Samoan Chief

Tāgāti’a: Samoan Darts You Will Never See at the Pub, Bar, or the Olympics

The people of the Independent State of Samoa are known as the ‘happy people’ for their celebrations for nature and fun. Samoans will tell you their informal name ‘happy people’ comes from ‘aiga’, which means family; family is the general … Continue reading Tāgāti’a: Samoan Darts You Will Never See at the Pub, Bar, or the Olympics

Japanese Bento Box

Anthropology: Sociocultural Trend in Japanese Bento Boxes and Mothering

In Japan, food is meant to satisfy all of the senses in the human body and is commonly known for increasing longevity. Food is always prepared with great care and is presented beautifully, especially in Japanese bento boxes. The traditional … Continue reading Anthropology: Sociocultural Trend in Japanese Bento Boxes and Mothering

Li Hongzhang negotiating loans with interest to foreign representatives. / Towards the Republic Ep. 4

Anthropology: How China Brings Its History to Life Through TV Shows

Introduction Historical Television in China China has a rich historical legacy. It’s so rich that there will be an endless supply of plotlines for history-themed TV dramas. Among the innumerable series produced, there are some popular premises. There are historical … Continue reading Anthropology: How China Brings Its History to Life Through TV Shows