studies in all countries are welcome
especially for cross cultural comparative studies. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are
welcome in this submission.
Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another
publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the
reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by March 31, 2017. If the
extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by May 31, 2017.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with APA publication manual (6th edition) and should
not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and
the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision. Please visit for more information about the quarterly journal of China
Media Research, which publishes both print and online versions.
Please direct questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor, Dr. Joy Chao, at

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