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Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

Written by Yang Shen. My research focuses on new-generation migrant workers (NGMs) in restaurants in Shanghai. New-generation migrant workers are defined as the second generation migrant workers following the Reform in 1978, and according to a national report published by the All China Federation of Trade Unions, refer to those whose ages are...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

False starts and reformulations in the study of everyday musical life in urban China

False starts and reformulations in the study of everyday musical life in urban China

Written by Paul Kendall. “Don’t waste your time in Kaili”, advised Wang Dewei, a retired English teacher who played erhu (two-stringed spike fiddle) with an amateur park choir. An accusation of laziness would have made me happier than his intended meaning, that my time was wasted because I had chosen the wrong place to do fieldwork on...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

What are we comparing China with?

What are we comparing China with?

Written by Charles Stafford. In considering the challenges faced by researchers in China, it may be useful to take a comparative perspective. As part of a recent pilot project that was designed to be comparative, I carried out two months of fieldwork in rural Heilongjiang and a further two months in rural Oklahoma, focusing on the same general...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Doing fieldwork with observers of their own ‘culture’ in rural Hubei

Doing fieldwork with observers of their own ‘culture’ in rural Hubei

Written by Hans Steinmüller. One of the things that constantly surprised me during my fieldwork was the extent to which local inhabitants observed and described their own ‘culture’. The forms that self-observations and self-descriptions take depend very much on the audience. In this article, I describe my encounters with such...

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Building Trust and Boundaries: Fieldwork in Shanghai

Building Trust and Boundaries: Fieldwork in Shanghai

Written by Qin Shao. In January 2004, I started my first six months of field research in Shanghai for a book project, Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity. Since then and until 2012, I returned to China for fieldwork in most of the summers and frequently exchanged emails and phone calls with the residents as their cases were...

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Spotlight Taiwan

Spotlight Taiwan

Written by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley Since the establishment of the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan in 2013, there have been a series of vibrant cultural and academic activities promoting Taiwan overseas under the initiative, “Spotlight Taiwan”. I am fortunate enough to be able to attend several of these events, including: “Taiwan in Motion”...

Jonathan Sullivan13 Mar 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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