Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken



Bing Han, PhD


Bing Han was born in Guizhou Province, China. She grew up loving the beautiful mountains and water falls in her hometown. She moved with her family to Tianjin, a seaport city near Beijing, where she spent her high school and undergraduate years. She went to Beijing to study for her Master’s Degree and taught for three years as a college lecturer in the city before leaving to pursue her interests in intercultural communication in the United States. Before coming to the US, she spent six months as an intern and received an interpretation certificate from the European Union Headquarter in Brussels, Belgium. Europe’s diverse cultures and beautiful scenery left a deep impression on her.

Bing Han received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Management Science from Tianjin University in Tianjin, China. She received a Master’s Degree in Linguistics and Translation from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. She received her Doctoral Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

The classes she teaches in the department include Introduction to Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods in Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Bing Han’s research interests center on answering how culture affects individuals’ conflict behaviors. Recently, she is focused specifically on negotiation behaviors across cultures.


Ph.D., University of Maryland

M.A., Linguistics and Translation, University of International Business and Economics

B.A., English Language and Literature, Tianjin University

B.E., Industrial Management Science, Tianjin University

Courses Taught

COMM A190 - Introduction to Communication

COMM A201 - Interpersonal Communication

COMM A320 - Research Methods in Communication

COMM A386 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

COMM A450 - Intercultural Communication

Research Interests

Negotiation behaviors across cultures, specifically how culture affects individuals’ conflict behaviors.

Selected Research & Professional Activity

Han, B. & Yao, S. (2017). Similarities and differences in interpersonal reciprocity between friends and acquaintances. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Han, B., Xie, X., & Yu, H. (2016). A cross-cultural study of the effects of perspective-taking and empathy on negotiation strategies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Han, B., & Cai, D. A. (2015). A cross-cultural analysis of avoidance: Behind-the-scenes strategies in interpersonal conflicts. Intercultural Communication Studies, XXIV(2), 102-123.

Han, B., & Cai, D. (2014). A Cross-Cultural Study of the Effect of Empathy on the Use of the Equity and Need Principles. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Han, B., & Fink, E. L. (2012). How do statistical and narrative evidence affect persuasion?: The role of evidentiary features. Argumentation and Advocacy, 49, 39-58.

Han, B., & Cai, D. A. (2010). Face goals in apology: A cross-cultural comparison of Chinese and U.S. Americans. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 20, 102-124.