Being the Foreigner

I happened to virtually run into Ellis of when I had just found my way of getting to China, and she seemed to not find a way after all. Since then, as her plans worked out too, we have been comparing our impressions of (being in) China.Recently, she posted about the way Chinese approach […]


The Other Mirror

Another culture. One of the reasons why “the other” is dangerous: It can serve as a mirror, reflecting your own image in ways leading you to recognize more of yourself. Recently, my time has been very interesting: On the one hand, last weekend, I realized one more reason why, in anthropological fieldwork, your private life […]