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Huiling Ding

Scholarly monograph

Rhetoric of A Global Epidemic book cover

Rhetoric of A Global Epidemic book cover

Rhetoric of Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS. Southern Illinois University Press. 2014.

Book review from

Edited collection

Ding, Huiling, and Savage, Gerald. (2013). Guest editors. Technical Communication Quarterly Special Issue: New Developments in Inter/transcultural Professional Communication. 22.


  1. Ding, H. (2020). Smart Crowdsourcing in COVID-19: Assisting Wuhan with Mobility in Lockdown. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Forthcoming.
  2. Ding, H., Fang, X., Menzies, T., Shen, X., Chi, M. (2020). Building Ethical AI for Workforce Empowerment, Upskilling, and Reemployment in Manufacturing. Conference Proceedings, AI and Manufacturing, AAAI Spring Symposium.
  3. Ding, H. (2020). Crowdsourcing, Social Media, and Intercultural Communication about Zika: Use Contextualized Research to Bridge the Digital Divide in Global Health Intervention. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 50, 141 – 166.
  4. Ding, H. (2019). Development of Technical Communication in China: Program building and field convergence. Technical Communication Quarterly. 28, 223-237
  5. Ding, H. (2019). The Materialist Rhetoric about SARS Sequelae in China: Networked Risk Communication, Social Justice, and Immaterial Labor. Ed., In Walsh, L., & Gruber, D. (Ed). Routledge Handbook of Language & Science.
  6. Ding, H., & Kong, Y. (2019). Constructing artificial intelligence in the U.S. and China: A cross-cultural, corpus-assisted study. China Media Research, 15.1, 93-105.
  7. Ding, H., Ranade, N., Cata, A. (2019). Boundary of content ecology: Chatbots, user experience, heuristics, and pedagogy. SIGDOC’19 Proceedings.
  8. Ding, H. (2018). Development of technical communication in China: Program building and field convergence. Technical Communication Quarterly. 28, 1-15.
  9. Ding, H. (2018). Cross-cultural whistle-blowing in emerging outbreaks: Revealing health risks through tactic communication and rhetorical hijacking. Communication Design Quarterly. 6.1, 35-44. 
  10. Ding, H., & Li, X. (2018). Technical translation in China. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation. In Shei, C., & Gao, Z. (Ed). New York, NY: Routledge. 537-550. (60% contribution).
  11. Ding, H. & Zhang, J. (2017). Imagining Health Risks: Fear, Fate, Death, and Family in Chinese and American Online Discussion Forums about HIV/AIDS. In Hartnett, S., Keränen, L., & Conley, D. (Ed). Imagining China: Rhetorics of Nationalism in an Age of Globalization. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. 235-270. (60% contribution)
  12. Ding. H. (2017). Cross-culturally narrating risks, imagination, and realities of HIV/AIDS: Emerging genre of online “risky aids narratives” and potential intermediation of this occluded genre. Ed. Miller, Carolyn and Kelly, Ashley. Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. Palgrave MacMillan. 153-170.
  13. Ding, H. (2017). Content Strategy: The Next Growing Market of Technical Communication. TCShanghai. (Written in Chinese) First place, International Essay Contest in Technical Communication
  14. Zhang, J., & Ding, H. (2014). Constructing HIV/AIDS on the Internet: A comparative rhetorical analysis of online narratives in the United States and in China. International Journal of Communication. 8, 1415–1436.
  15. Ding, H. (2014). Transnational Quarantine Rhetorics: Public Mobilization in SARS and in H1N1 Flu. Journal of Medical Humanities. 35, 191–210.
  16. Ding, H. (2014). Book review of Barry Thatcher Intercultural Rhetoric and Professional Communication: Technological Advances and Organizational Behavior. IGI Global. 417pp. Technical Communication Quarterly.
  17. Ding, H., & Pitts, E. (2013). Singapore’s quarantine rhetoric and human rights in emergency health risks. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 4.1, 55-77. Special issue on human rights. (70% contribution)
  18. Ding, H., and Ding, X. (2013). 360-degree rhetorical analysis of job hunting: A four-part, multimodal project. Business Communication Quarterly. 76(2) 239–248
  19. Ding, H. (2013). Transcultural risk communication and viral discourses: Grassroots movements to manage global risks of H1N1 flu Pandemic. Technical Communication Quarterly. 22, 126-149. 2014 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in TCQ
  20. Ding, Huiling, & Savage, Gerald. (2013). Guest editors’ introduction: New directions in intercultural professional communicationTechnical Communication Quarterly.      22, 1-9. (70% contribution)
  21. Ding, H. (2013). My professional life as an ESL trainer/technical translator in Shanghai, China. In Yu, H. & Savage, J. (Ed). Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Narrating Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/IEEE Press. 247-282
  22. Ding, Huiling. (2012). Grassroots emergency health risk communication and transmedia public participation: H1N1 flu, travelers from epicenters, and cyber vigilantism. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. 3, 15-35.
  23. Ding, Huiling, & Zhang, Jingwen. (2010). Social media and participatory risk communication during the H1N1 flu epidemic: A comparative study of the United States and ChinaChina Media Research. 6, 80-90. (60% contribution)
  24. Ding, Huiling. (2010). Technical communication instruction in China: Localized programs and alternative modelsTechnical Communication Quarterly.19, 300–317.
  25. Ding, Huiling. (2010). A case study of the impact of digital documentation on professional change: The WPA electronic mailing list, knowledge network, and community outreach.” Ed. Lamberti, Adrienne, and Anne R. Richards. Complex Worlds: Digital Culture, Rhetoric, and Professional CommunicationAmityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company. 117-132.
  26. Ding, Huiling. (2009). Rhetorics of alternative media in an emerging epidemic: SARS, censorship, and participatory risk communicationTechnical Communication Quarterly. 18, 327–350.
  27. Ding, Huiling. (2009). Alternative forms of technical communication in China: Localized programs and new developments. Conference of Professional, Technical, Scientific Communication Proceeding.
  28. Ding, Huiling. (2008). The use of cognitive and social apprenticeship to teach a disciplinary genre: Initiation of graduate students into NIH grant writingWritten Communication. 25, 3-52. 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award
  29. Ding, Huiling, & Ding, Xin. (2008). Project management and process-oriented approach to teamwork. Business Communication Quarterly. 71, 456-471. (80% contribution)
  30. Ding, H. (2007). Open source: Platform for virtual service learning and user-initiated research. International Professional Communication Conference Proceeding
  31. Ding, Huiling. (2007). Confucius’ virtue-centered rhetoric: A case study of the Analects with mixed research methodsRhetoric Review. 26, 142–59.
  32. Ding, Huiling. (2007). Genre analysis of personal statements: Analysis of moves in application letters to medical schoolsEnglish for Specific Purposes. 26, 368–392.
  33. Ding, H. (2005). Book review of Innovative approaches to teaching technical communication. Journal of Business and Technical Communication 19, 222-225.
  34. Ding, H. (2004). The use of the electronic-portfolio in writing classrooms: A developmental approach. Louisiana English Journal. 100-106