Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Empire and Japanese Literature

A review of Fragmenting History: Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of Empire, by Nobuko Ishitake-Okumiya Yamasaki. As broadly applicable as they are highly…

Gender and Stem Cell Research in South Korea

A review of Science, Nation, and Women’s Bodies: Economies of Reproductive Tissues and Stem Cell Research in South Korea, by Yeonbo Jeong. Feminist scholarship has…

Jilin Provincial Archives

A review of the Jilin Provincial Archives. Are you conducting research on the late Qing and/or early Republican periods? Have you been searching for an…

From PhD to Librarian

I have the best job in the world.  Great colleagues.  Wonderful challenges.  Meaningful impact.  On a daily basis it is my job to think about…

Dyadic Perspectives in Rural and Urban Thailand

A Review of Moral Personhood in a Globalizing World: Dyadic Perspectives in Rural and Urban Thailand, by Jessica McKenzie. A central issue in developmental psychology…

Three Archives in Pakistan

A review of Three Archives in Pakistan Pakistan is home to various provincial and national archives that are a treasure trove of information about different…

Field Work With Swiss Migrants in China

Tracing mobilities and moorings in China – some reflections about my field work on Swiss migrants in Mainland China It is May 19th, 2015, 23:00….

Navigating Bureaucracy During Fieldwork

Navigating Bureaucracy: Legal Constraints and Professional Transformations During Fieldwork As a unique, contextual and exclusive form of representation, ethnography is inextricably tied to the subjectivity…