On Culture Shock and Culture Clash: It’s Really Not Cute To Be Stuck in Your Ways

It's obvious how Alex is a bit worn down by his wife and father's competition for his attention.

While more and more people today are able to be introduced to other cultures through through first-hand experiences (i.e. interracial/cultural marriages/relationships, moving to a new region/country), there are those people who can’t quite get their minds opened up enough to adapt to any sudden and changing situations that could arise. As a result, drama starts, […]

Memoirs of a Geisha – Story of Another Kind

Chiyo's Eyes

Introduction Memoirs of a Geisha (Rob Marshall, 2005) is a Hollywood production which tells the life story of a geisha called Chiyo/Sayuri. An adaptation, the movie was based on the historical novel of the same name written by American author Arthur Golden, whose story was based on interviews with real geisha Mineko Iwasaki. The film […]

Michaela Francis


Michaela Francis is a Sophomore at the College, majoring in History and minoring in Anthropology. She is currently co-ASC Liaison for the Japanese Culture Association and a new member of the Anthropology Club. She aspires to become an archaeologist studying an ancient civilization (which has yet to be determined). Her first introduction to East Asian […]