Category Archives: online relationships

Online gaming in China: Berkeley talk (updated video)

My good friend Steve was nice enough to edit my Power Point presentation into the video recording of my talk about Berkeley on February 25th.  This talk is from the World Craft: Culture and Business of Gaming in East Asia conference held on February 25-26th 2011.  You can find my abstract for the talk here.  […]

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online games in China – a bibliography – additions

I have added some articles to my bibliography of research on online games in China.  See the original list in its entirety here: Lee, YH and Lin, H. (2005). An Irrational Black Market? Boundary Work Perspective on the Stigma of in-game Asset Transactions. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing Views – Worlds in Play. (Taiwan) Lin, H. (2005).  Gendered […]

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Upcoming Conference: World Craft: the Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

I am pleased to have been invited to give a talk at the upcoming conference “World Craft: The Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia“.  The conference is sponsored jointly by the  Chinese Studies, Center for (CCS), Japanese Studies, Center for (CJS), Korean Studies, Center for (CKS), Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Berkeley Center for […]

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Anthropology of Digital Technologies: September 2010 Journal Articles

There may be a few articles here from August journals that I missed last time.  I should also note that the Volume 8, Issue 2 (2010) of South Asian Popular Culture was a special issue on the new media ecology of South Asia. The focus on my listed readings remains that of anthropology and digital […]

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Geertz’s reminder

I occasionally get the feeling, such as when looking at the American Anthropological Association’s 2009 annual meeting program, that studying online game cultures might be a bad move on my part.   Trawling through the 550+ panels at a conference that is claiming to deal with the relevance of Anthropology to the 21st century, there is a […]

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Chinese narrowly lose out to UK housewives

Not only is internet use exploding in China as we know well these days, but it also turns out the amount of time people are spending online is growing. Chinese internet  users under the age of 25 claim to spend 50% of their leisure time online but yet Chinese respondents ranked lowest (40%) in bridging […]

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