Tag: Hong Kong

Academic Fictions: A Tale of Two Value-Based Cities

Alma Weijia Chen , February 22nd, 2021

I am very fatigued. Since the first day of 2020, something strange has happened to me. Every day I wake up to a different place – well, technically…


The Two Singapores: Rethinking Migrant Domestic Care Work in COVID-19 by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 16th, 2020

“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases amo…


STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020

In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


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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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….


Going Viral in Hong Kong

Laura Meek , March 3rd, 2020

Disease is but the most obvious part of an epidemic. As coronavirus spreads, it fuels many other kinds of contagious forces. AN editor’s note: How can anthropology help…

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Hongkong im Sommer 2019: Proteste und Plakatkunst

Kai Fornahl , October 17th, 2019

Während der Proteste in Hongkong im Sommer 2019 hat sich nicht nur eine spezielle Kommunikation über private Chatgruppen entwickelt, sondern auch eine besondere Art der Protestkunst. Die Plakate…

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Optics and Fluidity: Evading Surveillance in Hong Kong

Jessica Lauren Bray , October 3rd, 2019

請點此閱讀中文版 Eyes in/on/for Hong Kong  At the Hong Kong airport, thousands of protesters line the arrivals hall. Creating a corridor for passengers to walk through, they stand silently,…


China im Twitterstil – „Fast & Konfuzius – Mein Versuch, aus China schlau zu werden“

Stefanie Elbern , May 7th, 2019

100 Tage in China mit nur exakt 100 Wörtern pro Tag beschreiben – der Schweizer M. Reist legt einen Reiseführer vor, der besonders die Lesegewohnheiten der Fans von…

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Grounded Dreams?

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017

Hong Kong and Hollywood face the challenges of a globalizing movie economy. Hortense Powdermaker’s analysis of a Hollywood movie industry driven by extreme uncertainty, anxiety, and crisis in…

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Wahlen in Hongkong: Ein Fest für Zensur und Propaganda

Mirko Woitzik , September 28th, 2016

Hongkongs Bevölkerung hat vor kurzem eine neue Legislativversammlung (LegCo) gewählt. Sowohl auf dem Festland als auch in Hongkong wurden mediale Berichterstattung und Netzbeiträge jedoch stark zensie…

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Wahlen in Hongkong: Wohin will die Metropole?

Mirko Woitzik , September 5th, 2016

Die chinesische Regierung versprach Hongkong 1997 weitreichende Autonomie bei der Aufnahme ins Reich der Mitte. Vielen Bürger der Großstadt geht die Autonomie jedoch nicht weit genug. Bei den…

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Are you sure?

Jonathan Burrow , October 17th, 2015

During my fieldwork in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, I was constantly faced with large photographs of children’s faces, in many emotional states, accompanied by milk powder tins and…

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Linguistic Challenges to China’s Centralizing Control

Susan D. Blum , June 16th, 2015

Challenges to authoritarian states’ control of language can be so complex that they exceed the states’ ability to manage them all. Electronic expression of resistance and increasi…

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Workshop note on digital media and socio-political change

John Postill , March 3rd, 2015

By Victor Lasa On 20 February 2015, Dr John Postill convened a workshop with fellow RMIT scholars and research students around the topic of “Digital media and socio-political…