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2021-07-30: Remembering Bob Moses, the most important civil rights hero most Americans have never heard of

2021-07-30: Behind the Zhiben Solar Farm Controversy - Eastern Taiwan Developmentalism, Settler Colonial …

2021-07-30: How a solitary prisoner decoded Chinese for the QWERTY keyboard

2021-07-29: Why Taiwan Is Beating COVID-19 – Again

2021-07-28: There’s no good way of measuring whether your vaccine worked—yet.

2021-07-28: Asia’s Anti-Colonialist Journey - After the Russian Revolution, a host of activists saw Communism as …

2021-07-28: Contemporary China Centre Blog » What China Studies Scholars Can Do about the Xinjiang Crisis

2021-07-28: This is no ordinary spying. Our most intimate selves are now exposed by Arundhati Roy

2021-07-28: Operation Fox Hunt: How China Exports Repression Using a Network of Spies Hidden in Plain Sight — …

2021-07-28: The state of next-generation geothermal energy

2021-07-27: CDC to reverse indoor mask policy, saying fully vaccinated people should wear them indoors in Covid …

2021-07-27: The fascinating history of “Regular Expressions”

2021-07-27: CRISPR injected into the blood treats a genetic disease for first time

2021-07-26: Why Athletes Are Running Away From the Olympic Refugee Team

2021-07-24: Send Vaccines Where People Want Them: Developing Nations

2021-07-21: The original “Jungle Gym ” was designed by the father of the inventor - to help his …

2021-07-21: A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems (From 2017, but still a good …

2021-07-21: How Ben Shapiro Is Using Facebook To Build A Business Empire

2021-07-20: This Train Crash in Taiwan Killed 49 People. It Didn’t Have to Happen. - The New York Times

2021-07-20: ‘Everyone is dying’: Myanmar on the brink of decimation

2021-07-19: Master’s degrees are the second biggest scam in higher education. (Not so bad in Taiwan, where the …

2021-07-18: Climate change is not a reason to give China a pass on human rights.

2021-07-18: Why did so many Americans receive strange packages they didn’t think they’d ordered? (SPOILER: they …

2021-07-18: ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Difference Between Censorship and Context

2021-07-16: Study advances our understanding of how epigenetic changes are passed on to the next generation (and …

2021-07-16: Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns

2021-07-16: “How Many More Have to Die?” Protesters March Against Vaccine Apartheid

2021-07-15: Ketamine as a symptom of the chaotic environment unleashed by the retreat of the Chinese party-state …

2021-07-15: New Coronavirus Variants Seen as Too Contagious for Hotel Quarantines

2021-07-15: Better to Capture a State in Hell Than Serve Time in a Democracy - Timothy Burke on South Africa

2021-07-13: Health officials rail against Pfizer’s push for COVID boosters—for many reasons

2021-07-13: The story of a Korean monument to former dictator Chun Doo-hwan

2021-07-13: it’s a very dangerous precedent: right-wing agenda, privately funded use of our National Guard …

2021-07-13: K-pop’s surprisingly political history (If you’ve somehow slept through the global rise of …

2021-07-12: Manufacturers can’t produce leading-edge chips without the system, and “it is only made by the Dutch …

2021-07-12: Profile of two Amis language kindergartens in Hualien (These are great, but what happens when the …

2021-07-12: Schools in Spain: The Spanish schools dropping out of bilingual education programs: ‘It’s a sham’

2021-07-12: Anthropologist Nandini Sundar on a youth-led Indigenous movement in India in the face of state …

2021-07-11: The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don’t know

2021-07-11: Ivermectin is the new hydroxychloroquine, take 3: Conspiracy theories and grift

2021-07-11: Why India failed - the definitive article on India’s COVID disaster, by Sonia Faleiro

2021-07-11: Inside the Taiwanese embassy siege in Haiti: how a lone security guard helped wrangle 11 suspects

2021-07-11: Canada’s Indigenous reconciliation movement enters new phase following discovery of …

2021-07-09: “we consider any strategy that tolerates high levels of infection to be both unethical and …

2021-07-09: Another diplomat in the region said: “China at the request of Pakistan will support the Taliban.”

2021-07-07: LGBTQ rights groups blocked on China’s biggest social media app WeChat

2021-07-07: Seedy Space Ports and Colony Planets - Asian Conical Hats in Cinematic Dystopias by Astria Suparak

2021-07-06: Fury in India over death of 84-year-old political prisoner Stan Swamy | India

2021-07-05: Jailed Indian tribal rights activist Stan Swamy has died 84 yrs old, suffering from …

2021-07-03: After Hitting Record on June 21, India’s Daily Covid Vaccination Sees 68% Drop

2021-07-03: The History and Politics of Wuxia - Wonderful overview by @jeannette_ng

2021-07-01: Illusions of empire: Amartya Sen on what British rule really did for India - India

2021-06-28: Wuhan Lab’s Last–And Only–Foreign Scientist Speaks Out on Covid Origins Debate

2021-06-28: Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard

2021-06-28: Adam Tooze · Krugman’s break with the economic assumptions of the Clinton era and the early …

2021-06-19: Great piece on some important ways that Taiwan could improve its COVID response: Unnecessary …

2021-06-19: COVID-19, Migrant Workers, and the Fight for Equality in Taiwan

2021-06-17: A new HTTP spec proposes elimination of obnoxious “cookie banners”

2021-06-10: Healing words: Taiwan’s tribes fight to save their disappearing languages

2021-06-10: Discriminatory Policies Target Migrant Workers in Wake of Miaoli Clusters

2021-06-10: Victory!!! The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

2021-06-09: Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test: Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind …

2021-06-09: It’s apartheid, say (two former) Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

2021-06-07: We may never know where the virus came from. But evidence still suggests nature.

2021-06-03: The adjusted rates in several states show the pandemic is spreading as fast among the unvaccinated …

2021-05-27: Why a Grand Plan to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Unraveled - WSJ

2021-05-25: The EU Should Stop Blocking Efforts to Increase Global Vaccine Access - Human Rights Watch

2021-05-25: Ghosts in the Land - Adam Shatz on the war in Israel-Palestine

2021-05-24: Faster than a PCR test: dogs detect Covid in under a second

2021-05-23: Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

2021-05-23: Two Covid vaccine doses needed for strong protection against B.1.617.2 variant found in India: …

2021-05-22: How Netflix is changing TV production in Taiwan

2021-05-20: Middle East Section of the AAA - Statement on Palestine

2021-05-20: The biggest challenge Taiwan faces is unlearning some of its successful strategies at the beginning …

2021-05-19: Is Taiwan′s COVID success story in jeopardy?

2021-05-19: Abandoning Anthropology, From Virginia to Taipei

2021-05-14: We expect to have clean, safe food when we buy it in the supermarket. In the same way, we should …

2021-05-14: Cherokee Nation constitution approved with protections for Freedmen citizens

2021-05-13: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution - Human Rights Watch

2021-05-06: How One Bureaucrat Ensured Enough Oxygen For His Remote Tribal District (In India too, Indigenous …

2021-05-06: U.S. backs Covid vaccine intellectual property waivers to expand access to shots worldwide (How many …

2021-05-04: NJ ‘orthodox rabbi’ accused of double life as missionary in Israel

2021-05-03: Investigation: India took 8 months to invite tenders for new oxygen units. Most aren’t running yet

2021-05-03: Critics blast federal government’s ‘immoral and un-Australian’ ban on citizens …

2021-04-26: A quixotic translation project: Chinese Don Quixote is translated into Spanish after 100 years

2021-04-25: 1bn COVID jabs given globally - but over half in just 3 countries

2021-04-21: Dispatch From India’s Farmers Protest

2021-04-19: COVID-19 deaths in Gujarat far exceed government figures

2021-04-13: Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

2021-04-13: Carlos Sardiña Galache, The all-out war of the Burmese military against its own people

2021-04-13: How steel mills were replaced by hospitals, and white male labor by minority female labor

2021-04-10: Alex Wellerstein does a Reddit AMA re: nuclear history and government secrecy

2021-04-09: The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

2021-04-06: Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine (the “hatching” is a pun on the use …

2021-04-05: “the DPP’s slow, tepid renewable energy policies will only lead to further slow renewable …

2021-04-04: Is Elena Ferrante really Domenico Starnone (Anita Raja’s husband)?

2021-04-04: Anil Dash, who helped create NFTs, explains why they are bad

2021-03-30: Taiwan’s Flood of Household debt

2021-03-30: Colleges Are Using COVID as a Pretext to Make Draconian Cuts to the Humanities

2021-03-30: The biggest threat to Taiwan is political, not military

2021-03-30: AAS Statement on Chinese Government Sanctions - Association for Asian Studies

2021-03-30: The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are very effective in real-world conditions at preventing …

2021-03-28: Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the “anti-imperialism” of fools

2021-03-28: Policing and criminalization of sex work hurts massage workers, even when they aren’t sex workers.

2021-03-28: Interesting, wide-ranging, LRB article on the concept of “meritocracy”

2021-03-20: only person who has been prosecuted for an anti-Asian hate crime in NYC this year is …

2021-03-13: David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything

2021-03-11: J. Mark Ramseyer isn’t just wrong about comfort women, here is an article criticizing his work …

2021-03-04: The Silent Time Machine: Films from the 1890s, when moving image cameras were first used for …

2021-03-03: This was a lot more interesting that I expected…

2021-03-01: In the $15 Minimum-Wage Debate, GOP Populists Are for Bosses

2021-02-28: How Korea Became a Forgotten War - an interview with Owen Miller

2021-02-28: The Democrats Are Blocking a $15 Minimum Wage

2021-02-28: If Bitcoin actually did any of the things its proponents claimed, they might have a point; but they …

2021-02-25: Somebody give me a few million dollars to do a remake of Breaking Bad set in Taiwan…

2021-02-20: How a farmers’ protest in India evolved into a mass movement that refuses to fade

2021-02-19: Japan’s ruling party invites women to meetings – but won’t let them speak

2021-02-18: Report (in Chinese) about my university’s efforts to install solar panels

2021-02-18: Malnutrition is rising across India - why?

2021-02-18: It amazes me that Amazon takes zero responsibility for goods sold on its site

2021-02-18: Myanmar’s generals blindsided by Gen Z protests

2021-02-18: Universities must stop presuming that all students are tech-savvy

2021-02-18: Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

2021-02-16: China : Xinjiang :: India : Kashmir

2021-02-14: The bankruptcy rate of those who stormed the capital building was nearly twice as high as that of …

2021-02-14: Places with BLM protests experience a 15% to 20% decrease in police homicides over the ensuing five …

2021-02-09: Rihanna Is Right About the Importance of India’s Massive Farmer Protests (decent intro if you …

2021-02-09: Taoyuan hospital crisis over, CECC says

2021-02-09: The best overview I’ve found so far regarding the possible reasons for a coup in Myanmar

2021-02-08: ‘Bingeing free expression’: popularity of Clubhouse app soars in China (UPDATE: It has …

2021-02-08: Anthropologist detained, beaten, forcibly disappeared in Egypt

2021-02-07: Free speech under threat as India clamps down on farmer protests

2021-02-06: How the Long Persecution of the Rhineland Jews Shaped Karl Marx

2021-02-04: You may find some of the details in this story distressing.

2021-02-02: I was going to write a review of A Sun 陽光普照, but don’t have anything to add to what Brian wrote

2021-01-29: GameStop madness isn’t David vs Goliath. It’s Goliath vs. Goliath, with David as a fig …

2021-01-27: With flags on India’s Red Fort, farmers challenge Modi and protest movement unity

2021-01-25: Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital COVID-19 cluster

2021-01-25: The average age of Lakota and Dakota speakers is 70. We are running out of time to save them.

2021-01-24: Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others

2021-01-23: Step taken toward expanding support for international same-sex marriages in Taiwan

2021-01-22: A look at all of Biden’s changes to energy and environmental regulations

2021-01-21: Why Taiwan needs to reform its laws concerning LGBTQ family planning

2021-01-20: Thomas Burnham, The Analogy Between the Cultural Revolution and “Cancel Culture:” A …

2021-01-18: if the minimum wage had risen in step with productivity since 1968 it would be over $24 an hour,

2021-01-18: Why some surnames are disappearing in China

2021-01-16: To ensure equity, we should go to those populations, rather than expecting them to compete with …

2021-01-16: Inside ‘The Epoch Times,’ a Mysterious Pro-Trump Newspaper (Important nexus of pro-Trump …

2021-01-15: The force of a big lie resides in its demand that many other things must be believed or disbelieved.

2021-01-15: ‘China-watching’ is a lucrative business. But whose language do the experts speak? …

2021-01-13: Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians

2021-01-12: Review of Andrew Liu’s Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

2021-01-12: Harvest of Dissent: A dispatch from the historic farmers’ protests in Punjab (Been waiting for …

2021-01-11: This excellent 15 min video from Le Monde (w/ English subs) shows exactly how we know the Chinese …

2021-01-10: Sounds like American Gods Season 3 is as bad as expected. I think I’ll give it a pass…

2021-01-10: How Taiwan largely escaped the pandemic

2021-01-09: Taipei Metro setting for new HBO Asia romantic comedy series

2021-01-09: Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

2021-01-07: Vale Jan Blommaert

2021-01-07: “The interesting question is not what causes authoritarianism but what has ever suspended …

2021-01-06: China greatly expands Xinjiang prison system even as re-education camps are disbanded, targets …

2021-01-06: Cuomo is the worst

2021-01-04: Whither Taiwan’s universities?

2021-01-03: All you need is not ‘love jihad’, but liberty, say India’s embattled interfaith couples

2021-01-02: Good corrective to misinformation about anti-Black police violence that was spread by conservative …

2021-01-01: The Mutated Coronavirus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

2020-12-31: America’s Vaccine Rollout Is Already a Disaster

2020-12-29: This was one of the best works at the Taipei Biennial. You can watch it online.

2020-12-29: Socialism with Chinese characteristics

2020-12-28: One of the things I’m proudest of having written this year is this short piece on Taiwanese …

2020-12-28: Taiwan’s Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, on NPR: “That’s right, fork the government. (Pause) … …

2020-12-25: The Trump administration is holding back over half of its vaccine doses. Distribute them now.

2020-12-24: Pretty Lady Cadres - ChinaFile

2020-12-24: How tourism, gentrification and a pandemic have changed Asia’s street food scene

2020-12-24: mRNA Coronavirus Vaccines: 9 Major Questions, Answered

2020-12-24: ”Blackwater was founded by Erik Prince, whose sister, Betsy DeVos, was appointed Trump’s education …

2020-12-21: I wish we could all figure out ways to profit off of the MAGA crowd’s stupidity, instead of …

2020-12-20: The Virus Trains: How Lockdown Chaos Spread Covid-19 Across India

2020-12-20: Can We Do Twice as Many Covid-19 Vaccinations?

2020-12-18: Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?

2020-12-18: Biden picks Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to be first Native American interior secretary

2020-12-17: ‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.

2020-12-15: Masculinity’s impact on how people viewed Trump’s handling of the pandemic

2020-12-15: China Is Failing at Making Semiconductor Chips, Showing Success of U.S. Sanctions 《Seems to suggest …

2020-12-14: ominous no longer fits what we’re observing in the data, because calamity is no longer imminent; it …

2020-12-13: Why are men ranked higher in chess than women? It has to do with statistics.

2020-12-12: How Sara Gideon Lost to Collins the Day After She Entered the Race

2020-12-12: What’s the point of solidarity, anyhow? (Nice post, but I think exchanging strategies, tactics, and …

2020-12-10: How the CCP Took over the Most Sacred of Uighur Rituals

2020-12-10: New York’s old radiators were designed to be used with open windows to prevent the flu!

2020-12-10: Indian farmers intensify protests, testing Modi’s promised market miracle

2020-12-10: The United States has a political class that mistakes its professional norms for ethics

2020-12-09: We Had the COVID-19 Vaccine the Whole Time

2020-12-07: India farmers protests: Thousands swarm Delhi against deregulation rules

2020-12-07: Read: The Poem For His Mother That Got Salil Tripathi Suspended From Twitter

2020-12-04: Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & …

2020-12-04: Taiwan’s 2030 Bilingual Nation Policy Is Well Intended, but Reflects Cultural Colonialism

2020-12-04: The Agrarian Crisis in Punjab and the Making of the Anti-Farm Law Protests

2020-12-02: The poetry and brief life of a Foxconn worker: Xu Lizhi (1990-2014)

2020-12-02: EDITORIAL: Bilingual policy needs ironing out - Taipei Times

2020-12-02: China’s mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19 pandemic revealed by leaked documents

2020-12-01: Moderna designed its coronavirus vaccine in just 2 days 《Back in January!》

2020-12-01: The Sunrise Movement is good, actually

2020-11-30: It’s time for Hong Kong to reckon with its far-right

2020-11-27: Desired Female Care Labour, Undesirable Migrant Care Workers, and Their Unwanted Reproduction – …

2020-11-25: The contradictions of French secularism

2020-11-25: France Is About to Become Less Free

2020-11-25: The Chinese settlers of Taiwan are often presented…as “Han” but…imagine all the ethnicities, …

2020-11-23: What Really Happened on Thanksgiving

2020-11-22: Black mortality in the best of times is worse than white mortality even in the worst of times

2020-11-22: Trump Didn’t Win the Latino Vote in Texas. He Won the Tejano Vote.

2020-11-18: Bulgaria blocks North Macedonia’s entry to the EU because it insists the “Macedonian language” …

2020-11-18: Dolly Parton and the new coronavirus vaccine: How the singer is involved, and what it has to do with …

2020-11-18: Important new genetic study suggests that Austronesian-Han admixture happened before arrival in …

2020-11-18: Taiwan Deserves Better Than Modi’s Nationalism

2020-11-18: Obama has “a bit of a credibility problem” when talking about the media

2020-11-18: It’s Been Exactly One Year Since the First Case of COVID Was Found in China

2020-11-15: How to Evade Big Brother: An Artist’s Guide

2020-11-15: Great article on “Proletarian TikTok” in India. Watch the videos!

2020-11-15: Cecilia Muñoz, Who Defended Family Separations Under Obama, Joins Biden Transition Team

2020-11-13: Trump’s election challenge looks like a scam to line his pockets

2020-11-12: Pan-Democrat Legislators Resign En Masse from Hong Kong Legislative Council

2020-11-11: The polls were off in 2020 in almost the same ways they were off in 2016.

2020-11-10: Fine print on Trump legal challenge fundraising emails says money will be used to pay campaign debt

2020-11-09: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left

2020-11-09: I love the phrase “hammy dignity” to describe Alex Trebek’s affect!

2020-11-08: Biden announcing COVID task force on Monday

2020-11-08: Healthy Democracies Prosecute Presidents Like Trump

2020-11-07: Many have noticed that Judith Butler’s writing has gotten more lucid, but this, on the downfall of …

2020-11-06: ICE Attempts to Deport Multiple Witnesses in Gynecologic Surgery Scandal

2020-11-05: The shift in Latinx votes for Trump seems to largely be because he campaigned for them and Biden did …

2020-11-04: The indicators we should have been paying attention to instead! Trump Merchandise Outsells …

2020-11-04: Why the polls were wrong - and will never be right again

2020-11-03: Who’s Taiwanese? - my article in The News Lens International Edition

2020-11-03: A momentous day for Māori – at the cabinet table as never before

2020-11-03: Annotating Glenn Greenwald’s sudden resignation from The Intercept

2020-11-02: The US government paid the Trump Organization $3 per glass of water served at a Mar-a-Lago meeting

2020-11-02: A history of the idli

2020-10-30: A year ago, David Graeber wrote this about charges of antisemitism against Corbyn and his supporters

2020-10-29: The Unraveling of Thailand’s National Myth

2020-10-29: he would yell, “I am Japanese, I am Atayal, I am Taiwanese, I am Chinese!” Then he would sob, “No, I …

2020-10-28: We Need to Think About Xinjiang in Internationalist Terms

2020-10-28: Dutch superiority the cause of so many Covid-19 infections?

2020-10-26: Medieval English people used to pay their rent in eels

2020-10-25: Peer Community In: A free recommendation process of scientific preprints based on peer-reviews

2020-10-24: Clarence Birdseye learned how to freeze food from the Inuit

2020-10-24: Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020

2020-10-24: Covid-19 Deaths: The Price for Not Wearing Masks is Perhaps 130,000 Lives

2020-10-22: The Relentless Shrinking of Trump’s Base

2020-10-22: Men are begging cam girls for kinky Zooms amid Toobin scandal

2020-10-22: President Trump’s paper-stack politicking makes another appearance

2020-10-21: Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

2020-10-21: The pandemic’s real toll? 300,000 deaths, and it’s not just from the coronavirus.

2020-10-21: Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

2020-10-20: The Real Divide in America Is Between Political Junkies and Everyone Else

2020-10-19: The Case Against Donald Trump - The New York Times

2020-10-19: Some Signs of Recovery From Severe Covid Lung Damage

2020-10-19: Inside the Fall of the CDC — important new report from ProPublica

2020-10-19: New York nursing homes with unions had fewer COVID-19 deaths, infections

2020-10-18: American Utopia dancer Chris Giarmo on bringing queerness to David Byrne’s show.

2020-10-15: ‘one of the rules of the App Store is that an app is not allowed to explain the rules of the …

2020-10-14: Grim new analyses spotlight just how hard US is failing in pandemic

2020-10-14: I’m Jewish and Don’t Identify as White. Why Must I Check That Box? 《Mostly agree with Appiah, but …

2020-10-14: 8 Amazon Prime Day Tips You Should Know Before Buying

2020-10-14: Death Rates In The U.S. During Pandemic Far Higher Than Other Countries

2020-10-13: The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

2020-10-11: The Elvis of Anthropology: Eulogy for David Graeber

2020-10-11: Eddie Van Halen endured a ‘horrifying racist environment’ before becoming a rock legend

2020-10-11: White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation (Taiwan has required masks …

2020-10-09: Why Liberals Pretend They Have No Power

2020-10-09: Good background on Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old Jesuit priest arrested for his pro-Indigenous …

2020-10-09: Powerful statement by an 83 year old who was recently arrested for his work on behalf of Adivasis …

2020-10-09: The U.S. coronavirus bailout spent trillions solving the wrong problem

2020-10-09: EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Tribal Lands

2020-10-09: House: Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google have “monopoly power,” should be split

2020-10-08: Australia to block visa for partners if they don’t speak English

2020-10-08: The plexiglass barriers at tonight’s debate will be pretty useless, virus experts say.

2020-10-07: The Indo Dutch roots of Alex and Eddie Van Halen

2020-10-06: Do Trump’s Taxes Show He’s a Failure, a Cheat, or a Criminal?

2020-10-05: Taiwan Fishing Fleet Catch Added to US Forced Labor List

2020-10-05: “To your surprise, that doctor is Steven Pinker.” 🤣🤣🤣

2020-10-04: Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar and the Economics of Morality (Warning: Spoilers)

2020-10-04: White House rapid testing product is known to deliver incorrect results.

2020-10-03: Learning from Pandemic Responses Across Indian Country

2020-10-03: What Happens If a Presidential Candidate Dies or is Incapacitated Before Election Day? A Mess

2020-10-03: In the @nytimes, less than 2% of the nearly 2,500 opinion pieces that discussed Palestinians since …

2020-10-01: The Overlooked Variable That’s Driving the Pandemic

2020-09-30: Taiwan records 4th longest working hours worldwide in 2019

2020-09-28: Six key findings from the New York Times’ Trump taxes bombshell

2020-09-28: Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet.

2020-09-28: How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

2020-09-28: The madness of Susanna Clarke, fairy princess

2020-09-26: Richard Blum, husband of Dianne Feinstein, named in UC admissions scandal

2020-09-26: Amy Coney Barrett - awful in every which way…

2020-09-22: India plans to fell ancient forest (Indigenous land) to create 40 new coalfields

2020-09-22: 😱 CDC abruptly reverts to previous language about how coronavirus is transmitted, says it ‘was …

2020-09-21: (In a major shift…) CDC says coronavirus spreads mainly via respiratory aerosols

2020-09-21: ICE Hysterectomy Doctor Wasn’t Even a Board-Certified OB-GYN

2020-09-21: Options for Reforming the Supreme Court

2020-09-21: On the emotional labor of fighting tankies

2020-09-19: Effective Political Giving

2020-09-19: Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

2020-09-18: The Media Learned Nothing From 2016

2020-09-18: Enter the Grayzone: fringe leftists deny the scale of China’s Uyghur oppression

2020-09-16: Animals’ magnetic ‘sixth’ sense may come from bacteria, new paper suggests

2020-09-15: This Is Why We Couldn’t Control the Pandemic

2020-09-10: Coronavirus Tests Are Supposed to Be Free. The Surprise Bills Come Anyway.

2020-09-08: Here Is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day

2020-09-08: What we know about China’s approach to debt relief: Insights from two decades of China-Africa debt …

2020-09-08: The Tax Cut for the Rich That Democrats Love

2020-09-02: Wear Your Mask and Stop Talking

2020-09-02: NuScale’s small nuclear reactor is first to get US safety approval

2020-08-31: Will education reform wipe out Mongolian language and culture?

2020-08-31: FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission

2020-08-30: Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be 《Apoorva Mandavilli is doing some great …

2020-08-30: The Pay in Taiwan is Too Damn Low

2020-08-30: India’s Covid Outbreak Is Now the World’s Fastest-Growing

2020-08-29: Why you shouldn’t take Peter Wood seriously 《Alex’s 2015 post is newly relevant》

2020-08-29: Blanked-out areas of Baidu Maps reveal location of Chinese camps, prisons, military facilities, the …

2020-08-27: Long article about John Comaroff and the allegations of sexual harassment in the Chronicle

2020-08-27: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation? - Zeynep Tufekci

2020-08-27: Facebook chose not to act on militia complaints before Kenosha shooting

2020-08-26: COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act

2020-08-24: Earth Lost a ‘Staggering’ 28 Trillion Tonnes of Ice in Just 23 Years

2020-08-24: Webinar Series: Indigenous Peoples, Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific: Knowledge …

2020-08-23: An Open Letter to the Taiwanese American Community: Securing Taiwan’s Democracy 給台美人的一封公開信:守護台灣民主

2020-08-23: Paperpile for iOS, Android and Word now available for everyone in public beta 🚀 《My favorite …

2020-08-23: How To Make Indoor Air Safer 《Must read for anyone teaching in-person classes this fall.》

2020-08-23: Unfortunately, this article will only be shared by people who already know this to be true

2020-08-22: Why the US Left should care about Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong

2020-08-22: Tammy Duckworth: Republicans gut ADA in coronavirus relief bill

2020-08-22: Bannon admits everything in live video from 2019

2020-08-21: The Republican Embrace of QAnon Goes Far Beyond Trump

2020-08-20: The Conan Doyle Estate owns the character developments from the last ten Sherlock Holmes stories?

2020-08-19: Student who wrote story about biased algorithm has results downgraded

2020-08-19: WeChat helped reunite Tibetan refugees. But at what cost?

2020-08-19: How To Vote Using The Emergency Back-Up Ballot (FWAB)

2020-08-18: How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis — And How to Fix it

2020-08-18: Who was Detective Dee? Unravelling the mystery of a Tang-dynasty hero

2020-08-17: A short thread highlighting one story from last week: “Trump’s secret political weapon: …

2020-08-16: Indigenous people are using the pandemic to preserve their languages.

2020-08-16: On anti-racism, fostering diversity and the un-naming of Kroeber Hall

2020-08-16: I love 70s madcap Soviet comedies!

2020-08-16: Trump has weaponized wasting his opponents’ time 《I’ve likened this strategy to a DDOS …

2020-08-16: To the future occupants of my office at the MIT Media Lab - by Ethan Zuckerman 《Love this so much…》

2020-08-15: This list is less complete (only environmental regulations) but easier to read

2020-08-15: Here’s what Trump has been doing while he has everyone distracted by his daily tweets

2020-08-15: 2020: an isolation odyssey : Lydia Cambron

2020-08-15: Think ‘sanctions’ will trouble China? Then you’re stuck in the politics of the …

2020-08-15: In Memory of Geoff Nunberg

2020-08-15: What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power

2020-08-14: You’re Wrong About - Murder

2020-08-14: New Zealand baffled by new COVID-19 cases, eyes frozen-food packaging 《We still understand so …

2020-08-14: The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000

2020-08-12: Thailand protests demand curbs on king’s powers

2020-08-12: A look at the different vaccines under development, and where they are in the pipeline #covid19

2020-08-12: ‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

2020-08-11: A useful reference for Taiwanese internet language

2020-08-11: Important to remember that the USPS is a major employer of African Americans and immigrants (from …

2020-08-09: Confused about the news coming from China about how Muslims are being put in concentration camps? …

2020-08-09: Taiwan reaches 101 days with no new local COVID-19 cases

2020-08-08: Why the Pandemic Is So Bad in America 《Another must-read from Ed Yong》

2020-08-08: The Pandemic’s Biggest Mystery Is Our Own Immune System

2020-08-07: Excellent interview with anthropologist Darren Byler on Xinjiang and why he uses the term “terror …

2020-08-06: Is there a term like “Rickrolling” but which refers to people sending you (unwittingly) …

2020-08-06: How a Popular Medical Device Encodes Racial Bias

2020-08-06: Welp, the GOP Now Has 15 QAnon-Linked Candidates on the November Ballot

2020-08-06: TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

2020-08-05: China Uighurs: A model’s video gives a rare glimpse inside internment

2020-08-05: Inside the Hong Kong Newsroom at the Edge of Autocracy

2020-08-05: 149 foreign professionals naturalized as Taiwanese since 2017 《Way too few…》

2020-08-05: The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free

2020-08-05: Book care in Medieval China

2020-08-05: Thread by @dfedman: “Climb Mt. Niitaka!” (Niitaka yama nobore) is best known as the …

2020-08-01: Interview with Gina Anne Tam on her book “Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860-1960”

2020-08-01: Interview with Rebecca E. Karl, on her new book “China’s Revolutions in the Modern World”

2020-07-31: ‘On many of the videos, a Chinese version of the Italian folk song “Bella Ciao” plays over the …

2020-07-31: New York’s Election Failure Is a Warning for November

2020-07-31: How Kamala Harris Fought to Keep Nonviolent Prisoners Locked Up

2020-07-31: It’s Now Even Easier to Fire U.S. Workers for What They Say

2020-07-29: Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19: Evidence can’t seem to kill it

2020-07-26: Nothing good about suspending the Fulbright program for Hong Kong and China

2020-07-25: 11 articles on police abolition - with a focus on Hong Kong

2020-07-25: He’s 83, She’s 84, and They Model Other People’s Forgotten Laundry

2020-07-25: Sultry Nights and Magnolia Trees: New York City Is Now Subtropical

2020-07-25: YouTube plays an key role in Taiwan’s political landscape

2020-07-25: DSA candidate, Zohran Mamdani is the son of Mahmood Mamdani and Mira Nair

2020-07-22: News from 2011 that’s newly relevant: With Reservations, Obama Signs Act to Allow Detention of …

2020-07-21: Facebook overrides fact-checks when climate science is “opinion”

2020-07-20: Taipei records second hottest temperature in 123 years

2020-07-19: Are the “sovereign citizens”/“states rights” folks upset about this, or just …

2020-07-19: BBC Gujarati’s Roxy Gadgekar describes how his own family was devastated by coronavirus. …

2020-07-18: Budhan Theatre has launched a video “podcast” series in the Bhantu language - now with …

2020-07-18: I learned a few things about how Americans vote from reading this interview with a Dem pollster

2020-07-18: The creeping expansion of the “border,” described here, was a key theme in Greg …

2020-07-17: India Coronavirus Cases Surge Past One Million

2020-07-16: HK, China Fulbright scholarships end under Trump executive order

2020-07-12: The Golden Orchid Society — Making Queer History

2020-07-12: As Mayor of Minneapolis, I Saw How White Liberals Block Change

2020-07-12: Peter Beinart, one of liberal Zionism’s most articulate proponents, has finally understood …

2020-07-12: How I Became a Police Abolitionist

2020-07-12: The Left’s Deafening Silence on China’s Ethnic Cleansing

2020-07-11: “The way to think about that is to think about smells … aerosol particles are small enough to travel …

2020-07-11: Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest – here’s what you need to …

2020-07-11: A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate

2020-07-11: “Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century”: Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK

2020-07-11: Moira Weigel — Palantir Goes to the Frankfurt School | boundary 2

2020-07-11: Neil Gorsuch Cancels Andrew Jackson

2020-07-11: Hong Kong police raid office of pro-democracy camp primary election co-organisers PORI; seize PCs

2020-07-11: AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

2020-07-11: A Chinese province razes the countryside. Why?

2020-07-10: Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds

2020-07-10: Apple holds out as tech peers oppose China government’s new Hong Kong law

2020-07-10: If you are in Australia you can stream the Taiwan Film Festival online!

2020-07-09: A good podcast about McGirt v. Oklahoma, which was decided today

2020-07-09: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Oklahoma Indian Claim

2020-07-09: UK universities comply with China internet limits

2020-07-06: ‘You started the corona!’ As anti-Asian hate incidents explode, climbing past 800, …

2020-07-05: 239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

2020-07-04: How the Coronavirus Crisis Makes the Best Case Yet for Free College Tuition

2020-07-04: Soldiers who served under Clint Lorance in Afghanistan see Trump’s pardon as betrayal

2020-07-04: India views its diaspora with suspicion and through the prism of national security. Travel ban on …

2020-07-02: Interview with Dr. Kimberly Prather about the role of aerosols in the spread of Covid-19

2020-07-01: Thread by @AshcanPress: I have a Carl Reiner story that I hold very dear to me. I figured I’d …

2020-06-29: China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

2020-06-29: Taipei’s homeless are few but desperate 《I live a few blocks from this park…》

2020-06-28: Graham Linehan permanently banned from Twitter for ‘hateful conduct’ 《I love his shows, …

2020-06-28: What Is College Worth?

2020-06-28: This chart shows link between restaurant spending and new virus cases

2020-06-26: Imagine if vacuum cleaners got the same kind of breathless reporting that cell phones do? The …

2020-06-26: CDC says COVID-19 cases in U.S. may be 10 times higher than reported

2020-06-25: Congratulations Priya!

2020-06-25: The Qiao Collective and Left Diasporic Chinese Nationalism

2020-06-25: 14-day quarantine: NY, NJ and CT require travelers from states with high coronavirus rates to …

2020-06-25: Time to Capitalize ‘Black’—And ‘White’ 《And Indigenous…》

2020-06-25: Taiwan Investigates Possible First Local Virus Case in Two Months - The New York Times

2020-06-24: Taiwan president calls for bipartisan efforts to abolish Control, Examination Yuan 《What’s the …

2020-06-22: What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19

2020-06-22: A faster response could have prevented most U.S. Covid-19 deaths

2020-06-22: Harvard University grad students secure first union contract following two year battle

2020-06-22: Arctic records its hottest temperature ever

2020-06-22: Black men and women are one of the smallest groups in archaeology, only totaling around 1.5% of PhDs …

2020-06-22: How Do the Police Actually Spend Their Time?

2020-06-20: Why Are the Police Like This?

2020-06-20: How do you sign ‘Black Lives Matter’ in ASL? For black deaf Angelenos, it’s …

2020-06-20: Today’s GOP is more right-wing than many European far-right populist parties

2020-06-20: “when the Japanese arrived, there was little need for the average Taiwanese to know exactly what …

2020-06-20: ‘A few bad apples’: Phrase describing rotten police officers used to have different …

2020-06-16: Loic Wacquant’s classic 2002 article: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

2020-06-16: Why Bourdieu was right about language and Austin was wrong

2020-06-15: Taiwan Black Lives Matter Protest Gets Indigenous Twist

2020-06-14: Recommended reading: Poor People’s Movements by Frances Fox Piven, Richard Cloward

2020-06-13: 2017 article on how Taiwan dealt with statues of a dead dictator

2020-06-12: #StandwithMashpee: “Our sin is our existence” w/ Jessie Little Doe Baird by The Red …

2020-06-12: Study says face masks not only help prevent COVID-19 transmission, but “the most effective …

2020-06-12: Taiwan airport offers ‘pretend to go abroad’ airport tours amid Covid-19 pandemic

2020-06-12: Is Taipei Listening? Black Lives Matter Taiwan Gears Up for Weekend Rally

2020-06-11: pandemic is expected to plunge most countries into recession in 2020, with per capita income …

2020-06-11: Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law”

2020-06-09: John Oliver on the police (entire episode)

2020-06-09: What Killer Mike should have said

2020-06-08: Activists create public online spreadsheet of police violence videos.

2020-06-08: Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To Disband The Police Department, Invest In Proven …

2020-06-08: How to abolish the Hong Kong police 《From last Nov. but newly relevant.》

2020-06-07: The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square “The 1989 massacre didn’t just end China’s democracy …

2020-06-07: Why you shouldn’t confuse 2020 for 1968《I learned a lot about ‘68 from Perlstein’s Nixonland》

2020-06-07: Message from Chairman Cromwell: Court Rules in Favor of Tribe — Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

2020-06-06: Nursing Homes Fought Federal Emergency Plan Requirements for Years. Now, They’re Coronavirus Hot …

2020-06-06: Bennet admitted that the opinion page had seen Cotton’s tweets on the subject and “we did ask if he …

2020-06-05: Donald Trump’s Praise for the Tiananmen Square Massacre: ‘When the Students Poured into Tiananmen …

2020-06-04: This Is How Much Major Cities Spend on Police Versus Everything Else

2020-06-04: I spoke with Vitale about what roles police should and shouldn’t play, what he makes of the …

2020-06-04: The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police

2020-06-04: An excerpt from Alex S. Vitale’s ‘The End of Policing’ shows how police forces …

2020-06-02: Author Interview - R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War 《Upset to learn that I have to wait till …

2020-06-02: I Suddenly Thought of Your Face 《Thanks to DJ for translating this Guavanthropology piece on masks …

2020-06-02: Opinion: Killer Mike and T.I. sold out in Atlanta. Let’s talk about why they did it 《Not sure …

2020-06-02: So, did the British invent thuggees?, my blog post from 2007 suddenly seems relevant again with the …

2020-05-31: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

2020-05-31: Trump’s Executive Order Isn’t About Twitter

2020-05-31: “There is a connection between increased concentration of power and decreased participation of …

2020-05-30: Academic Freedom, Criticism of China and Racism

2020-05-30: Coronavirus May Be a Vascular Disease, Which Explains Everything

2020-05-30: In October Zuckerberg said before Congress that he would take down content calling for violence. Now …

2020-05-30: Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ minimizes Trump’s mistakes with poorly timed sitcom …

2020-05-29: Taiwan decriminalizes adultery, but there is more to be done 《specifically: Taiwan needs unilateral …

2020-05-29: BREAKING: Adultery No Longer Criminal Offense in Taiwan

2020-05-28: Eric Foner · The Corrupt Bargain: Democracy? No thanks

2020-05-28: Essentializing Labor Before, During, and After COVID-19

2020-05-28: The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong

2020-05-28: Taiwan targets truth not justice as it investigates darker times

2020-05-28: How Some Countries Brought New Coronavirus Cases Down To Nearly Zero : Goats and Soda : NPR

2020-05-27: Trump, the Central Park Five and the Real ‘When They See Us’ 《Thinking back to another …

2020-05-26: COVID Underdogs: Mongolia

2020-05-23: Helsinki Taiwanese American Film Festival ONLINE, FOR FREE & OPEN TO THE WORLD

2020-05-22: CoVID-19 did not come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology: A discussion about theories of origin …

2020-05-22: How African Soldiers Helped to Save Taiwan

2020-05-21: Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show 《Add all the other things that should have …

2020-05-20: Covid Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Aren’t Infectious 《Good news.》

2020-05-20: Glenn Greenwald’s Invented Claims in Defense of Bill Barr and Mike Flynn

2020-05-20: As Bihar Finds 26% of Returning Delhi Migrants Infected, Doubts Cast on NCR’s COVID Count

2020-05-19: ‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

2020-05-19: Edgar Allan Poe and the Economy of Horror

2020-05-19: William Barr: The Carl Schmitt of Our Time 《From January, but newly relevant》

2020-05-19: The fake “Obamagate” scandal shows how Trump hacks the media

2020-05-17: Why are so many people getting sick and dying in Montreal from Covid-19? 《Inequality, that’s why.》

2020-05-17: Flame Watcher - Aag ka Prahari A spooky short film by @shashwati

2020-05-16: When Hong Kong’s government failed to take decisive action, the city’s citizens organized their own …

2020-05-15: Is That a Rooster on My Customer-Support Call? Yes, Blame Coronavirus.

2020-05-15: The Kavalan people of Yilan held their first ocean and harvest festivals in over 100 years last …

2020-05-14: Taiwan: no new COVID-19 cases for one week, no domestically transmitted infections for one month …

2020-05-14: Ohio Has Stopped Kicking Workers Off Unemployment After A Hacker Targeted Its Website

2020-05-14: Director Eugene Jarecki Explains His ‘Trump Death Clock’ in Times Square

2020-05-14: Interesting analysis of the cost-benefit of social gatherings, travel restrictions, and reopening …

2020-05-12: Epidemiologists say India’s centre for disease control withheld COVID-19 data since pandemic began

2020-05-12: Doctors Without Borders dispatches team to the Navajo Nation

2020-05-12: Why The Australian Ballet dancers quit stretching

2020-05-12: The Bailout Is Working — for the Rich

2020-05-12: Attorney General William Barr should resign over Michael Flynn decision, 1,900 former Justice Dept. …

2020-05-12: Coronavirus is no reason to cut Social Security

2020-05-12: Supreme Court justices wrestle with Creek reservation case 《Ginsburg is not an ally on Indigenous …

2020-05-12: So You’re Going Outside: A Physics-Based Coronavirus Infection Risk Estimator for Leaving the House

2020-05-12: I am shown the library I’ll never have access to, and introduced to students I’ll never teach. I …

2020-05-11: Brazil opens 38,000 square miles of indigenous lands to outsiders 《Taiwan is only 12,456 sq. miles!》

2020-05-10: Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President

2020-05-10: Malaria ‘completely stopped’ by microbe 《Some hopeful news for a change…》

2020-05-09: Primary Sources: History of Taiwan

2020-05-09: The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of …

2020-05-09: The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

2020-05-09: The Role of Digital Tools in Taiwan’s Response to Covid-19

2020-05-09: Olufemi Taiwo argues that the problem of elite capture is not unique to identity politics, and that …

2020-05-09: Native Americans Paid for America’s Land-Grant Universities “Cornell, Virginia Tech, …

2020-05-09: “Trump’s concern of personal infection contrasts with his lax attitude toward reopening …

2020-05-08: The Pandemic Is the Time to Resurrect the Public University

2020-05-08: From 2017: The Mueller report’s account of Michael Flynn’s lies

2020-05-07: Taipei MRT launches app to measure passenger density 《Only the blue line for now》

2020-05-06: Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers

2020-05-06: Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows, raising questions amid coronavirus pandemic

2020-05-06: Trump replaces Christi Grimm, HHS watchdog who found shortages in coronavirus testing, supplies at …

2020-05-05: I wrote a blog post(!) about my favorite new note taking app: Roam

2020-05-04: How can Taiwan contain COVID-19 without restricting foreign residents?

2020-05-04: The world is on lockdown. So where are all the carbon emissions coming from?

2020-05-04: Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America 《Another reminder that I …

2020-05-03: Sweden Hasn’t Cracked the Coronavirus Code

2020-05-03: Ben Zimmer makes his crossword debut, with Brendan Emmett Quigley 《So went my Sunday morning …》

2020-05-02: What Coronavirus Herd Immunity Really Means

2020-05-02: Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Lies Are Killing Britons

2020-05-01: Irrfan Kahn’s best Bollywood roles: His death at 53 shouldn’t be commemorated only for his American …

2020-05-01: Indigenous artist Sakuliu Pavavaljung to represent Taiwan at 2021 Venice Biennale

2020-04-30: Charts showing how countries which are beating COVID-19 are flattening the curve 《So far only a …

2020-04-28: Could Trump have been bred in a Chinese lab to inflict damage on the USA?

2020-04-26: Disease outbreak control strategies: digital tools

2020-04-26: Women academics submitting fewer papers to journals during coronavirus 《And men are submitting more. …

2020-04-26: Influential Covid-19 model shouldn’t guide U.S. policies, critics say

2020-04-24: What “Ancient” Chinese Sounded Like - and how we know

2020-04-22: Kushner Cos. Gets $800 Million Federally Backed Apartment Loan

2020-04-22: German censorship campaign targets scholar (Achille Mbembe) over BDS and applies ‘antisemitism’ …

2020-04-22: “Actively making choices looks too much like ‘killing.’ In contrast, submitting to the workings of …

2020-04-22: 25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis

2020-04-21: These U.S. citizens won’t get coronavirus stimulus checks

2020-04-20: Nothing about New York City’s outbreak was inevitable.

2020-04-20: Hospitals Face a White House Blockade for Coronavirus PPE

2020-04-19: Rt: Effective Reproduction Number These are up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the …

2020-04-19: Coronavirus Claims at Least 6,900 Nursing Home Deaths in U.S.

2020-04-19: Coronavirus at Smithfield pork plant: The untold story of America’s biggest outbreak

2020-04-18: Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes, Not Like…

2020-04-18: Reading about the Jonestown Massacre to try to understand America under Trump…

2020-04-17: E.P.A. Weakens Controls on Mercury 《Trump’s press conferences are a diversion. Keep your eye on the …

2020-04-17: What the world can learn from Kerala about how to fight covid-19

2020-04-16: Op-Ed: In Tibet, it’s a crime to even talk about the value of mother-tongue education

2020-04-15: Data show India’s coronavirus lockdown may not be working

2020-04-15: Taiwan Can Help

2020-04-14: Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife 《So as not to …

2020-04-14: Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear

2020-04-14: Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

2020-04-12: Professional baseball is back — in Taiwan, where robots will be the spectators

2020-04-12: Stream 80 Indigenous Films from Latin America & the Caribbean for Free on YouTube

2020-04-12: What has happened to me ~The story of an Uyghur man who now lives in Japan 《Done as a short online …

2020-04-12: In the world’s fight against coronavirus, female leaders show the way

2020-04-12: First Yanomami Covid-19 death raises fears for Brazil’s indigenous peoples

2020-04-12: How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York’s Virus Fight

2020-04-12: Africans in Guangzhou lose homes in virus crackdown

2020-04-12: What has happened to me ~The story of an Uyghur man who now lives in Japan as a web-comic.

2020-04-12: Why Doesn’t Flu Tank Economy Like Covid-19? 《Of course the WSJ phrases the question in economic …

2020-04-12: The good and the bad of Apple-Google’s privacy-preserving Contact Tracing

2020-04-12: 10,000 families visit San Antonio Food Bank as coronavirus exacerbates food insecurity

2020-04-12: He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

2020-04-12: For the CCP, “controlling the narrative is more important than… public health”

2020-04-12: Insane! “the UK is still not carrying out health or temperature checks on people arriving from …

2020-04-12: Taiwan Is Flattening the Curve. Singapore Is Locked Down. Inside Their ‘Second Wave’ …

2020-04-11: NOISE REDUCTION: A multi-sited field study “All sounds recorded during COVID-19 lockdowns …

2020-04-10: American Racism in the Time of Plagues

2020-04-10: Coronavirus is revealing how broken America’s economy really is

2020-04-10: Rev. Billy Arrested For Planting Rainbow Flag At Central Park Tent Hospital Run By Anti-Gay Group

2020-04-10: Why the slow drip of anti-Muslim poison in India is now a flood

2020-04-10: China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in post-virus regulatory push

2020-04-10: How America built the best pandemic response system in history – and threw it away

2020-04-10: PPE and Ventilators Becomes Patronage in Trump’s Hands

2020-04-10: Checkpoints, Curfews, Airlifts: Virus Rips Through Navajo Nation

2020-04-08: Preview my book chapter, “Defining Ethnographic Film,” on Google Books! 《I was able to …

2020-04-07: Pandemics and the Shape of Human History

2020-04-06: NYC to begin temporarily burying coronavirus victims in local parks

2020-04-06: How To Wear Masks Without Fogging Up Your Glasses

2020-04-06: What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator

2020-04-06: Germany is conducting around 350,000 coronavirus tests a week

2020-04-06: Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

2020-04-06: COVID-19 and China’s Health Code System - Somatosphere

2020-04-05: Coronavirus Singapore: 100 to 1,000 infections in one month. What happened? 《Worry this could happen …

2020-04-05: COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports from Google 《Striking how few changes there are to life in …

2020-04-05: Cuomo sheds crocodile tears. These systems are intended to be crappy and painful to use!

2020-04-05: How China’s fake news machine is rewriting the history of Covid-19, even as the pandemic unfolds

2020-04-04: Coronavirus: New Facts about Infection Mechanisms - NHK Video

2020-04-04: ⭐️ How can someone who’s lived for years as a citizen of India, suddenly be declared illegal? …

2020-04-04: Wear a mask: it may be our best weapon against coronavirus

2020-04-04: Updated my list of free documentary films online to include anthropologist Harjant Gill’s Sent …

2020-04-04: “The objective is to vilify Muslims.”

2020-04-04: Every Zoom Security and Privacy Flaw So Far, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

2020-04-04: Yes, we long have referred to disease outbreaks by geographic places. Here’s why we …

2020-04-04: Asian Studies in a Time of Pandemic

2020-04-04: Nice essay on the photos of Kata Geibl and the end of capitalism 《… a bit too much …

2020-04-04: The WHO Ignores Taiwan. The World Pays the Price.

2020-04-04: The EU believes that the death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a …

2020-04-03: “We also demonstrated the efficacy of surgical masks to reduce coronavirus detection and viral …

2020-04-03: Service Workers’ Queens Neighborhoods Hit Hardest By Virus 《No, there is nothing “freaky” about …

2020-04-03: The best alternatives to Zoom for videoconferencing 《Zoom is basically spyware!》

2020-04-03: Taiwan’s aggressive efforts are paying off in fight against COVID-19 《Excellent short video, with …

2020-04-03: What We Need to Understand About Asymptomatic Carriers if We’re Going to Beat Coronavirus

2020-04-03: What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage

2020-04-02: Why does Taiwan still criminalize adultery?

2020-04-02: Taiwan: The liberal democracy where adultery remains a crime

2020-04-02: Turkmenistan Has Banned Use Of The Word ‘Coronavirus’

2020-04-02: Coronavirus kills its first democracy

2020-04-02: When he ran OneWest, CA found over 1,000 examples of violations conducted by Mnuchin but AG Kamala …

2020-04-02: ⭐️ “There’s still a good case for masks, though, even if they can’t stop viruses from getting …

2020-04-02: “In 2011 Mr Xi urged officials to “make full use” of Mazu to woo Taiwanese” 《Sheds new …

2020-04-01: Taiwan phone tracking system monitors 55,000 under coronavirus quarantine

2020-04-01: Why Taiwanese Life Insurers Are The Great ‘Whodunit’ Of The Financial World

2020-03-31: Japan’s relatively small coronavirus case count may be a mirage 《If true of Japan it could be true …

2020-03-31: Trump says Republicans would ‘never’ be elected again if it was easier to vote

2020-03-31: ♥️ General Electric Workers Launch Protest, Demand to Make Ventilators

2020-03-31: The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration 《The fact-checking asides …

2020-03-31: Here’s How China Is Rewriting the History of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Make Itself the Hero

2020-03-31: ⭐️ Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders. 《Excellent piece by the always amazing Keeanga-Yamahtta …

2020-03-31: Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Messl

2020-03-30: Two paths for coronavirus testing; targeted like Japan or wide net like South Korea 《I wish Taiwan …

2020-03-30: ⭐️ The Rise and Fall of Biopolitics: A Response to Bruno Latour 《What I’ve been trying to say, but …

2020-03-30: India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry

2020-03-30: COVID-19 gives the lie to global health expertise - The Lancet

2020-03-29: Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis 《How it should be done!》

2020-03-29: How they flattened the curve during the 1918 Spanish Flu

2020-03-29: Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?

2020-03-29: Why have ventilators when you can have warplanes?

2020-03-29: No, New York Isn’t the ‘Epicenter’ of the Coronavirus Outbreak. Does That Matter?, by Ben Zimmer

2020-03-28: Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Response Doesn’t Mean He’s Crush-Worthy

2020-03-28: Added the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TIDF) to my list of free documentary …

2020-03-28: Coronavirus Outbreak: Why the number of COVID-19 cases are drastically different in Taiwan and Italy …

2020-03-28: Reviving a language by living it

2020-03-28: Stop Trying To Make Andrew Cuomo Happen

2020-03-27: BBC deletes report accusing Taiwan quarantine of being ‘prison-like’ 《The BBC has never …

2020-03-27: After the Lockdown, Fear and Chaos in India - The New York Times

2020-03-27: 3.3 Million File for Unemployment Claims 《Note that unemployment significantly increases the risk of …

2020-03-27: Trump once said: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I …

2020-03-27: Yes, the virus can be detected on some surfaces for up to a day, but the reality is that the levels …

2020-03-27: Coronavirus Will Require Us to Completely Reshape the Economy

2020-03-27: Asian Americans report over 650 racist acts over last week, new data says

2020-03-27: E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters 《When your country is out to get …

2020-03-26: 《A glimmer of hope in dark times…》Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down …

2020-03-26: Updated my free documentary films online post to include information on how to watch the wonderful …

2020-03-26: A simple coronavirus home-testing kit could soon be available to order on Amazon in the UK 《Note …

2020-03-26: There are two ways of evaluating the effectiveness of masks against COVID-19: as individuals, or as …

2020-03-25: Why have more than 1,300 CEOs left their post in the past year? “The last big wave of CEO departures …

2020-03-24: Turns out that Americans who actually live in countries with universal healthcare don’t think …

2020-03-24: Free documentary films online! During the Covid-19 pandemic a number of outlets are making it possible to stream documentary films …

2020-03-22: Information on Safer Sex During Coronavirus (PDF)

2020-03-22: Mongolia abandons Soviet past by restoring alphabet

2020-03-21: Professional Wrestling Without an Audience Is Avant-garde Theater

2020-03-21: Wow, someone found me via my LinkedIn profile. I didn’t even know I still had a LinkedIn …

2020-03-21: Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action, Estimates Say

2020-03-21: America has one of the world’s worst coronavirus responses 《”one of” … …

2020-03-21: Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country 《From 2018, but came across my feed again today …

2020-03-21: In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges

2020-03-20: How Hilary Mantel became a publishing phenomenon 《Because she gets better with each new book.》

2020-03-20: Coronavirus: Why is India testing so little?

2020-03-20: Why India may be about to discover “tens of thousands” more coronavirus cases

2020-03-20: 《This story is from 2011!》 Members of Congress Get Abnormally High Returns From Their Stocks

2020-03-20: Drain the swamp!

2020-03-20: Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

2020-03-19: In Limbo: foreigners hoping to build lives in Taiwan face uncertainty with the new travel ban 《There …

2020-03-19: Taiwan Has Been Shut Out of Global Health Discussions. Its Participation Could Have Saved Lives

2020-03-19: School instructions for online learning has special section about students from China who might not …

2020-03-19: Democracy, not “Asian Values” responsible for Taiwan’s success against Coronavirus

2020-03-19: 《Test everyone?》How one small Italian town cut coronavirus cases to zero in just a few weeks

2020-03-18: Taiwan Visas in the Time of the Coronavirus 《Useful information》

2020-03-18: Taiwan to donate 100,000 masks per week to US

2020-03-18: COVID-19 had killed more people today alone, than what SARS killed in its entirety. SARS killed 774 …

2020-03-18: The Focus Taiwan coronavirus live blog is a good place to get the latest English news on the …

2020-03-18: Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios - ProPublica 《You can …

2020-03-18: The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #1 - Coronavirus Readings by The Syllabus

2020-03-18: “Seeing like a state of exception” Gabriele de Seta on the role of machine vision in …

2020-03-17: Coronavirus: Why are Indians running away from isolation wards?: The country has one of the world’s …

2020-03-17: The actual death rate for the Spanish Flu was much higher than the numbers most journalists and …

2020-03-17: Reporters Without Borders opens a new virtual library inside Minecraft to share banned news stories

2020-03-17: TikTok Told Moderators to Suppress Posts by “Ugly” People and the Poor to Attract New Users

2020-03-17: Introducing the Collective Anthro Mini Lectures Project for #COVIDcampus

2020-03-17: Japanese calligrapher revivving forgotten female ancient script

2020-03-17: max brooks A message from me and my dad about corona

2020-03-17: The UK Only Realised ‘In The Last Few Days’ That Its Coronavirus Strategy Would …

2020-03-16: Coronavirus is most contagious before, during first week of symptoms

2020-03-16: IHV Researchers Use Climate to Predict Spread of COVID-19 - University of Maryland, Baltimore 《Could …

2020-03-16: Why do dozens of diseases wax and wane with the seasons—and will COVID-19?

2020-03-16: The chaos at Dulles Airport shows how not to handle a pandemic

2020-03-16: Engels’ pause and the condition of the working class in England - Michael Roberts

2020-03-16: I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ …

2020-03-15: Wow. Roam Research looks pretty amazing. Too bad there is no mobile app yet.

2020-03-15: Infographic: The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll

2020-03-15: Why India isn’t ready for coronavirus crisis

2020-03-15: Coronavirus Stages: Taiwan Shows How to Skip Denial to Save Lives

2020-03-15: I have yet to see any convincing evidence that UK’s “heard immunity” approach …

2020-03-15: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” 《A more in-depth …

2020-03-15: How do we cultivate heard immunity to neoliberalism? It is literally killing us, but we continue to …

2020-03-15: Young Adivasi scholar Abhay Xaxa dies 《A terrible tragedy in a year full of terrible tragedies.》

2020-03-15: There’s a Giant Hole in Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill 《It doesn’t actually guarantee paid sick leave to …

2020-03-14: The false scientific claims made during Modi’s first term 《Upsetting to see Taiwanese news media …

2020-03-14: The Reason for the Season: why flu strikes in winter 《Note: this is about the flu, not COVID-19, …

2020-03-14: Timeline: Trump’s coronavirus statements

2020-03-14: The Mystery of the Missing Bus Riders

2020-03-14: No Soap, Little Water, and No Way Out: Refugee Camps Brace for Coronavirus

2020-03-14: I spent a couple of days writing this mega post on #covid-19, #coronavirus, #taiwan, #anthropology, …

2020-03-14: Why Face Masks Are Encouraged in Asia, but Shunned in the U.S.

2020-03-13: Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong might be more instructive examples (compared with China’s …

2020-03-13: Students looking at my VHS tapes: what are these? (I explain.) To each other: it’s like how …

2020-03-13: Petition to protect Taiwan’s undocumented migrants in the face of COVID-19 measures

2020-03-13: Judge orders Chelsea Manning’s release from jail in Virginia 《At least some good news for …

2020-03-12: A different perspective from what I’ve shared earlier: “No need to wear a mask? Experts urge health …

2020-03-12: Republicans Want Medicare for All, but Just for Coronavirus

2020-03-12: Finally, Everyone Understands Why Paid Sick Leave Is Necessary

2020-03-12: Taiwan has millions of visitors from China and only 45 coronavirus cases. Here’s how.

2020-03-11: Deadly viruses are no match for plain, old soap — here’s the science behind it

2020-03-11: Coronavirus and Prisons: A Toxic Combination 《and this doesn’t even discuss the use of prison labor …

2020-03-11: Philippines Revives Perjury Charges For Artist Activist Kiri Dalena

2020-03-11: Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement

2020-03-11: Sanders to the aid of democracy in the United States – Le blog de Thomas Piketty

2020-03-10: Stop saying Biden is the ‘most electable’. Trump will run rings round him

2020-03-10: Taiwan scientists develop antibodies for 15-minute Wuhan virus test in 19 days

2020-03-10: The Chinese translation of Laura Ahearn’s《Living Language》is finally out, bringing the …

2020-03-09: You’re Descended from Royalty and So Is Everybody Else

2020-03-08: Remember when we were wondering if Bush wore a listening device under his jacket during the debate?

2020-03-08: ‘Highly Unjust’:Allahabad HC Directs Removal Of Banners Containing Photos Of Persons …

2020-03-08: The Lottery is probably the best thing ever written on American democracy.

2020-03-08: Here’s the Difference Between Flexibility and Mobility – and Why It Matters 《I wish I had …

2020-03-08: UP Erects Giant Billboards With Names, Photos of Anti-CAA Protesters《Hard to be shocked by Indian …

2020-03-08: ⭐️ Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden

2020-03-08: How Elizabeth Warren Lost

2020-03-07: Former US ambassador to USSR calls out the NY Times on their BS

2020-03-07: Chinatown Needs Your Love More Than Ever Right Now

2020-03-07: Bernie Sanders’s Soviet sister-city outreach wasn’t unusual. It was a Reagan initiative.

2020-03-06: Study Showing Bernie Needs Huge Youth Turnout Is Nonsense

2020-03-06: Dems Combine Into Giant Mech To Annihilate Bernie Sanders

2020-03-06: The Kids in the Hall to Return to Amazon With New Episodes

2020-03-05: Joe Biden didn’t just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause in schools, …

2020-03-05: There is hard data that shows that a centrist Democrat would be a losing candidate

2020-03-05: 125+ Reasons You Should Not Vote for Joe Biden 《I’ll vote for him if I have to, but it …

2020-03-05: Everyone agrees we need to beat Trump, but we have very different ideas about what that means in …

2020-03-05: Democrats Rallying Around Joe Biden Could Alienate Generations of the Party’s Youth Support

2020-03-05: Why Biden and Sanders beat Warren in her home state of Massachusetts “Warren has had a …

2020-03-05: If Democrats can’t fight voter suppression during their own primaries, how will they manage …

2020-03-05: Joe Biden’s Success Shows We Gave Obama a Free Pass - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

2020-03-05: Sober analysis of Sanders losses to Biden on Super Tuesday. Michigan is going to be tough… 😬

2020-03-05: Can Bernie Sanders Still Win? He’s in a Very Strong Position

2020-03-05: Confused Biden Announces He Is Dropping Out Of Race, Endorses Joe Biden

2020-03-04: Inside the effort to save an indigenous Pacific Island language that the US tried to destroy

2020-03-04: Yogita Limaye Delhi Violence on Vimeo 《Police bring rioters more stones when they run out!》

2020-03-04: Super Tuesday: Long lines reported at polls in Texas, California

2020-03-04: When and how to use masks 《From the WHO》

2020-03-04: I should write a @popula piece on the very different Bangka I’ve experienced. One full of …

2020-03-04: The WHO sent 25 international experts to China and here are their main findings after 9 days

2020-03-04: Elizabeth Warren: A Populist for the Professional Class

2020-03-04: “coronaviruses can survive on the kinds of smooth glass and plastic found in smartphones for …

2020-03-04: Kept at the Hospital on Coronavirus Fears, Now Facing Large Medical Bills

2020-03-04: Facebook’s top news story on Super Tuesday is about Hillary Clinton’s emails

2020-03-03: Free College: Not So Extreme “It isn’t that way naturally: it was made extreme”

2020-03-03: “Jealous Coronavirus” music video from Vietnamese Health Dept. w/ English subtitles

2020-03-03: Minimum Wage Machine dispenses free money at the simple turn of a crank

2020-03-03: No, You Do Not Need Face Masks To Prevent Coronavirus—They Might Increase Your Infection Risk

2020-03-03: Reaching out to Undocumented Workers is Necessary to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak

2020-03-03: Democrats Craving a Brokered Convention: Learn the Lessons of 1968

2020-03-03: “a piece of the program labeled ‘reportInfoAndLocationToPolice’“

2020-03-03: ‘The Nation’ Endorses Bernie Sanders and His Movement

2020-03-03: There Have Been 21 Debate Questions About Paying For Social Programs, Zero About Paying For War 《Not …

2020-03-02: So today I tried to explain to my Taiwanese students why Americans think universal healthcare is a …

2020-03-02: Public Enemy part ways with Flavor Flav - Chuck D says its about money

2020-03-02: China-India Bibliography

2020-03-02: On Foreign Policy, Bernie Stands Alone 《Re-posting this because a lot of my friends seem unaware of …

2020-03-02: ‘What kind of Hindus are you?’ Mob asks arrested Assam lecturer’s family on not having idols at home

2020-03-02: Look at the chart on defense spending: our spending today is almost what it was at the peak of WWII!

2020-03-01: 83 foreign and Chinese companies directly or indirectly benefiting from the use of Uyghur workers

2020-02-29: The most satisfying thing about a Sanders presidency would be the distress it would cause on the …

2020-02-28: 😡 Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants

2020-02-28: Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News. “World Health Organization, has warned …

2020-02-28: Coronavirus fatality rates vary wildly depending on age gender and medical history some patients …

2020-02-28: ⭐️ Anatomy of a pogrom

2020-02-28: The Democratic Candidates’ Wealth, to Scale

2020-02-27: All schools in Japan told to close until April over virus outbreak

2020-02-27: Video: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters recites Aamir Aziz’s ‘Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega’ in solidarity

2020-02-27: Strong statement from the AAA on Xinjiang

2020-02-27: Indian High Court judge concerned about communal violence was abruptly transferred!

2020-02-26: In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command

2020-02-26: China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 Years in Prison

2020-02-26: “Are they (Muslims) bigger goons than us? We are the bigger goons. We will show them their …

2020-02-26: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable, former CDC director says

2020-02-26: Delhi violence: Clashes in India’s capital leave at least 13 dead during Trump visit

2020-02-25: OPP arrest 10 demonstrators at Tyendinaga blockade site, charges pending

2020-02-25: ♥️ Bernie Sanders says won’t attend AIPAC confab that ‘gives platform to bigotry’

2020-02-25: Bernie Sanders Becomes First Candidate, Democrat or Republican, to Win Popular Vote in All 3 Early …

2020-02-25: Novel coronavirus test for Miami man leads to $3,275 bill 《Only universal health care can truly …

2020-02-25: You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

2020-02-25: Depression researchers rethink popular mouse swim tests “We don’t know what depression looks like in …

2020-02-25: Epidemic Control in China: A Conversation with Liu Shao-hua

2020-02-25: Mike Bloomberg prepares media onslaught against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders

2020-02-24: Bernie Sanders Becomes First Candidate, Democrat or Republican, to Win Popular Vote in All 3 Early …

2020-02-24: There has been a steady drip of epidemiologists (inside and outside China) saying that: COVID-19 …

2020-02-23: Warren, Biden and Buttigieg dangerously close to going broke

2020-02-23: Nevada Culinary Union Members Defy Leadership To Back Bernie Sanders

2020-02-22: Harvard—Home of Alan Dershowitz—Says the Wealth Tax Economist Is Too Much

2020-02-22: Joe Biden Claims He Was Arrested in South Africa in the 1970s 《Pathetic》

2020-02-22: Beforeigners is great, but I feel that the jokes would be funnier if I understood Old Norse…

2020-02-22: A number of interesting recent sci-fi/fantasy series deal with issues of racism, migration, and …

2020-02-21: SPIDER WOMAN - The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters, first published in 1934, is currently free …

2020-02-21: Blockades a genius assertion of Indigenous power: UBC-based First Nations thinker Glen Coulthard

2020-02-21: Here’s the Medicare-for-all study Bernie Sanders keeps bringing up

2020-02-20: Canada is fake

2020-02-20: The US denying visas to both Hajo Funke and Eyal Weizman is very worrisome. They are academics who …

2020-02-20: Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source, carbon-wise, than we thought

2020-02-20: Bloomberg Is Wealthier Than The Bottom 125 Million Americans

2020-02-20: Mother Tongue Film Festival 2020 Program

2020-02-19: Michael Bloomberg’s Surveillance Of Muslims Sets Dangerous Precedent For His Presidential Run 《First …

2020-02-19: Welcome my partner in crime, the anthropologist @alexgolub to micro.blog! If there are any other …

2020-02-19: Anybody want to fund my film about a ragtag group of unemployed mascots who defend Japan from an …

2020-02-18: ⭐️ John Oliver Makes the Definitive Case for Medicare-for-All

2020-02-18: Michael Bloomberg and the Dangers of ‘Any Blue Will Do’ Politics

2020-02-18: Reading Colonialism in “Parasite”

2020-02-18: Where’s the Savior? “The daylight between Mike Bloomberg and Donald Trump can be measured in the …

2020-02-18: Four Deaths in One Family Show Danger of Wuhan’s Home Quarantine Policy

2020-02-17: Seattle is so far gone on inequality we’re beyond the movie ‘Parasite’

2020-02-17: Mead had anthropology mansplained to her by a Navy officer at a party on board the boat the night …

2020-02-17: Ugh, Sapir thought Mead should give up her own fledgling career to support his and even wrote to her …

2020-02-17: 🤣🤣🤣 Trudeau: We must acknowledge the sacred sovereignty of Canada’s oil and gas companies

2020-02-16: Real time map of face mask availability throughout Taiwan! 即時口罩地圖 Story here: 駭客、工程師鍵盤救國!揭開實名系統 72 小 …

2020-02-16: From 2012: “Bloomberg Sues City Council Over ‘Living Wage’ and ‘Prevailing Wage’ Laws“

2020-02-16: The Wet’suwet’en Fight Against New Pipeline Spreads Across Canada with Blockades & Occupations

2020-02-16: Empowering Tribal Nations 《Sanders statement on Indigenous rights.》

2020-02-16: Klobuchar Has Pushed Extreme Right-Wing Policy on Israel/Palestine

2020-02-16: China: Uighur Woman Who Spent 10 Months In Detention Camp Faces Deportation From Kazakhstan

2020-02-16: Pipelines fuel violence against Native women 《From October: the murder rate for Native women is ten …

2020-02-15: M4A would save more than 68,000 lives (and $450 billion) annually, but somehow we are supposed to …

2020-02-15: Coronavirus Project – Federation Of American Scientists

2020-02-15: ⭐️ The Wet’suwet’en, Aboriginal Title, and the Rule of Law: An Explainer

2020-02-15: Why Is Bloomberg’s Long History of Egregious Sexism Getting a Pass?

2020-02-15: Xinjiang Action List Useful list of actions US Citizens can take to help — from Darren Byler

2020-02-15: You Do Know Amy Klobuchar Is an Abusive Boss, Right?

2020-02-15: What Is Ram-Don? - Parasite’s Noodle Dish Tells a Class Story

2020-02-14: So it turns out that Boas, got his first academic job because he met someone on a train, and his …

2020-02-14: I don’t know of any medical justification for Taiwan’s ban on Chinese children with …

2020-02-14: Bloomberg once blamed end of ‘redlining’ for 2008 collapse

2020-02-13: Harvard and Yale Ensnared in Education Dept. Crackdown on Foreign Funding

2020-02-13: Mohawks prepare to enter 6th day of railway shutdown in support of Wet’suwet’en

2020-02-12: The Mike Bloomberg Black New Yorkers Know

2020-02-12: Over 2500 Professors and Scholars from across Canada and around the world sign “Statement of …

2020-02-11: Native burial sites blown up for US border wall

2020-02-11: Science Won’t Settle Trans Rights

2020-02-11: Michael Bloomberg blocks footage of Aspen Institute appearance He said: “we put all the cops …

2020-02-11: Ever visit Facebook just to check on a group, or look up a local business, but instead find yourself …

2020-02-10: Should We Be Worried About GMOs? 《This pretty much sums up my position: its big-ag that’s the …

2020-02-10: Wow. OVID TV looks great! (Could almost make up for no longer having access to Kanopy?)

2020-02-10: Stop blaming population growth for climate change. The real culprit is wealth inequality. …

2020-02-08: It was really great taking a break from Twitter and Facebook for two whole weeks! Need to find a way …

2020-02-07: A Rare Online Revolt Emerges in China Over Death of Coronavirus Whistle-Blower

2020-02-07: The best thing 🇹🇼 Taiwan could do to fight the spread of Coronavirus 🦠 would be to ensure that every …

2020-02-07: Mike Bloomberg Plagiarized Campaign Literature

2020-02-07: Race, epidemics, and the viral economy of health expertise

2020-02-07: ⭐️ The Money Behind Trump’s Money

2020-02-05: Maybe Iowa’s Democrats can learn something from how Taiwan counts votes?

2020-02-05: The National Archives is letting millions of documents, including many related to immigrants’ …

2020-02-05: Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks

2020-02-05: The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through beta testing platforms “TestFairy … limits …

2020-02-05: “If things have changed in the 17 years since 2003, one clear difference is the emergence of …

2020-02-05: DNC Offers Startup $500 Million To Develop Pencil That Can Accurately Record Election Results

2020-02-04: All Taiwanese universities jointly delay opening until March 2 to limit coronavirus 《Good, but will …

2020-02-04: Wuhan Virus Cover-Up: Despite calls for transparency, repression is baked into the system

2020-02-04: Study claiming new coronavirus can be transmitted by people without symptoms was flawed

2020-02-04: DNC Mulls Asking Donald Trump To Run As Democrat In Effort To Stop Sanders 《The Onion hits close to …

2020-02-04: ⭐️ The next front in the Republican war on voting rights: excluding millions from political …

2020-02-03: Barbara Smith, founding member of the black feminist Combahee River Collective that coined the term …

2020-02-03: Parasite: The real people living in Seoul’s basement apartments

2020-02-03: The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates — ProPublica

2020-02-02: Brexit, the most pointless, masochistic ambition in our country’s history, is done

2020-02-02: Why didn’t ancient Egyptian wall paintings depict them wearing winter clothing, although …

2020-02-02: Because the WHO incorrectly lists Taiwan as part of China, Taiwan has to struggle to keep countries …

2020-02-02: Q: ‘How​ do you write like the Economist?’ A: ‘Pretend you are God.’

2020-02-02: Why shutting down Chinese ‘wet markets’ could be a terrible mistake #anthropology

2020-02-02: Bernie Sanders’s Surge Owes a Lot to Voters of Color

2020-02-01: $375,000 salaries, furnished housing and a lot of sushi: Inside Bloomberg’s spending spree

2020-02-01: Mike Bloomberg Gave the DNC $300K Two Days Before He Entered the Race

2020-02-01: Really enjoying my break from email, Facebook, and Twitter. Still posting to my micro blog and …

2020-02-01: “The simplest explanation for the flow of military donations to Sanders would be his unstinting …

2020-02-01: I’ll take one DNC debate, a brokered convention, and a loss to Trump, please. Bill it to Bloomberg.

2020-02-01: Xenophobia for breakfast There’s a NY Times article about Anti-Chinese Sentiment in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. I …

2020-01-31: Coronavirus and the Panic Epidemic

2020-01-31: Taiwan’s Universities Are Fighting for Their Lives as Birth Rates Plummet 《I still don’t fully …

2020-01-30: Hong Kong using prison labor to boost production of surgical masks 《…which don’t really do …

2020-01-29: The guy who shot Metropolis designed the lighting for I Love Lucy … and every other sitcom

2020-01-29: ‘I was risking my life’: why one in four US women return to work two weeks after childbirth “The US …

2020-01-29: Bernie Sanders Is Rising on the Strength of His Anti-War Stance 《In a year of bad takes, one of the …

2020-01-29: Joe Biden’s Alarming Record on Israel “Biden did more than any other cabinet-level official to …

2020-01-29: A Uyghur’s Reflections on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

2020-01-29: Wuhan quarantine: “not out of an overriding concern for public health, but out of a conviction that …

2020-01-29: Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz 《Polish nationalism and historical memory》

2020-01-29: Bat Soup Didn’t Cause the Wuhan Virus

2020-01-29: Cleveland Indians’ prospect 朱立人 (Chu Li-Jen) has changed his name back to his Taiwanese aboriginal …

2020-01-29: Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China’s coronavirus response

2020-01-29: Charles Murray Is Never Going Away

2020-01-29: “Young voters and voters of color—and especially young black voters—are more likely than older …

2020-01-28: What if Competition Isn’t As “Natural” As We Think?

2020-01-28: Baby or a job? Stark choice for Taiwan’s migrant workers

2020-01-28: The Day That Never Happened

2020-01-27: I’m not here. While on vacation I’m taking a break from social media. You might see my …

2020-01-27: Wuhan seafood market may not be source of novel virus spreading globally 《Article suggests Chinese …

2020-01-27: The Hidden Stakes of the 1619 Controversy

2020-01-27: The Chinese Doctor Who Beat the Plague

2020-01-27: How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments

2020-01-27: Beijing is increasingly undermining the international system for protecting human rights

2020-01-27: Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

2020-01-26: ⭐️ A Copy Editor’s Education in Indigenous Style

2020-01-26: 40% households in central & northern India practise untouchability: Study

2020-01-26: Joe Biden Lied About His Social Security Record

2020-01-26: ⭐️ Globalizing the War on Indigenous People: Bolsonaro and Modi

2020-01-24: If you ever suspected that marketing claptrap could be written by an AI: welcome to “augmented …

2020-01-24: Why snakes probably aren’t spreading the new China virus

2020-01-23: Trump removes pollution protections for America’s rivers and streams

2020-01-23: For those worried about coronavirus transmission, please note that ordinary medical masks are just …

2020-01-23: As Wuhan Virus Spreads, Taiwan Has No Say at WHO

2020-01-23: University of Minnesota student jailed in China for Twitter posts

2020-01-22: Let’s Make the Academic Job Market More Humane

2020-01-22: Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77

2020-01-22: Why is a coronavirus more dangerous than the common flu? This article is one of the few to answer …

2020-01-22: Bernie Sanders’s Hard Fight for Hillary Clinton - The New Yorker 《News from 2016 that’s fallen down …

2020-01-22: Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained

2020-01-21: In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It’s Medicare …

2020-01-21: Powerful, Moving Bernie Sanders 2020 Ad

2020-01-20: Rep. Jayapal, a leading liberal, endorses Sanders for president

2020-01-20: Martin Luther King and the ‘polite’ racism of white liberals

2020-01-18: Delhi to be under draconian National Security Act for 3 months, police dismiss it as ‘routine’

2020-01-18: I recently realized that there are people in America who don’t know who Pangzai is. This is a …

2020-01-17: India looks at Xinjiang and likes what it sees

2020-01-17: the problem with bringing back blogs is

2020-01-16: My new bibliography format (to replace Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.) is called JFGI. Entries just list …

2020-01-16: Greta and George: vote for people who defend nature. Join them.

2020-01-15: Taiwan Sees Off Populism Where the United States Failed

2020-01-15: Taiwan’s Immigration Policy: support, concerns and challenges

2020-01-14: Taiwan to start Public Lending Right program for local authors 《Local authors will get paid a few …

2020-01-14: Impeachment Without Class Politics: An Autopsy 《I’ve been frustrated with leftist takes on …

2020-01-14: Judith Butler on MLK, grievability, and nonviolence

2020-01-13: Public vote counting a powerful aspect of Taiwan’s democracy

2020-01-13: Excellent analysis, from 2016, about the decline of the KMT. But it is useful to recall that people …

2020-01-12: Teaching China Through Black History

2020-01-12: Hong Kong workers flock to labor unions as new protest tactic

2020-01-12: Why Japanese names have flipped

2020-01-12: 47 of Taiwan’s 113 legislators are women!

2020-01-12: ⭐️ Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for ‘Quillette’

2020-01-12: I sweated blood and tears to write a chapter on “the definition of ethnographic film” for this new …

2020-01-11: ‘She was absolutely adored’: Iranian scientist spent her life fighting for Indigenous voices in …

2020-01-11: Canadian Jews Stand With Wet’Suwet’en: To Repair the World, We Must Decolonize

2020-01-11: The Americans Joe Biden Left Behind on the Bankruptcy Bill

2020-01-11: These parrots are the first birds observed showing kindness to others

2020-01-11: China’s biggest independent film festival forced to suspend operations indefinitely

2020-01-11: Single-payer system could save US $600 billion in administrative costs

2020-01-11: Indian Supreme Court finds 150-day Internet blackout in Kashmir illegal

2020-01-10: What Is ‘National Doom’? In Taiwan, It Depends on Whom You Ask

2020-01-10: Taiwan is fighting Beijing influence, but it won’t close the door to mainland Chinese people …

2020-01-10: Over 300 International Academics Condemn ‘Politically Motivated’ JNU Attack

2020-01-10: Cambodian Royal Family Celebrates Its First Bat Mitzvah

2020-01-10: Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out

2020-01-09: Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt 《Only a handful of countries have bigger …

2020-01-09: ‘Always campaign time’: Why Taiwan’s indigenous people back KMT by Erin Hale (with …

2020-01-07: Taiwan’s Household Registration System Disenfranchises Its Young Voters

2020-01-07: How to Read Faiz for Those Who Never Read Poetry

2020-01-07: How the Obama administration’s drone program normalized targeted killing 《From 2016, but newly …

2020-01-07: Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen faces homophobic fake news

2020-01-07: Bernie Sanders Is the Anti-War Candidate

2020-01-06: Han, nuclear fans lie about wind energy

2020-01-06: Jamia Violence: Delhi Police Internal Probe Reveals 3 Bullets Were Fired, Says Report

2020-01-06: U.S. Stops Dozens of Iranian-Americans Returning From Canada

2020-01-06: ‼️Please check the date before sharing news stories‼️ Tons of stuff in my newsfeed that seems …

2020-01-06: Masked mob enters JNU campus, attacks students and faculty 《Outsourcing state violence》

2020-01-05: If You’re Collecting Rocks, Might as Well Find Ones That Look Like Meat

2020-01-05: The shameful story of how 3,000 Chinese-Indians were put in a detention camp is revealed in new book

2020-01-05: Joe Biden Didn’t Just Vote for the Iraq Invasion—He Helped Lead the March to War

2020-01-05: Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’ - UK news

2020-01-05: DHS, USCIS, CBP, ICE Share Data With Census After Trump’s Executive Order 《We should follow …

2020-01-05: Humanity is under a DDOS attack from the right. Such attacks are designed to overwhelm a …

2020-01-04: When you tell a racist you’re an anthropologist… Me: Racist: Why are X people like that? Me: …

2020-01-04: Surprised this story didn’t get more attention in Taiwan: A recently-discovered translation …

2020-01-04: Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation to block funding for a war with Iran

2020-01-04: Beeple on creating a zombie Mark Zuckerberg and flesh-eating Baby Yoda to examine the times

2020-01-04: New US strikes target Iran-backed militia in Iraq

2020-01-03: Zettelkasten — How One German Scholar Was So Freakishly Productive 《I have long ago given up on …

2020-01-03: Iran strike: killing top general Qassem Suleimani changes the game in the Middle East - Vox 《Useful …

2020-01-03: Amazon threatens to fire critics who are outspoken on its environmental policies

2020-01-03: Google’s human rights principles come under fire by a former executive

2020-01-02: The East Gippsland fires and how they compare to fire extent over the last 70 years, mapped.

2020-01-02: Thousands of Zapatista women gather in the mountains of Mexico

2020-01-02: “a decade in popular culture is not defined by scientific convention” 《Exactly. Try telling someone …

2020-01-01: VICTORY! New Free File rules ban tax-prep firms from hiding their offerings, allow IRS to compete …

2020-01-01: Dr. Manhattan is a Cop: “Watchmen” and Frantz Fanon - by Aaron Bady

2020-01-01: The end of the myths of exceptionalism and meritocracy?

2020-01-01: 45 of our reporters were arrested. 20 are still in custody but we don’t know where

2020-01-01: Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Would Have Grown to NT$40,000 if previous administrations had achieved Tsai’s …

2019-12-31: Verso’s New Year’s sale means that Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race, by …

2019-12-31: The only question to ask of the anti-infiltration bill is whether you would support it regardless of …

2019-12-31: The decade Israel erased the Green Line

2019-12-31: Uncovering the CAA’s larger stratagem - Mahmood Mamdani

2019-12-31: Have Taiwanese Universities Lived Up to Promises to Help Hongkongers?

2019-12-31: China Sentences Wang Yi, Christian Pastor, to 9 Years in Prison

2019-12-31: The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came.

2019-12-31: Will spend New Year’s Even in the most Taiwanese way: working. I have an evening class …

2019-12-31: Don’t Be Fooled By The NY Times Correction, Bret Stephens’ Column Is Still Racist

2019-12-31: What Witcher Gets Wrong (and Right) About Disability Narratives 《I wish she had mentioned …

2019-12-29: Delhi Police Is Now Using Facial Recognition Software to Screen ‘Habitual Protestors’

2019-12-29: India citizenship law: Muslims and activists face mass arrests, beatings in police clampdown

2019-12-29: The best of times, the worst of times for India’s Modi

2019-12-29: New research into the origins of Hanukkah shows that it developed and evolved alongside other …

2019-12-29: ⭐️ Fantastic piece by Quinn Slobodian and Stuart Schrader on how Charles Murray’s early …

2019-12-29: From 2017: Meet the militant monk spreading Islamophobia in India

2019-12-29: “Baroque” is the only way to describe online banking security in Taiwan: complex password …

2019-12-29: I actually like Warren, even if Sanders is my first choice, but she really messed up when she …

2019-12-29: New book exposes exploitation, abuses by brokers: migrant groups

2019-12-29: Process to withdraw 20,000 cases against politicians, including Yogi Adityanath, takes off in Uttar …

2019-12-29: Yogi Adityanath - learn his name. He is using the CAA protests in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh …

2019-12-29: Six Nights Of Hanukkah, Seven Anti-Semitic Incidents In New York City 《And another in the last hour? …

2019-12-29: My biggest concern about bio-engineering has always been their use in maintaining agricultural …

2019-12-29: Pete Buttigieg once gave himself credit for McKinsey work, now says his role was minimal

2019-12-28: I often describe Han Kuo-yu as Taiwan’s Trump, this blog post by Nathan Batto explains exactly …

2019-12-28: ⭐️ Must read article by Arundhati Roy on what is happening in India. Great backgrounder for those …

2019-12-28: Taiwanese Politician Campaigned as Evangelion’s Asuka 《All politics is cosplay, but in Taiwan …

2019-12-28: I hate most games in the App Store, and delete them after a few minutes, but Minit was fun and …

2019-12-28: Video: Hong Kong police accidentally apprehend undercover officers during Boxing Day mall protest

2019-12-28: Obama voters for Trump, Clinton voters for McCain, and Sanders voters for Trump. (1) It happens all …

2019-12-28: I think “lefty concern troll” captures the tactics and goals of those who shout …

2019-12-28: 3,000 Dalits to embrace Islam, cite discrimination by caste Hindus

2019-12-28: An open letter to Citizen Shah: Ganesh Devy

2019-12-28: Occupying Shakespeare

2019-12-27: A quick note on the RFA mass rape story How reliable is the the Radio Free Asia report about the “mass rape” of Uyghur women by …

2019-12-27: With a Thousand Ancestors Front and Back - interview with Nick Estes

2019-12-26: Democratic insiders peek outside of their own bubble and see Sanders standing there - as he has been …

2019-12-26: I Save You in the Clouds - Yangyang Cheng

2019-12-26: 🎥 Anyone who enjoys Agatha Christie, Columbo, or Murder, She Wrote will love Knives Out, which …

2019-12-26: The UK General Election in 7 myths.

2019-12-25: In Assam, two men tagged Bangladeshi died in detention – one was an Adivasi from Jharkhand

2019-12-24: In Hong Kong, a Vast Citizens’ Network Keeps Watch on the Police

2019-12-24: How Joe Biden Helped Strip Bankruptcy Protection From Millions Just Before a Recession

2019-12-24: CAA protests: Blood and tears in an Uttar Pradesh town where two young Muslim men fell to bullets

2019-12-24: Lest We Forget: The Missing Chinese Activists of 2019

2019-12-24: Do soda taxes work? The global soda tax experiment 《Yes, they do, and higher taxes could have even …

2019-12-22: There is some epic music playing outside. (Maybe from an election campaign truck?) I feel like I …

2019-12-22: More Than 80 Polish Towns Have Declared Themselves ‘LGBTQ-Free Zones’

2019-12-22: Judith Butler: Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Enshrines Ignorance Into Law

2019-12-22: Exclusive: Canada police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show

2019-12-21: India’s Citizenship Amendment Act reminds me of the joke where a sergeant says: “All …

2019-12-20: Make no mistake: Medicare for All would cut taxes for most Americans “it would also lead to …

2019-12-20: No Rights. No Games. 《Don’t let China host the Olympics while it is still running …

2019-12-20: I still haven’t figured out who bothers me more: leftists who say impeachment is a …

2019-12-20: “Mayor Pete reminds me of so many techies who promise big, disruptive change while refusing to …

2019-12-20: A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

2019-12-20: This ‘Ponzi scheme’ surrounding development leaves most cities and towns functionally insolvent

2019-12-20: Ahead of U.K. Election, Conservatives Pledge to Target Roma

2019-12-20: 2,000 transgenders excluded from Assam NRC list, plea filed in SC

2019-12-19: What ‘The New York Times’ Got Wrong on Bolivia

2019-12-19: Modi Makes His Bigotry Even Clearer - The NY Times Editorial Board on the new citizenship law

2019-12-19: Andrew Yang is Taiwanese-American

2019-12-19: Historian Ramachandra Guha, Mid-Interview, Detained By Police

2019-12-19: Well known labour activist detained in Guangzhou

2019-12-19: Baby Yoda is Indigenous

2019-12-19: Peer review is central to the scientific mission and ought to be re-centered in our evaluation …

2019-12-19: Thread by @paulmozur: “China’s police are hard at work building the largest domestic …

2019-12-19: China’s Fudan University axes “freedom of thought” from charter “students were seen …

2019-12-18: What are the similarities and differences between the ‘Game of Thrones’ and the …

2019-12-18: Trump’s letter to Pelosi wasn’t written for you! It was written for Fox News: “Fox’s Lou …

2019-12-16: Police violence against students in New Delhi: Police were ‘uncontrollable’ as they unleashed …

2019-12-16: Chinese criminal gangs spreading African swine fever via drones is probably how the world will end.

2019-12-15: Anna Karina’s Closet Picks 《RIP》

2019-12-15: On the one hand, I’m furious at the way Kindle limits the number of highlights I can export …

2019-12-15: Why a Medicare for All public option won’t work 《M4A only works the way it is supposed to -and how …

2019-12-15: Orlando Jones Has Reportedly Been Fired From American Gods

2019-12-14: A Fragile and Costly U.S.-China Trade Peace

2019-12-14: Exclusive: documents show Foxconn refuses to renegotiate Wisconsin deal

2019-12-14: Violent clashes continue in India over new citizenship bill

2019-12-13: A stunning indictment of the U.S. health-care system, in one chart

2019-12-13: Not a fan of trade wars, but this looks like a stunning victory for China as Trump seeks to restore …

2019-12-13: This is England - The Clash (1985)

2019-12-13: ‘Boris Johnson is a Lying Shit’ - Fugue

2019-12-13: “Babylon’s Burning” The Ruts

2019-12-13: Poison Girls - Bully Boys

2019-12-13: All you Fascists - Billy Bragg and Wilco

2019-12-13: Nazi Punks Fuck Off

2019-12-13: They Walked in Line

2019-12-12: Bill passed to turn Taiwan Film Institute into a public body

2019-12-12: “Link In Bio” is a slow knife 《Dismayed at the large number of academics who are oblivious to this …

2019-12-12: Reports of Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitism Executive Order Worries Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions …

2019-12-11: the media… has missed the ways that the Sanders campaign has transformed into a tribune of the …

2019-12-10: “If anything, The Grouch was anti-productivity software, because it made emptying the Trash …

2019-12-10: Peter Handke Won Nobel After Jurors Read Conspiracy Theory

2019-12-10: Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette

2019-12-10: UCSC grad students strike, saying they will withhold grades until given a raise to afford housing

2019-12-10: Sophie 🐕 hasn’t played with her friend Liangliang in a while, so she’s been restless. When I …

2019-12-10: Nothing is more racist than the idea (found in reporting on the Lessons Learned report) that Afghans …

2019-12-09: Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

2019-12-09: India Prepares to Block Naturalization for Muslims

2019-12-09: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982: Feminist film reignites tensions in South Korea

2019-12-09: Kinship terms in Taiwan (useful chart in Taiwanese and Mandarin)

2019-12-09: 《Was thinking about this article in the context of the US, where civics eduction is quite poor or …

2019-12-08: Migrant Workers Hold Rally and March, Calling for End to Broker System

2019-12-08: Ocasio-Cortez takes victory lap after Amazon goes to NYC — even after she helped block $3 billion in …

2019-12-08: Analysis of official deceased organ donation data casts doubt on the credibility of China’s organ …

2019-12-08: Ojibway youth dubs popular cartoons in Anishinaabemowin and Cree

2019-12-08: China is No. 1 on PISA — but here’s why its test scores are hard to believe

2019-12-08: “Inventing the Way of Tea in Taiwan“ My first @anthrodendum blog post in over a year was …

2019-12-08: From Xinjiang to Ningxia, China’s ethnic groups face end to affirmative action in education, taxes, …

2019-12-08: How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashier

2019-12-07: Hard to believe, but yes, it’s true, I’m writing a blog post.

2019-12-06: TikTok Secretly Hid Videos by Fat, LGBTQ, Mentally Disabled Users

2019-12-06: Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed

2019-12-06: Someone on the internet called me an idiot for not knowing geography and then proceeded to call …

2019-12-06: Irish living in the world’s best city: ‘I miss the Irish weather’

2019-12-06: Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India - The New Yorker

2019-12-06: “Only once did I encounter another dive bar where the owner, an older woman who seemed to be in her …

2019-12-06: Why Leftists Should Support Hong Kong’s Fight for Democratic Rights

2019-12-05: Update from WT.social: “If you see something inappropriate, you can report users in the subwikis …

2019-12-05: Google fired us for organizing. We’re fighting back.

2019-12-05: Uber Office Had Separate Bathrooms for Drivers and ‘Employees’

2019-12-04: See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s

2019-12-04: China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

2019-12-04: No one benefits from simplistic whataboutary. Whataboutary is nothing but a technique of distraction …

2019-12-04: David Graeber another Jewish voice on antisemitism and Jeremy Corbyn

2019-12-04: Totally addicted to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast, a chatty retelling of the novel with …

2019-12-03: Me on the couch with the dog: I need to go hang out with other humans. Me with other humans: I need …

2019-12-03: Jimmy Hoffa and ‘The Irishman’: A True Crime Story?

2019-12-03: Horrifying Series Of Unspeakable Actions Result In $39 Crock-Pot Being Delivered To Man Same Day

2019-12-03: There are no humans in Star Wars, so what are the creatures we are watching?

2019-12-03: The most unrealistic aspect of The Irishman wasn’t the anti-aging CGI, but the fact that the …

2019-12-02: Hong Kong deports writer and migrant worker Yuli Riswati

2019-12-02: Foucault on K-Pop: “The temporal elaboration of the act refers to not only the tempo of …

2019-12-02: I actually consider it a sign of a thriving democracy when politician’s looks are considered …

2019-12-01: All the ways you can follow Kerim's Micro Blog Online at micro.oxus.net Follow @kerim via micro.blog (or using a micro.blog compatible app) Via the …

2019-12-01: 《From 2016, this article is an important footnote to Scorsese’s The Irishman》How the Teamsters …

2019-11-30: HELL YOU TALMBOUT - Janelle Monae f. Wondaland Records

2019-11-30: I’m only going to be in NYC for a short time over the Lunar New Year break, but I made sure to …

2019-11-30: Parasite, a Window Into South Korean Neoliberalism 《I just wish the film had been able to make its …

2019-11-30: Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy

2019-11-30: Taiwan embraces Southeast Asian migrant workers, one book at a time

2019-11-30: The Native American Women Who Fought Mass Sterilization

2019-11-30: AAA Calls For Academic/Intellectual Freedom In Hong Kong

2019-11-29: The Irishman: De-aging De Niro was a waste of money 《Found it really distracted from otherwise great …

2019-11-29: TikTok apologises for blocking video on China treatment of Muslims

2019-11-29: The Hong Kongers Building a Case Against the Police

2019-11-29: WeChat keeps banning Chinese Americans for talking about Hong Kong

2019-11-29: Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary

2019-11-29: TikTok’s owner is helping China’s campaign of repression in Xinjiang, report finds

2019-11-28: So I finally got into WT.Social from the waiting list. First thing I see is an offensive post which …

2019-11-28: The Left’s Role in the Hong Kong Uprising

2019-11-28: ICE arrested 250 foreign students at fake university in metro Detroit

2019-11-27: Six films that explain what’s happening in Hong Kong 《Finally watched Ten Years, still need to …

2019-11-27: I have never seen a single Adam Sandler film.

2019-11-27: China’s growing threat to academic freedom

2019-11-27: Google fires four employees at center of worker organization efforts

2019-11-26: ⭐️ Trump Got His Wall, After All 《Important overview of changes to US immigration policy》

2019-11-26: Algeria, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hong …

2019-11-26: What Xi Jinping Learned—And Didn’t Learn—From His Father About Xinjiang

2019-11-26: ⭐️Propaganda is a heady drug, and Beijing got high on its own supply. 《I’m much more scared of …

2019-11-25: The Consultant: “being shown a script and asked to add the “Māori” or …

2019-11-25: ‘the fixation on teaching normal adults how to bathe and make friends stems from a prevalent belief …

2019-11-25: No, koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’, but they are in trouble 《Correction for …

2019-11-25: New leaks: Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm

2019-11-24: The Keystone Pipeline oil leak is almost 10 times worse than initially thought

2019-11-24: ⭐️Worth reading: Marxist economist Michael Roberts on Graeber’s recent NYBR piece. (Which is …

2019-11-24: America’s shift to a crummy-job economy

2019-11-24: Should We Have Billionaires? “the super-rich got their money because we structured the economy …

2019-11-24: Why Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hindutva’ Link Deserves Scrutiny

2019-11-24: Koalas ‘Functionally Extinct’ After Australia Bushfires Destroy 80% Of Their Habitat

2019-11-24: Unpublished data from Stanley Milgram’s experiments cast doubt on his claims about obedience

2019-11-23: “Cancel culture” has always existed — for the powerful - Ta-Nehisi Coates

2019-11-23: Civil society groups protest the sale of .ORG to a private equity fund and a collection of …

2019-11-23: Bolivia interim president announces peace talks amid renewed fury over deaths

2019-11-23: Lanyu’s Tao to receive NT$2.55bn in damages

2019-11-23: U.S. taxpayers spent over $4 billion incarcerating innocent people

2019-11-22: Poll: Biden and Sanders tied nationally, followed by Warren

2019-11-22: Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

2019-11-22: Singapore deports Hongkonger over unauthorised protest talk

2019-11-22: When Indigenous groups ask for their land back, what does that mean?

2019-11-22: I’m Pete Buttigieg, and After a Lot of Soul-Searching, I’ve Realized That I Am a Young Joe Biden

2019-11-21: Indigenous Occupation Calling for Return of Traditional Territories Reaches 1,000th Day

2019-11-21: Blind Facebook users are frustrated with screen-reader bugs. Former employees say Facebook isn’t …

2019-11-21: Trump is lying about the ‘new’ ‘Apple’ factory

2019-11-21: NYU Shanghai Quietly Added Pro-Government Course at Behest of Chinese Government

2019-11-19: 10,000 people charged with sedition in one Jharkhand district. What does democracy mean here?

2019-11-19: China Says Hong Kong Courts Have No Authority Over Face Mask Ban’s Constitutionality

2019-11-19: Root Tongue – Sharing Stories of Language Identity and Revival

2019-11-19: Teri Silvio on her new book, Puppets, Gods, and Brands - Interview on the CaMP Anthropology blog.

2019-11-19: Loud Murmurs is a Chinese-language podcast on American pop culture 《Been enjoying this…》

2019-11-19: I’ve been tasked with teaching our department’s “service learning” class next …

2019-11-18: Hundreds Remain Trapped on Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Police Siege Continues

2019-11-18: High Court rules mask ban law is unconstitutional

2019-11-18: Hong Kong police battle explosions as they move in on protesters barricaded at university

2019-11-17: A new museum is set to open in DC next spring, and it’s dedicated entirely to language

2019-11-17: Skip Disney’s predictable and dull The Mandalorian and re-read Kazuo Koike’s masterful Lone Wolf and …

2019-11-17: Dismissal of Formosa Plastics Lawsuit is Appalling for Taiwan’s Human Rights Record

2019-11-17: Publicly Owned Utilities Could Help Fight the Climate Crisis

2019-11-17: How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster “inroads by …

2019-11-17: NTNU Professor’s Detention Suggests Further Cases of Cross-Straits Kidnappings by China

2019-11-17: Sweden defies China, honours HK bookseller

2019-11-16: 5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

2019-11-16: Wealth taxes often failed in Europe. They wouldn’t here

2019-11-16: MTA Will Spend $249M On New Cops to Save $200M on Fare Evasion 《Wonder if this was motivated in part …

2019-11-16: People pushing MeWe again. The problem is that it’s a lousy app, and no reason to believe it won’t …

2019-11-16: Online advertising is a scam 《Except when it is pay-to-play, as is the case with FB, but they …

2019-11-16: One reason I stopped using my Kindle Paperwhite was the lack of a Traditional Chinese dictionary, …

2019-11-15: ‘I live on the street now’: how Americans fall into medical bankruptcy

2019-11-15: The female problem: how male bias in medical trials ruined women’s health

2019-11-15: For most of the last two decades I felt I could (at the very least) follow the broad outlines of …

2019-11-14: Southern Poverty Law Center won’t voluntarily recognize employee union

2019-11-14: China Makes Tibetan College Graduates Denounce Dalai Lama to Get State Jobs

2019-11-14: Pete Buttigieg, at 18, won an essay contest. His subject? Bernie Sanders

2019-11-14: Great apes probably smarter than early human Australopithecus

2019-11-14: Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over ‘forced labour’ claims

2019-11-14: Mike Bloomberg and the Underbelly of #MeToo

2019-11-14: Mike Bloomberg’s “city-sanctioned system of racial terror“

2019-11-13: The theory section of much anthropological writing is a kind of catechism: a roll call of common …

2019-11-13: Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak 《Signs of the apocalypse #32》

2019-11-13: Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program

2019-11-13: From February. File in things that make you go hmmm: “Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3 …

2019-11-13: Petitions may feel beside the point right now, but it only takes a second to sign your name: …

2019-11-13: Police Conduct Siege of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Firing Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas

2019-11-13: Resources for teaching Linguistic Anthropology

2019-11-12: E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

2019-11-12: A new rule proposed by Trump could allow landlords and real-estate brokers to get away with …

2019-11-11: Bolivia’s Remarkable Socialist Success Story 《From October 😢》

2019-11-11: India strips overseas citizenship from journalist who criticised Modi regime

2019-11-11: @BeijingPalmer: “ok, a short thread on sexual violence in Xinjiang, which is obviously going …

2019-11-11: Academics protest as Cambridge fellow told to leave Britain 《bad no matter what, but the letter from …

2019-11-11: “The slow-roasted brouhaha broke out when a woman’s brew didn’t come out fast enough” 《poetry, read …

2019-11-10: Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus

2019-11-10: Police in Bolivia abandon posts and join in protests

2019-11-10: End PG&E’s Reign of Error With a Hostile Takeover - Greg Palast

2019-11-09: Archeologist Who Observed Dig Says No Evidence of Temple Under Babri Masjid

2019-11-09: Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus

2019-11-08: “Make the Democratic Primary Safe for Billionaires Again, Vote Bloomberg”

2019-11-08: Gabriel Winant: “For the precarious academic, the overworked nurse, or the underpaid teacher, …

2019-11-07: At The Purchaser’s Option - Rhiannon Giddens

2019-11-07: Learned about Rhiannon Giddens on WNYC’s “Dolly Parton’s America” Podcast …

2019-11-07: Remember when Chinese toddlers plotted to dry up the Taiwan Strait with tissue paper? …

2019-11-07: How do you reduce the suicide rate? Increase the minimum wage

2019-11-07: The Dried Mango Strips of National Doom

2019-11-05: Everyone who cares about Indigenous sovereignty should be listening to the This Land podcast.

2019-11-04: While Scorsese waxes nostalgia with ‘The Irishman’, a trio of Italian filmmakers have set out to …

2019-11-04: Abolishing the police in Hong Kong: a reading guide

2019-11-04: Online Banking, a One Act Play

2019-11-03: Sunlight on the trail

2019-11-03: Shrine found on a mountain trail

2019-11-03: the correlation between individuals’ class origins and their educational attainment …

2019-11-03: In 1999, the United States had free and competitive markets in many industries that, in Europe, were …

2019-11-03: 😱😱😱😱😱 New York City Public Libraries Drop Kanopy Free Streaming Service 《Because of the film …

2019-11-02: Reserved For Whom? The Shifting Dynamics of Indigenous Voting Behaviour in Southern Taiwan

2019-11-02: My colleague has been live-streaming himself doing lecture prep. Although watching a professor …

2019-11-02: Capitalism Didn’t Make the iPhone, You iMbecile

2019-11-01: Professors, Beware. A ‘Student Information Officer’ Might Be Watching

2019-11-01: Keystone Pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of oil in eastern North Dakota

2019-11-01: a Nationwide Scam Run by Fake Hosts on Airbnb

2019-10-31: We’re the Husbands from Every Haunted House Movie, and We Think You’re Just Not Giving Our New Home …

2019-10-31: I don’t usually make tech recommendations on social media, but I still think the T-800 is the …

2019-10-31: Raising Dion is great, but it is also the most nerve-racking super hero show I’ve ever seen. I …

2019-10-31: How to Approach Medicare for All Financing 《Matt Bruenig brings some much needed clarity to the …

2019-10-30: Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows

2019-10-29: A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim …

2019-10-28: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Indigenous History - The Dig

2019-10-28: The Chhara Oral History Project has raised US$2,307 of their 3,000 goal. They have 2.5 days to raise …

2019-10-28: A “Black Vests” Movement Emerges in France to Protest Treatment of Undocumented Migrants

2019-10-27: Most non-voters would vote for the Dems if they could be convinced to come out and vote. Everyone …

2019-10-27: Pete Buttigieg’s Health Care Plan Is the Worst Yet

2019-10-26: Man kept getting drunk without drinking. Docs found brewer’s yeast in his guts

2019-10-26: Over 200,000 Participate in Taiwan’s 2019 Pride Parade

2019-10-26: Bartenders for Bernie? How occupation relates to support for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

2019-10-26: A new study tracks the surge in Chinese loans to poor countries

2019-10-26: What is wrong with Marvel superhero films is not that they rely on spectacle, it’s that most …

2019-10-25: The Economist has never been able to wrap their heads around the fact that Modi is not the …

2019-10-24: Hitman hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman

2019-10-24: The Woman In The Blue Dress In That Iconic Capitol Hill Photo Actually Works For A Republican

2019-10-24: I’m shocked, shocked, to find that quid pro quo is going on in American foreign policy!

2019-10-24: Iraqi Kurds Turn To Zoroastrianism As Faith, Identity Entwine

2019-10-24: Is Taipei’s East District Becoming a Ghost Town? 《Can’t we just fill all these vacant …

2019-10-24: The presidential primaries are not going the way rich and powerful Democrats want

2019-10-24: Foxconn finally admits its empty Wisconsin ‘innovation centers’ aren’t being developed

2019-10-24: It only takes “15 to 20 seconds and about seven words to have an above-chance accuracy and …

2019-10-23: Buttigieg hires former Goldman Sachs executive as policy director

2019-10-23: Many people ask me how they can see Indigenous Taiwanese films. Thanks to the Ministry of …

2019-10-23: Amazing. The Chhara Oral History Kickstarter Project doubled its funding in just 3 days. They have …

2019-10-23: Looks like another great season of the You Must Remember This Podcast. This one focusing on …

2019-10-23: The Fate of Rojava, the Autonomous, Majority Kurdish Region of Syria Radio interview with Andrej …

2019-10-22: Max Weber Diagnosed His Time and Ours

2019-10-21: A Taiwanese presidential candidate planned a beach cleanup event, only to have it sabotaged by …

2019-10-21: Oy vey! “The Biden campaign’s decision to tack from digital to television“

2019-10-20: Michael Moore calls out MSNBC for not having unionized camera operators in response to question on …

2019-10-20: Cats turn into collateral damage in Taiwan presidential election campaign (A Facebook group …

2019-10-20: The Report podcast is the best way to “read” the Mueller Report. My main takeaway is …

2019-10-20: The Chhara Oral History Project has already raised $1k of its $3k goal, but there are only 10 days …

2019-10-19: The Miseducation of Mean Pete

2019-10-19: What Is Žižek For?

2019-10-19: The multiverse theory posits an infinite number of universes. So why is it that whenever science …

2019-10-18: School security guard asked student to stop calling him the n-word. So the school fired him.

2019-10-18: Special issue of the Washington International Law Journal responding to Ernest Caldwell’s 2018 …

2019-10-18: Hong Kong court rules against same-sex civil partnerships

2019-10-17: What Makes Jordan Peterson Appeal to the Right-Wing?

2019-10-17: Can we just go back to recording phone calls? This system is ridiculous.

2019-10-17: Bernie Wants You to Own More of the Means of Production

2019-10-17: I’ve always wanted to live a long and full life, but I’m very worried about living to …

2019-10-17: The Bob Dylan of Genocide Apologists’

2019-10-17: Useful critique of Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, Poor Economics

2019-10-17: China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.

2019-10-17: China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India

2019-10-17: Japan Spent Mightily to Soften Nature’s Wrath, but Can It Ever Be Enough?

2019-10-17: Roxana Quispe Collante Makes History Defending PhD in Quechua

2019-10-16: Do not call the cops if I am in distress: Signed, a black man

2019-10-16: I didn’t think academia-dot-edu could get any worse, but now, instead of just downloading the …

2019-10-15: Audrey Tang, the digital minister of Taiwan on Digital Democracy in The New York Times

2019-10-15: How Italians Became ‘White’

2019-10-15: Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor

2019-10-15: Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest

2019-10-15: The ‘Glass Floor’ Is Keeping America’s Richest Idiots At The Top

2019-10-14: Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China

2019-10-14: How Companies Profit From Forced Labor In Xinjiang

2019-10-14: The amazing tale of John Edmonstone: the freed slave who taught Charles Darwin in Edinburgh

2019-10-13: Milk Tea in Sixteenth-Century China

2019-10-13: 2019 updates to the International Gramsci Bibliography

2019-10-13: Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China 《Think Different》

2019-10-13: The Truth About Babylon Berlin

2019-10-13: What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?

2019-10-12: “It’s not what he’s done that’s troubling. It’s that it was done in such an amateur fashion …

2019-10-12: Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

2019-10-12: General Strike Against the IMF Shuts Down Ecuador

2019-10-12: The Annihilation of Rojava

2019-10-12: Trump’s Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East’s Only Woman-Led Democracy

2019-10-12: Treasury Set to Borrow $1 Trillion for a 2nd year to Finance Tax Cuts

2019-10-12: How to Tax Our Way Back to Justice

2019-10-12: This One Weird Trick Makes Economies More Fair!

2019-10-12: How China gets American companies to parrot its propaganda

2019-10-12: The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You

2019-10-11: Rabbit Mark

2019-10-11: Succinct Statement on Taiwan's Status The following is a key excerpt from a recent FT story about Taiwan, by Kathrin Hille, which (unlike …

2019-10-11: A fast, free way to get a comprehensive look at your 64-bit app compatibility and avoid surprises …

2019-10-10: Ben Thompson on how China was able to contain, control, and leverage the internet to its advantage.

2019-10-10: With so many countries and corporations to boycott, maybe it would be easier to make a white list of …

2019-10-10: University of Chicago will guarantee full funding to all humanities and social sciences students

2019-10-10: It seems nothing really matters unless it somehow involves video games? If that’s what it …

2019-10-10: Dems Accused of ‘Regicide’ Against King Trump on Fox News 《One shouldn’t underestimate how …

2019-10-10: US companies helping Chinese government censorship

2019-10-10: “Such little thanks I receive for midwifing your brief moment of lucidity!”

2019-10-09: Adobe terminates every software license in Venezuela, keeps Venezuelans’ money

2019-10-09: Regarding Warren: I know of at least one senior anthropologist who had to hide her pregnancy to get …

2019-10-09: John Bolton Tried to Unseat a Dictator. He Failed. 《Remember when people thought Bolton would save …

2019-10-09: PSA: Before updating your Mac to macOS Catalina, check which apps will no longer be supported.

2019-10-08: Eight Times the U.S. Has Betrayed the Kurds 《Taiwanese take note…》

2019-10-08: A follow up post on becoming a dual citizen in Taiwan: “Notes for A New Citizen: Registering …

2019-10-08: Cowboy Bebop’s Live-Action Dog Ein Is an Extremely Good Boy

2019-10-07: 20 Years Later, and the Women of Angel Still Deserves More

2019-10-06: The festival theme is “sovereignty” but through listening to the post-screening …

2019-10-06: Tonight’s The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film is the only film we are showing …

2019-10-06: It was so powerful to have Awatea Mita here to talk about her mother’s landmark film on …

2019-10-06: With Hong Kong in the news, I fully expect today’s screening of Last Exit to Kai Tak, which …

2019-10-05: www.youtube.com/watch

2019-10-04: The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF) starts today. If you are in Taipei come …

2019-10-02: The Zapatista Revolution Is Not Over

2019-09-29: Taiwan’s “birthers”

2019-09-29: Hunter Biden’s Legal, Socially Acceptable Corruption

2019-09-29: Barred From Owning Land, Rural Chinese Miss Spoils of Country’s Success

2019-09-28: Academic Dan Garrett banned from Hong Kong after testifying on city’s rights situation in US

2019-09-27: When I saw people yelling at the NY Times on Twitter, angry that they revealed the …

2019-09-27: Questions marginalized students should ask in selecting a doctoral program 《Some good advice for all …

2019-09-26: 2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei’s LGBT Hotspots

2019-09-26: My school, a national university located on the east coast of Taiwan, now has over one thousand …

2019-09-25: China Wants the World to Stay Silent on Muslim Camps. It’s Succeeding

2019-09-25: Thousands protest against new criminal code in Indonesia

2019-09-25: Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Is Putting Resources Into Defeating Susan Collins

2019-09-24: Indonesia Police fire tear gas at students protesting new criminal code on pre-marital sex, graft …

2019-09-24: Sanders is my first choice, but I find the idea (pushed by some supporters) that he’s going to …

2019-09-23: My (33F) husband’s (35M) career in academic philosophy is ruining our marriage 《Her husband is …

2019-09-22: Bernie Sanders: As Trump meets with India’s Modi, a reminder to put human rights at center of …

2019-09-22: China’s chilling ‘concentration camp’ footage 《Still tankies out there gaslighting …

2019-09-22: This issue of Semiotic Review works to uncover semiotic ideologies of the face by analyzing what …

2019-09-22: With micro.blog no longer auto posting to my Facebook Page, and IFTTT no longer able to retweet, I …

2019-09-22: How To Fix Inequality: Create a Maximum Wage

2019-09-22: Joe Biden Pushed Ronald Reagan to Ramp Up Incarceration - Not the Other Way Around

2019-09-22: Between Washington and Beijing 「for the people of these in-between places, self-determination is not …

2019-09-22: Nearly twice as many people displaced by weather than conflict in first half of 2019

2019-09-22: Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback

2019-09-21: Paternoster 《Those 1920s elevators you see in Babylon Berlin》

2019-09-20: Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each other

2019-09-20: Why Jeffrey Epstein loved evolutionary psychology

2019-09-20: Hong Kong: Arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in police detention revealed - Amnesty …

2019-09-20: In April I got to meet the wonderful Kiribati ambassador to Taiwan, Tessie Eria Lambourne. Sad that …

2019-09-19: I used to think Netflix didn’t understand me, but today it is showing me recommendations for …

2019-09-19: Hong Kong Yoga

2019-09-19: Fear and oppression in Xinjiang: China’s war on Uighur culture 《No FT paywall today, so please read …

2019-09-18: South Korean serial killer who inspired ‘Memories of Murder’ identified after 30 years

2019-09-18: 《Doom》 KFC is testing fried chicken sandwich between 2 glazed doughnuts

2019-09-16: Long blog post intended for anyone considering applying for dual citizenship in Taiwan

2019-09-16: 我是台灣人!Guá sī Tâi-uân-lâng!O Taywan kako!I’m Taiwanese!

2019-09-16: Last Atayal with a traditional tattoo dies

2019-09-15: Over the past several years we’ve transformed the Taiwan Int’l Ethnographic Film Festival …

2019-09-14: Cost of Health Care Insurance Soars, and No One Notices

2019-09-14: In ‘Disgusting’ Move, Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits for Nearly 2,000 …

2019-09-14: Joe Biden on “record players” at the debate might seem like a Howard Dean scream moment, …

2019-09-14: Joe Biden Should Drop Out

2019-09-14: Scientists Taught Rats to Play Hide-and-Seek

2019-09-14: Why grandmasters like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana lose weight playing chess 《Replace …

2019-09-14: Joe Biden’s Racist Answer on the Legacy of Slavery

2019-09-13: I’m A Black Woman Who Travelled Asia For More Than A Year. Here’s What I Know About …

2019-09-13: Two Men in Japan Dared to Take Paternity Leave. It Cost Them Dearly, They Say.

2019-09-13: Hong Kong Is the Lung Through Which Chinese Banks Breathe 《I plead guilty to getting this totally …

2019-09-13: Musicians in gas masks perform orchestra version of Hong Kong’s “new national anthem”

2019-09-12: New species discovered: so-called leftist academics who are willing to uncritically share articles …

2019-09-10: Robert Frank, Pivotal Figure in Documentary Photography, Is Dead at 94

2019-09-10: Wild blue yonder

2019-09-09: The Great Enrollment Crash

2019-09-09: A large proportion of foreign direct investment is “phantom” capital, designed to minimise …

2019-09-09: Norway dogs die in mystery illness 《So scary!》

2019-09-09: “It feels like their statement is more of a straw man to deflect away from the human rights …

2019-09-08: Despite rumors that we live in the age of “globalization,” companies like Apple make it …

2019-09-07: Four Points on the Hong Kong Protests

2019-09-07: Newark Airport Chaos After Racial Profiling Of Two Men 《I called this as soon as the story broke, …

2019-09-07: The Gates Foundation shouldn’t give an award to Narendra Modi

2019-09-06: Collection of sites with dumb password rules

2019-09-06: Just saw the first episode of Babylon Berlin and we’re completely hooked!

2019-09-06: Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen fends off sexist attacks 《From July, but worth repeating as election …

2019-09-06: How the American Sangh built up Tulsi Gabbard 《This article desperately needs an editor, but offers …

2019-09-05: Petition: Gates, Do Not Award Modi

2019-09-05: I think Aaron is wrong about Succession. It’s a bit like saying watching action films will …

2019-09-05: We Are Going on an Adventure: On Adrian Tchaikovsky’s “Children of Ruin” 《Just finished this, now …

2019-09-05: DNA testing to ‘prove’ Jewishness is spine-chilling

2019-09-05: U.S. Journalist & Activist Brandon Lee Shot in Philippines After Being Called “Enemy of the …

2019-09-05: Looking back: When a young Jacob Rees-Mogg campaigned in Scotland with his nanny

2019-09-04: Withdrawal of the Extradition Bill in Hong Kong Is Likely Too Little, Too Late to Put an End to …

2019-09-04: BREAKING: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam set to formally withdraw extradition bill after months of …

2019-09-04: As Economics Profession Looks to Draw Women, Hotel-Room Job Interviews Get Nixed

2019-09-04: Hurricane Dorian: satellite images show Grand Bahama mostly underwater

2019-09-04: Brexit Vote Goes Against Boris Johnson, and He Calls for an Election

2019-09-03: Hindu-American Congressman Ro Khanna: Duty to “Reject Hindutva” 《caugh caugh Gabbard caugh *caugh*》

2019-09-03: For me, even worse than the small number of tankies who, like the pro-Assad left did in Syria, …

2019-09-02: TIL about “gateball” 《a fast paced variant of croquet that is actually more popular than …

2019-09-02: The High School Course Beijing Accuses of Radicalizing Hong Kong

2019-09-01: Michael Shellenberger’s sloppy Forbes diatribe deceives on Amazon fires

2019-09-01: RIP Immanuel Wallerstein — “This is the end; this is the beginning”

2019-09-01: National Dong Hwa University confirmed that one of its students from Hong Kong was arrested there on …

2019-09-01: If you are defending concentration camps and police violence against civilians, you’re a fascist. …

2019-09-01: I just backed The Chhara Oral History Project on @Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

2019-08-31: A lot of games require users to manage their inventory. How is this fun?

2019-08-30: I know there are people who do very sophisticated work using survey data, but all the surveys …

2019-08-30: Hailed for their loyalty to the CCP for years, the “good Muslims” are losing their preferential …

2019-08-30: Why hurricane maps do a terrible job of communicating the danger of a hurricane

2019-08-30: It’s funny how people spend thousands of dollars on expensive TVs but then never bother to configure …

2019-08-30: From Vitali Ad Star to Taiwan’s First African Crosstalker 相聲, The Story of Yvon Pierre Loufoua

2019-08-30: Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong arrested

2019-08-30: The Washington Post Fact Checked Bernie Sanders. It Went Poorly

2019-08-30: Facebook and Twitter profit from Chinese propaganda

2019-08-29: We Aren’t Seeing White Support for Trump for What It Is 《Some people still aren’t anyway. …

2019-08-29: Report says that China’s social credit system doesn’t just target Chinese citizens but …

2019-08-29: The World Bank Was Warned About Funding Repression in Xinjiang

2019-08-29: In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan “it’s all rooted in Japanese war …

2019-08-29: Kashmir is the Test Bed for a New Model of Internal Colonialism (by Partha Chatterjee)

2019-08-29: Oil Lobbyist Touts Success of Criminalizing Pipeline Protests

2019-08-29: The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan “In 2018, Japan accepted only 42 out of a total of 10,493 …

2019-08-28: China’s belt and road cargo to Europe under scrutiny as operator admits to moving empty containers

2019-08-28: Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

2019-08-28: Charles Sanders Peirce was a brilliant philosopher, mathematician and scientist. His polymathic work …

2019-08-28: Boots Riley Calls Out Tarantino for Manson Family Depiction

2019-08-28: Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

2019-08-28: More Native American appropriation in Matsu. Animated film was a mix of Pocahontas and Pirates of …

2019-08-28: Main islands of Matsu, viewed from Mt. Yuntai

2019-08-28: 鐵血 反共抗俄 殺朱拔毛 (取豬隻宰殺程序的「殺豬拔毛」之諧音,其中「朱」指朱德,「毛」則指毛澤東。)

2019-08-28: CCK room in an underground bunker

2019-08-28: Why Taiwan? There is absolutely no good reason to do this and a million reasons not to…

2019-08-28: Secret underground hideout for military boats that was never used.

2019-08-27: Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of …

2019-08-27: Locals I spoke to weren’t happy about the new bridge to Daqiu. I doubt the island will feel so …

2019-08-27: Stairway to Heaven

2019-08-27: Yummy leaves

2019-08-27: Sika deer have taken over this abandoned military village

2019-08-26: Gregory Bateson changed the way we think about changing ourselves

2019-08-26: Talking fish

2019-08-26: Temple plaque

2019-08-26: Frog watching China

2019-08-26: Frog alter

2019-08-26: Straight across the Strait

2019-08-26: The future’s so bright, gotta wear shades

2019-08-25: Japan must show ‘sincere, consistent contrition’ toward Koreans: US scholar

2019-08-25: Amazon fires explained: what are they, why are they so damaging, and how can we stop them?

2019-08-24: CAPTURED: People in Prison Drawing People Who Should Be

2019-08-24: The Silence Is the Loudest Sound (Arundhati Roy on Kashmir)

2019-08-24: Battling canine discrimination “mixed ‘tugous’ and other less trendy pooches languish in …

2019-08-24: How Uighurs are using a video app to mourn missing relatives 《Warning: you will cry…》

2019-08-24: This reads like the monologue of a James Bond villain, insane banter that reveals too much – …

2019-08-23: How I started going to the gym 《New content on my blog with some basic information on the science of …

2019-08-23: Teaching the Oppression of Uighurs in a Philosophy Course

2019-08-23: The Utopian Promise of Adorno’s ‘Open Thinking,’ Fifty Years On

2019-08-23: The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic …

2019-08-23: Democratic National Committee Votes Down Climate Debate. Activists Vow To Fight On. 《Centrist …

2019-08-21: Qatar Withdraws Support for China Over Its Treatment of Muslims 《Better late than never?》

2019-08-21: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib respond to Palestinian ban on LGBTQ demonstrations: ‘LGBTQ rights are …

2019-08-21: On me, and the Media Lab - Ethan Zuckerman 《Leaving over undisclosed ties to Epstein (the lab’s, not …

2019-08-21: 1619 Project Reading Guide For Teachers 《Another addition to my list of activist syllabi!》

2019-08-20: Double Rainbow in Ximen

2019-08-20: Decoding Tupaia: How successful would Captain Cook have been without the Tahitian navigator and his …

2019-08-20: China: Free Our Parents From Concentration Camps

2019-08-20: Obama Repeatedly Tried to Get Biden Not to Run for President

2019-08-20: #TheKashmirSyllabus – A List of Sources for Teaching and Learning about Kashmir 《Added to my growing …

2019-08-20: Taiwan leader lauds Cathay CEO for listing self instead of giving names to CCP

2019-08-20: The man hijacking the Cook commemorations to tell the story of Polynesian exploration

2019-08-20: College Daily, the “Post-Truth” Publication Where Chinese Students in America Get Their News

2019-08-20: Chinese state broadcaster uses Holocaust poem to liken Hong Kong protesters to Nazis

2019-08-20: Facebook, Twitter say China ran disinformation against Hong Kong protesters

2019-08-18: Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, UN officials

2019-08-18: Four Million Indians in One State Risk Being Denied Citizenship. Most Are Muslims

2019-08-18: The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

2019-08-17: The quiet death of the “white Bernie Bro” attack

2019-08-17: Their only crime is that they don’t agree with Narendra Modi

2019-08-17: Jonathan Rosa’s Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race is a really smart book, but they …

2019-08-16: Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans

2019-08-16: CCTV Launches Dramatic Propaganda Video Condemning Hong Kong Protests, Praising HK Police Force

2019-08-16: Moscow protests: The pro-democracy demonstrations, explained

2019-08-16: Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear

2019-08-16: Call for Contributions and Reflections: Your experiences in Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages!

2019-08-16: China Border Agents Probe Hong Kong Travelers’ Devices《Another situation where it would be easier to …

2019-08-15: Towards a Review of the HAU affair 2011-2017

2019-08-15: Ebola is now a treatable disease 《Some genuinely good news, for a change, although more trials are …

2019-08-15: ‘Perhaps the most important isotope’: how carbon-14 revolutionised science

2019-08-14: How Tankies are Taking Over Leftbook and the London Student Scene 《Never really encountered this …

2019-08-14: Air conditioned MRT stations are the best…

2019-08-14: China Is Waging a Disinformation War Against Hong Kong Protesters

2019-08-14: If you are more worried about disruptions caused by nonviolent protesters than routine violence …

2019-08-14: Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles Review

2019-08-13: Sure looks like the military crackdown everyone has been dreading is about to happen…

2019-08-13: No sleep till Brooklyn (a gift that just arrived in the mail)

2019-08-13: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

2019-08-13: Some labor unions split with Biden on ‘Medicare for All’

2019-08-12: Statement in Response to Report the FBI is Urging Universities to Monitor Chinese Students and …

2019-08-12: How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars

2019-08-12: JUST IN: All flights cancelled out of Hong Kong as thousands of protesters besiege airport over …

2019-08-12: Taiwan is Facing an Information Operation Launched by China

2019-08-12: Elizabeth Warren has a new plan to reduce gun violence by 80 percent

2019-08-12: I can’t support an ideology grounded in Jewish privilege and persecution of Palestinians

2019-08-12: Sharp International Student Decline Costs US, Study Finds 《I’m skeptical that US will ever get …

2019-08-11: Nicholas Kristof thinks American workers need unions. Great. But remember when he scolded people who …

2019-08-11: Insect ‘apocalypse’ in U.S. driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticides

2019-08-11: Mohammed Hanif - India Annexes Kashmir and Brings Us Back to Partition

2019-08-11: Kashmir and Palestine share the struggle for self determination against colonial occupation

2019-08-11: India Is Creating Its Own West Bank in Kashmir

2019-08-11: The American Left Is Failing Hong Kong

2019-08-11: Universities Are Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Bullies

2019-08-11: Epstein’s friends just lost any chance of having penthouse evidence tossed by courts — here’s why

2019-08-11: Outrage After Taiwanese Beverage Chains Found to Adopt Chinese Claims on Taiwan and Hong Kong

2019-08-10: Paid ‘news’: China using Taiwan media to win hearts and minds on island

2019-08-09: Quillette didn’t just fall for a hoax, they actively embellished the story!

2019-08-08: Dos Niños

2019-08-08: Tokyo subway’s humble duct-tape typographer

2019-08-08: Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail?

2019-08-08: Supercentenarians and the oldest-old are concentrated into regions with no birth certificates and …

2019-08-07: Chinese films banned from joining Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

2019-08-07: China cares more about domestic consumption than US-China trade war

2019-08-07: Dayton mass shooting: timeline proves “good guy with a gun” myth is just that

2019-08-07: Even gangsters live in fear of Japan’s gun laws

2019-08-07: Kashmir and India’s descent into authoritarianism

2019-08-07: As best I can tell, the BJP’s plans for Kashmir are to encourage massive migration of Hindus …

2019-08-06: And Kashmiris shall immediately cease to exist

2019-08-05: Jammu and Kashmir: Move to scrap special status is an unprecedented attack on Indian Constitution

2019-08-05: HBO’s ‘Succession’ Tries to Get the Merger-Mad Media Industry Right 《One of the best shows on TV. …

2019-08-05: I assure you, medieval people bathed

2019-08-04: Will Germany move into a situation with unsecured power supply? 《Hmmm. Maybe Germany’s renewal …

2019-08-04: Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy 《If …

2019-08-04: How robots became a scapegoat for the destruction of the working class

2019-08-04: DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System 《Better late than never?》

2019-08-04: Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers

2019-08-04: What Hongkongers should know before going on strike on Monday

2019-08-04: Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are …

2019-08-04: D.A. Pennebaker Dead: The Master Director Dies at 94

2019-08-03: The other worst take is anyone who thinks Trump’s China policy is good for HK or Taiwan. Trump …

2019-08-03: This has to be the worst “progressive” take on China ever. Not only foolish to think …

2019-08-03: Joe Biden Was One of the Iraq War’s Most Enthusiastic Backers

2019-08-03: Banqiao High School to Allow Male Students to Wear Skirts After Student Demonstration in May

2019-08-03: Detailed Maps of the Donors Powering the 2020 Democratic Campaigns (They had to make a second map …

2019-08-03: Burying the Nakba: How Israel systematically hides evidence of 1948 expulsion of Arabs

2019-08-02: Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?

2019-08-02: Not surprised to learn that machines sound more human than people in marketing…

2019-08-01: (From 2016. Important context for the CCP tourist ban.) “Some China tourists eager to see …

2019-08-01: Indigenous Resistance Is Post-Apocalyptic, with Nick Estes

2019-08-01: Leave Scabby The Rat Alone

2019-08-01: What We Learned From the New Yorker’s Alan Dershowitz Story

2019-07-31: Learned a new word: 入櫃。 It describes how, when someone comes out 出櫃 to their parents, the parents …

2019-07-29: Vietnamese customs officer writes ‘Fuck You’ on Chinese passport, covering up nine-dash line

2019-07-28: Who Are the Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples? (Written by Ciwang Teyra, from Taiwan’s Truku …

2019-07-28: TIL “A third of Quakers worldwide are Kenyan”

2019-07-28: Abraham Lincoln: Karl Marx influenced his opposition to slavery and ideas about capitalism

2019-07-27: AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed

2019-07-27: See the posters and comics from Hong Kong’s protests

2019-07-26: Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable ‘tipping point’

2019-07-25: If you are looking for reliable reviews of personal tech (headphones, speakers, cameras, laptops, …

2019-07-25: Communist Party Rappers Urge Hong Kong to “Keep Head Up” in New Music Video

2019-07-24: Beijing says Chinese troops in Hong Kong can be deployed at HK government’s request to restore …

2019-07-24: On the one hand, it feels like a real luxury to spend a month doing nothing but working on a single …

2019-07-23: Lychees and Longans Could Become Impossible to Get at Any Price (OK, that’s the last straw. We …

2019-07-23: More on CCP’s use of thugs, from last year: “Nice Democracy You’ve Got There. Be a Shame …

2019-07-23: Tiny Apartments and Punishing Work Hours: The Economic Roots of Hong Kong’s Protests

2019-07-22: Banqiao Senior High School to allow male students to wear skirts

2019-07-22: Cooperation Between Police and Gangsters in Hong Kong Draws Parallels to Taiwan

2019-07-22: 2014 New Yorker article about the use of thugs by the CCP. Newly relevant because of today’s …

2019-07-21: To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

2019-07-21: Google Translate can now recognise written te reo Māori and translate it

2019-07-21: Dear news media: the name of China’s President is pronounced “POOH,” not …

2019-07-20: Hundreds of Astronomers Denounce Arrest of Native Hawaiians Protesting Thirty Meter Telescope

2019-07-20: Apollo 11: As They Shot It - The New York Times

2019-07-20: Something Just Broke In China As Repo Rate Soars To 1,000% Overnight

2019-07-19: How I write recommendation letters: 1. How do I know the applicant? 2. Why do I think their work is …

2019-07-19: 高教工會銘傳大學分部正式成立!Taiwan Higher Ed Union – Ming Chuan University branch was established!

2019-07-18: Google AI Created It’s Own Child AI, That Is Superior That Man Made Models (And so it begins…)

2019-07-18: The Guardian view on Xinjiang: speak out, or be complicit (Unfortunately, a lot have chosen option …

2019-07-17: Many of the key Googler Uprising organizers have quit, citing retaliation from senior management

2019-07-17: Wanhua cat keeps an eye on Sophie

2019-07-17: Writing is easy, it’s thinking that’s hard.

2019-07-17: Editors at Taiwan’s pro-Beijing media take daily instructions directly from China, FT reports.

2019-07-17: Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back at Reporter: ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

2019-07-17: Taizong’s hell: A study collection of Chinese hell scrolls

2019-07-16: Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge (Hate crime?)

2019-07-15: The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London (Love this story so much…)

2019-07-15: Poll: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defining Democrats among crucial 2020 swing voters

2019-07-15: AOC, Sanders, and Warren are the Real Centrists

2019-07-15: Insurgent Empire by Priyamvada Gopal review – a superb study of anticolonial resistance

2019-07-14: Human rights organizations based in Israel voice concern before Bundestag President over motion …

2019-07-14: My sympathies to all the Indigenous scholars out there. I can only begin to imagine what it must be …

2019-07-14: The Missing: Meet the families torn apart by China’s crackdown on Uyghurs

2019-07-13: “India for the last five years has been in a state of internal siege“

2019-07-13: Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

2019-07-10: “there is no official method for counting people who live in their vehicles.“

2019-07-10: An Incomplete Taiwanese History of Cyan in Taiwan

2019-07-09: President Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, federal appeals court rules

2019-07-09: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says extradition Bill is ‘dead’ ‘she said she did not …

2019-07-09: Now that billionaire child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news, it seems like a good …

2019-07-09: I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003

2019-07-08: Taiwan’s Status is a Geopolitical Absurdity (Pretty good, but I’d add that the KMT was …

2019-07-08: For better or worse linguistic anthropologists generally draw upon a fairly narrow set of …

2019-07-08: though Mulan and her people are indeed called to serve against invaders, it’s never specified… which …

2019-07-07: I love Shinsekai Yori so much…

2019-07-07: The reporter on the NYT’s Bernie Sanders beat consistently fails to identify her sources as …

2019-07-07: Britain’s story of empire is based on myth. We need to know the truth by Priyamvada Gopal

2019-07-07: ‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question

2019-07-07: Elizabeth Warren’s first law review article blasted an anti-busing court ruling

2019-07-07: Anthropologists Hid African Same-Sex Relationships

2019-07-07: Why the Labour Union Faces Complete Defea (Sounds like EVA Air’s flight attendants needed …

2019-07-07: The Face of Protest in Hong Kong

2019-07-07: UChicago newspaper staff made the wrong call by not publishing an article about the persecution of …

2019-07-07: Taiwan’s president is tired of getting trolled for being a childless, single woman

2019-07-07: After Istanbul voters rejected Turkish strongman Erdogan, he made them vote again - and lost by the …

2019-07-06: Prod is one of my favorite productivity hacks. It blocks social media websites from Chrome until …

2019-07-06: Why Trump’s bizarre airport claim may have been his gaffe correction strategy backfiring at …

2019-07-05: Was this ever even true of anthropology? “film shot using the sequence method, presents whole single …

2019-07-05: The Council of Aboriginal Affairs officially changed its name to the Council of Indigenous Peoples …

2019-07-04: Sad to learn that MAD Magazine will cease publication after this year. It taught me media criticism …

2019-07-04: I’ve been going back and reading classic works on ethnographic film. Really strikes me how …

2019-07-03: When people in my timeline talk about human rights abuses in camps, I don’t even know if they …

2019-07-03: China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border (Scary, but it would be …

2019-07-02: “While tearing to pieces the living body of the proletariat, its rulers must no longer expect to …

2019-07-02: Brief Occupation of LegCo Takes Place in Hong Kong, Prompting Some Comparisons to the Sunflower …

2019-07-01: Headlines from the past week or so: Chennai without water. Mussels bake in their shells on …

2019-07-01: Refreshing summer hat!

2019-07-01: Blackadder stars meet to discuss Series 5 😲😲😲

2019-06-30: Sanders is right: Republican tax cuts cost more than forgiving student debt

2019-06-30: The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

2019-06-30: Kamala Harris’ Disturbing Brand of Criminal Justice Reform

2019-06-30: RIP, Indian Civil Service 😱😱😱

2019-06-30: The Problem with ‘Fixers’: On hiring local reporters as “fixers” rather than as …

2019-06-30: EVA Air management refused to withdraw punitive measures against flight attendants taking part in …

2019-06-29: Footwear spotted on the MRT.

2019-06-29: Anyone who watched HBO’s Chernobyl should be concerned when politics leads scientists to lie …

2019-06-28: I didn’t watch the debates but, based on my FB and Twitter feeds, they helped Warren and …

2019-06-28: Looking to move away from @Dropbox as they add unnecessary bloat to the app. Moved off pro back when …

2019-06-27: I don’t normally share clickbait lists, but these “14 Taiwan 7-Eleven Goodies You …

2019-06-27: Jennifer Hubbert, “China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, …

2019-06-25: Upsetting how little support there is in Taiwan for the EVA Flight Attendants Strike. Hard to fight …

2019-06-25: The film Memento may be the best analogy for social media ever made.

2019-06-25: One thing I haven’t seen yet written about Chernobyl is any discussion of the numerous homages …

2019-06-25: This really happened.

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: Sticking out

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

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

2018-10-18: Breakfast by the lake

2018-10-17: Apple Fixes Bagel Emoji

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

2018-10-09: 🐌 fest

2018-10-08: Marion Stanford’s yard sign of GOP elephant with trunk up girl’s skirt confiscated

2018-10-07: Foamy weather

2018-10-07: 🦎

2018-10-07: Evening yoga

2018-10-05: Autumn morning in Hualien

2018-10-04: Presidential Alert

2018-10-04: INFOGRAPHIC: Why All Typhoons Have Missed Taiwan in 2018

2018-10-01: Watching together

2018-09-23: If you are an academic, please consider joining the Xinjiang Initiative

2018-09-22: My mom was telling me about the Jewish “Dairy Restaurants” of her childhood. Here is the …

2018-09-19: Carpark view

2018-09-19: Pot of gold

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

2018-09-13: 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。

2018-09-10: God for sale

2018-09-06: “To be clear, ours is not the popular ‘resistance’ of, well you know, The Resistance. We want this …

2018-09-06: “Folks, there’s nothing left from the Linguistics division.”

2018-09-01: I mostly used to pick up the Village Voice for the cartoons. Here’s an evergreen “Life …

2018-08-30: A meme in honor of United’s “solution” of listing Taiwan by currency instead of as a …

2018-08-28: I love Taiwan so much. Look 👀 at everyone waiting behind the yellow line for their luggage! 😮

2018-08-26: Not the skyline I remember…

2018-08-26: Empire State Building (through binoculars)

2018-08-24: Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 (The colour scale represents the change in global …

2018-08-23: Why wait to be a 🦋 when you can strut your stuff as a 🐛?

2018-08-21: Groundhog Day! (Shot through a pair of binoculars …)

2018-08-19: Gehry sunset

2018-08-18: Explorers

2018-08-17: The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children

2018-08-17: Photos: Franklin Street Subway Station Turned Into Makeshift Aretha Franklin Tribute

2018-08-17: On this site…

2018-08-15: Much fungi, many shrooms…

2018-08-15: Thorium 👍 Uranium 👎

2018-08-09: (Cause for hope?) ❝Democrats have outperformed in each special election since President Trump took …

2018-08-07: 🐌💋

2018-08-07: pterodactyl vs fish

2018-08-06: 英雄廣場商業大樓

2018-08-01: The Wing Chun master’s rooster

2018-07-30: On my FB feed I’m seeing posts by @m4abhi of the lawyer’s strike at the Metropolitan …

2018-07-26: Sophie gave me a new yoga prop, but I’m not sure how to use it?

2018-07-22: Adiler

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🥟😋😍

2018-07-18: In this heat, I don’t blame them for waiting for the light to change in the shade…

2018-07-16: PhD student’s notes writing during our wide ranging, three hour long, discussion of indigenous …

2018-07-14: Doraemon has a toothache

2018-07-11: Fried bread sticks (油條) getting made

2018-07-10: Classy hotel for classy people

2018-06-18: xkcd.com/2005/

2018-06-08: Petition · Letter to the Leadership of the Association for Asian Studies

2018-05-24: Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists

2018-05-19: So today I learned that the Chinese translation of The Big Lebowski is “The Green Toe Murder” 《謀殺綠腳 …

2018-05-13: Really excited for this special issue of Boundary 2 on Taiwan to finally be coming out!

2018-05-05: Taiwan’s government still hasn’t figured out if they are the empire or the rebel alliance … #may4th

2018-04-28: Asian Tigers Leave Taiwan Behind

2018-04-20: That moment when Lady Subaru dissolves the Crimson Knights rather than establish a “state of …

2018-04-18: If you criticize one scholar you are a gadfly, criticize a hundred and you are a philosopher.

2018-03-31: Money lost each year to theft

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.)

2018-03-11: The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem

2018-03-04:

2018-02-24: I really have to see Black Panther soon, my “spoilers” tag in Pocket (of stuff I …

2018-02-19: #MeToo in China: the Story Beyond Censorship

2018-02-09: Failing health of the United States “the opioid epidemic is the tip of an iceberg, part of an even …

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: President Donald Trump…communicates at the lowest grade level of the last 15 presidents, according …