The Cosplayers of the Late Ming Dynasty

Wait… cosplay? In the late Ming Dynasty? Apparently, yes. And I don’t just mean dressing up in costumes, which is a universal and ancient activity. I mean cosplay. What’s the difference? I’ll let Jonathan Spence lay out the dots, before I connect them. Here’s a passage from Return to Dragon Mountain: After his dismissal by the prince of Lu, […]

Linkery, Linkery…

I have a huge list of links marked “to post” which, to be honest, I find kind of daunting. I used to post links a lot more, but lately my blog is mostly devoted to housing my ongoing project, Blogging Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, along  with occasional posts on SF or Korea-related issues. But I […]

Dancing Stormtroopers in Seoul?

This entry is part 37 of 66 in the series SF in South Korea

This entry is part 37 of 66 in the series SF in South KoreaWhile it doesn’t surprise me to see a dancing stormtrooper video from Japan: … I must say I was surprised to see such a thing from Korea: and indeed there’s a whole channel of dancing Stormtrooper vids from Seoul. Anyone know who […]

Expat Social Fallacies: Conclusions

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Five Expat Social Fallacies

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Five Expat Social FallaciesFor those just joining us, this post is part of a series. I recommend that you skip this post for the moment, and check out the menu at the bottom of the post to start reading these in order. Conclusions I’ve already […]

Expat Social Fallacies, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Five Expat Social Fallacies

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Five Expat Social FallaciesFor those just joining us, this post is part of a series. I recommend that you skip this post for the moment, and check out the menu at the bottom of the post to start reading these in order. Expat Social Fallacy […]