Taipei vs. Shanghai

This video was produced by Alex Bau and Shanel Tage, for ANT 372 and the Davidson in Shanghai Program in the fall of 2012.

Examining China’s Consumption of Counterfeit Culture

For ANT 265: Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture in the fall of 2012 (at Fudan University, Shanghai), the students in the class read Jessica Yi-Chieh Lin’s Fake Stuff: China and the Rise of Counterfeit Goods. I had picked this ethnography because I knew it would resonate with the experiences of the students in Shanghai, which would give them a good starting point for conducting fieldwork. As can be seen in the many posts on shopping and fashion, this ethnography was obviously a hit for the students. Here is a video made by Shanel Tage and Nicky Coutinho, which explores the role of counterfeit goods for both Chinese and foreign consumers.

The Making of ‘Pound the Alarm’ for FUDANSO

Daniel Van Note choreographed a dance for FDANSO, a student dance company that performed in late November. By coincidence, one of the dancers in the group (Li Yazhi) was also in the Visual Anthropology seminar as well, and joined Dan to perform in this dance.

Making of “Pound the Alarm” dance with FUDANSO from Fuji Lozada on Vimeo.

There is more footage of the performance itself, but we haven’t had a chance to edit it. In the meanwhile, enjoy this “making of” video.

An Unsustainable Eco-City? An ethnographic film by Bohannan, Coursen, and Feng

Chai Lu Bohannan and Julie Coursen did fieldwork with Fudan University graduate student Feng Ran examining the social impact of a developing eco-city on nearby Chongming Island. Because Chongming, an island in the Yangtze River Delta, is a couple of hours away from Shanghai by bus, conducting this research was challenging.

Evaluating the Social Forces of Dongtan Eco-city from thefieldworker on Vimeo.

Shiliupu Fabric Market – an ethnographic film

For a class called “The Chinese Marketplace” taught by Prof. Pan Tianshu (School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University), Chai Lu Bohannan combined her leisure with her study by filming a fabric market. Like many of her classmates in the Davidson-in-Shanghai program, one of the side benefits of living in Shanghai is the ability to get affordable custom-made clothing. The students (and some of the faculty, I must admit) enjoyed selecting fabrics (silk, cashmere, and wool, for example) and then choosing a style (traditional Chinese, modern business, or contemporary fashion). Chai Lu made this film along with other Fudan and international students – Daryl Ang, Yizhou Nie, and Jingwen Wang.

Shiliupu Fabric Market from thefieldworker on Vimeo.

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