Yoshitaka Miike, Ph.D., Professor

Dr. Miike joined the UH Hilo faculty in 2004. He teaches Asian Perspectives on Communication, Communication Ethics, Communication in the Multicultural Workplace, and Intercultural Communication. He was Chair of the Department of Communication from 2013 to 2015. He holds one of the first M.A.s in Communication Studies from Dokkyo University (Japan) and earned, with distinction, his Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico (USA). He was named as Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies in Philadelphia and was elected to serve as Vice-Chair Elect (2011-2012), Vice-Chair (2012-2013), Chair (2013-2014), Immediate Past Chair (2014-2015), and Past Chair (2015-2016) of the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the NCA Legislative Assembly from 2012 to 2014. He is the recipient of a NCA IICD 2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award for the 2003 Outstanding Article of the Year. His recent research focuses on the history of the field of Asian communication theory, non-Western traditions of communication ethics, and aspects of Japanese culture and communication.

Dr. Miike is best known for his pioneering work on the paradigmatic and pragmatic idea of Asiacentricity. He co-edited The Global Intercultural Communication Reader (1st and 2nd Editions, Routledge, USA) and guest-edited four journal special issues/section on Asian communication theory. His numerous essays have been published in such outlets as Asiacentric Theories of Communication (Zhejiang University Press, China), Communication Monographs (NCA/Routledge, USA), Encyclopedia of Identity (Sage, USA), Essays in Honor of an Intellectual Warrior, Molefi Kete Asante (Editions Menaibuc, France), Ferment in the Intercultural Field: Axiology/Value/Praxis (International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Volume 26, NCA/Sage, USA), Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell, USA), Human Communication: A Journal of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association (PACA, USA), Intercultural Communication: A Reader (12th-14th Editions, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, USA), Intercultural Communication (Handbooks of Communication Science, Volume 9, De Gruyter Mouton, Germany), International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (ICA/John Wiley & Sons, UK), Keio Communication Review (Keio University, Japan), Review of Communication (NCA/Routledge, USA), Selected International Papers in Intercultural Communication (Zhejiang University Press, China), and Theories and Practices of Chinese Communication (Wunan, Taiwan).

Dr. Miike currently serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication (AMIC/Routledge, UK), China Media Research (Michigan, USA/Zhejiang University, China), Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS, USA), International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (ICA/John Wiley & Sons, UK), Journal of Black Studies (Sage, USA), Journal of Content, Community and Communication (Amity University, India), Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (NCA/Routledge, USA), and Universal Write (New York, USA). He has reviewed manuscripts for many national and international journals including Communication Yearbook (ICA/Routledge, USA), Howard Journal of Communications (Howard University/Routledge, USA), International and Intercultural Communication Annual (NCA, USA), International Communication Gazette (Sage, UK), Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (WCA/Routledge, USA), Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Routledge, UK), and Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC/Routledge, UK). He was Review Article Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge, UK) for 2011-2016 and the 3rd Vice President of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association for 2006-2008.

Selected Publications

  • Miike, Y. (in press). Asiacentricity. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Miike, Y. (2017). Between conflict and harmony in the human family: Asiacentricity and its ethical imperative for intercultural communication. In X. Dai & G.-M. Chen (Eds.), Conflict management and intercultural communication: The art of intercultural harmony (pp. 38-65). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Miike, Y. (2017). Non-Western theories of communication: Indigenous ideas and insights. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbooks of communication science: Vol. 9. Intercultural communication (pp. 67-97). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Miike, Y. (2016). Asian communication studies at the crossroads: A view to the future from an Asiacentric framework (PDF). Journal of Content, Community and Communication, 3, 1-6.
  • Miike, Y. (2015). “Harmony without uniformity”: An Asiacentric worldview and its communicative implications. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 27-41). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Miike, Y., & Yin, J. (2015). Asiacentricity and shapes of the future: Envisioning the field of intercultural communication in the globalization era. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 449-465). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Miike, Y. (2014). The Asiacentric turn in Asian communication studies: Shifting paradigms and changing perspectives. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 111-133). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Asante, M. K., Miike, Y., & Yin, J. (2014). Introduction: New directions for intercultural communication research. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 1-14). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Miike, Y. (2013, December). On inheriting the fields of international and intercultural communication: A personal reflection (PDF). NCA IICD Newsletter, pp. 4-7.
  • Asante, M. K., & Miike, Y. (2013). Paradigmatic issues in intercultural communication studies: An Afrocentric-Asiacentric dialogue. China Media Research, 9(3), 1-19.
  • Miike, Y. (2010). An anatomy of Eurocentrism in communication scholarship: The role of Asiacentricity in de-Westernizing theory and research. China Media Research, 6(1), 1-11
  • Miike, Y. (2010). Culture as text and culture as theory: Asiacentricity and its raison d’être in intercultural communication research. In T. K. Nakayama & R. T. Halualani (Eds.), The handbook of critical intercultural communication (pp. 190-215). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Chen, G.-M., & Miike, Y. (2010). The ferment and future of communication studies in Asia: Chinese and Japanese perspectives. In G.-M. Chen, Study on Chinese communication behaviors (pp. 272-291). Hong Kong, China: China Review Academic Publishers.
  • Miike, Y. (Ed.). (2009). New frontiers in Asian communication theory [Special issue]. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 4(1), 1-88.
  • Miike, Y. (2008). Toward an alternative metatheory of human communication: An Asiacentric vision. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (pp. 57-72). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Yin, J., & Miike, Y. (2008). A textual analysis of fortune cookie sayings: How Chinese are they? Howard Journal of Communications, 19(1), 18-43.
  • Miike, Y. (2007). An Asiacentric reflection on Eurocentric bias in communication theory. Communication Monographs, 74(2), 272-278.
  • Miike, Y. (2006). Non-Western theory in Western research? An Asiacentric agenda for Asian communication studies. Review of Communication, 6(1/2), 4-31.
  • Miike, Y. (2003). Japanese enryo-sasshi communication and the psychology of amae: Reconsideration and reconceptualization. Keio Communication Review, 25, 93-115.
  • Rogers, E. M., Hart, W. B., & Miike, Y. (2002). Edward T. Hall and the history of intercultural communication: The United States and Japan. Keio Communication Review, 24, 3-26.

Commemorative Speeches

  • Miike, Y. (2009). Japan’s Wilbur Schramm: Professor Satoshi Ishii as a scholar and a mentor. Dokkyo Working Papers in Communication, 35, 7-9.
  • Miike, Y. (2005, November). Hard work, humility, and a sense of caring: Ev as I remember him (PDF). Commemorative speech delivered at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.