Best of the EAA Archives: October 27, 2017 Edition

This post includes articles on Chinese and Japanese history, traditional Korean culture, Indian food, and everyday Shinto. Titles, short annotations, and links are below.

The fall 2017 EAA featuring the special section “Water and Asia” is now published and online. Read Lucien Ellington’s “Editor’s Message” from the issue in this #AsiaNow post. Next week’s post will highlight several tasty nuggets from the issue but if you can’t wait, visit our EAA archives now.

• We’ve published a number of nifty simulations in EAA but here is one of our better offerings: “Contesting Twentieth-Century China: A Simulation” by Joseph W. Esherick and Jeremy Murray (fall 2010).

• Many education articles that include the term “critical thinking” feature fluff instead of substance. This is not the case with Ethan Segal’s fine essay “Can Samurai Teach Critical Thinking? Primary Sources in the Classroom.” (winter 2010).

• Many people are aware of haiku but ignorant of sijo. David McCann’s article “The Sijo: A Window into Korean Culture” is an excellent and accessible introduction to this topic (spring 2010).

• Anthropologist Tulasi Srinivas illumines readers about both Indian culture and a wide array of South Asian food practices in this article that appeared in our special section “Food, Culture, and Asia,” “Exploring Indian Culture through Food” (winter 2011).

• Scholar of religion Paul Watt creatively focuses upon one Shinto shrine in assisting readers to better understand this Japanese belief system in “Neighborhood Shinto: Tokyo’s Ana-Hachiman Shrine” (fall 2010).

Best of the EAA Archives, Number 2. Read the previous post in this series.

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