Crash Landing on Abnormality: Thought Fragments About “Crash Landing on You”

Article by Kim Jeong-a Abstract: Crash landing on you is a South Korean cable television drama that depicts the love story between a North Korean Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok and the Conglomerate heiress Yoon Se-ri, who crashed in North Korea due to a paragliding accident. In this article, I explored and …

Cyber Harassment, Misogyny and South Korean Online Sphere

Article by Katarzyna Szpargala. Abstract: Early media scholars believed that the Internet could be a tool to combat racism, xenophobia, sexism, and other discriminatory attitudes and practices (Vickery & Everbach, 2018). The Internet opened doors for numerous groups and society members to education, jobs, information, and to share their opinion …

Decolonizing the Museum Space in India: The Pandemic Influence

Article by Dr Pallavi Narayan. Abstract: Large state museums thrive on global exchange and international movement, and rapidly opened their doors to virtual tourism soon after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. They already have a strong online presence with technical teams ready to adapt to online modes of viewing and visiting. …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Book review by Lungani Hlongwa Abstract: Algorithms are almost everywhere. They decide who gets the mortgage loan and who doesn’t; who gets hired and gets fired; who gets released from prison, and who should serve longer. Today, it is tough to imagine a sphere that has not embraced algorithmic power. …

A conversation with a Vietnamese migrant worker in Taiwan during the Covid-19 pandemic

Interview by Hanh T. L. Nguyen. Introduction: The following is a friendly conversation between me and my old friend, Bau. He and I have known each other for a long time since high school. In Vietnam, Bau was an electrical engineer. He is married and his wife is also working …

The foundation of social medicine in Indochina: A mirror image of French Governmentality

Article by Nguyen Thi Trang. Abstract: From 1887 to 1900, the Indochina Federation was established based on three former countries: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the territory of Guangzhouwan. To control this Federation, the French utilized medicine as a “tool of the Empire”. This article analyzes the relationship between the Empire …

Statistical (in)capacity and government (in)decisions: The Philippines in the time of COVID-19

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: The May 2020 report by the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities on the social and economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak validates Milan and Treré’s (April 2020) claim that the Global South is “virtually absent” from the “number-based narration of the pandemic.” Although there …

五大訴求以外——反修例運動分析

Project report by 鄒文君, 葉寶儀, 劉璧嘉, 郭佳, 黃雋浩 Abstract: The Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement (Anti-ELAB Movement) in Hong Kong has made 2019 uneasy for us. Our eyes weep in the tear gas, and our hearts burn with the city. Not only because we have a long and deep personal …