Clinical Decision Making in Rural China

Why do so many patients choose the arduous hemodialysis treatment instead of kidney transplant? What do their clinical choices reveal about family life and the socioeconomic marginalization of migrant workers in China today?

Gendered Moral Codes in China

The legacy of collectivism and communism has been revived in the construction of a modern Guan Gong, a hero who embodies socially-desired moral codes and concepts of masculinity.

Stories of Kimchi and Zainichi Koreans in Japan

How do Zainichi Koreans understand Japanese consumers’ open embrace of kimchi in light of Japan’s reluctant social acceptance of its Korean minority population?

Performance, Sign Language, and Deaf Identity in Japan

Through 20 years of research experience in Japan, I realized that Japanese Sign Language itself can also be viewed as a performance genre found in the everyday lives of Deaf people, considering the relationship between their presentations of JSL and shared Deaf identity through the consumption of information and values.