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AbstractThis article explores body culture in kendō, a Japanese sword-fighting martial art, which features a moral framework and subtleties of honor that set it apart from other modern competitive games. As the globalization of jūdō established the precedent of including martial arts in the...
AbstractThis study is based on field research in Peace Neighborhood in Shanghai (2016–2018), where I followed a small group of “nail householders” (dingzihu 钉子户) protesting the upcoming demolition of their neighborhood, and recorded their stories. Whereas previous studies on nail householders...
AbstractThrough ethnographic materials gathered from participant observation and interviewing in and beyond corporate contexts in Shanghai, this paper shows how a culture of overtime work was sustained and legitimated in urban China and how white-collar workers endured, rationalized, and...
AbstractUrespa, meaning “to grow together” in the Ainu language, is a social venture founded at Sapporo University in 2010. The Urespa club brings Indigenous Ainu and Wajin (i.e. non-Ainu) students together in a curriculum-based environment to co-learn the Ainu language and Ainu cultural...
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