Weiming Gorman, PhD

1424 Cathedral of Learning
Office hours: M/W/F 12:15-1:00 & APT
412-624-6567
412-624-1878

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest:

Global Feminist Discourse

Political Rhetoric and Mass Persuasion

Regional Studies and Effective Pedagogical Approach

2016

Reviewer

China Media Research

Reviewed a submission for a special issue of China Media Research, “Rhetorical Perspective on China’s Media and Communication” (China Media Research is indexed in Communication and Mass Media Complete Database)

 

2014

Guest Editor

China Media Research (Special Issue), “Confucius Institute: How China Exerts Its Influence through Language Instruction.” Volume 10, Number 1, 2014

 

2014

Journal Article

Weiming Yao, “The New Middle Kingdom: the Symbolic Power of the Confucius Institute’s Pedagogical Approach.” China Media Research, Volume 10, Number 1, 2014.

 

2012

Book

The Cultural Economy of Falun Gong in China: A Rhetorical Perspective. Columbia: South Caroline University Press, 2012.

 

Selective Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations:

 

2015

“Wen Jiaobao’s Web Chat with Chinese Netizens: Creating an ‘Imaged Community’ in the Digital Age.” 44th Mid-Atlantic Region of Association for Asian Studies (AAS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

 

2013

“Confucius Comes to the US: A Case Study of How Confucius Institute Employs Language Instruction as Symbolic Power.” International and Intercultural Communication Division, Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Washington DC

 

2007

“Are We Americans: The Politics of Assimilation for Asian Americans.” Association for Chinese Communication Studies Division, Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Chicago

 

2007

“Falun Gong: Chinese Notion of Healing in Comparison to Western Biomedical Approach.” Health Communication Division, Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Chicago

 

2000

“Forging New Tools: Adapting Western Scholarship to Non-Western Communicative Context.” Association for Chinese Communication Studies Division, Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Seattle

Courses Taught

Women’s Rhetoric in Comparative Perspectives

Cross-cultural Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Public Speaking

Independent Study