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2019-06-23: I want to re-plug Greg Grandin’s book, The Myth of the American Frontier, which gives vital …

2019-06-22: We tried to publish a replication of a Science paper in Science. The journal refused.

2019-06-22: We must stop the US from going to war with Iran - Bernie Sanders

2019-06-21: The ending of Ep 2 of Chernobyl was one of the most devastating things I’ve ever seen on TV. …

2019-06-21: Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

2019-06-21: Rose Cleveland: The gay first lady wrote love letters to her longtime partner

2019-06-21: Are millennials really growing horns from using their phones?

2019-06-20: If, like me, you always wondered why National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) was called a …

2019-06-20: If, like me, you always wondered why National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) was called a …

2019-06-19: Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

2019-06-19: Bernie Sanders Calls for Release of Brazil’s Ex-President Lula

2019-06-19: Ethnic minority protestor dared not to stand in the front line “The Hongkongers that are not …

2019-06-19: Any discussion of Concentration Camps should also mention the “Criminal Tribes Act” in colonial …

2019-06-19: Everything You Need to Know About the Hong Kong Protests

2019-06-19: Do Warren supporters (a) not care about foreign policy? (b) think a genuinely lefty foreign policy …

2019-06-18: Uber Deities?

2019-06-18: Two specialized muscles give dogs a range of expression that wolves eyes’ lack

2019-06-18: Morse code in straight vs. curly quotes

2019-06-18: Alex Golub is blogging again. Which is horrible, because in three posts I’ve learned of at …

2019-06-17: How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?

2019-06-17: Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

2019-06-17: Sudan: Security forces ‘hiding corpses’ of protesters dumped in the Nile and ‘raping doctors’ amid …

2019-06-17: Australia approves Adani coal mine, endangering the Great Barrier Reef and, well, civilization

2019-06-17: African Swine Fever Is Killing China’s Pigs and Stoking Inflation

2019-06-17: Is Student Debt Cancellation Regressive? NO.

2019-06-17: Somewhere between ¼ and 1/5 of Hong Kong’s entire population turned out to protest. That’s just …

2019-06-17: Academic Freedom: universities must take a stance or risk becoming complicit with Chinese government …

2019-06-16: Taiwan with Hong Kong

2019-06-16: Hegel’s search for the universal patterns of history revealed a paradox: freedom is coming into …

2019-06-16: What it’s like to be a white woman named LaKiesha (I sometimes wonder if I didn’t move to …

2019-06-16: Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator. His Successor Was His Enforcer

2019-06-16: The Neoliberal Road to Serfdom

2019-06-16: “You may say that it’s shoe-shining, but I have to say I find President Xi more and more …

2019-06-16: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

2019-06-16: ‘Loco,’ ‘Hombres’: Why Trump Uses Mock Spanish

2019-06-16: U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid (We live in terrifying times…)

2019-06-15: “Twenty-one Indian cities are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020, and 40% of India’s …

2019-06-15: Johan Renck, before he directed Chernobyl for HBO…

2019-06-15: “One peer-reviewed study suggested that at least 4.1 percent of those sentenced to death in …

2019-06-15: Year in Review: In the Time of Public Anthropologies

2019-06-15: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to pause controversial extradition bill (Only suspended. Not withdrawn. …

2019-06-15: Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland (US citizens living …

2019-06-14: Social Security Isn’t Going Broke. Older Americans Are.

2019-06-14: Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family (My Belgian friend taught me a new …

2019-06-14: ‘Hong Kong’ searches surge behind China’s Great Firewall

2019-06-14: Taiwan’s confused reaction to the Tiananmen Incident in 1989

2019-06-14: Chinese Cyberattack Hits Telegram, App Used by Hong Kong Protesters

2019-06-13: It sometimes seems as if “Fully Automated Luxury Communism” is just around the corner, …

2019-06-13: A Statement by International Scholars against the Proposed Extradition Bill Amendments in Hong Kong

2019-06-13: No, Influencers Aren’t Flooding Chernobyl to Take Photos

2019-06-13: Sichuan cuisine

2019-06-13: Lost Sole (or, “Someone had a crappy morning”)

2019-06-13: Chinese users are beating the censors to talk about Hong Kong

2019-06-13: Joe Biden can’t stop using the toxic “lock up your daughters” joke

2019-06-12: It is so cute when pundits use the term “realpolitik” as if it actually means something …

2019-06-12: Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Council from Debating Extradition Bill

2019-06-12: Journalist David Neiwert: Twitter Suspended Me for Displaying Book About Far-Right

2019-06-12: The Biggest Barrier to a Leftist Foreign Policy: Democrats

2019-06-12: A Dalit Woman’s resilience forms the bedrock of the Forest Rights struggle in Sonbhadra

2019-06-12: John Turturro Finishes Big Lebowski Spinoff Based on Jesus Quintana

2019-06-11: Happy to discover that What is Democracy? by Astra Taylor can be bought online for about $10. Plan …

2019-06-11: Facebook claims to be cracking down on fake news, but they keep advertising shitty kickstarter scams …

2019-06-10: Telegram user? You can now follow Kerim’s Micro Blog on its own Telegram Channel

2019-06-10: The Unknowable Kamala Harris: The complicated career of a self-proclaimed progressive prosecutor

2019-06-10: Half of All Translated Books In The Us Come From Just Nine Countries

2019-06-10: I encourage everyone to take a 20 min break from following the protests in HK to watch Hasan Minhaj …

2019-06-09: “half of all buildings in San Francisco could be deemed unoccupiable immediately after a major …

2019-06-09: Kraftwerk’s “The Robots” Performed by German First Graders in Adorable Cardboard Robot Outfits

2019-06-09: Why Joe Biden Gets Away With It

2019-06-09: How Payday Lenders Spent $1 Million at a Trump Resort — and Cashed In

2019-06-09: Just two years ago, I had hard time finding a decent cup of milk tea in Tokyo. That seems to be …

2019-06-09: Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as …

2019-06-08: Sanders, Warren Push Against Israel Annexing West Bank

2019-06-08: Training a modest machine-learning model uses more carbon than the manufacturing and lifetime use of …

2019-06-07: 10 Chernobyl-type reactors are still operating today!

2019-06-07: Vox employees stage walkout

2019-06-07: Never heard of Catchplay (a Taiwanese Netflix competitor) before, but they have some good films. …

2019-06-06: Listen: Vintage Mandopop/Folk/Rap Thrifted in Taipei (90s Taipei nostalgia…)

2019-06-06: 18 week semesters are hard on everyone …

2019-06-06: Honeybees Can Grasp the Concept of Numerical Symbols

2019-06-06: A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen (Fantastic piece. Must read!)

2019-06-06: Joe Biden Tried to Cut Contraception Coverage in Obamacare

2019-06-06: Undead Race Science (Unfortunately, facts don’t matter to racists.)

2019-06-06: High heels at work are necessary, says Japan’s labour minister (Make him wear 👠 for a month?)

2019-06-06: That’s right, just keep moving along …

2019-06-05: Her MA topic? “predicting the difficulty of trivia questions using Jeopardy! clues“

2019-06-05: How many people died due to Chernobyl?

2019-06-05: New film about filmmaker, writer, and Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens (who appeared in …

2019-06-04: Tank man in Chinese: 占占占人

2019-06-04: Talking about Tiananmen in China in 1990 I first went to China in 1990 a little over one year after Tiananmen. This was a year before the …

2019-06-04: Can Animals Plan Ahead? Some Evidence Says Yes

2019-06-04: Arif Dirlik:忘了六四,你不想傷害中國人民的感情﹣﹣以及做不成新「新中國」的生意 - 獨媒轉載

2019-06-04: Arif Dirlik in 2014: June Fourth at 25: Forget Tiananmen, You Don’t Want to Hurt the Chinese …

2019-06-04: How many Chinese know about the ‘June Fourth Incident’? More than you think

2019-06-04: Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete”

2019-06-04: There is hard data that shows that a centrist Democrat would be a losing candidate

2019-06-04: Without memories of 1989, Chinese activists of a new generation struggle for social change

2019-06-03: If you turn a brothel into a museum, maybe you should actually tell the stories of the women who …

2019-06-02: A split in the DPP over the definition of Taiwanese independence and how to get there.

2019-06-02: Anatomy of a Gag: Choking Chaplin

2019-06-02: On the local train

2019-06-01: To people who are saying about Jared Diamond’s new book, Upheaval: “Well, GG&S was good, …

2019-06-01: Uber reports $1 billion loss in first post-IPO quarterly results

2019-06-01: Q&A: Taiwan’s digital minister on combatting disinformation without censorship

2019-06-01: The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a 1995 documentary film about the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

2019-06-01: Taiwan Syllabus Project (Important and useful project!)

2019-05-30: Why the criminal justice system goes easy on rapists.

2019-05-30: Vietnamese Migrant Workers Strike After Retaliatory Actions Taken by Management Against Organizers

2019-05-30: Passive vs. Active safety systems in nuclear power explained

2019-05-30: Adivasi Activist Jeetrai Hansda’s Arrest: Must India’s Tribals Live Like Hindus To Stay Safe In …

2019-05-30: How Project ‘Shakti’ Misled Rahul And Deepened Congress’s Lok Sabha Rout (It speaks really …

2019-05-29: Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance

2019-05-29: Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay — Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology

2019-05-29: A collective madness : What Modi’s victory says about today’s India

2019-05-28: Eminent Pune doctor accosted by gang in New Delhi, asked his religion, forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’

2019-05-28: Move 9 women freed after 40 years in jail over Philadelphia police siege

2019-05-28: Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus (Better late than never?)

2019-05-27: Why Texas Is Nearing Battleground Status (Not there yet … but I bet someone with the talents …

2019-05-27: You Can Now Avoid a Traffic Ticket in China if You Post a Social Media Confession

2019-05-26: 30-plus years of HyperCard, the missing link to the Web

2019-05-26: ‘Not Just a Maid’: The Ultra-Running Domestic Workers of Hong Kong

2019-05-26: After 15 Years, the Pirate Bay Still Can’t Be Killed

2019-05-26: Black and blue

2019-05-26: Young Pioneers, May Fourth Manifesto, June 2019

2019-05-25: Even when news organizations don’t dare to call Taiwan a “country” the graphics of …

2019-05-25: Kenyan court upholds law making gay sex illegal

2019-05-25: ‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity

2019-05-25: South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

2019-05-25: women who participate more in agricultural work have less leisure time (compared with …

2019-05-24: IR Theory and ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Both Fantasies

2019-05-24: Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion (Seems …

2019-05-24: The search for a ‘majority’ - The Hindu

2019-05-24: How Narendra Modi Seduced India With Envy and Hate

2019-05-23: 2019 Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival

2019-05-23: Remembering Ilya

2019-05-22: Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement

2019-05-21: Charity Won’t Solve Student Debt (From that hotbed of radicalism, the NY TImes Editorial Board!)

2019-05-21: Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” belongs to the genre of 30,000-foot books, which sell an explanation of …

2019-05-20: Springtime for Dany and Westeros Winterfel is happy and gay We’re marching to a faster pace …

2019-05-20: As bad as the #gameofthrones ending was, it was still much better than the endings of either Lost or …

2019-05-19: Food, call bell, phone: Cave PM Modi meditated in can be rented for Rs 990 per day (Just needs a …

2019-05-18: More than 250 same-sex couples to register marriage in Taiwan

2019-05-18: Momentous but Bittersweet: Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan

2019-05-18: Abortion is Immoral, Except When It Comes to My Mistresses (Trigger warning!)

2019-05-18: Abortions by mail are available now in the US. Here’s what you need to know.

2019-05-18: The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones (Zeynep Tufekci gets it.)

2019-05-18: Hotpot Flavor Toothpaste is Selling Out in China

2019-05-18: Proud of that first speck of blue in Asia!

2019-05-18: RIP Grumpy Cat internet legend dies

2019-05-18: Area Man Regrets Helping Turn Joe Biden Into a Meme

2019-05-18: Dribble no more: Physics can help combat that pesky “teapot effect” (Science!)

2019-05-17: End of a lovely day

2019-05-17: Gay Marriage Legalized in Taiwan, but Challenges Remain for Full Equality (Great overview of what …

2019-05-17: Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

2019-05-17: Many ears

2019-05-17: UFO

2019-05-17: Taiwan is set to legalize same-sex marriage

2019-05-16: A beautiful day in the neighborhood …

2019-05-16: “Stop calling anti-abortion activists ‘pro-life.’ They’re not.” (From …

2019-05-16: No, someone hasn’t cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript

2019-05-16: Cyborg Revolution with Donna Haraway - The Dig (Good interview.)

2019-05-15: How an Academic Journal Censored My Review on Xinjiang

2019-05-15: The Gross Inequality of Death in America

2019-05-15: Men in skirts challenge gender stereotypes in lead up to Taiwanese legislative vote on same-sex …

2019-05-14: 🏳️‍🌈協商不能退!🏳️‍🌈

2019-05-14: Susan Sontag was true author of ex-husband’s book, biography claims

2019-05-13: “the that actual value of the bowl of minced pork rice and bottled water was actually NT$129 …

2019-05-13: Dems Can Abandon the Center Because the Center Doesn’t Exist (What is depressing how many academics …

2019-05-13: In China, a Podcast Inspired by ‘This American Life’ Gives Voice to the Real (Discovered this one a …

2019-05-12: “For documentary film viewers, sometimes it feels like the dronepocalypse is already …

2019-05-12: How to hold your breath – Interview with Kiri Dalena and Raffy Lerma “A conversation about …

2019-05-12: More Than 70 Participants From Taiwanese Media Industry Attend 4th Cross-Strait Media Summit in …

2019-05-12: Hualien Station

2019-05-12: Mette Frederiksen: the anti-migrant left leader set to win power in Denmark

2019-05-12: China treats Uighur kids as ‘orphans’ after parents seized

2019-05-12: After Protests, Swarthmore Will End All Greek Life on Campus

2019-05-11: Frances Fox Piven in The New York Times!

2019-05-10: Hand dryers v paper towels: the surprisingly dirty fight for the right to dry your hands (Amazing …

2019-05-10: Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows

2019-05-10: Men Said We Were Overreacting by Making Handmaid’s Tale Comparisons

2019-05-10: Can India Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?

2019-05-09: Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages

2019-05-09: Uber’s plans include attacking public transit

2019-05-09: What you need to know about the Lyft, Uber driver strike

2019-05-09: Evolutionary Psychology Quiz

2019-05-09: Komatsu

2019-05-09: Bollywood film in the USSR

2019-05-09: Video: Israeli parody of “demographic balance”

2019-05-08: CBS Censors a ‘Good Fight’ Segment. Its Topic Was Chinese Censorship

2019-05-08: This is an amazing koyaanisqatsi-like short film about scooters in Taipei

2019-05-08: Stand for Fulbright! Ask Congress to continue funding the Fulbright Program for Fiscal Year 2020

2019-05-07: Gofundme campaign to support Xinjiang Victims Database Testimony Imports

2019-05-07: Dispute with China has hit farmers but US presidential hopefuls are reluctant to campaign against it

2019-05-07: Merata Mita: the godmother of indigenous film

2019-05-07: Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear …

2019-05-06: “Novel” Gazing

2019-05-06: Who Treats Workers Better? Taiwan or Vietnam?

2019-05-06: Stanford Administration to Stanford University Press: Drop Dead! But Not this Year

2019-05-06: We celebrated Michael Phelps’s genetic differences. Why punish Caster Semenya for hers?

2019-05-04: Mushroom at the edge of the field

2019-05-04: Taiwanese Quinoa 紅藜 grown on the college’s millet farm by students.

2019-05-04: Black imprisonment rates are down. It’s important to know why.

2019-05-04: Airbnb listings in China are littered with racist discrimination

2019-05-04: 100,000 Chinese come to Taiwan for medical treatment a year even as China seeks to exclude Taiwan …

2019-05-04: Chinese urbanization has left 25 million vacant homes in rural villages

2019-05-04: Don’t be fooled: Joe Biden is no friend of unions - Gabriel Winant

2019-05-04: Joe Biden wants us to forget his past. We won’t - Adolph L Reed Jr and Cornel West

2019-05-04: “the twins have acknowledged that they started with one salary, but they’re considering negotiation …

2019-05-03: Damn millennials, revitalizating the American labor movement!

2019-05-02: I went hiking for the first time since a strange leg injury knocked me out for several months last …

2019-05-02: Coalition to End Fraternity Violence Statement 5/1/19

2019-05-02: Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela

2019-04-30: Not a big fan of the son, but I cited the father in my most recent publication:

2019-04-30: Typical weather over New Century Village

2019-04-30: Swarthmore College Students Are Occupying a Frat House to Protest Fraternities on Their Campus

2019-04-30: Indonesia Plans To Move Its Capital Out Of Jakarta, A City That’s Sinking

2019-04-29: I’ve been focusing on Uber’s impact on labor and taxi drivers, but it seems that they …

2019-04-29: The number of terrorist attacks by far-right perpetrators rose over the past decade, more than …

2019-04-29: ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Complain About Dark Cinematography

2019-04-29: Can’t believe I spent 90 min watching a black screen with “indistinct grunting” …

2019-04-29: Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

2019-04-29: Uber drivers in the US: protesting poor working conditions and low wages Expats in Taiwan: …

2019-04-29: A University Press is a Vital Part of Stanford’s Identity as a University. It is Not Meant to …

2019-04-28: Gay Sex Robots are coming to Kill Us All

2019-04-28: How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for ‘productivity’

2019-04-28: NRA controversy: Oliver North ousted as president after alleged extortion scheme

2019-04-28: That Alien High School Play Got To Put on an Encore Performance For Ripley Herself

2019-04-28: To fight K-pop’s influence in China, a club teaches young boys to be alpha males

2019-04-28: American Extremism Has Always Flowed from the Border (If you like this summary of the main argument, …

2019-04-28: Cultural Marxism Industry – Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything

2019-04-27: Surgical strike against science and scholarship (In India)

2019-04-26: Measles Cases in the USA, 1944-Present (Y-axis is logarithmic)

2019-04-26: The Only African Samurai in History is Getting a Film Made About Him Called YASUKE

2019-04-26: Any good articles on the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka?

2019-04-25: Due to the large number of grandmothers that die during exam week, “people from very small …

2019-04-24: The political playing field isn’t fixed. It is possible to change the rules of the game!

2019-04-23: It’s only been eight years since people gathered at Zuccotti Park… “Elizabeth …

2019-04-21: Sun setting over Shoufeng

2019-04-21: blistering barnacles

2019-04-21: Netanyahu’s Israel – illiberal, exclusionary, racist – is now the political centre

2019-04-20: 8:53 P.M. — Zizek sniffs loudly

2019-04-20: “A Botyoncé, if you will, or BeyoncAI“

2019-04-20: A Specter Is Haunting Xi’s China: ‘Mr. Democracy’ - by Ian Johnson

2019-04-20: ‘I Have Revised My Idea of What a Uighur Heroine Should Be’

2019-04-20: China may have recently demolished a Uighur mosque as old as Notre Dame

2019-04-20: “in the UK, women are 50 percent more likely to be misdiagnosed after a heart attack“

2019-04-19: Another case of censorship in a China studies journal

2019-04-19: The Book on Marx That Arendt Never Finished

2019-04-19: “every large company tries to become more and more like a bank” How Capitalism’s Productivity …

2019-04-19: “most Americans don’t seem to realize just how rich today’s rich are“

2019-04-19: Put Aside Your Purity Politics and Embrace My Feckless Centrism

2019-04-19: Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our …

2019-04-19: Elizabeth Warren’s Excellent Ideas

2019-04-18: A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Where’s the part where there’s …

2019-04-18: Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin

2019-04-18: The Man Who Made Your iPhone Wants to Run Taiwan. A Sea Goddess Backs Him, He Says

2019-04-18: Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while (Very informative article!)

2019-04-18: Instagram Memers Are Unionizing (What a time to be alive!)

2019-04-17: Elections 2019: Maneka Gandhi’s threat to identify Muslims voters isn’t a bluff. Here’s why

2019-04-17: One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

2019-04-17: Chicago Police Arrest Loyola Grad Workers Protesting Unfair Wages

2019-04-16: Sanders town hall audience cheers after Fox News host asks if they’d support ‘Medicare …

2019-04-16: #MeToo controversy erupts at archaeology meeting

2019-04-16: This article came out in 2017! “Notre Dame Cathedral Is Crumbling. Who Will Help Save …

2019-04-16: The Philippines leads Asia in the number of murders of indigenous & environmental activists, …

2019-04-16: Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral …

2019-04-16: Air tanker drops are often useless for fighting wildfires, but politicians order them because they …

2019-04-15: Syphilis Is Spreading Across Rural America

2019-04-15: Chennai Central loses the honour of having longest railway station name by 1 letter

2019-04-15: An Open Letter: We are Jews Who Stand with Representative Ilhan Omar

2019-04-15: Kristina Killgrove: My Resignation as Chair of the SAA Media Relations Committee

2019-04-14: How a mobile game is reopening a hidden chapter in Taiwan’s history

2019-04-14: The more I learn about Pete Buttigieg’s politics, the less care for them, but I’m still …

2019-04-14: Sun bleached gradient

2019-04-13: Text-mining journalists find that lawmakers introduced 10,000 bills that were copypasted from …

2019-04-13: “For the first time this century, a tribe was stripped of its sovereign rights to land.“

2019-04-13: The Visa Program That Helped Pay for Hudson Yards “Think of it as a form of creative financial …

2019-04-13: Universities should not ignore China’s persecution of scores of leading academics

2019-04-13: AMNH Employees Revolt Over ‘Appalling’ Decision To Host Bolsonaro At Museum (See …

2019-04-13: “The Fliers of Gy” by Ursula K. Le Guin - LeVar Burton Reads

2019-04-13: Democrats are playing dirty to shut out progressive new voices. They should rethink that strategy

2019-04-13: Whatever you think of Julian Assange, his extradition to the US must be opposed

2019-04-13: Game of Thrones Infographic : Illustrated Guide to Houses and Character Relationships

2019-04-12: Remember when the KMT made an alliance with the Nazis to fight communists?

2019-04-11: Netanyahu’s Israel embodies what Ze’ev Jabotinsky, his father’s hero, called ‘an iron wall of Jewish …

2019-04-11: I saw this movie, and it didn’t end well for humans! “Chinese scientists have put human …

2019-04-10: “the language variety that she had learned at home growing up was a mix of Japanese, Atayal …

2019-04-10: Racial purity is “scientifically meaningless,” say 8,000 geneticists

2019-04-10: Automatic tax prep, like trains and health care, among the many no-brainers brainless Americans …

2019-04-10: Doctors find bees in Taiwanese woman’s eye, feeding on her tears (The headline feels like the …

2019-04-08: So you spent years of hard work and all your money to make your first feature length documentary. …

2019-04-08: “Schools are shaming students with low app scores. Government offices are holding study …

2019-04-08: Quaker Oats is a major brand in Taiwan, but none of my students know what a Quaker is…

2019-04-08: Wanhua entrance

2019-04-08: 700 Years of Persian Manuscripts Now Digitized and Available Online

2019-04-07: Villanova prof contracted sepsis and needed an amputation — and her health plan wouldn’t pay

2019-04-06: Sydel Silverman, 85, Dies; Defended Anthropology in Academia

2019-04-06: My Digital Toolkit

2019-04-06: Globally, one in five deaths are associated with poor diet

2019-04-06: House Makes History, Passes Sen. Bernie Sanders’ War Powers Act Resolution for Yemen

2019-04-06: New Mexico gov signs bill granting electoral votes to national popular vote winner

2019-04-05: Styrofoam dancing to sound waves

2019-04-05: “most contemporary anti-Semitism is nevertheless primarily still perpetrated by the white, far …

2019-04-05: “Likability is in this way a self-reinforcing accusation, one which is amplified every time …

2019-04-05: “The Eighth Amendment forbids ‘cruel and unusual’ methods of capital punishment but does not …

2019-04-05: How China Turned a City Into a Prison (Powerful and disturbing multimedia reporting.)

2019-04-05: Looking to take a sabbatical writing year in 2021, but need funding. Anyone able to recommend good …

2019-04-05: Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No

2019-04-05: Lately it seems I can’t login to any of my US bank accounts without having to reset the …

2019-04-04: Anti-Semitic Rally In New York City

2019-04-04: Modern version of the Judgment of Solomon: “Brazilian identical twins both ordered to pay …

2019-04-04: “The Japanese catalogued over 1,400 varieties of rice indigenous to Korea“

2019-04-04: twitter.com/rickperls…

2019-04-04: How Trump Administration Is Tracking Migrant Girls’ Periods to Stop Them From Getting …

2019-04-04: Most discussions of “electability” are just concern trolling. People pretend that …

2019-04-03: FTC hits predatory scientific publisher with a $50 million fine

2019-04-03: Thanks to the neighbor who maintains this nice garden!

2019-04-03: Can the world quench China’s bottomless thirst for milk? (Despite the alarmist headline, a really …

2019-04-02: “Electability” is how people who don’t understand politics talk about politics.

2019-04-01: Anthrodendum is hiring!

2019-03-31: Why the sexes don’t feel pain the same way

2019-03-31: The Apple 🇹🇼 emoji story got a lot of publicity (turned out to be a bug), but Apple has also been …

2019-03-31: I like myself some bad TV, but Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery is so terribly bad that I found …

2019-03-31: The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Everything That’s Wrong With Liberalism

2019-03-30: Sensefield: An Exhibition of Experimental Ethnography - Museum Anthropology Review

2019-03-29: Apple in 1984 vs. Apple in 2019 (UPDATE: Seems it was a bug.)

2019-03-29: The Winner-Take-All Electoral College Isn’t In the Constitution

2019-03-28: “I am an Uber employee and I support the drivers’ strikes.“

2019-03-28: Asian Studies scholars debate ethics of holding future conferences in Asia after visa debacle in …

2019-03-28: The Human Costs Of Kamala Harris’ War On Truancy

2019-03-28: Taiwan’s NCC fines CtiTV for having 50% of headlines about Han Kuo-yu

2019-03-28: Spending my morning trying to figure out whether 學程 should be translated as curriculum, module, …

2019-03-27: Taking graduation pictures with the senior class.

2019-03-27: Muslim network says $2m donation for Christchurch victims should go to persecuted Uighur people …

2019-03-27: For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’

2019-03-27: This article does a great job of summing up the state of Taiwan’s economy, with some astute …

2019-03-26: Uber drivers strike: thousands of drivers are striking in Los Angeles (So glad Taiwan isn’t putting …

2019-03-26: “Thinking Different” in 2019: partnering with Goldman Sachs to make an Apple branded …

2019-03-25: Why Newsrooms Are Unionizing Now

2019-03-25: Chelsea Manning is being held in prolonged solitary confinement, a form of torture

2019-03-25: Rural France in Revolt

2019-03-24: Boston U formalizes a grad assistant leave policy allowing year-round stipend recipients 10 days off

2019-03-24: “the slithery, slimy, snappy, bouncy, rubbery, skiddy and gristly textures that westerners …

2019-03-23: Disappointing: “2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg “troubled” by clemency for Chelsea …

2019-03-23: manual scavenging: When it comes to sewer deaths, this is Gujarat’s stinking reality

2019-03-21: Who authors a virtual performance?

2019-03-21: Modi Government Plans More Draconian Version of Colonial-Era Indian Forest Act

2019-03-21: I’ve been struggling for years to figure out what to do with all the business cards I …

2019-03-20: Reposting this great shot of Taroko by @latitudesofgratitude. It’s really hard to capture the …

2019-03-20: Reposting this great shot of Taroko by @latitudesofgratitude. It’s really hard to capture the …

2019-03-20: How many Adivasis and forest-dwellers have been evicted by this ‘lawful’ forest destruction?

2019-03-20: Frustrated with the current crop of “Read Later” options (Instapaper, Pocket, Apple …

2019-03-19: Chinese Goths Protest Guangzhou Metro Incident With Selfie Campaign

2019-03-19: Apache Helicopter Guns Down Boat Full of Somali Refugees Fleeing Yemen

2019-03-19: “On Sunflowers, Sunlight, and Sovereignty” Something I wrote 5 years ago. (有中文翻譯:每個人身上的太陽花)

2019-03-19: Bus drivers spotted stopping to check for pedestrians on zebra crossing in New Taipei City

2019-03-19: Just catching up on Taiwan’s techno prince 電音三太子 who has become an important cultural ambassador for …

2019-03-18: One Year Ago, America Stole My 7-Year-Old. I Want Him Back. (What is really horrifying are the large …

2019-03-18: The Trouble With Biden

2019-03-18: Christchurch Mosque Attacks: A Public Syllabus - Added to my list of activist syllabi

2019-03-18: 5 Seriously Stunning Facts About Higher Education in America (I wouldn’t be too surprised if …

2019-03-17: Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan

2019-03-17: New Zealand to ban semi-automatic weapons

2019-03-16: Adam Serwer: White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots

2019-03-16: How Conspiracy Theories Unite the International Far Right

2019-03-15: ‘How to Spot a Jew’: Polish Newspaper Front Page Gives Readers Anti-Semitic Advice

2019-03-15: A Skeptic’s Guide to the Russiagate Fixation

2019-03-15: Australia Aboriginals win right to sue for colonial land loss

2019-03-15: Why do white people eat bland food like unseasoned potato salad? A short history

2019-03-15: “the word ‘meritocracy’ was coined as a satirical slur in a dystopic novel”

2019-03-15: I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland

2019-03-15: Video game lets you do nothing in particular in a suburban Russian tower block “All you have to do …

2019-03-15: Beto O’Rourke Is the Hello Kitty of presidential candidates. Favored by those scared of anyone with …

2019-03-15: “as of the end of 2018, nonfinancial corporations had $4.4 trillion in cash… …

2019-03-13: The “new” Brexit withdrawal agreement is identical to the old one – just reformatted

2019-03-13: Yale admissions, the movie.

2019-03-13: Ideal allocation of my attention: 70% current research, 15% keeping up with the discipline, 10% …

2019-03-13: The Real College Admissions Bribery Scandal Is What’s Legal

2019-03-13: Huge scandal as people learn Yale and other elite schools have admitted students whose parents …

2019-03-12: Chinese people don’t need to be saved from their English names

2019-03-12: The memoirs of Obama’s White House staffers show us how not to do politics…

2019-03-12: After taking them down, Facebook restores Elizabeth Warren ads calling for breakup of Facebook

2019-03-11: Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard-Terrin to Curate Taipei Biennial in 2020

2019-03-11: Ready for The Shoplifters vs Minority Report?, the movie sequel nobody asked for?

2019-03-11: Hillary Clinton Is Still Confused About What Happened in Wisconsin

2019-03-11: NYT’s Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media …

2019-03-10: “In this sense we can understand the employee as a witness of time. Even an embodiment of time …

2019-03-10: Commentary: How Hampshire College Hampered Good Governance

2019-03-10: Cashless stores are convenient, but they also marginalize low-income shoppers. (And immigrants.)

2019-03-10: Fine, bring the dinosaurs back if you must! But please keep them from running our government!

2019-03-10: This is the first time in years I don’t have any conference plans. I think I might keep it …

2019-03-09: Elizabeth Warren proposes breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

2019-03-09: The new, safer nuclear reactors that might help stop climate change

2019-03-09: Waiting for the train in Shoufeng

2019-03-09: Waiting for the train in Shoufeng

2019-03-09: Zhixue village at sunset

2019-03-09: Zhixue village at sunset

2019-03-09: Living in Taiwan means having an opinion as to which convenience store has the best tasting baked …

2019-03-08: Taiwanese companies are manipulating air pollution emissions readings to make it look like pollution …

2019-03-06: GOP and Democrats on Ilhan Omar Isn’t About Anti-Semitism

2019-03-06: The Democratic Party Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are a Travesty (Upset? Consider donating to her …

2019-03-06: Neoliberalism is not just a political failure, it’s an economic failure as well

2019-03-05: Can’t believe people are approvingly circulating a NY Times op-ed by American Enterprise …

2019-03-05: After Pulwama and Balakot, the Indian media proves it is the BJP’s propaganda machine “More …

2019-03-05: Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text …

2019-03-05: ‘We are fighting’: Brazil’s indigenous groups unite to protect their land

2019-03-05: The politics of a coup d’etat

2019-03-05: “Eject all the rapaciousness like shaking off nephrolithiasis“

2019-03-05: Bernie Sanders’s first presidential campaign rally was attended by large numbers of women and people …

2019-03-05: In many ways cell phones have made us less global, not more so.

2019-03-05: A Clinton-era Democrat makes the case for the left

2019-03-04: Pokemon stupa with scooter mirror lotus petals

2019-03-04: Pokemon stupa with scooter mirror lotus petals

2019-03-04: In an Age of Gene Editing and Surrogacy, What Does Heredity Mean? (Everyone should read this book. …

2019-03-03: Most Americans don’t realize state funding for higher ed fell by billions

2019-03-03: To win minorities’ support, China offers places at boarding school - A class apart

2019-03-02: When do you become ‘British enough’?

2019-03-02: How a Private Israeli Intelligence Firm Spied on Pro-Palestinian Activists in the U.S.

2019-03-02: China’s expanding war on Islam: Now they’re coming for the Kazakhs.

2019-03-02: As patriotic propaganda video praising Huawei goes viral, netizens mock the company’s …

2019-03-02: He Needed a Job. China Gave Him One: Locking Up His Fellow Muslims

2019-03-02: How Automated Tools Discriminate Against Black Language

2019-03-02: Call Me (My thoughts on using the phone in the age of social media…)

2019-03-01: University of California system libraries break off negotiations with Elsevier, will no longer order …

2019-03-01: Sanders hires DACA protected undocumented immigrant as deputy press secretary

2019-02-28: Dragon’s Head

2019-02-28: Dragon’s Head

2019-02-28: Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

2019-02-28: Faye Ginsburg has coined the term “relational documentary” to describe films (like Please …

2019-02-28: The most compelling evidence produced by Mr. Cohen on Wednesday was not anything he said but two …

2019-02-27: Democrats warn of ‘termination of tribal nations’ as Trump nominee lands spot on key …

2019-02-27: Iceberg twice the size of New York City is set to break away from Antarctica (Tell me more about how …

2019-02-27: Healthy Nation Rankings: These Are the Healthiest Countries (Researchers using UN data for country …

2019-02-27: Ignore All Arguments About What Is “Politically Feasible”

2019-02-27: Shenzhen labour activists formally arrested

2019-02-27: Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

2019-02-27: Thousands of migrant youth allegedly suffered sexual abuse in U.S. custody (Going back to …

2019-02-27: Decathlon cancels sports hijab sale in France (In response to threats…)

2019-02-27: The real point of MMT seems to be to deploy misleading rhetoric with the goal of deceiving people …

2019-02-26: Dastavezi: The Audio-Visual South Asia is an international peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal, …

2019-02-26: Taiwan Bar, a YouTube Animation Series About Taiwan’s Histories

2019-02-26: Five things we love about the artist Michael Rakowitz (In honor of his voluntarily pulling out of …

2019-02-26: Deafening pop as Labour finally pulls its finger out of its arse

2019-02-26: Republican Texas senator quotes Mussolini in warning against socialism

2019-02-26: Bernie Sanders Raises $10 Million in Less Than a Week

2019-02-26: You’re not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

2019-02-26: Incredibly Unfair: Even Though Billionaires Work Way Harder Than Everyone Else, They Only Earn 4,000 …

2019-02-24: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will pay every staffer a living wage, ending the lonstanding practice of …

2019-02-24: Taiwan high school students petition against publishing college entrance exam results

2019-02-24: Sorry to hear that Phil Schaap is not well. I learned so much from his show over the years, and am …

2019-02-24: How India’s Forest Rights Act Is Being Cut Down to Size, and Tribals With It

2019-02-24: 4.5 million children, mostly tribals, suffer from stunted growth in Madhya Pradesh

2019-02-24: Why Does Obama Scold Black Boys?

2019-02-24: “If we’d moved thirty years ago, moderate steps of the kind that Feinstein proposes would have …

2019-02-24: Saudi crown prince defends China’s right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

2019-02-23: Debra Occhi talking about Pokémon GO at NDHU!

2019-02-23: Debra Occhi talking about Pokémon GO at NDHU!

2019-02-23: “The job of the scholar is not to offer her expertise to fit the needs of the pundit …

2019-02-23: You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook

2019-02-23: “wages of the top 5 percent of male workers rose by 42 percent from 2000 to 2018, while those …

2019-02-23: Why a million Indian tribal families face eviction

2019-02-22: Government Proposes Marriage Inequality

2019-02-22: Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading

2019-02-22: Berlin Builds an Arsenal of Ideas to Stage a Housing Revolution

2019-02-22: Foreign Policy Distinguishes Bernie Sanders in 2020

2019-02-22: Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other …

2019-02-22: Chinese Girl Finds a Way Out of Tedious Homework: Make a Robot Do It

2019-02-22: Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted

2019-02-21: India’s Supreme Court Orders Forced Eviction of More Than 1 Million Tribals, Forest-Dwellers

2019-02-21: Scholar’s memories of Joseph Buttigieg

2019-02-21: For the longest time I wasn’t sure if “The Banana Splits” were real, or just a …

2019-02-20: Karl Polanyi for President

2019-02-20: Bernie Sanders Is Not Too Old, Too White or Too Socialist

2019-02-20: Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked

2019-02-20: EVA penalized for failing to protect flight attendants

2019-02-20: Is the Insect Apocalypse Really Upon Us?

2019-02-18: Taiwan Bar gives an 8 minute video overview of Social Movements in the 1920s

2019-02-18: The WPA’s horseback librarians (Just don’t ask Tarantino to direct the movie…)

2019-02-18: China’s housing glut casts pall over the economy

2019-02-18: Taiwan pledges US$500,000 in aid to Venezuela (::sigh::)

2019-02-18: Thomas Piketty: A tax on wealth is long overdue

2019-02-18: Pulwama attack: In Chandigarh, Kashmiri students fleeing Dehradun mobs share horrorstories

2019-02-17: Starz‘ Counterpart has been canceled—which is bad, because the show is good

2019-02-17: It’s not enough to beat back Amazon from New York. We must do more

2019-02-17: Fear Grips Trapped Kashmiri Students in Dehradun Amidst Bajrang Dal Offensive (This is really …

2019-02-17: “The initial segment never budgeted for inflation, adding billions just by doing the math …

2019-02-17: Think science proves taking notes by hand is superior to using a laptop? Not so fast…

2019-02-16: A national “emergency”?

2019-02-16: Goldman asks: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’

2019-02-16: Taiwan’s indigenous are still seeking justice on the democratic side of the Taiwan Strait

2019-02-16: Uighur Muslims demand videos from China proving relatives are alive #MeTooUyghur

2019-02-16: Inside China’s crackdown on young Marxists

2019-02-16: It may not be the most scenic view, but it’s nice to sit out on one’s own balcony with a …

2019-02-16: It may not be the most scenic view, but it’s nice to sit out on one’s own balcony with a …

2019-02-16: Had a great time whilst in England, but good to be back home.

2019-02-16: Had a great time whilst in England, but good to be back home.

2019-02-13: Uighurs to China: Post a Video of My Missing Relatives, Too

2019-02-13: Shashwati spotted feral parrots like these feeding their babies in a tree outside our hotel window …

2019-02-13: One of the ironies of international support for Taiwan is that the nation’s most vocal …

2019-02-12: Workers + Students Strike Fight #crisis

2019-02-12: Workers + Students Strike Fight #crisis

2019-02-11: Anyone watch the 1491 TV series yet? I loved Charles Mann’s book and am wondering if the TV …

2019-02-11: Solidarity Statement from Professors and Scholars in Support of the Wet’suwet’en people

2019-02-10: Beijing’s Olympics Paved the Way for Xinjiang’s Camps

2019-02-10: I Am Jeff Bezos: Man Of Principle, Champion of the Exploited

2019-02-09: On Covering Webcams “if you do have malware on your Mac, the webcam is likely the least of …

2019-02-09: China Airlines Pilots Strike Over Lunar New Year, Criticizing Overwork

2019-02-08: “Before you, dear reader, get queasy, suspecting, not incorrectly, that a boring and cruel …

2019-02-08: New Jersey is one of the few places you can hear these languages — and they’re in danger

2019-02-08: How a Chinese reality show made hip hop mainstream in Taiwan

2019-02-08: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

2019-02-07: Ottoman table from 1560

2019-02-07: Ottoman table from 1560

2019-02-07: Video games exhibition at the Victoria and Albert

2019-02-07: Video games exhibition at the Victoria and Albert

2019-02-07: Very concerned about Spotify buying up Gimlet Media. I think it is the beginning of the end for …

2019-02-06: A letter to Steven Pinker (and Bill Gates, for that matter) about global poverty — Jason Hickel

2019-02-06: “schools have brainwashed kids with lessons about “fairness.”“

2019-02-06: Bill finally recognizes Ainu as indigenous people of Japan

2019-02-06: The Chinese were white – until white men called them yellow

2019-02-06: Xi’s China Is Steamrolling Its Own History

2019-02-05: For those of you in or near NY: BAM - Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

2019-02-04: Caught in a crossfire: Chinese students abroad and the battle for their hearts

2019-02-04: LGBT history to be taught in New Jersey schools

2019-02-03: Immigrant rights attorneys and journalists denied entry into Mexico

2019-02-02: America colonisation ‘cooled Earth’s climate’

2019-02-02: EVA Air & The Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

2019-02-01: The White House quietly rolled back workplace safety rules during the shutdown

2019-02-01: Erik Prince company to build training center in China’s Xinjiang

2019-01-28: Kind of sad that #chabudwellian (Chinese “chabuduo” + Orwellian) never cought on. Not …

2019-01-28: In Memoriam: Joseph Buttigieg, Kenan Professor Emeritus of English

2019-01-28: About all I get to see of Taipei before I fly out again…

2019-01-27: #CollectiveLetter Against the Eradication of Polish Anthropology

2019-01-27: Sunset over Saigon

2019-01-27: General Strikes, Explained (I wish my niece was old enough for Teen Vogue…)

2019-01-27: Grad program director steps down after warning students not to speak Chinese

2019-01-27: Google doesn’t want employees to use work email to organize, per report

2019-01-26: The genius behind ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ headline dies at 74 (“What should we have said? …

2019-01-26: Jonas Mekas, ‘Godfather’ of American Avant-Garde Film, Is Dead at 96

2019-01-26: Why flight attendant union head Sara Nelson called for a general strike during the shutdown.

2019-01-26: Official convicted over Iran-Contra scandal appointed to help ‘restore democracy’ in …

2019-01-26: The tragedy of Venezuela

2019-01-26: Airport Shutdowns Force Trump to Reopen the Government (It was the unions…)

2019-01-26: Breaking: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reaffirms Award for Angela Davis

2019-01-26: I’m an English heir of a noble house whose been away for 10 years warring in the holy lands. When I …

2019-01-25: Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care

2019-01-24: New York’s Punjabi Deli: A Safe Place for Cab Drivers at Risk of Disappearing (Lots of great detail, …

2019-01-24: RIP Erik Olin Wright

2019-01-23: Colleges Lose a ‘Stunning’ 651 Foreign-Language Programs in 3 Years (Maybe it’s the xenophobia?)

2019-01-23: Excellent article about the modern creation of “Uyghurs” as an ethnic identity.

2019-01-23: Bun Cha Obama

2019-01-23: Russell Baker, Times Columnist and Celebrated Humorist, Dies at 93 (Better Baker obit from the …

2019-01-23: Pulitzer Prize winner Russell Baker dies at 93 (The first columnist I ever read with any regularity, …

2019-01-22: Indigenous Occupation Dismantled by Police on 699th Day, Occupiers Vow to Continue

2019-01-22: The Austronesian Homeland and Dispersal (Latest article by Robert Blust summarizing the state of the …

2019-01-22: “Taylor agrees, telling Teen Vogue that it is not enough simply to feel revolutionary energy …

2019-01-22: ‘Social Death’ in Denmark “The European country is isolating and excluding asylum seekers …

2019-01-22: 72 super rich Chinese dead before their time since 2003: 15 were murdered, 17 committed suicide, …

2019-01-22: ‘Nancy’ Comic Artist Olivia Jaimes Gives Extended Interview

2019-01-22: “We shouldn’t make the same mistake the president does when he confuses climate and weather… …

2019-01-21: Dvarapala (19th Century)

2019-01-21: Window

2019-01-21: Sliding door

2019-01-21: Message correction room (in bunker)

2019-01-21: China’s ambassador to U.S.: We want to turn Uighurs into “normal persons”

2019-01-21: Yosuke Masuko: Spinning dough in Vietnam - The Japan Times

2019-01-20: “Uighur cooks in restaurant kitchens chop with cleavers chained to the wall.“

2019-01-20: Time to Break the Silence on Palestine - The New York Times

2019-01-20: “We have a rich picture of the beginnings of language… But if you wanted to know how language …

2019-01-20: A Women’s Wall against the fascist menace in Kerala? Some less-comfortable observations

2019-01-20: As LA Teachers Strike Over Charter Schools, Democrat Cory Booker Speaks at Pro-Charter Rally

2019-01-19: Highlights of 2018 English-language Reporting on the Mass Persecution of Turkic Muslims in China

2019-01-19: If you are in NY be sure to visit the Mort Gerberg retrospective at the New-York Historical Society! …

2019-01-18: The Alphabets – Atlas of Endangered Alphabets

2019-01-16: Can China fix its runaway housing market? (Interesting article from November.)

2019-01-16: Everytime I struggle to get a non-sweet drink in SE Asia, I wonder why everyone doesn’t have …

2019-01-15: 5 years on, 132 scholars & 18 civil society groups urge China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham …

2019-01-14: Dirty air: how India became the most polluted country on earth

2019-01-14: Inuit Cartography

2019-01-14: 100+ Progressive Reasons to Oppose Tulsi Gabbard

2019-01-14: ‘Extremists’ like Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are actually closer to what most …

2019-01-13: Giving students end of the semester feedback on their videos and realizing how hard it is to …

2019-01-13: VLC media player has not aged well. Really happy to see IINA offering a good free open source …

2019-01-13: It is kind of amazing that, in 2019, collecting taxes, regulating banks, providing citizens with …

2019-01-13: On The Navajo Nation, 5,000 Workers Dependent On A Federal Paycheck

2019-01-12: It’s Not a Government Shutdown. It’s a Right-Wing Coup.

2019-01-12: Talks and Film Screenings Winter 2019

2019-01-12: Listen to Siouxsie Sioux’s absolutely magnificent isolated vocal track from “The Killing …

2019-01-12: British subtext: Half of Americans wouldn’t be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an …

2019-01-10: Nine Things You Need to Know about the Unist’ot’en Blockade

2019-01-10: First Nations Pipeline Protest: 14 Land Protectors Arrested as Canadian Police Raid Indigenous Camp

2019-01-09: Translation of Taiwan’s Council for Indigenous Peoples’ Statement to Xi Jinping

2019-01-09: I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

2019-01-08: Erik Olin Wright writes: “I have roughly three weeks left of existence“

2019-01-08: Taiwan now has mosquito facial recognition technology!

2019-01-07: Brian Kennedy at the old International House in Taipei. 1991. RIP.

2019-01-06: Tulsi Gabbard Is Rising Star, Despite Hindu Nationalist Support

2019-01-06: Back in Taipei!

2019-01-06: Sweden Has a 70 Percent Tax Rate and It Is Fine

2019-01-05: Under Eisenhower, the top earners paid a 91% marginal rate, falling to Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed 70% …

2019-01-04: Maxfield Parrish morning

2019-01-04: Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment @anthrodendum series to be a book! #dendum

2019-01-03: Nancy Pelosi Rams Austerity Provision Into House Rules Package

2019-01-03: Why Does Wells Fargo Still Exist?

2019-01-03: 2 Indian Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, Setting Off Protests Near Hindu Shrine (Millions of women …

2019-01-03: On Day 1, Brazil’s New President Undermines Indigenous Land Rights

2019-01-02: Droplets

2019-01-02: The most depressing section of a Taiwanese supermarket …

2019-01-01: Scooters biggest killers of university students in Taiwan (Stop & look before turning. …

2018-12-31: Chinese Police Officers Raided Mosques In Yunnan Province

2018-12-31: Protests after violent seizure of Peking University’s Marxist Society

2018-12-30: China’s disappeared: a look at who went missing in 2018

2018-12-30: There’s a massive free catalogue of Indigenous films online — and we have 6 picks to get you …

2018-12-29: Indigenous City Councilor’s Swearing-In Ceremony Declared Invalid for Being Conducted in Amis

2018-12-29: The Social Network of US Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities

2018-12-28: “Everything Is Fake”: Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit

2018-12-28: 6 Taiwanese universities caught sending SE Asian students to work in factories 😲😳🤯

2018-12-28: Indigenous Nation Blocks TransCanada Pipeline with New Checkpoint

2018-12-28: Kirie Octopus Cut From a Single Piece of Paper by Masayo Fukuda

2018-12-27: Draft national language development act clears legislative floor

2018-12-27: Classic Hong Kong movie character goes viral as “Chinese Santa”

2018-12-26: The Most Depressing Finnish Christmas Songs

2018-12-26: Users delighted by product that means they don’t go red when they drink alcohol

2018-12-25: As Andaman islands are renamed after Bose, a reminder: Netaji’s INA was intensely disliked by locals

2018-12-25: Translations of Jabberwocky into Japanese, Catalan, Esperanto, and even Yiddish!

2018-12-25: No, objecting to Cambridge’s appointment of a eugenicist is not about free speech

2018-12-25: vaping has wiped out two decades of work getting teens to quit (or never start) cigarette smoking

2018-12-24: Hey, Australia! You no longer need to come to Taiwan to see our famous meat-shaped stone…

2018-12-24: China Applies Xinjiang’s Policing Lessons to Other Muslim Areas

2018-12-24: “Here, police atrocities are part of rehearsals for us.” Atish in a nice student film …

2018-12-23: Theatre activist from Ahmedabad alleges harassment by city police

2018-12-23: My list of activist syllabi has been updated, now includes #metooanthro resources and a syllabus on …

2018-12-23: An army and navy (On languages, dialects, and topolects.)

2018-12-22: Is Denaturalization the Next Front in the Trump Administration’s War on Immigration?

2018-12-21: Beto O’Rourke frequently voted for Republican legislation

2018-12-19: Only “the best anthropological articles” …

2018-12-19: Emergency room bills: what I learned from reading 1,182 ER bills ($5,751 for an ice pack?!)

2018-12-18: EASA statement on data governance in Ethnographic Projects (PDF) #dendum

2018-12-18: There is something very pleasurable about taking a talk you meticulously cut down to 15 min, and …

2018-12-18: How Long ‘til Black Future Month? by @nkjemisin has some amazing stories.

2018-12-17: Interesting podcast interview with Paul Farrelly about his research on the history of New Agism in …

2018-12-16: Can the Yellow Vests Speak? December 16, 2018 Update to my original post. (Still more …

2018-12-16: Only 2 of the 166 gilets jaunes interviewed for this sociological study mentioned immigration as a …

2018-12-16: British scientists don’t like Richard Dawkins, finds study that didn’t even ask …

2018-12-16: Japan’s Juntendo University admits rigging interviews to keep women out

2018-12-15: Commoning Ethnography, new open access journal exploring indigeneity and ocean commons, poetry & …

2018-12-13: Donald Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees

2018-12-13: Change of Plans: Conducting Research in Xinjiang

2018-12-12: Laibach was a surprising choice for North Korea

2018-12-12: Taiwan supporters shouldn’t be so desperate as to quote Ted Yoho approvingly. Have some self …

2018-12-11: Why China’s artificial moon probably won’t work

2018-12-11: Knesset approves 200 communities where Arabs are banned

2018-12-11: What Not: lost feminist novel that anticipated Brave New World finally finds its time

2018-12-11: The Small Island Where 500 People Speak Nine Different Languages

2018-12-11: Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges

2018-12-11: Finally caught up a bit on reading about the Yellow Vests movement, and I’m very worried about …

2018-12-11: Did Vox’s Matthew Yglesias just call for a massive nationwide campaign of civil disobedience? …

2018-12-11: Population Mountains (Excellent data visualization)

2018-12-10: You know that cartoon where someone asks: “Suppose climate change is a big hoax and we create …

2018-12-09: Hurray! It is no longer cost-effective to mine Bitcoin, which is “good news for the global …

2018-12-09: Delicious irony! 😋Uber’s Arbitration Policy Comes Back to Bite It in the Ass

2018-12-09: Article writes that people are worried Indonesia’s government’s new ‘heresy …

2018-12-08: Sounds of Mars: NASA’s InSight Senses Martian Wind 🌬

2018-12-08: Please help this talented Indian 9th grader, from the Chhara community of India, raise money to …

2018-12-08: This piece about environmentalist accountants reminds me of a talk I heard about how Canada’s …

2018-12-08: Dragons

2018-12-07: Progressive Marriott union contract could have ripple effects #dendum

2018-12-06: Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound

2018-12-06: Netflix’s 1983 is attributed to show-runner Joshua Long, but the first show has director …

2018-12-06: Funnel web spiders (probably from North America?)

2018-12-06: 28°C/82°F in December…

2018-12-05: “Isn’t “Filipino” also inherently and historically a mixed racial and …

2018-12-05: No News Is Bad News for Hungary

2018-12-05: Twitter’s Caste Problem

2018-12-05: There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts (Balanced and well researched article with …

2018-12-05: How HBO’s My Brilliant Friend Uses Neapolitan Dialect

2018-12-04: Sarah Shulist on her new book, Transforming Indigeneity

2018-12-04: Central European University Forced Out of Hungary

2018-12-02: Which East/South/Southeast Asian countries have shrinking working-age populations and which ones are …

2018-12-02: This article argues that NPP Facebook posts are more issue oriented (“political”) than …

2018-12-02: Millennials kill industries because they’re poor: Fed report

2018-12-02: The view from my window on a sunny December morning

2018-12-02: Sun setting over the mountains as I drive home from work

2018-12-01: Lighting the fire at the opening ceremony for the new indigenous bamboo house built on campus.

2018-12-01: Truku students perform at opening ceremony for the new indigenous bamboo house built on campus.

2018-12-01: Pangcah students perform at opening ceremony for the new indigenous bamboo house built on campus.

2018-11-28: “Frankly, if I was your employer, I would consider an allusion to a discredited conspiracy …

2018-11-28: Solo: A Star Wars Story is “like watching a live-action dramatization of a download progress …

2018-11-27: The “Dawnland” Documentary Shows How the U.S. Government Took Indigenous Children From …

2018-11-27: I’m at the eyeglass store (What?) I’m at the coffee shop (What?) I’m at the …

2018-11-26: Israeli academics and artists warn against equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism

2018-11-26: I haven’t seen eye to eye with Katha Pollitt about electoral politics for some time, so I was …

2018-11-26: Six months before people were sickened by contaminated romaine, Trump’s FDA shelved the …

2018-11-26: More than 3.6 million college graduates are living in poverty—and the rate keeps climbing

2018-11-26: Time to break academic publishing’s stranglehold on research

2018-11-26: Taylor Swift makes a payout to all Universal artists a clause in her new record deal (This is …

2018-11-25: “over half of the top free VPN apps either had Chinese ownership or were actually based in China”

2018-11-25: China’s ‘sharp power’ play in Taiwan

2018-11-25: Of course he cheats at golf!

2018-11-25: What Happened to Venezuela Isn’t So Simple

2018-11-25: Board Games For Adjunct Professors

2018-11-25: Taiwan to see first-ever openly lesbian council members

2018-11-25: Taiwan’s political landscape changes overnight

2018-11-25: Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle

2018-11-25: Leaving the Fortresses: Between Class Internationalism and Nativist Social Democracy (A long piece, …

2018-11-25: The Blinding Whiteness of the Coen Brothers’ Wild West

2018-11-24: Special journal issue on Asian indigeneities

2018-11-24: New national ID card will recognize trans as a third gender in Taiwan

2018-11-24: Taiwan’s LGBT groups fight fake news on Line, Facebook before marriage-equality vote

2018-11-24: Why the Taiwan Midterm Elections Matter

2018-11-23: Misty mountains

2018-11-23: Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

2018-11-23: Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists (This is the lesson she …

2018-11-23: WHITEUMENTA 第九屆台灣國際實驗媒體藝術展 = 白男人文件展 Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan 2018

2018-11-22: Thank you Netflix for finally giving us a skip ahead button!

2018-11-22: Politician left a sponge in my mailbox.

2018-11-22: “What’s at issue is not race, but sovereignty.” Why conservatives are attacking a law meant to …

2018-11-21: Huh? “‘Caniba’ Review: Documentary About a Cannibal Is Food for Thought“

2018-11-21: Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?

2018-11-20: Does a dog feel a profound sense of mono no aware (物の哀れ) when it destroys a favorite toy?

2018-11-20: A new day in New Taipei

2018-11-19: I could never understand why airlines discourage you from checking luggage. Turns out that extra …

2018-11-18: While meetings like #amanth2018 can be overwhelming, you are sure to meet lots of amazing young …

2018-11-18: Will an ambitious Chinese-built rail line through the Himalayas lead to a debt trap for Nepal?

2018-11-18: Falling Population Squeezes Taiwan’s Universities

2018-11-18: Not only are ‪@soclinganth‬ student memberships free, but they plan to offer (a limited number of) …

2018-11-18: The Society of Linguistic Anthropology ‪@soclinganth‬ is the fourth largest AAA ‪@AmericanAnthro‬ …

2018-11-17: A Black Man Can’t Have a Torah?

2018-11-17: “Too hard to translate soup“

2018-11-16: Susan Philips: “For Jane Hill, no language was ever alone.” #amanth2018

2018-11-15: Dolores Huerta, in her opening keynote at #AmAnth2018 asked us to remember the names of the UFW …

2018-11-15: The Political Theology of Trump

2018-11-15: I only got to watch the first half of “The Big Call” 《猜猜我是誰》on the plane, but if …

2018-11-15: UT San Antonio Prof called the police on African American student who had propped her feet up on the …

2018-11-15: My first electric scooter ride in the brisk morning air woke me up better than caffeine!

2018-11-13: Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

2018-11-13: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

2018-11-13: Is Gender Written Into Your Skeleton?

2018-11-12: “These guys have found a way to see through walls using ambient Wi-Fi signals and an ordinary …

2018-11-12: Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

2018-11-12: Striking Marriott Workers in San Jose Agree to Contract #AmAnth2018 #dendum

2018-11-12: How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

2018-11-11: If the United States had open borders, how many immigrants would come?

2018-11-10: Octavia Butler on “company towns” in science fiction (Parable of the Sower):

2018-11-10: “Texas is home to some of the biggest cities in the country – all of which now trend …

2018-11-10: ‘the Democratic Party’s “centrist” candidates were far more liberal in 2018 than they’ve been …

2018-11-10: Colorado Abolishes Prison Slavery in Huge Win for Prisoners Rights

2018-11-09: Serial Season Three is both important and infuriating.

2018-11-09: Recent hiring trends in anthropology (Highlights from an important new study on the US anthropology …

2018-11-08: Breaking Bad News

2018-11-08: Our #AmAnth2018 panel, “Indexing Indigeneity in Taiwan: Resistance and Adaptation in Taiwanese …

2018-11-08: Dead Republican brothel owner Dennis Hof wins election for Nevada legislative seat

2018-11-07: “Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race, Beating Scott Walker” (Dems gained 7 …

2018-11-07: Florida just restored voting rights to 1.5 million people with felony convictions

2018-11-07: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar: First Muslim women elected to Congress

2018-11-07: We’re Finally Going To Have Native American Women In Congress (Not just one, but two!)

2018-11-06: ARC number format to be changed by June 2019

2018-11-06: Marriott worker in Ohio who handled my phone cancellation did not know about the @UniteHere strike: …

2018-11-05: Ferns

2018-11-05: A bend in the road

2018-11-05: Beach portrait

2018-11-05: The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand

2018-11-05: “The effects of the US credit system aren’t so far from that of China’s controversial …

2018-11-05: Taiwan Continues Support Of Right-Wing Authoritarians In The Case Of Bolsonaro

2018-11-05: Thinking of crossing the picket line to keep your Marriott reservation at #AmAnth2018 in San Jose? …

2018-11-05: Marriott official won’t return to the bargaining table till November 12th which makes a …

2018-11-04: Things I think I am good at, but actually suck at #382: booking travel arrangements 😭😭😭

2018-11-04: Tribute to Jane H. Hill (A petition site is being used as a way to leave rememberences that will be …

2018-11-04: Have We Really Killed 60 Percent of Animals Since 1970?

2018-11-02: Invoking “tribalism” to describe contemporary populism “is garbage history and …

2018-11-02: “intense contact across the Taiwan Strait in the early period of Austronesian maritime activity, …

2018-11-01: the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US

2018-11-01: Free Rahile Dawut, a Renowned Uyghur Scholar Detained in China

2018-11-01: Why we need “Out in Taiwan”

2018-11-01: The island that never stops apologising

2018-10-31: “the last source of literary contraband in the city“

2018-10-31: Trump says no other country has birthright citizenship. He’s wrong

2018-10-31: Across Europe, nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains

2018-10-31: Be Careful About Relying On The Constitution (…it won’t necessarily protect us from Trump!)

2018-10-30: Nordic countries have a lower GDP than the US because they choose to work less

2018-10-29: Working in Taiwan as a creative professional part 1: the freelance artist work permit (Useful FAQ …

2018-10-29: Fox News now suggesting refugees are “infested with diseases, like rabies and typhoid” …

2018-10-29: Brazil’s ruling elite face a difficult task in imposing control over its working class and cutting …

2018-10-29: Indian farmers fume at $430m cost of Gujurat statue (Reporting by Roxy!)

2018-10-29: How to Turn a Person Into a Voter

2018-10-29: The MJ Akbar playbook: Men look back at how he preyed on women colleagues in newsrooms and got away

2018-10-29: A lot of the citations I’ve seen to my work rarely engage with anything beyond the title. …

2018-10-29: Just because “economic anxiety” doesn’t explain the rise of Fascism doesn’t mean …

2018-10-29: Cornell halts China university ties over curbs on academic freedom

2018-10-29: How many of you actually read academic book reviews? I find it rarely worth the effort of getting …

2018-10-29: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

2018-10-29: What Happens When Colleges Can’t Use Affirmative Action

2018-10-29: The EU’s Link Tax Will Kill Open Access and Creative Commons News

2018-10-29: Finally! I never thought this day would come … “ARC number format to be in line with national IDs” …

2018-10-28: Pittsburgh Shooting Is A Reminder: Jews And Muslims Are In This Together

2018-10-28: At times like this, in the face of such hatred, it is especially important to make clear that the …

2018-10-28: Indigenous land, culture at stake in Brazil election

2018-10-28: Taiwan’s Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands, as Votes on Same-Sex Marriage Near 🏳️‍🌈👬👭🇹🇼

2018-10-26: Pinghe Mural

2018-10-26: Proposed Changes To Religious Basic Act Would Put Religious Groups Above The Law

2018-10-26: China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think …

2018-10-26: “the identity of the gonad emerges from a contest between two opposing networks of gene …

2018-10-26: Take back Congress! Donate to The Great Slate!

2018-10-26: It’s rich of @tim_cook to act like he’s a great defender of privacy after Apple moved all …

2018-10-26: On the red-tagging of Migrante Taiwan members

2018-10-26: “Was Keynes partially responsible for the death of three million civilians in undivided …

2018-10-26: “Dispatcher: No, if the ATP is disabled will it be good?“

2018-10-26: The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US

2018-10-26: Sticking out

2018-10-25: PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492 (Anyone watching it? Any …

2018-10-25: Uniqlo exploited us, now it ignores us: Indonesian factory workers

2018-10-25: “Indigenous Tayal experiences of dispossession in Taiwan reflect a familiar pattern of …

2018-10-25: Public Statement on the AAA’s “Repository for the Common Good” (Please read and consider adding your …

2018-10-25: Residents of Kashgar going to market. (Fall 1990)

2018-10-24: Inside China’s internment camps: tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

2018-10-24: China’s hidden camps

2018-10-24: Did Hillary Clinton stand by as Honduras coup ushered in era of violence? (From 2016, but newly …

2018-10-24: Black Liberation Activist Freed After 40 Years in Prison

2018-10-24: Administration’s Attempt to Rollback Transgender Protections Flies in the Face of a Century of …

2018-10-24: White House anti-socialism report inadvertently makes a case for single-payer

2018-10-23: The English-only NT parliament is undermining healthy democracy by excluding Aboriginal languages

2018-10-23: So, the latest Dr. Who took a page from Timeless and explored issues of racism in history. But they …

2018-10-22: “20 percent of Manhattan’s street retail is vacant or about to become vacant“

2018-10-21: At least 17 dead, 100 injured after train derails in Taiwan’s north-eastern Yilan county

2018-10-21: “As an anthropologist, I have spent 20 years studying the customs, beliefs and rituals of …

2018-10-21: The Proud Boys, The GOP And ‘The Fascist Creep’ (Good, although it makes too much of the …

2018-10-20: Taiwan’s health care even 9th most efficient out of fifty in this study, up three from last …

2018-10-19: Having your watch set to “Xinjiang time” instead of Beijing (which two hours ahead) can …

2018-10-19: I’m not transphobic, but…”: A feminist case against the feminist case against trans inclusivity

2018-10-19: Xi Jinping Thought mapped for the masses

2018-10-19: “their office bathrooms were separated by race: one for Chinese employees, the other for Kenyans”

2018-10-19: This article “On the Political Philosophy of The Good Place” is pretty good, but will …

2018-10-19: South Korea Denies Refugee Status to Hundreds of Fleeing Yemenis (I guess it is too much to hope …

2018-10-18: Watch Caroline a powerful 10 min short film…

2018-10-18: #HAUTALK: the tyranny of structurelessness and no end in sight #dendum

2018-10-18: Opinion | Elizabeth Warren and the Folly of Genetic Ancestry Tests

2018-10-18: Seventy Years of the New York Times Describing Saudi Royals as Reformers

2018-10-18: Breakfast by the lake

2018-10-17: Apple Fixes Bagel Emoji

2018-10-17: Crystal Mason begins prison sentence in Texas for crime of voting

2018-10-17: A Medieval Book That Opens Six Different Ways, Revealing Six Different Books in One

2018-10-17: Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, headed by hardliner accused of violence against Muslims, to become …

2018-10-17: Elizabeth Warren’s Native Ancestry Response Is A Complete Disaster

2018-10-17: Elizabeth Warren Falls for Trump’s Trap—and Promotes Insidious Ideas About Race and DNA

2018-10-16: The Supreme Court Just Ensured That Thousands of Native Americans Won’t Be Able to Vote in …

2018-10-16: Elizabeth Warren’s Shameful Exploitation of Standing Rock Victory (From 2016, but newly relevant.)

2018-10-16: Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why

2018-10-15: DNA testing cannot determine ancestry, including Elizabeth Warren’s

2018-10-15: About three episodes into the seven-part “Bundyville” podcast and I’m totally …

2018-10-15: For Sophie (our dog), the car is like a TARDIS. She’s pretty sure if we just wait in the space …

2018-10-15: “Amazon’s cheeky slogan—“artificial artificial intelligence”—acknowledges that there are still …

2018-10-14: The Columbia University History Tour Initiative offers a self-guided walking tour of CU’s …

2018-10-14: Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections

2018-10-13: Millennial Aboriginal Australians Have Developed Their Own Language

2018-10-13: “the potential range of anthropological research projects that could benefit from FOIA …

2018-10-13: If you click “Audio and Subtitles” at the very bottom of the Netflix home screen, you can …

2018-10-12: Defying China, Malaysia releases Uighur detainees

2018-10-12: Trump plan could break up nearly 200,000 married couples

2018-10-12: Xi Jinping’s War on the Uighurs. Part 1: The Witnesses - The Little Red Podcast

2018-10-11: Some memories of my time in Urumqi and thoughts about why signing the Xinjiang Iniative Pledge was …

2018-10-11: “When clever political analysts talk about Joe Manchin, today, they are often mystified by two …

2018-10-11: “It is a very mysterious situation. Diplomats that came in private jets, stay in Turkey for a few …

2018-10-11: An actor, a journalist, a government minister: Who is next to fall in India’s #MeToo wave?

2018-10-11: Why has Google taken to reminding ME that other people haven’t replied to my emails? This …

2018-10-10: How can stenographers keep up with a speaker?

2018-10-10: Indian airport security ‘will move from a “broad smile system” to a …

2018-10-10: This review of Milko Lazarov’s film Ága makes it sound pretty offensive. A film about an Inuit …

2018-10-09: 🐌 fest

2018-10-09: How to convert scanned images to perfect ebooks (A little tricky to use but the results are great, …

2018-10-08: Marion Stanford’s yard sign of GOP elephant with trunk up girl’s skirt confiscated

2018-10-08: Reddit user offers a detailed history of the introduction of chili peppers 🌶 to Korea

2018-10-07: Foamy weather

2018-10-07: 🦎

2018-10-07: Evening yoga

2018-10-07: “Students from China make up… almost one-third, of foreign students studying in the US”

2018-10-07: A Fight for Democracy in Brazil

2018-10-06: Support Susan Collins’ eventual Democratic challenger - I just did.

2018-10-05: “Their cruelty made them feel good, it made them feel proud, it made them feel happy. And it made …

2018-10-05: Florida is on the verge of giving ex-felons the right to vote—and maybe changing state politics …

2018-10-05: When actual economics articles are more absurd than hoax social science.

2018-10-05: It is not known why experienced pilot Mikhnov decided to take off after nightfall in adverse …

2018-10-05: The Internet Archive has fixed 9 million broken links on Wikipedia by updating them to point to the …

2018-10-05: Protest against Springer bowing to Chinese censorship

2018-10-05: Autumn morning in Hualien

2018-10-05: “I, for one, hail our new 8 year old Swedish queen!“

2018-10-05: Thinking about Rob O’Brien who led the way at a time the AAA was less supportive of unions. …

2018-10-05: Thanks again to ‪@anthroprez‬ for sending out a strong pro-labor message in support of the …

2018-10-04: “Among Taiwanese, the appreciation for Q texture starts at a young age”

2018-10-04: Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry

2018-10-04: China Curbs Teachers’ Overseas Travel, Recalls Passports ‘Nationwide’

2018-10-04: Presidential Alert

2018-10-04: INFOGRAPHIC: Why All Typhoons Have Missed Taiwan in 2018

2018-10-03: Long winded and full of obscure digressions, this account of Chiang Ching-kuo’s time in Russia is …

2018-10-01: Informants in the Chinese Classroom “The paper you are looking for does not exist.”

2018-10-01: “most important were the simplest things: the kindness with which they spoke to people”

2018-10-01: There are now more $100 bills than $1 bills in the world

2018-10-01: Watching together

2018-09-30: The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles

2018-09-30: The nominee’s transgressions, far from marking him as unfit, signal to his supporters that he is …

2018-09-30: How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying

2018-09-29: Ayushman Bharat Trivialises India’s Quest for Universal Health Care

2018-09-29: Where are the Indigenous children who never came home?

2018-09-29: John Jay Professors Face Allegations of Drug Sales and Sexual Misconduct (Anthropology Department!)

2018-09-29: France’s New Law Against Sexist Catcalls Gets Its First Conviction

2018-09-29: Finally moved my personal blog from github over to blot. David, the owner/developer, was really …

2018-09-29: Censored in China - Jamie Metzl

2018-09-29: “Hacker backpedals on his brazen threat to delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account” so …

2018-09-29: Does the “Facebook Breached by Hackers” story have anything to do with the Taiwanese …

2018-09-28: Leta Hong-Fincher on Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China

2018-09-28: Dear tech corporations on Twitter: I don’t want to privately DM you or speak to a tech support …

2018-09-28: Facebook is too important to remain unregulated. “You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They …

2018-09-28: Surely @PayPal can come up with a better security protocol than making me change my password every …

2018-09-28: Human Rights Watch estimates that more than 12,000 people have died in the drug war, many of them …

2018-09-28: HE IS NOT EMOTIONAL! YOU ARE EMOTIONAL! NO, YOU LISTEN! ~ Alexandra Petri

2018-09-27: From Reciprocity to Relationality: Anthropological Possibilities #dendum

2018-09-27: Do boring speakers really talk for longer? (Yes)

2018-09-27: “the devastating consequences that delegating the design and management of Open Access (OA) …

2018-09-27: Immigration rules to ease for international graduates of Taiwanese Universities

2018-09-27: #MeToo Unmasks the Open Secret of Sexual Abuse in Yoga

2018-09-27: Gui Minhai - imprisoned, humiliated and discredited

2018-09-27: The turnout gap between whites and racial minorities is larger than you think — and hard to change

2018-09-26: Use as many of the original language reference and most arcane features in said entry to trace a …

2018-09-25: “But people aren’t meaningfully free unless they have some security and some option to say no …

2018-09-25: Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Party

2018-09-25: Charlottesville won’t show up in federal hate crime stats

2018-09-24: A Dalit Rights activist sang a song, the lyrics of which were allegedly, “a call to bring down the …

2018-09-24: China has silenced American academics for years. Now they’re pushing back. #dendum

2018-09-24: “Disabled people who use tech to live are cyborgs. Our lives are not metaphors.“

2018-09-23: If you are an academic, please consider joining the Xinjiang Initiative

2018-09-23: Out of almost 30,000 people who applied for a forgiveness program, just 96—less than 1 percent—had …

2018-09-23: Fingers Point to China After Break-Ins Target New Zealand Professor

2018-09-23: A Repository for the Common Good #dendum

2018-09-23: Police crime labs can and should go back and re-examine old DNA mixtures to correct tragic mistakes.

2018-09-23: Sweden to stop deportations of all Uyghurs to China

2018-09-23: Academic precarity and the false coin of our own dream

2018-09-22: “all lessons were given in Mandarin and the entirely Uighur student body was banned from …

2018-09-22: The Xinjiang Initiative “Participants pledge to use every public event in which they appear to …

2018-09-22: China treats Uighur kids as ‘orphans’ after parents seized (Like the residential school …

2018-09-22: When you vote this November, please vote for the party that doesn’t think rape is OK…

2018-09-22: My mom was telling me about the Jewish “Dairy Restaurants” of her childhood. Here is the …

2018-09-21: Board Games For Adjunct Professors “Jenga: You build an ivory tower out of wooden blocks. Just …

2018-09-21: You can now experience the beauty of Angkor Wat without ever leaving China

2018-09-21: ICE arrested immigrants who tried to take in undocumented children

2018-09-20: This article is fascinating, not just for the stuff about Kavanaugh, but for the insight into what …

2018-09-20: Does anyone in my extended social network teach video production to students who commute from far …

2018-09-19: Carpark view

2018-09-19: Pot of gold

2018-09-19: “the first-ever nationwide strike against sexual harassment, and it’s led by working-class …

2018-09-18: Siri Suggestions in iOS 12 are great, but they are also totally opaque. To get an alarm suggestion …

2018-09-18: Sheltering from the sun

2018-09-17: CaptionPop seems like a really great tool for language learners. Works with any YouTube video that …

2018-09-16: One problem I have as a festival programmer is that it is much harder to watch slow films on a …

2018-09-14: 48 Ways to Get Sent to a Chinese Concentration Camp

2018-09-14: New York Has the Worst Voting System in the Country

2018-09-14: Landmark ruling: “HK’s policy of refusing to grant dependant visas to same sex spouses …

2018-09-14: My school now wants to see reviewer comments for book chapters to verify that they really were peer …

2018-09-14: “The suicide rate among Indian women was three times higher than what might be predicted for a …

2018-09-13: This place seems popular, it’s packed with customers right now.

2018-09-13: Scariest campaign poster in Taiwan. 台灣最可怕的選舉海報。

2018-09-13: Why does the Kuomintang, with all its resources, run such incredibly schlocky ads and conduct such …

2018-09-12: Me: throws you down a pit You: my leg’s broken Me: I’m sure you have proof. I’ll …

2018-09-11: Some people have vacation autoresponder emails, I need a back-to-work autoresponder email. Sheesh, I …

2018-09-11: NJ Transit Train Impaled By Big Chunk Of Metal

2018-09-10: Imprisoned by algorithms: the dark side of California ending cash bail

2018-09-10: Blot.im looks like the absolute easiest way to start a blog. Just place files (plain text, microsoft …

2018-09-10: God for sale

2018-09-08: “what truly disturbs in Kristeva’s case is not whatever help she gave to State Security—not …

2018-09-08: Michael Turton’s The View from Taiwan has been an invaluable resource for so many years, …

2018-09-08: I’ve been saying for some time that @apple needs to allow users to easily flag suspicious app …

2018-09-08: The @scarytoilet twitter feed will give you nightmares…

2018-09-08: William Saletan’s guess that anonymous is Jon Huntsman seems pretty convincing. Surprised it …

2018-09-07: Roughly 9% of China scholars report having been “taken for tea” by authorities within the past ten …

2018-09-07: Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups

2018-09-07: Police Brutality Against Migrant Workers Largely Unremarked Upon In Taiwan

2018-09-07: 🇺🇸🌏🗳👍 How to Vote as an American Living Abroad

2018-09-07: The Great Slate is raising funds for progressive Congressional candidates fighting competitive races …

2018-09-06: Indian supreme court decriminalises homosexuality

2018-09-06: “To be clear, ours is not the popular ‘resistance’ of, well you know, The Resistance. We want this …

2018-09-06: Sweden about to deport a Uyghur family to Xinjiang

2018-09-06: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside Nyarlathotep’s Death Cult

2018-09-06: “But don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots: I like how he does war and stealing from poor …

2018-09-06: Metabolism and weight loss: debunking myths in the metabolic chamber

2018-09-06: Tsai Administration Carries Out Politically-Motivated Use Of Capital Punishment

2018-09-06: India ‘assassination’ plot reaches Paris, but credibility is lost in translation

2018-09-06: ❝I am ashamed to play Pokémon Go at an Unmarked Slave Graveyard, and I am also ashamed that without …

2018-09-06: “Folks, there’s nothing left from the Linguistics division.”

2018-09-05: Inspired by #MeToo, student activists target inequality in China

2018-09-05: I worked really hard on my yoga 🧘‍♂️ this summer. I made some real progress opening up my hips, and …

2018-09-05: “I would not willfully do anything that would endanger my ability to get a visa to China in the …

2018-09-04: Saying “Taiwan is not a Han Chinese society” just reifies the concept of “Han Chinese.” …

2018-09-03: China’s ’re-education’/concentration camps in Xinjiang - a Bibliography by Magnus …

2018-09-03: Anyone speaking for human rights can’t be treated as a Maoist: Supreme Court in 2011

2018-09-03: Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

2018-09-02: ‘Our eyes on the world’: 30 years of Visa Pour l’Image (WARNING: many of these images are violent …

2018-09-02: Don’t get fooled by the focus on “crime,” the Trump administration is engaged in …

2018-09-01: Most Dems are perfectly OK with a racist, misogynist, warmonger, with a history of corruption - as …

2018-09-01: I mostly used to pick up the Village Voice for the cartoons. Here’s an evergreen “Life …

2018-09-01: Decades After Denotification, Pardhi Tribe Struggles to Shrug Off ‘Criminal’ Tag

2018-09-01: Bank of America freezes account after asking proof of residency (“Proof of citizenship is not …

2018-08-31: The Trump Administration Is Reportedly Denying Passports to American Citizens #thisisfascism

2018-08-31: I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser.

2018-08-31: Jet-lag is great for productivity! 🛩⏰😳📝

2018-08-30: Should academic journals publish peer reviews?

2018-08-30: India replaced its currency to wipe out illegal money stashes. Now the central bank says it didn’t …

2018-08-30: A meme in honor of United’s “solution” of listing Taiwan by currency instead of as a …

2018-08-30: United Airlines has gotten around Chinese restrictions on listing Taiwan as a country by using the …

2018-08-29: China Treats Uighur Islam as a Mental Illness in Camps

2018-08-29: Are Progressive Civil Society Outgunned By The KMT And Anti-Gay Groups In Referendum Efforts?

2018-08-29: Florida primary: Andrew Gillum wins Dem governor nod

2018-08-29: China building first modern military outpost in Afghanistan to fight terrorism

2018-08-29: I’m very scared for all my activist friends and scholars as India becomes more and more like …

2018-08-29: How a Political Machine Works: Candidates Running for 21 Seats, All Unaware (NY State Democratic …

2018-08-29: Japan Opening Up to Immigration (Saw lots of foreign student workers when I was there last…)

2018-08-29: The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

2018-08-29: Can Transitional Justice in Taiwan Be Part of Pop Culture?

2018-08-28: I love Taiwan so much. Look 👀 at everyone waiting behind the yellow line for their luggage! 😮

2018-08-28: There used to be a debate as to whether chimpanzees or gibbons offered a better analogy for human …

2018-08-28: One of the many reasons I like flying @CathayPacific is their great selection of films, including …

2018-08-28: 奇美部落不該憤怒嗎?

2018-08-27: A Petition for “the Disappeared” in the Uyghur & Kazakh Homelands in Northwest China

2018-08-27: The Great Chinese Art Heist

2018-08-27: Amazing that The NY Times endorsed Zephyr Teachout for attorney general, even more astounding to see …

2018-08-27: Despite What the Press Says, “Maverick” McCain Has a Long and Distinguished Record of Horribleness

2018-08-26: 50 student (labor rights) activists missing in China after police raid

2018-08-26: Prisoners in 17 states are on strike, demanding an end to prison slavery and basic human justice

2018-08-26: Not the skyline I remember…

2018-08-26: Empire State Building (through binoculars)

2018-08-25: China’s Mass Internment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight

2018-08-25: Great critique of that Lancet paper on the supposed risks of even low levels of alcohol consumption

2018-08-25: ❝It can take a lot of socialists to get a little liberalism❞

2018-08-25: The case for abolishing private schools

2018-08-25: Park Geun-hye, Ex-South Korean Leader, Gets 25 Years in Prison

2018-08-24: The “Dunning Kruger Effect” Effect: The less people know about the Dunning Kruger Effect …

2018-08-24: Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 (The colour scale represents the change in global …

2018-08-24: An explainer on China’s re-education camps for a million Muslims

2018-08-24: India’s new compensatory afforestation rules dilute rights of forest dwellers

2018-08-23: Call to Action: Respond to Increasing Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Educational Institutions …

2018-08-23: Why wait to be a 🦋 when you can strut your stuff as a 🐛?

2018-08-22: Dear academic journals: making something temporarily free to download is not the same thing as …

2018-08-21: Lockheed Martin’s #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

2018-08-21: The Unsexy Truth About the Avital Ronell Scandal

2018-08-21: Groundhog Day! (Shot through a pair of binoculars …)

2018-08-20: Securitisation and Mass Detentions in Xinjiang by Rachel Harris, SOAS University of London

2018-08-19: Gehry sunset

2018-08-19: Uighurs living in the United States forced to submit to Chinese surveillance by pressuring family …

2018-08-19: How “Crazy Rich” Asians Have Led to the Largest Income Gap in the U.S. (Bookmarking because I …

2018-08-18: Explorers

2018-08-17: The AAA has a letter expressing their concern over the disappearance of Rahile Dawut, a Uighur …

2018-08-17: Half way through Migdal’s 📚 State in Society and so far I don’t feel I’ve learned anything I …

2018-08-17: Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act, explained

2018-08-17: The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children

2018-08-17: Chharanagar Victims Offer Roses in Return for Police Brutality: Say They are Artists, not Thieves

2018-08-17: Photos: Franklin Street Subway Station Turned Into Makeshift Aretha Franklin Tribute

2018-08-17: On this site…

2018-08-16: I first became aware of Aretha Franklin from this amazing appearance in The Blues Brothers …

2018-08-15: Rashida Tlaib on Democratic Socialism and Why She Supports the Palestinian Right of Return

2018-08-15: ‘Arab Palace’ up for sale for NT$3.3 billion in NE Taiwan (I have been curious about …

2018-08-15: Much fungi, many shrooms…

2018-08-15: Thorium 👍 Uranium 👎

2018-08-15: ❝More people stayed home from the polls than voted for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and …

2018-08-12: China not just detaining Uighurs, but also Kazakhs in their ‘reeducation’ camps 😡

2018-08-12: Glad to see oTranscribe in new hands. A great free tool for anthropologists and filmmakers!

2018-08-12: Not a fan of Monsanto, but the science just doesn’t support the Roundup case and it will probably be …

2018-08-12: I only ever read one book by V.S. Naipaul, his Islamophobic travelog from the early eighties, but it …

2018-08-11: Holding hands like this used to be common in China, but didn’t see it on my last trip… Because …

2018-08-11: Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China #dendum

2018-08-11: IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece (Would …

2018-08-11: Gender studies programs to be banned in Hungary 🤬

2018-08-11: The existence of Twitter posts containing nothing but screenshots of text without any links is a …

2018-08-11: If a socialist says something stupid it is the “ideology” that is flawed, but if a liberal …

2018-08-10: Twitter says Infowars hasn’t ‘violated our rules.’ It looks like that’s not …

2018-08-10: The Indigenous Mexican Corn That Uses Air as Fertilizer

2018-08-10: My friends in Europe and America pride themselves on quitting Facebook, but FB is where indigenous …

2018-08-09: How Well Do You Understand the Trump Coalition? A Two-Question Quiz (I got the first one right but …

2018-08-09: China Is Cheating at a Rigged Game

2018-08-09: ❝Kahan hai Chinese? Yahan par toh sab Pakistani hain❞ (“Where’s the Chinese? There are only …

2018-08-09: (Cause for hope?) ❝Democrats have outperformed in each special election since President Trump took …

2018-08-08: ❝Wheelchair agents… are paid based on the assumption that they will earn tips, and yet they are not …

2018-08-08: ❝Women who suffer heart attacks may face a 12 percent greater risk of dying if their care is …

2018-08-08: Social media is broken, so I’m now offering my micro blog as a weekly email newsletter as well. You …

2018-08-08: Ancient DNA and its contribution to understanding the human history of the Pacific Islands (This is …

2018-08-07: 🐌💋

2018-08-07: pterodactyl vs fish

2018-08-06: 英雄廣場商業大樓

2018-08-05: Chharanagar police brutality to be turned into a play

2018-08-05: Low Power Mode on the Mac (I’m definitely getting better battery life with Turbo Boost …

2018-08-05: ❝there’s no reason to see a real tension between chasing swing voters and mobilizing nonvoters❞ - …

2018-08-05: ❝Our swing voter is not red-to-blue. Our swing voter is … the non-voter to the voter.❞ -Alexandria …

2018-08-04: ❝left-wing professors were more likely to be dismissed for their speech than conservative ones❞

2018-08-03: ❝This narrative about yoga’s ancient roots … is mostly myth❞ (Glad to see the NY Times get this …

2018-08-03: Taiwan never ceases to amaze! There is a take-out restaurant called “Obstetrics & …

2018-08-03: ❝You gave us the stick, we give you roses.❞ 150 Years of Solitude #iamchhara #budhantheatre #dnts

2018-08-02: Here’s How America Uses Its Land

2018-08-02: A Census Question That Could Change How Power Is Divided in America

2018-08-02: This looks like an important new book 📚! > Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of …

2018-08-02: PSA: Automatic cross-posting of tweets to Facebook no longer works as of today

2018-08-02: A Tokyo medical school altered test scores to keep percentage of female students below 30% even as …

2018-08-01: Because it’s easier to imagine socialism than reigning in the military-industrial complex? ➭ Where …

2018-08-01: The Wing Chun master’s rooster

2018-07-31: If you were teaching Moana in a course focused on issues of representation and identity and could …

2018-07-31: Oh, I wish I had time to read this Special Issue of Anthropological Theory right now! “Civility: …

2018-07-30: Lack of day off for migrants (in Taiwan) is ‘denial of human rights’

2018-07-30: What happens to India’s four million ‘stateless’ people?

2018-07-30: Stop. Rewind. Repeat. Why Chinese children are still not safe

2018-07-30: On my FB feed I’m seeing posts by @m4abhi of the lawyer’s strike at the Metropolitan …

2018-07-30: Anthropology graduate student Darren Byler (雷风) is doing some amazing blogging about what is …

2018-07-30: ❝in the past 50 years, Italian syntax has shifted towards patterns that mimic English models❞ …

2018-07-29: Lawyers, Theatre Personality Among Many Arrested in ‘Brutal’ Police Action in Ahmedabad

2018-07-29: Podcast🎙: How has Basque survived?

2018-07-29: The man whose deportation Elin Ersson tried to prevent (Turns out he wasn’t on the plane and …

2018-07-29: I can’t make tea without the water getting cold before I remember to drink it and I …

2018-07-29: The way Twitter is structured, with branching conversations that don’t always trace back to …

2018-07-28: Gujarat: Police arrest 29 men in Chharanagar for alleged rioting, injuring a police officer

2018-07-28: What the cops did in Chharanagar is nothing less than “collective punishment”! Cops Go …

2018-07-27: I use emoji to help organize my todo lists and my calendar. Been trying to figure out an emoji to …

2018-07-27: Angry to hear that the police, for no particular reason, have beaten and arrested hundreds of people …

2018-07-26: Sophie gave me a new yoga prop, but I’m not sure how to use it?

2018-07-26: ❝infringements {to} academic freedom…had already occurred before Chinese personnel of the institutes …

2018-07-26: Finally figured out what all those Hataraku Saibou memes are about…

2018-07-26: Sometimes one does better by buying a RT ticket 💸 to a big city 🏙 in the US on a decent airline ✈️ , …

2018-07-26: ❝Puerto Rican debt is owned by actors who invested knowing full well that Puerto Rico could not pay❞ …

2018-07-26: China Holds Ethnic Mongolian Historian Who Wrote ‘Genocide’ Book

2018-07-25: ❝the bottom 60 percent of income-earners have accounted for most of the rise in spending over the …

2018-07-24: ❝Above all, I saw how easy it would be to accept the notion that it was the government’s job to make …

2018-07-24: I think Ryan Cooper’s response to Corey Robin is right on for the first two points, but I am …

2018-07-24: Andrew Cuomo had MTA waste $30M on tunnel vanity project (Vote @CynthiaNixon!)

2018-07-24: Nordic State Ownership of Enterprise Is a Real Thing (And prevents capital flight in the face of …

2018-07-24: Would be great to see India finally set up a panel for denotified, semi-nomadic, nomadic tribes.

2018-07-23: Ash “I’m literally a communist, you idiot” Sarkar: “I’ve had lots of emails from weird …

2018-07-23: Language and politics in an Inner Mongolian post office ❝the lady was very sorry, but since it was …

2018-07-23: Why mobile phones are NOT a health hazard 💬 ”the scientific evidence points to a conclusion totally …

2018-07-23: Transgender men talk about life on the other side of the gender divide “People now assume I have …

2018-07-22: Adiler

2018-07-22: Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Towering Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100

2018-07-22: Question: Don’t the rich people in K-Dramas have central heating in their huge houses? They …

2018-07-21: #AmAnth2018 Panel: Indexing Indigeneity in Taiwan Indexing Indigeneity in Taiwan: Resistance and Adaptation in Taiwanese Visual Culture Cosponsored …

2018-07-21: Some Brief Thoughts on Trump and Russia (with links) It seems to me that Trump’s love of Russian is not about policy, but about a shared racist, …

2018-07-21: Less than US$2 for a whole basket of vegetarian dumplings from a street vendor in Taipei! 素食小籠包🥟😋😍

2018-07-19: Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law (“The bill also strips Arabic of its …

2018-07-19: Facebook Domination vs. Self-Determination (A vision of the social web as an open, decentralized, …

2018-07-18: In this heat, I don’t blame them for waiting for the light to change in the shade…

2018-07-18: The United States of Arms on Vimeo (Question: To what extent, if any, has Taiwan’s loyal support of …

2018-07-17: An Ancient Dog Finds its Place in the Modern World (“the way a Taiwan Dog bonds with its human is …

2018-07-17: OMG! “Taiwan: The Land Colonialisms Made,” the special issue of Boundary 2 edited by Arif Dirlik, …

2018-07-16: Investigation uncovers a stunning rate of bigoted assault and harassment in New York

2018-07-16: oTranscribe needs a new home (I hope someone takes over this important open source project! I depend …

2018-07-16: PhD student’s notes writing during our wide ranging, three hour long, discussion of indigenous …

2018-07-15: Israel in turmoil over bill allowing Jews and Arabs to be segregated (“which critics have condemned …

2018-07-14: Doraemon has a toothache

2018-07-14: Company claimed it had no obligation to honor union because some were undocumented immigrants. Only …

2018-07-13: RE: my last post about “follow counts.” I do find it interesting to see how many of my …

2018-07-13: “an important part of Micro.blog is to never show follower counts” (Love the thought that @manton …

2018-07-13: Just Last Year, Brett Kavanaugh Suggested Roe v. Wade Was Wrongly Decided

2018-07-12: My phone tells me that I walk, on average, about 2000 km a year. So in about 20 years I should’ve …

2018-07-12: African Multiregionalism: The New Story of Human Origins

2018-07-11: Fried bread sticks (油條) getting made

2018-07-11: How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

2018-07-11: iPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t

2018-07-10: Thousands in Xinjiang placed in de facto orphanages after parents detained

2018-07-10: Note to self: next time I walk 20 min in the sun before giving a public talk in Taiwan… bring a …

2018-07-10: “There is a time-tested, economics-validated alternative to more babies, immigration” (I keep …

2018-07-10: “Why would seeing and hearing be irrelevant? We are creatures with multimodal perception. That’s …

2018-07-10: Classy hotel for classy people

2018-07-08: This post on the politics of citation is great, but also makes me want to know more. Would love to …

2018-07-07: Fascism: Minister Jayant Sinha Garlands 8 Men Who Killed Meat Trader In Jharkhand

2018-07-07: How the poorest of the poor are becoming targets of lynch-mobs in India (Includes interview with …

2018-07-07: Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison for DAPL …

2018-07-07: A Korean Odyssey (화유기, 和遊記)is described as Journey to the West 西遊記 in the form of a Korean drama, …

2018-07-06: Explaining Away Ocasio-Cortez’s Political Earthquake

2018-07-06: “Scott Pruitt is trying to keep the Earth warm. As it becomes warmer, he will need more …

2018-07-06: Donald Trump is leading the Republican charge to preserve a shrinking white majority.

2018-07-06: Google and HTTP “Google has spent a lot of effort to convince you that HTTP is not good. Let me have …

2018-07-06: Today I learned that EVA Air has an interpretive dance in-flight safety video!

2018-07-05: Sharing India’s Hidden History : Changing the Story #budhantheatre #dnt

2018-07-04: I was thinking about the early days of blogging (circa 2003-5) and remembering Jeanne D’Arc at …

2018-07-04: The folks over at the Socialist Worker ask: “What can we do with the Democrats?”

2018-07-04: A shocking map of America’s vast “immigrant detention machine”

2018-07-04: More Americans Evacuated From China Over Mysterious Ailments (What a weird story, but also like the …

2018-07-03: Bill Gates spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve teaching. New report says it was a bust.

2018-07-02: More States Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer (How long till academic …

2018-07-01: Most of the videos on my Facebook timeline are basically ads. Sometimes I lazily watch them, but now …

2018-07-01: Verso has a flash sale for Sunday, July 1st: 90% off all ebooks!

2018-07-01: How Facebook Punked and then Gut Punched the News Biz

2018-06-30: Taiwan’s New Southbound Push Risks Duterte Drug War Complicity

2018-06-29: Howard Zinn: “It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, …

2018-06-29: 跟香港人用「普通話」溝通還是很困難。雖然有一些人講的比英文好,他們還是聽不太懂我的「台灣國語」而我也聽不懂他們的粵語腔。😥

2018-06-29: This is where scientists may find the next hobbits

2018-06-29: Harlan Ellison, Grand Master of Science Fiction & Fantasy, 1934-2018

2018-06-28: Kennedy’s retirement ensures Roe v. Wade will be overturned

2018-06-27: The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia (Important new anthology.)

2018-06-27: A top House Democrat just lost his primary — to a socialist. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran boldly to …

2018-06-26: The Poor People’s Campaign Is Just Getting Started

2018-06-26: For people who somehow still don’t know that Dune’s Paul Atreides is Lawrence of Arabia

2018-06-26: If, like me, you’ve been too busy to keep with #hautalk, this document links to pretty much …

2018-06-25: Hong Kong’s vanishing archives and the battle to preserve history

2018-06-23: Not only is Taiwan not welcoming to refugees, but it is helping keep Nauru refugees out of …

2018-06-23: “Are chronotopes helpful?” - by the unstoppable Jan Blommaert.

2018-06-23: Netflix has a “skip intro” feature. I wish they could make another one to skip ahead when …

2018-06-21: RIP Koko! 😢Who was Koko? Sign Language Gorilla Dead at 46

2018-06-21: How early 20th-century Japanese rice breeders shaped the future of the staple food in Taiwan

2018-06-20: The Problem with Assholes (This says so many things I wanted to say about #hautalk, including some …

2018-06-20: “Public transit, Americans for Prosperity says, goes against the liberties that Americans hold …

2018-06-20: AAA Rejects Separating Immigrant Children From Their Parents as Mean-Spirited Political Ploy #dendum

2018-06-19: Complex history of dog origins and translocations in the Pacific revealed by ancient mitogenomes

2018-06-19: BREAKING: Nationwide Protests Against Family Separation Announced

2018-06-19: Public Statement from HAU Editorial Board Members Past and Present

2018-06-19: Google released this incredibly useful extension 4 years ago, how come I only learned about it now?

2018-06-19: Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best (Turns our that putting kids in cages is good for …

2018-06-18: So I’ve written about 6,500 words this semester. But the problem is that they are the wrong 6,500 …

2018-06-18: Statement on Hau and Open Access Publishing (It is actually a petition…) #hautalk #dendum

2018-06-18: Supporting Taiwanese sovereignty shouldn’t mean parroting the racist theories of early 20th C. …

2018-06-18: Understanding The Administration’s Monstrous Immigration Policies

2018-06-18: The current horrific immigration policy is Trump’s not the Dems; but for decades Dems have …

2018-06-18: xkcd.com/2005/

2018-06-16: There is an alternate timeline where the TV show Timeless is really good. (Probably the same …

2018-06-16: “The name Hau also reflects a wider problem with how indigenous culture gets discussed in …

2018-06-16: “this is a project that engages indigenous ideas, not actual indigenous people” Alex Golub, in …

2018-06-15: The HAU kerfuffle has been written up by Colleen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed.

2018-06-15: How People Close to Joe Crowley Have Gotten Rich While the Queens Boss has Risen in Congress

2018-06-15: What’s Going On With New York’s Elite Public High Schools?

2018-06-15: Obama’s Dubious Detention Centers (NY Times editorial from 2016…)

2018-06-14: Uyghur pop star detained in China “the reason for Ablajan’s detention was simply that he ‘promoted …

2018-06-14: Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families

2018-06-14: A very useful Twitter thread by @hilaryagro. It lists almost everything that has happened regarding …

2018-06-13: Why 10% of Florida Adults Can’t Vote: How Felony Convictions Affect Access to the Ballot

2018-06-12: Dennis Banks, Native American Activist And Wounded Knee Occupier, Dies At 80

2018-06-12: Bernie Sanders’ Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He’s Taking It Mainstream

2018-06-11: Why do we say “movie buff” and “computer buff”?

2018-06-11: Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together “The president’s unofficial …

2018-06-09: “Precarity isn’t the major problem in the American labor market. It’s that wages are stagnant or …

2018-06-09: I’ve never read or watched anything by Anthony Bourdain but, from the reactions I’ve …

2018-06-09: Useful website @CPECWire is “dedicated to tracking and assessing the China-Pakistan Economic …

2018-06-08: How Should the World Respond to Intensifying Repression in Xinjiang?

2018-06-08: Petition · Letter to the Leadership of the Association for Asian Studies

2018-06-07: India Bars Pakistani Academics From Attending Asian Studies Conference

2018-06-06: My favorite new iOS feature: Bedtime Mode “notifications that come in while you’re asleep won’t appear on the Lock screen. This …

2018-06-06: The Latest Attack in the Campaign to Silence Criticism of Israel

2018-06-05: Love the webpage for the “The web that was” conference!

2018-06-04: Like the girl in Anderson’s fairy tale, many faculty discover there is no way to take off the red …

2018-06-04: Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country (I don’t know if this phenomenon is really so new …

2018-06-03: Israel says it won’t recognize Ugandan Jewish community (From what I know about the Abuyudaya, …

2018-06-03: Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Boondoggle

2018-06-02: Palestinian Medic Killed at Gaza Protest - Video

2018-06-02: Here’s the Starbucks racial bias training video employees saw (I hope someone subtitles this …

2018-06-02: It’s Only Hair (Animated ethnography from the anthropology department at Goldsmiths.)

2018-06-02: FEMA Paid Millions For Half-Empty ‘Floating Hotel’ After Hurricane Maria

2018-06-02: Wave Of Murders In Past Month Has Its Roots In Toxic Masculinity In Taiwanese Society

2018-06-02: China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other (Remember meeting a Uighur in Urumqi in …

2018-06-02: Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test (Not mentioned, but another study showed poor …

2018-06-01: Niall Ferguson wanted opposition research on a student

2018-06-01: A genetically modified organism could end malaria and save millions of lives \— if we decide to use …

2018-06-01: Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria

2018-06-01: Going beyond the archival documents about the Nakba

2018-06-01: “it’s not just a matter of people naturally growing more conservative as they grow older. It’s also …

2018-06-01: Last of Rabbit-Proof Fence sisters Daisy Kadibil dies age 95

2018-06-01: “I used to be a 911 dispatcher. I had to respond to racist calls every day”

2018-05-31: Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world’s newest oil executive

2018-05-30: Lost for words: language exchange with India - Taipei Times

2018-05-29: Did the Trump Administration Separate Immigrant Children From Parents and Lose Them? (Not exactly …)

2018-05-29: Effectiveness of Anonymization in Double-Blind Review (Non-blind review is biased against women and …

2018-05-29: Spend half an hour doing my morning writing, or waste time adding emoji to my todo items? You know …

2018-05-28: #WhereAreTheChildren: How to Help

2018-05-27: Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? (Yes it was.)

2018-05-25: Everyone gets upset when airlines fail to list Taiwan as a country, but when Taiwan treats its own …

2018-05-25: Please consider supporting this new film by John Slattery, director of the charming and insightful …

2018-05-24: Moses Farrow tells his version of the story

2018-05-24: Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists

2018-05-24: “at their peak, unions were disproportionately made up of the least-skilled workers and people of …

2018-05-24: It’s Not Too Late to Save the Taipei Times

2018-05-23: 193 tons of prescription medication are thrown away in Taiwan per year

2018-05-23: Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology

2018-05-22: THIS is Fascism: What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13

2018-05-21: Last serpent shop shutters in Taipei’s Snake Alley

2018-05-20: Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

2018-05-20: How India’s Welfare Revolution Is Starving Citizens

2018-05-20: “We are dying in Gaza anyway. We might as well die being shot,” said a teenager

2018-05-20: Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died.

2018-05-19: Many people have watched the film 3 Idiots, but how many people actually drop out of engineering …

2018-05-19: What Really Happens in China’s ‘Re-education’ Camps

2018-05-19: I don’t think I ever shared the final syllabus for the Ph.D. seminar in sovereignty studies …

2018-05-19: So today I learned that the Chinese translation of The Big Lebowski is “The Green Toe Murder” 《謀殺綠腳 …

2018-05-18: #WorstAcademicDiagrams #dendum

2018-05-17: Taiwanese women brag on LINE about not giving domestic workers vacation

2018-05-16: Zionists… have argued that it is the very presence of Arabs in the Jewish state that propels it to …

2018-05-15: The town of Bedrock, in the Flintstones, had a more advanced monetary policy than what …

2018-05-15: MSF doctors in Gaza: “The exit wounds are fist-size. Bone is pulverized into dust.”

2018-05-15: As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’ “Odin’s Crispr gene-editing …

2018-05-15: We Must Speak Up Against Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza

2018-05-15: Israel Kills Dozens of Unarmed Protesters in Gaza as Jared Kushner Speaks of Peace, in Jerusalem

2018-05-14: There have been more than 10,000 members of Congress—but never a Native American woman

2018-05-14: Rousseau’s Turban

2018-05-14: the challenge of intensive mentoring amid neoliberal scarcity #dendum

2018-05-14: Taiwan Takes a Step Back With New Coal Plant

2018-05-14: This is Russia

2018-05-13: Meet the American who translates some of India’s finest Hindi writers into English

2018-05-13: Ever wish you could do your writing in the Tardis? Here you go!

2018-05-13: Really excited for this special issue of Boundary 2 on Taiwan to finally be coming out!

2018-05-12: Three key officials of the “Taiwan Civil Government” detained in Ponzi scheme probe

2018-05-12: Indigenous Canadians sue the US government over decades of secret, involuntary, inhumane medical …

2018-05-12: Nomadic tribes: Move to grant Constitutional protection gathers pace

2018-05-12: The Disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler #dendum #metoo

2018-05-11: What Was Not Said (NPR story on Taiwan, the White Terror, and families. Worth a listen.)

2018-05-11: How China Managed to Play Censor at a Conference on U.S. Soil (Taiwan was scrubbed from keynote …

2018-05-10: Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting “Five-day forecasts are as good now …

2018-05-10: Does Your Water Need More Ions? (No. But expensive filters that ionize & alkalinize your water …

2018-05-08: I don’t think abortion is murder, and neither do you (Great way to fight right wing attempts …

2018-05-08: How American births are marred by racism. Powerful anthro{dendum} post by Dána-Ain Davis.

2018-05-08: It’s as if Elon Musk, Mohammed bin Salman, and Oliver North formed a superhero team

2018-05-08: Renewables Getting Cheaper, But We Still Need (Some) Conventional Sources Here are the three key takeaways from Lazard’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis. One: …

2018-05-08: Meet the Young Indigenous Hunters of Taiwan

2018-05-08: Tomahawk Chops and Indian Mascots: In Europe, Teams Don’t See a Problem

2018-05-07: In Brazil, patients risk everything for the ‘right to beauty’ #dendum

2018-05-06: Surreal Scenes On NTU Campus Yesterday With Calls For “New May 4th Movement”

2018-05-06: Crowdsourcing a local grassroots media initiative to fight communal violence in India They deserve …

2018-05-06: A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

2018-05-05: Taiwan’s government still hasn’t figured out if they are the empire or the rebel alliance … #may4th

2018-05-03: Wow! A new study pushes back date of earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by hundreds …

2018-05-03: My dad has become a blogger! He’s in Scientific American talking about Bill Gates’ efforts to build …

2018-05-03: The UK revoked the visas of tens of thousands of foreign students based on ETS fraud detection …

2018-05-02: several of Cohen’s clients were affiliated with insurance fraud rings that repeatedly staged …

2018-05-02: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale

2018-05-02: Photojournalist Killed in Kabul Left a Legacy of Images

2018-05-02: Really Springer? That’s how you “solved” your fake papers problem?

2018-05-01: About those articles claiming “collapse” at the North Korean Nuclear Test Site forced N. Korea to …

2018-04-30: The Big Apple’s budding love for Taiwanese food

2018-04-30: 納粹制定反猶太法時,參考的是美國法

2018-04-30: In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston sought to publish the story of Cudjo Lewis, the final slave-ship …

2018-04-30: If you liked my Lazy PowerPoint post, you’ll be happy to know that the latest version of …

2018-04-29: 學生A:你小的時候,已經有彩色照相機嗎? 學生B:你還有那張照片嗎?有同學不相信你以前很帥。 Student A: “Did they have color film cameras when you …

2018-04-29: For those of you in London, a chance to see indigenous weaving from Taiwan! May 12th at the British …

2018-04-29: A great source of online intermediate level Iyengar yoga classes Although there are some great Iyengar yoga teachers in Taipei and Hualien, with my busy schedule …

2018-04-29: If that Golden State Killer story scared you, just look at what China and India are doing! Everyone concerned about the implications of the Golden State Killer being tracked by matching DNA …

2018-04-29: American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza — And The Truth

2018-04-28: Why we should bulldoze the business school

2018-04-28: Asian Tigers Leave Taiwan Behind

2018-04-28: Robin D. G. Kelley in Solidarity with Grad Workers at Columbia University #dendum

2018-04-28: How Trump’s travel ban became normal

2018-04-28: New study: When states passed right-to-carry laws, violent crime ended up 13-15% higher than it …

2018-04-27: Really impressed with this woman’s ability to apply makeup in a hand mirror while standing on a …

2018-04-27: My latest anthro{dendum} post: We suck at (academic) politics

2018-04-26: Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap

2018-04-26: Taiwan Indigenous Studies A talk series (and eventually a book) at SOAS in London.

2018-04-26: As far as making the world a better place goes, malaria is low hanging fruit. Visit the World …

2018-04-26: Most Cubans have no internet access, but get information & media via “El Paquete” …

2018-04-25: Now Teen Vogue is covering the story! (Not that this should surprise anyone who has been following …

2018-04-24: 中国招聘广告性别歧视

2018-04-24: Video - Chinese Tech Companies’ Dirty Secret Job ads ‘promising applicants “beautiful girls” as …

2018-04-24: Dual citizenship in Japan

2018-04-24: Uncanny Renderings of Art History’s Famous Self-Portraits (Warning: puns)

2018-04-23: John Bolton chaired nonprofit that promoted fake anti-Muslim news

2018-04-23: 視覺人類學在台灣 - 芭樂人類學

2018-04-23: “the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race” The erasure of the sovereign …

2018-04-23: Can a Woman’s Voice Ever Be Right?

2018-04-23: Young Taiwanese on China’s lure, in their own words

2018-04-23: Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms

2018-04-22: This video goes out to all those who (a) think Trump is a living, breathing, Nazi, and (b) that the …

2018-04-22: Wall Street Is Trying to Embezzle Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Relief Money

2018-04-21: US government concerned about migrant workers’ rights in Taiwan

2018-04-21: Blahker 巴拉剋 is an iOS content blocker specifically for Taiwan. Especially useful considering what a …

2018-04-21: Syria war: The online activists pushing conspiracy theories

2018-04-21: Gothamist Daily: Michael Cohen Gets The Crappy Subway Ads He Deserves

2018-04-20: That moment when Lady Subaru dissolves the Crimson Knights rather than establish a “state of …

2018-04-20: Seeking Foreign Money, G.O.P. Donor Pushed for Trump to Golf With Malaysian Premier (Those who think …

2018-04-19: Why Starbucks shouldn’t be praised for its misguided racism workshops

2018-04-19: Visual Anthropology Programs in Taiwan

2018-04-19: When racism is treated as biology, it is also naturalized and taken out of history (The problem with …

2018-04-18: Internet in Mahabharata: Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb’s comments leave Twitter users in splits

2018-04-18: Indigenous Peoples’ Higher Education and New Zealand Connection - National Dong Hwa University

2018-04-18: Displacements Online Film Festival

2018-04-18: If you criticize one scholar you are a gadfly, criticize a hundred and you are a philosopher.

2018-04-18: Michael Cohen’s uncle Morton Levin’s social club was the headquarters of Russian organized crime in …

2018-04-17: British residents deported to Jamaica told to ‘put on accent’

2018-04-17: China’s Weibo Just Walked Back A Ban On LGBT Content After Users Protested

2018-04-17: Circumscribing the Body Politic: Circumcision, Religious Freedom and Identity in Europe #dendum

2018-04-17: So consciousness is a virus? Can we get inoculated?

2018-04-17: Women Actually Earn Around 40 Percent Less Than Men

2018-04-17: From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black …

2018-04-17: A beginner’s guide to “accessible” modern art jazz

2018-04-17: A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories

2018-04-17: Futile air strikes on Syria won’t defeat Assad and Putin

2018-04-17: 17世紀的人怎麼說閩南語? 中研院有重大發現

2018-04-16: This Incredible Vintage Film Shows a Trip Through New York City in 1911

2018-04-16: For six months we’ve been watching (and hearing) the neighbors directly across the street …

2018-04-14: The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

2018-04-13: Population Density in Shanghai vs. Taipei When I was in Shanghai I was shocked at how a city with one million more people than the entire …

2018-04-13: The Daily Mail’s attack on Priyamvada Gopal is a disgrace (Sign the statement of support.)

2018-04-12: China Is Forcing People To Download An App That Tells Them To Delete “Dangerous” Photos

2018-04-12: The Stolen Bicycle interview

2018-04-12: Jordan Peterson and China’s ‘white left’

2018-04-12: Bernie Sanders in the Deep South

2018-04-11: A National Commission That Has Dismally Failed the Denotified Tribes

2018-04-11: Anthropologist Dr Atreyee Majumder goes missing in B’luru, family and friends launch search …

2018-04-10: Vegetarianism in India has more to do with caste hierarchy than love for animals

2018-04-09: ‘No innocent people in Gaza’ says Israeli defence minister ~ Judith Butler: “An …

2018-04-09: George W. Bush: “I don’t consider Bolton credible.” www.washingtonpost.com/news/glob…

2018-04-08: Indian government agency postponed seminar on religious pluralism because “there are some papers on …

2018-04-08: I sometimes worry that the only people left who will like my posts or reply to my tweets will be …

2018-04-08: Taiwan in Time: Four centuries of Muslim migration

2018-04-08: The official twitter app makes it nearly impossible to use Twitter’s own “lists” …

2018-04-08: Fellow dendrite (blogger at @anthrodendum) @CMcGranahan is interviewed in the latest Online Gods …

2018-04-07: “Obama’s data analytics researchers were heralded as technology heroes for the way they modernized …

2018-04-07: Molly Ringwald, in the New Yorker, asking “How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and …

2018-04-06: A handy tip for all those trying to register for #AmAnth2018: If you are having trouble with the …

2018-04-06: Link to the archive of my entire “working with text” series on @anthrodendum. Useful tips for …

2018-04-06: RIP Cecil Taylor Unit Structures (1966) is still one of my favorite albums. I feel lucky we got to …

2018-04-06: Finished the last planned @nthrodendum post in my five part series on “working with text …

2018-04-06: Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dies At 82

2018-04-06: “Why Goldberg was unable to determine, based on Williamson’s extensive body of work, that Williamson …

2018-04-04: This U of A Indigenous history course is the most popular course in Canada #dendum

2018-04-03: Here’s an idea: why doesn’t the @AmericanAnthro hire some underemployed anthropologists …

2018-04-03: The Return of Winnie Mandela (From 2015, an interesting look at her legacy.)

2018-04-03: Why ‘Latinx’ Is Succeeding While Other Gender-Neutral Terms Fail to Catch On

2018-04-02: Anyone else notice that the final scene in Black Mirror season 4’s “Metalhead” was an homage to the …

2018-04-02: The BBC’s “Civilisations : The Triumph of Art,” hosted by Simon Schama, is …

2018-04-01: anthro{dendum} is now anthro{duodenum}!

2018-04-01: Should Taiwan Celebrate Bolton and Navarro Appointments While The Rest Of The World Recoils In …

2018-04-01: Lessons from the first Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students #dendum

2018-03-31: Interesting bit of Taiwan history on film: Evacuation Of Tachens Ends (1955) (Taiwan history because …

2018-03-31: “Realism”: The belief that policies which have failed the last hundred times the US intervened …

2018-03-31: The US asking for social media details from visa applicants is a terrible policy. Visa rules are …

2018-03-31: How Not To Talk About Race And Genetics (Shane on the @nytimes for not printing this important …

2018-03-31: Money lost each year to theft

2018-03-30: The Kushner Family Passover Haggadah “THE FOUR QUESTIONS: We’ve already addressed these questions …

2018-03-29: The Left’s Embrace of Empire (Forever thinking that the next war will somehow be different …)

2018-03-29: A Detective Is Torn Between Two Worlds in the New Trailer for the BBC’s The City and The City …

2018-03-29: DISPLACEMENTS is a VIRTUAL conference co-organized by the Cultural & Visual Anthropology …

2018-03-28: ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Immigrants, Internal Emails Show

2018-03-27: 📚 One of my favorite books of the past year was The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the …

2018-03-26: First Gondi dictionary of over 3,000 words to help bridge administrative gaps

2018-03-26: “Because the Uyghur community is watched even outside of China, most Uyghurs are deeply concerned …

2018-03-26: 《我們為什麼不歌唱》關曉榮 1995

2018-03-26: The conclusion of my two part series on “Hobbes the Science Fiction Writer,” in which I write about …

2018-03-26: Religious Conservatives on Trump: “God’s will works in mysterious ways.” Liberal Taiwan supporters …

2018-03-25: Non-Smokers Aren’t Safe from Taiwan’s Lung Cancer Wave

2018-03-25: Minimal media coverage by international media has left Americans, and much of the world, unaware …

2018-03-25: Attempts To Evict Ljavek Community Add Insult To Injury “founded by indigenous [Paiwan] …

2018-03-25: The Powerful Silence of the March for Our Lives

2018-03-25: March for Our Lives could be the biggest single-day protest in D.C.’s history

2018-03-24: Liberals: Trump voters are all unrepentant racists. No point in even talking to them or trying to …

2018-03-23: Indigenous cinema at the NFB “Discover over 50 years of Indigenous filmmaking, and centuries of …

2018-03-23: The Story Behind Jordan Peterson’s Indigenous Identity “Peterson…in a way, became part of …

2018-03-23: This rap song is basically an extended Yelp review of a pizza restaurant in Taipei. The singer, a …

2018-03-22: My blog post on “Hobbes the Science Fiction Writer” got so long I had to split it into two posts. …

2018-03-22: Which Chinese dynasty are you? “After buying a fine courtyard residence, you build a large …

2018-03-21: 馬克思200歲冥誕化身故鄉德國古城紅綠燈小人 (Marx’s birthplace celebrates his 200th with special traffic lights.)

2018-03-21: Thinking about #DeleteFacebook? Know that there are a number of excellent alternatives like Mastodon …

2018-03-20: 太陽花學運口述歷史英文版 3/23正式上線

2018-03-19: Sons of Rich Black Families Fare No Better Than Sons of Working-Class Whites ‘The authors…tried to …

2018-03-18: “Leadership”: Reflections from a striking LA (lady academic) in the NLU (neoliberal university) | …

2018-03-17: Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization #dendum

2018-03-17: Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women

2018-03-15: The Women of Wages for Housework

2018-03-15: This student did the National School Walkout alone and thought no one would care — he was wrong 👍👍👍

2018-03-15: Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? (“3% of the population now owns half of the country’s …

2018-03-15: Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? (“3% of the population now owns half of the country’s …

2018-03-13: A Reporter Rolled Her Eyes, and China’s Internet Broke 😒😒😒

2018-03-13: BBC Video: India’s gay prince opens his palace for LGBT community (Great to see Roxy …

2018-03-13: A video encouraging people to speak Catalan to new immigrants, and not switch to Castilian. (From …

2018-03-13: Fantastic news for my good friend Darryl Sterk whose translation of Wu Ming-Yi’s The Stolen Bicycle …

2018-03-12: The Daybreak Project is an interactive encyclopedia and oral history archive of the 2014 Sunflower …

2018-03-12: The subtle racism of centrist Democrats

2018-03-12: Artist Nan Goldin stages opioids protest in Metropolitan Museum Sackler Wing

2018-03-12: Did you know the CIA xxxx ?

2018-03-12: Can You Lose A Language You Never Knew? (Also see Derrida’s “The monolingualism of the other.”)

2018-03-11: The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem

2018-03-11: When will there be a film on Winston Churchill, the barbaric monster with the blood of millions on …

2018-03-11: The greatness of Twitter: a conversation with digital minister Audrey Tang (Thanks Michael…)

2018-03-11: More Indians are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it’s not because they’re smoking

2018-03-11: Taiwan: The Water-starved Island

2018-03-08: Interview with linguistic anthropologist Kathryn Woolard about her book , “Singular and Plural : …

2018-03-08: Why Americans are such easy targets for trolls and bots (It’s because we’re stupid … 😭😭😭)

2018-03-08: Canadian doctors protest their own pay raises (They did so on behalf of health workers that are less …

2018-03-07: So the main thing I learned from watching Icarus is that in Russia 1984 is basically a self-help …

2018-03-07: The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’ #dendum

2018-03-07: The Woman Who Escaped Enslavement By George Washington

2018-03-07: The Israeli army committed at least 4 war crimes in recent weeks. But who cares?

2018-03-06: Open letter to the UK Statistics Authority RE: Census 2021 — “The division into ‘main language’ …

2018-03-05: How to persuade a robot that you should get the job — ‘One HR employee for a major technology …

2018-03-04: The first people to arrive in the islands belonged to the Lapita culture, who expanded out of Taiwan …

2018-03-04: Billy Graham is lying in state. Why?

2018-03-04: 👞🔫 Gun injuries go down by 20% during NRA conventions

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2018-03-04: The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of …

2018-03-03: And All Our Past Decades Have Seen Revolutions: The Long Decolonization of Black Panther By Rebecca …

2018-03-03: ‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve

2018-03-03: I have a problem with Black Panther

2018-03-03: ‘Black Panther’: Choose Your Weapons

2018-03-03: ‘Black Panther’ : 15 books you need to read after seeing the movie

2018-03-03: Black Panther’s Dialect Coach Brilliantly Explains Why Wakanda’s Accents Sound So …

2018-03-03: Sun Ra > Black Panther

2018-03-03: Wakanda Is a Fake Country, but the African Language in ‘Black Panther’ Is Real

2018-03-02: The students of Stoneman Douglas have been the beneficiaries of the kind of 1950s-style public …

2018-03-01: The late mediaeval debate over the Romance of the Rose has a lot of elements that sound like the …

2018-03-01: Supreme Court Ruling Means Immigrants Could Continue To Be Detained Indefinitely — While Trump is …

2018-02-27: Taiwan’s Toilet Paper Panic Humorous, But Points To Low Wages And Dominance Of Market By …

2018-02-27: West Virginia Teachers Walk Out — “Today’s action is the first statewide walkout of teachers in …

2018-02-26: NASA Video: Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

2018-02-26: Māori can choose whether to be registered in Māori or General electorate voter rolls, but indigenous …

2018-02-26: World’s first Indigenous law degree to be offered at UVic a

2018-02-26: Racism – with Chinese characteristics: How Blackface darkened the tone of China’s Spring Festival …

2018-02-25: Foucault on “alternative facts” This discourse [of war] established a basic link between relations of force and relations of truth. …

2018-02-25: The cutting-edge of cutting: How Japanese scissors have evolved

2018-02-25: Report: Israel carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured children

2018-02-25: How Facebook Revived the Epistolary Friendship Of course this article is about Naunihal! 😜

2018-02-25: Scholar says new book on China’s ‘leftover women’ fails to acknowledge her years …

2018-02-24: I really have to see Black Panther soon, my “spoilers” tag in Pocket (of stuff I …

2018-02-24: Bill Gates partners with the China National Nuclear Corporation to build a Travelling Wave Reactor. …

2018-02-24: Facebook is automatically marking all my micro.blog posts as SPAM. This happening to anyone else?

2018-02-24: How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads “The only surprise is how surprising it can still …

2018-02-24: “if no action were taken, USS would be able to pay its pensioners well into the future without even …

2018-02-24: Stuck in an airport hotel, feeling jet lagged, so I watched episode one of The Orville. Typical …

2018-02-24: The Enlightenment of Steven Pinker On “reason”: “Kant, whom Pinker rightly regards as emblematic of …

2018-02-23: AAA Pushes for Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach to Prevent Gun Violence “To truly understand …

2018-02-22: Lazy PowerPoint In which ”I show you the quickest, laziest, way to turn a text file into a …

2018-02-21: Draft Report on Tibet’s Linguistic Minorities by Gerald Roche “The survey aimed to …

2018-02-21: Fifty Shades and the secret compromises of women

2018-02-20: Wake up 0.01% sheeple!!!

2018-02-19: #MeToo in China: the Story Beyond Censorship

2018-02-19: Ishi Hiroyuki examines Japanese attitudes towards animals and the historical origins of those …

2018-02-18: Response to Mary Beard – Priyamvada Gopal “genteel and patrician casual racism passing as frank and …

2018-02-18: What happened when a Jewish settler slapped an Israeli soldier - Haaretz.com

2018-02-18: The NRA is smaller than you’d think – so why does it wield such influence? (Motivated voters, …

2018-02-18: For every chapter in the history of auto safety there is an opposing chapter in the history of gun …

2018-02-18: The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

2018-02-18: “So a reasonable person might wonder, reading the indictment, whether the beginning of the operation …

2018-02-18: L’amorosa Menzogna 1949 Antonioni film about photo novellas

2018-02-18: How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

2018-02-17: David Graeber: Manufactured ignorance: The strange case of Juan Cole and the Kurdish Freedom …

2018-02-17: Marriage Equality in Taiwan: Time to Re-engage the Public (I’m worried that this is just a test case …

2018-02-15: The Cost of Being ‘Savage’ in a Supposedly Civilized World #dendum

2018-02-15: initially, British tastes found Indian tea too bitter and strong. Tea manufacturers, therefore, …

2018-02-15: The story behind the satellite that Trump wants dead (Hint: it has to do with climate science.)

2018-02-13: Justice minister: Israel must keep Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights - Haaretz

2018-02-13: The Stock Market Swings Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Our Rigged Economy

2018-02-13: China uses race to unite and divide

2018-02-12: A Black Man Brought 3 Forms of ID to the Polls in Wisconsin. He Still Couldn’t Vote. 😡😡😡

2018-02-12: 《失踪人民共和国》 来自中国强迫失踪体系的故事 “这些叙述代表了成百上千名被剥夺了中国宪法表面上赋予他们的法定权利者的经历” “讲述者谈到了身心遭受的虐待、殴打、剥夺睡眠、羞辱、隔离和对亲人的威胁” …

2018-02-11: Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai’s disappearance in China is just the tip of the iceberg

2018-02-11: Our reluctance to reduce carbon emissions fast enough makes the two goals of eliminating air …

2018-02-11: A style guide for writing about the rich

2018-02-11: “I am the very model of a New York Times contrarian. My intellect is polished but my soul’s …

2018-02-11: Do they give Pulitzers for articles on paper jams? This New Yorker piece deserves one!

2018-02-10: The Return of the Show Trial: China’s Televised “Confessions” “This article investigates the …

2018-02-10: Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained

2018-02-10: Bookseller Gui Minhai surfaces in Chinese custody to deliver staged confession (Gui is a Swedish …

2018-02-10: Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy ”Part of the challenge, scientists say, is …

2018-02-10: Why Iranians are Really protesting Compulsory Veiling Laws

2018-02-09: “Singapore’s socio-economic structure embodies many of the fundamentalist views on eugenics …

2018-02-09: “By most metrics, Taiwan’s social welfare system can be considered a strong one – it just does not …

2018-02-09: Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers ”China is also currently …

2018-02-09: “花蓮不但建築物普遍老舊,營建署在2014年所做的建築物公共安全檢查業務考核評比,花蓮縣也是居於22縣市最末位”

2018-02-09: Doug Henwood: About that stock panic (Convincing argument that stocks are still highly overvalued.)

2018-02-09: Why do poor Americans eat so unhealthfully? Because junk food is the only indulgence they can afford …

2018-02-09: Excellent in-depth reporting on the historyof Sci-Hub and open access #dendum

2018-02-09: We, the undersigned, academic specialists in the field of Tibetan Studies, call upon the concerned …

2018-02-09: Failing health of the United States “the opioid epidemic is the tip of an iceberg, part of an even …

2018-02-09: (Pure evil) Trump’s draft plan to punish legal immigrants for sending US-born kids to Head Start

2018-02-08: Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment Of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

2018-02-08: Taiwan Earthquake Toll Rises to 9 Dead, With Dozens Missing

2018-02-08: Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports

2018-02-08: Sweden’s indigenous Sami people win rights battle against state

2018-02-08: Why a simple, lifesaving rabies shot can cost $10,000 in America

2018-02-08: Despite Cuomo Action, Thousands of Prisoners Still Denied Access to Books

2018-02-07: Taiwan’s “businesses are resistant to raising wages for fear of losing profits… [but] because they …

2018-02-07: The contemporary, uninitiated reader perusing the main text of Leviathan is in for quite a surprise this classic of political philosophy does not begin with a discussion of sovereignty, political …

2018-02-07: After 14 hours of rescue efforts, 223 people have been rescued. 85 are still missing. 經過14小時搜救及連繫,救 …

2018-02-07: For over a decade, I’ve been able to keep my T-mobile pre-paid number in the US active by …

2018-02-07: We are safe in India, as are our friends (and dog) back home. But everyone is rattled because the …

2018-02-06: The Arctic is full of toxic mercury, and climate change is going to release it (We are doomed …)

2018-02-06: Sonia Das on her new book, Linguistic Rivalries

2018-02-06: Why Asia’s Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 2) “Taiwan’s relative poverty rate is …

2018-02-06: The Bitter Truth: Why Asia’s Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 1) (It’s the …

2018-02-06: What is a microblog, and why do you need one? I was trying to set up a microblog and didn’t even know it. I was personally motivated by a sense …

2018-02-06: Hualien quakes sign that Taiwan has entered 100-year earthquake cycle On Feb. 4, there were 28 …

2018-02-06: Conan O’Brien wasn’t ready for this Haitian little girl’s anti-colonialism (click through to watch …

2018-02-06: Someone wrote up the conference I attended last year at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo: …

2018-02-06: Making Fun of How South Asians Talk: A History

2018-02-06: President Donald Trump…communicates at the lowest grade level of the last 15 presidents, according …

2018-02-05: Very happy to have my microblog now running under my own domain: micro.oxus.net You can even …

2018-02-05: Regarding this New Yorker article about emotional-support animals: yes, abuse of the system hurts …

2018-02-05: The problem with micro.blog and mastodon is that they are trying to do away with algorithmic …

2018-02-05: This story, “High-skilled Indian workers rally for Trump’s merit-based immigration …

2018-02-05: Why I am testing out micro.blog Those were great years — but then a few tragedies happened: Google Reader came out, and then, almost …