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The personal blog of P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩. Short (link) posts are on his microblog. For his academic blogging please visit anthro{dendum}.

October 11, 2018

A strange day in Urumqi

Khunjerab Pass In the Fall of 1990, a little over a year after the protests in Tiananmen Square came to their shocking and terrible conclusion, I

April 19, 2018

Visual Anthropology Programs in Taiwan

中文翻譯 While Taiwan may not have any MA programs dedicated to the study of visual anthropology, there are nonetheless many opportunities to study and

February 4, 2018

The perspective glass

He assembled for himself a significant collection of optical instruments that apparently enabled him to write his ‘Minute or First Draught of the

July 15, 2017

Teaching Higher Ed Taiwan

I frequently get approached by academics who would like to find a university teaching job in Taiwan, so I thought I’d share my standard advice as a

March 13, 2017

Ceci n’est pas Andy Warhol

True story: when I was a kid I once got yelled at by Andy Warhol who thought I was surreptitiously taking his photo. He was really furious and his

December 26, 2016

Nazi Cosplay

So this happened: An international incident was caused when students at Kuang Fu High School, a private high school in Hsinchu, Taiwan, dressed up

September 27, 2016

Politics as a Vocation

Who would Weber vote for in this election? Here’s a hint: As far as political… activities are concerned… Western experience has pre­sented two

July 12, 2016

Getting from Pudong to Hongqiao

So let’s say you bought the cheapest plane ticket you could get, even though it involved a five hour layover in Shanghai, but it was only when you

June 13, 2016

Explaining Israel to Taiwanese

Last week the American Anthropology Association (AAA) announced the results of a historic vote over a resolution advocating the academic boycott of

September 23, 2015

Wawa No Cidal

Some preliminary thoughts on having just seen 太陽的孩子 Wawa No Cidal. First of all, this is an emotionally charged film that shows some of the real

August 12, 2015

Embassy to Rome

In 155 BCE Rome fined Athens 500 talents for the sacking of Oropus. This was a huge amount for Athens to pay, so they sent the leading philosophers

April 19, 2015

A lot of school lunches

An audit of the U.S. military’s spending in Afghanistan has revealed that a whopping $45 billion is unaccounted for. – Full Story From a post I