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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…


Stephen Campbell: What can workers expect in post-coup Myanmar?

focaal_admin , February 3rd, 2021

International media coverage of the February 1st military coup in Myanmar has been rather consistent. The focus, overwhelmingly, has been on the detention of State Counsellor and Nobel…


Thesis Review: Ethical Constellations of Muslim Food Practice in Mumbai

kgraf , January 15th, 2021

Photograph: coming soon I’m delighted to post this exciting PhD thesis review, which nicely complements the recently posted review of the book Food, Faith and Gender in South-east…


Twitter bans Sci-hub: Interests of the publishing mafia more important than access to science

lorenz , January 13th, 2021

When Twitter announced that it had suspended Donald Trump’s account, Twitter also censored the voice of Alexandra Elbakyan, the 32 year old creator of the probably most cherished…

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Contested Memory. The ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin and Dealing with Sexual Violence in War

Regina Mühlhäuser, Insa Eschebach , October 14th, 2020

The unveiling of a statue in memory of the victims of sexual violence committed by the Japanese Army in World War II has led to diplomatic tension between…

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Watch “Serampore & Denmark – A Living History by the Ganges” on YouTube

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2020

The bit where haunted buildings are mentioned strangely has the sound drop out, but there are some great things to explore still… and the drone and inserts could…


Instagram as a Catalyst for Digital Gemeinschaft During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , October 5th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Justin Battin   In early 2020, news articles documenting a possible coronavirus pandemic began appearing in countries worldwide, and while concerns were…


Talk at Cooch Behar

john hutnyk , October 2nd, 2020

GandhiMarx Cooch Behar pdf slides Youtube link https://youtu.be/eGl7CZvEC6c


Journal of Asian and African Studies – vol 55 no 6

john hutnyk , August 23rd, 2020

jasa_55_6.tocjasa_55_6.toc Table of Contents Special Isssue: Sociology in Vietnam Today Previous Issue Volume 55 Issue 6, September 2020 Guest Editor: John Hutnyk Table of Contents (PDF) Editorial Boa…


Book Review: Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India by Michael Levien

Rose Deller , June 23rd, 2020

In Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India, Michael Levien examines how the shift from state-directed capitalism to neoliberalism in India from the 1990s has led to…

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Long Read Review: Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts by Frédéric Keck

Rose Deller , May 21st, 2020

In Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts, Frédéric Keck offers a new ethnographic study of how human and animal relations are being reshaped in…

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Teaching in the Times of Corona: Structural Inequalities and the Limitations of Online Pedagogy in North East India (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , May 13th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Achuth Ajit   The COVID-19 pandemic has gravitated a shift in teaching practices across the world. The fear of contagion and the…


“We Cannot Afford to Take Any Risks”: Refugees in Indonesia under Self-Isolation amidst COVID-19 Pandemic (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , May 11th, 2020

Hide Press Release (3 Less Words) Mahardhika Sjamsoe’oed Sadjad   Image 1: Refugees in Medan making facemasks for an initiative led by a local non-profit organization that covers…


Domesday’s eastern roots.

john hutnyk , May 9th, 2020

It seems like that old “goodness gracious me” sketch about the funny uncle that was claiming everything in Britain was ‘Indian’ was, – yup, Indian – accurate after…


Platypus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Baird Campbell , May 5th, 2020

In celebration and recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take a look back at some of our favorite past posts from and about the region….


Singapore Nipped Things in the Bud – Germany Struggled With Delays (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 27th, 2020

Hide Press Release (10 Less Words) Kristina Großmann, Maribeth Erb, Nicole Weydmann, Novia Tirta Rahayu Tijaja As has been widely reported, a novel coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China…


Cambodia in the time of COVID-19: Conceptions, perceptions, and approaches to the novel coronavirus

Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam , April 16th, 2020

*អត្ថបទនេះមានជាភាសាខ្មែរ។* Editor’s note: This post is the first in our five-part series “COVID-19: Views from the Field.” Click here to read an introduction written by series organi…


‘Too Close for Comfort’: Public Health, Private Zeal and the Corona Pandemic in India (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 15th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Samata Biswas   These are my preliminary thoughts during the first two weeks of being at home from work, in Kolkata (formerly…


Ramesh Sunam: The Precariousness of Migrant Workers in Japan amidst COVID-19

focaal_admin , April 15th, 2020

Ramesh Sunam, Waseda University, Tokyo Suraj (name changed), arrived a year ago from Nepal to study at a Japanese language institute in Nagoya, Japan. He was working part-time…


How are Foreign Domestic Workers Implicated in the Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong?

Charlotte Brill , April 13th, 2020

by Charlotte Brill ‘’My eyes were very painful’’, said an Indonesian migrant worker who was caught in a cloud of tear gas on her day off. This tear…

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At the Border of „Us“ and „Them“ – An Anecdote of a Korean International Student Going Through Corona Pandemic in France (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 10th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Juhyun Lee   With the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing has become a new imperative. The changes are indeed very fast-paced….


two Bengals

john hutnyk , February 26th, 2020

Somewhere I have a photograph of a piece of graffiti from Kolkata in the early 1990s. It shows three palms behind a brick wall on which is painted…

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Tipu’s Tiger should be Tipu’s – ship it back to the Bagh.

john hutnyk , February 22nd, 2020

  We should ask V&A head honcho Tristram Hunt if he plans to hand any of the booty back. The famous sepoy being eaten by a tiger should…

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Book Review: Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media by Sarah T. Roberts

Rose Deller , November 25th, 2019

In Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Sarah T. Roberts explores the work conditions and experiences of people employed in ‘commercial content moderation’…

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