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I am a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Focusing on the intersection between gender and popular culture in Chinese-speaking Asia, I am a recipient of the ACLS-NEH, Chiang Ching-Kuo, Fulbright, and Fulbright-Hays Awards. I have written books on fetus-ghost appeasement in Taiwan, Chinese-language pop music, the game of Go in relation to cultural constructions of masculinity in the PRC, and YouTube videos and their Chinese-language counterparts. I have edited two books on popular culture in Taiwan and made two ethnographic films; the first on funeral strippers in Taiwan, and the second on the game of Go in China. I have published in journals representing a range of different disciplines, including China Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Popular Music, Sexualities, and Visual Anthropology. Since my first trip to the PRC in the late 1980s, I lived in Chinese-speaking Asia for a total of twelve years.

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