Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity Colloquium:
Diversity without Difference: Rendering the Modern Rural in China's Ethnic Tourism
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Join me for a discussion about research, language training, and my new book:
Finding Phrases in Rural China: Anthropological Lessons Learned from A Landscape of Travel
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Anthropology 206 (Emory University)
Sponsored by the Emory College Language Center, Anthropology, and Development Studies
Book now available & Upcoming Film Screening (2014 society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, Albuquerque)
The first good news I have to share is that my book, A Landscape of Travel: The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China, is hot off the press and now available for purchase from the University of Washington Press, Amazon, and other retailers. Contact me if you'd like a flyer and a discount code!
Second, for anyone attending the 2014 Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Albuquerque soon, I'll be screening my film, 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness, on Saturday, March 22, at 12 p.m. in Alvarado G (inside the conference venue, the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town). I'm really eager to share this film with scholars working in applied anthropology in order to broaden my own perspectives on tourism studies. There's also going to be a special plenary session on the Anthropology of Tourism, coordinated by Valene Smith, on Friday, March 21, which I'm looking forward to attending.
It feels strange, and great, to have these two pieces of work out in the world...and to hope that they will create some space for new conversations and discussions in anthropology, tourism studies, China studies, and related fields.
I'm participating in a conference on Asian Video Cultures at Brown University next weekend (October 24-26) -- the schedule is online and it looks like a great event with screenings by Paromita Vohra and talks on video practices in a variety of Asian contexts. My presentation, titled "Video Documentary and Rural Public Culture in Ethnic China" will be at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 25. And since Brown is where I first studied Anthropology as an undergraduate concentrator, I'm especially excited to go back to Providence and revisit College Hill.
I'm excited to give two talks at Emory in the Fall 2013 semester on two different research projects of mine. It's great to share my ongoing research interests with a wide range of scholars and students here on campus. Please contact me if you have any questions about these upcoming talks.
Friday, September 27, 2013
11:30 a.m. -- 12:45 p.m. in ECIT 215 (Woodruff Library)
Critical Media Literacy Group Seminar
Topic: "Village Videos:" Media and Rural Public Culture in China
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:00-1:00 in Anthropology 206
Development Studies Brown Bag Lunch
Title: "Doing Tourism" as Development in Rural Ethnic China
Visit my academia.edu page for a full list of past conference papers and other work.