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Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai by Chieko Nakajima

Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai by Chieko Nakajima

Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai written by Chieko Nakajima (Assumption College, Worcester)   Annotation: This study examines changes in human waste disposal management in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Shanghai. Human waste was a significant commodity that connected the city with the countryside; its use...

Martin Lavicka14 Jan 2016Leave a comment

The vulnerable observer: Fear, sufferings and boundary crossing

The vulnerable observer: Fear, sufferings and boundary crossing

Written by Yunpeng Zhang. On a windy afternoon in early April, I was on my way home before a thin woman intercepted me and asked me if I would be interested in her experience of forced eviction. After I had spent a month in this neighbourhood, displacees started to recognise me, a liuxuesheng (student studying abroad) working on Expo-induced...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Notes on visual methods and ethnographic practices

Notes on visual methods and ethnographic practices

Written by Deljana Iossifova. In early 2007, my fieldwork began with the task of identifying a suitable case study area. I chose an area north of Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek and west of the inner city. Here, there were two very different neighbourhoods adjacent to each other, separated only by a narrow street (see Figure 1). On one side, there was...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

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...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 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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