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Dec 20, 2021

Interviewer: Ben Dorman, co-editor Asian Ethnology

Recorded 8 June 2017, Nagoya, Japan

Peter Knecht was the editor of Asian Folklore Studies from 1980 until 2007. The journal changed its name to Asian Ethnology in 2008.

In this extended interview, Peter discusses his experiences working as the editor of Asian...

Apr 1, 2021

Interviewer: Ben Dorman

In this episode, John Powers (Deakin University) discusses an interdisciplinary project involving historians, anthropologists, scientists, and folklorists concerning rivers that originate in Tibet, which play a key role in global hydrological cycles yet are in crises as a result of multiple...

Mar 11, 2021

Interviewer: Ben Dorman, co-editor Asian Ethnology

Recorded 11 March 2011

In this episode, anthropologist Susanne Klien discusses her recent book Urban Migrants in Rural Japan: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society (SUNY Press, 2020). She touches on her motivations for doing the research, the reasons...

Mar 1, 2021

Interviewer: Mark Bookman

Recorded: Wednesday Feb 17th 2021

This episode features a discussion with Steven Fedorowicz, cultural anthropologist, visual anthropologist, and associate professor at Kansai Gaidai University. Steven will be giving a talk on “Representations of Deaf People in Japan: Inspiration, Outrage and...

Nov 26, 2020

Interviewer: Mark Bookman

Date recorded: 26 October 2020

This episode of Asian Ethnology Podcast features Frank Mondelli, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University. Frank recently returned from research in Japan and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation on the social, technical, and political history of...