Ling CHEN 陳凌


Prof. Chen joined Hong Kong Baptist University in 1997, from the University of Oklahoma, USA. Over the years, Prof. Chen has served as Dept. Head, Acting Dean of the School and Research Graduate Student Coordinator of the School of Communication. The Research and teaching Areas of Prof. Chen include organizational communication, intercultural communication, psychology of communication, communication and argumentation, interpersonal communication competence, language and social interaction, and Chinese communication. Prof. Chen has published widely in academic journals/books, edited books, and has held leadership positions in professional associations and editorship in major journals.

Research Interests

Organizational Communication and Intercultural Communication
Psychology of Communication
Communication and Argumentation
Interpersonal Communication Competence, Language and Social Interaction
Chinese Communication


Chen, L. (2017)(Ed). Handbook of intercultural communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Chen, L. & Feng, C. G. (2017). Host environment, host communication, and satisfaction with life: A study of Hong Kong ethnic minority members. Communication Research, 4, 487–511. First published online Feb. 16, 2015, DOI:

Chen, L. (2017). A preliminary look at discourse about China and democracy. China Media Research, 13(2), 46-53.

Chen, L. (2016). Learning the culture of a people: Chinese communication as an example. Intercultural Communication Studies, 25, 53-65. Available online at

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, 1-22. DOI: 10.1075/japc.25.1.01cha

Chen, L., Feng, C. G. & Leung, V. (2014). Content and source of information about persons with a disability, perceptions, and attitudes as predicting and mediating factors of behavioral inclination: A study of Hong Kong school students. Chinese Journal of Communication, 7, 429-447. DIO:

Chen, L. (2012). 'Empathy, cultural identity and intercultural understanding', Intercultural Communication Research, 3, 28-34.

Chen, L. (2011). Intercultural communication. In Oxford Bibliographies Online - Communication. New York: Oxford University Press. DIO: 

Chen, L. (2011). Cultural identity as a production in process: A study of Hong Kongers’ account. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 21, 213–237.

Chen, L. (2010). Traditional Chinese value orientations: Contemporary manifestation of indigenous constructs. In M. B. Hinner (Ed.). Freiberger Beitraege zur interkulturellen und Wirtschaftskommunikation V. 7 (pp. 341-364) (A Forum for General and Intercultural Business Communication - The Interface of Business and Communication). Berlin: Peter Lang.

Sheer, V. & Chen, L (2008). Fear appeals in Chinese print OTC ads: Extending the four-component message structure. International Journal of Communication, 2, 936-958. DOI:

Chen, L. (2008). Leaders or leadership? Management Communication Quarterly, 21, 547-555. DOI:

Song, Z. & Chen, L. (2007). A qualitative study of organization hero stories in two Chinese companies. IIC Annual XXX, 259-288. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chen, L. (2003). , Conversation Orientation and Cognitive Processes: A Comparison of U.S. American Students in Initial Interaction with Native vs. Non-native Speaker Partners. Human Communication Research, 28, 182-209.

Chen, L. (2002). Perception of intercultural interaction and communication satisfaction: A study of face-to-face interaction in an intercultural setting. Communication Reports, 15, 133-147. [The Perceptions of Interaction Scale]