Category: East Asia

A landscape of gam(b)ling: Macau

In 2006, Macau passed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest casino gambling center. By 2012, its revenues were near nearly four times large than those of the state of Nevada. The video, made during …
T-shirt on a hangar in a store. The words on the shirt read "What remind is."

Do you speak English?

Those of us who are native English speakers have a great advantage when it comes to travel.  Ours is the most widely spoken second language in the world, and so we can probably make ourselves …
Tra sitting on a bamboo bench, kitchen implements next to him, and a bull eating from a pen behind him.

My students, meet your competitors

(Updated May 12, 2013) My students, I want to introduce you Sarah, James, Jack, Tra, and Robin. They and people like them will be your competitors in the job market when you graduate. When I …

On privacy and the use of public space

Shamian Island, Guangzhou. Thursday June 25, 2009. I took a walk today around Shamian Island, a picturesque and somewhat upmarket district on the banks of the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. I then came back …