May 2015 Blog Posts (3)

The Fourth Annual Conference on Business Anthropology

I returned yesterday from China, where I participated in the Fourth International Conference on Business Anthropology (May 22-25), held at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in Tianjin China. The fourth in a series of conferences initiated by Robert Tian Guang and organized this time by Lu Zhengying, Assistant Dean in charge of the university’s continuing education program, this conference was, like its predecessors, enjoyable,  interesting and informative. In this brief review my…
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Added by John McCreery on May 26, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Ha Giang: A Bed of Buckwheat Flowers

Autumn comes.

The farmost land of Viet Nam becomes attractive. Not only with meandering routes and spectacular elbow curves or yellowish earth houses. But also with numerous colours of buckwheat flowers. Whenever it’s time for buckwheat flowers to blossom, all the fields are covered in a pinkish colour. It nailing and attracting your eyes to stop by, to find your corner and to contemplate. Buckwheat flowers are planted every where in northern part of Viet Nam. You will find it in Lao…

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Added by Andre Barahamin on May 16, 2015 at 3:12am — No Comments

The Universality of Truth

Now this is an article that is going to upset a lot of people but at the same time it will cause a lot of people to reflect on something that we so easily take for granted. As anthropologists, we are charged with trying to understand and explain what humans do and essentially why. We investigate similarities and variances, things that we share, and things that are private and sacred. We try to find…

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Added by Neil Turner on May 15, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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