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  Ethnography, the official research method of anthropology, was developed by Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski during the second decade of the 20th century. Since then, ethnography has been developed and adapted by many other disciplines. It is used in a wide range of fields from marketing to political science to economics to performance studies. During […]


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Weekend Trip: Shanxi Province

The whole group at Qiao Jia courtyard in Shanxi province.

(Mom, Dad) I’m back from Shanxi, safe and sound! During this trip, I have had some amazing experiences that I am proud to say I have had. This trip was part of the W&M program and everything from the transportation to the food were taken care off. Shanxi province is located West of Beijing and […]

Burger King


It took me  a little over an hour to navigate the subway system and emerge from the underground into Guomao. Guomao is an essential location for my fieldwork as well as home to China’s World Trade Center. I was so happy to see not only the sun (after dodging around what seemed to be thousands […]

W&M at Tsinghua


The rest of the W&M group to China arrived on Thursday and had time to rest, buy food, and settle in. But the faculty at Tsinghua were planning a huge welcome for us. On Friday morning, we were invited to an orientation by the teachers who will be teaching us throughout the summer. They introduced […]

Arrived in Beijing


So, I have safely arrived in Beijing and I have quickly learned many things. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been up to for the last two days. I arrived before the program started so I got the chance to take my time getting to know the city and the people. The first thing […]

The Night Before Christmas

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Well, I kind of feels that way. Tomorrow I’m driving up to Northern Va; I take an 8 am flight out of Dulles Tuesday morning. I’m ready! I say this even despite the fact I just had a mild anxiety attack after rearranging my luggage for perhaps the 12th time… Anyway, once I actually […]