As an anthropologist, I have had a long standing interest in culture–in its holistic sense.  I am particularly interested in two areas:  Chinese traditional systems and their impact on the present in China, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora; and immigrants and refugees–again, in the most holistic sense and especially highlighting issues involving change and adaptation.

As a result, at this time, my site will emphasize these two areas.  In the beginning–March 2013–I started by accenting Things Chinese.  This is as much an off-shoot of time constraints as of interest. I am working on a YA trilogy and a set of short stories, both of the latter take palce in the Ming Dynasty.   Over the long haul, however, I will also more fully examine and consider the immigrant and refugee area.

One more note.  It is my hope that these ramblings on my part (and hopefully yours) involve not only the anthropological (particularly folk traditions), sociological and historical, but also the literary–essays, poems, novels.

Welcome and let us begin!

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