Ph.D., Communication Studies, Michigan State University
M.A., Communication Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
B.A., Mass Communication and Political Science, Seoul National University
My research focuses upon cross-cultural, international, and global communication processes. I am particularly interested in identifying the most fundamental constructs that bring about cultural differences. Recently, I am working on a theory of culture, that can overcome the limitations of well-known cross-cultural theories such as Hofstede's cultural dimensions and Hall's theory of context.
Commun 350: Intercultural Communication
Commun 450: Cross-Cultural Communication
Commun 550: International and Global Communication
Commun 750: Theory and Research in Intercultural Communication
Commun 850: Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Commun 950: Theory Development in Communication and Culture
Lim, T., Kim, S., & Kim, J. (2011). Holism: A missing link in individualism-collectivism research. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 21-38.
Kim, J., Lim, T., Dindia, K., & Burrell, N. (2010). Reframing the cultural differences between the East and the West. Communication Studies, 61, 543-566.
Lim, T. (2009). Face in the holistic and relativistic society, in M. Haugh and F. Bargiela-Chiappini (Eds.), Face, Communication and Social Interaction. (pp. 250-268). London, England: Equinox.
Lim, T., Allen, M., Burrell, N., & Kim, S. (2008). Differences in cognitive relativity between Americans and Koreans’ assessments of self. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37(2).
Lim, T., Allen, M., Burrell, N., & Kim, S. (2007). The relativity and salience of identity across cultures. Speech and Communication, 8, 178-202.
Lim, T., & Giles, H. (2007). Differences in American and Korean College students’ Evaluations of One-Year Age Differences. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 28, pp. 349-364.