Society for East Asian AnthropologyBy Alex WolffOctober 24, 2023 Queer activism often includes public visibility. But everyday surveillance and economic risk complicate LGBTQ+ politics in South Korea. Author’s note: All the names in this piece are pseudonyms and locations have been withheld. In 2021, I attended a protest held in a bustling shopping district near […]
Society for East Asian AnthropologyBy Daniel WhiteSeptember 27, 2023 The global growth of interest in building machines with artificial emotional intelligence sheds surprising light on how engineers in Japan are reimagining diversity through companion robots. Stories of humans and robots cohabiting harmoniously have long been popular in Japan. In recent years, Japan’s robot manufacturers have […]
A heavy metal band seeks to counter state imagery and bring issues of waste management and pollution to the general public.
Society for East Asian AnthropologyJieun Cho and Aaron SuDecember 1, 2022 SEAA members gathered virtually on November 19 for the annual Business Meeting, where the Board and section members reviewed activities throughout 2022, announced new positions, and awarded book and media prizes. Fancis L.K. Hsu Book Prize Committee Members: Jennifer Prough (chair), Yi Wu, Lyle Fearnley, […]
The below prose was offered by Christine Yano on November 19th as part of the annual SEAA business meeting online to honor the work and the life of our dear colleague. — It is with deep sadness and gratitude that I offer these few words in memory of David Plath who served as mentor, friend, […]
The movement of and controversy around items as common as baby formula powder tell a story about the changing political relationship between Hong Kong and mainland China.