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Book Review: Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography by Sander Hölgens

Rose Deller , May 25th, 2022

In Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography, Sander Hölgens immerses body, board and camera lens in Seoul’s skateboarding scene to explore local variants of the ethos of authenticity that s…

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Book Review: Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia by Emma Baulch

Rose Deller , March 17th, 2022

In Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia, Emma Baulch explores the interconnections between the Indonesian public sphere and popular music. This is a rich contribution to…

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Thesis Review: Tasting Tea, Tasting China

kgraf , February 21st, 2022

Photograph: by the author – Cha xi design in Hengshan Temple event Tasting Tea, Tasting China: Tearooms and the Everyday Culture in Dalian. Yingkun Hou. Ph.D. Thesis in…


Opium and Political Economy in Bengal

john hutnyk , January 4th, 2022

On why I think Marx’s writing style is misrepresented by the all-too-dour and serious commentators on Capital – you know, the famous ones published by big presses or…


When Karl Marx Was Interested In ‘Nothingness’ Of Buddha

john hutnyk , December 15th, 2021

From: https://ipanewspack.com/2021/12/when-karl-marx-was-interested-in-nothingness-of-buddha/ IPA /IPA SPECIAL This item by Sankar Ray appeared Dec 13th. I’ve removed the ads (as there we…


5 min interview

john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

I get the occasional cold call from secondary school students and always try to respond with some things that are expected and some unexpected. They might miss the…



john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

visit https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/ for details. Register here: https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/conference-fees


Le Duan

john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

VCP Gen Sec ‘wipe out the vestiges of petty-bourgeois ideology and the influences of bourgeois ideology, and in particular, firmly oppose individualism, the ideological source of revisionism…


Sholay wiki

john hutnyk , November 23rd, 2021

Though the music from the film Sholay won’t be part of this week’s lecture on music and allegory (Adorno and Jazz), it probably should be. If you watched…


Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021

by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…

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Robinson on Con Dao

john hutnyk , November 5th, 2021

First 50 to click the url here get a free pdf – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0967828X.2021.1994353#.YYVKsbiYIYQ.linkedin


Dark Tourism East and Southeast Asia at ASA 2021

john hutnyk , October 12th, 2021

This is the longer version, with all the discussion


Opium in HCMC

john hutnyk , September 27th, 2021

A lockdown post. Looking forward to continuing to explore the city one great meal at a time. Here are some of my notes on La Manufacture d’Opium, at…


Bandung Spirit Bulletin #2

john hutnyk , August 1st, 2021

This is well worth a look (not only for the conference ad it has): https://bandungspirit.org/


Book Forum: Therapeutic Politics of Care in Asia by Nicholas Bartlett

Nicholas Bartlett , July 19th, 2021

The six review essays in this collection emerge from a joint launch of five books and one dissertation/ book-in-progress and a panel at the recent annual meeting of…


Spotlight! “Global STS: Transnational Network Building – Asia, Oceania, and Beyond” hosted by the STS Futures Initiative

Tim Quinn , June 24th, 2021

This week as part of our “ReAssembling Asias through Science” series, we would like to highlight an event held by the STS Futures Initiative last month. This panel…


Japan – Vietnam archives

john hutnyk , June 6th, 2021

Another set of items for the exotica files (link below), is a set of documents held in the national Archives of Japan and I think very useful for…


Book Review: The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing by Sonia Faleiro

Rose Deller , May 6th, 2021

In The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing, Sonia Faleiro investigates the shocking deaths of two teenage girls in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, allowing the reader to…

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Book Review: Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death Along a Changing River by Andrew Alan Johnson

Rose Deller , May 5th, 2021

In Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death Along a Changing River, Andrew Alan Johnson offers a new anthropological study that explores how infrastructural projects – in this case, hydropower dams…

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Book Review: Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

Rose Deller , April 28th, 2021

In Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen explores the fact that elite law firms in India display unexpected levels of gen…

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Colonial Hyperbole, with gaps

john hutnyk , April 4th, 2021

There are some crimes that are longer-term than others… As I am finding from spending part of the morning exploring archival images, such as this one. A ‘British…


China: The Unpopular Winner of the Year in Pandemic Times. Resilience in China under COVID-19 (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , March 17th, 2021

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Mengyi Zhang Figure 1: Photo taken by the author’s parents (age 48 and 49) when they got their vaccines in a community…


Book Review: Beyond Tears and Laughter: Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China by Yang Shen

Rose Deller , March 9th, 2021

In Beyond Tears and Laughter: Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China, Yang Shen examines the life experiences of men and women who have migrated from rural China to…

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(Re)Assembling Asias through Science

Tim Quinn , March 9th, 2021

Call for contributions! Over the past two decades, a proliferation of critiques have emerged from a body of critical inter-asian scholarship to challenge, revise, and situate the conventional…