Author Archives: Tristan Anderson

Lost and Adrift (LẠC TRÔI) by Sơn Tùng M-TP

This song struck me in particular recently. Perhaps the most viewed Vietnamese music video on Youtube. I’ll probably dissect the lyrics at a later date. I won’t try to describe the song to you. Best to watch and enjoy! I … Continue reading

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Stars to the State and Beyond: Globalization, Identity, and Asian Popular Music (Article Review)

If you would like to read the source article first, follow the link. I used to hate popular music when I first understood the concept. During those times, it seemed like a group I could never belong or relate to. During … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating Research for Everyday Assignments

I finished the weekly reading and I noticed something was wrong. I did not feel that familiar feeling of impression. Unusual; I always feel like I’ve gained a new perspective after finishing a novel. There was no feeling of accomplishment. … Continue reading

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Hybridity

The idea of “hybridity” really struck me this week in class. I’ve heard of similar concepts about culture before (although I can’t remember where). Culture isn’t made up of just one singular thing. It is influenced by multiple areas in your life. The two most driving forces designing one’s culture include one’s heritage, and one’s environment. Simultaneously, these two forces continually interact and forming an individual’s cultural identity. Continue reading

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Skype for Global Education Disparities?

  Advancing technology defines the evolving nature of human communication. Our interactions rely increasingly on our cell-phones, computers, and most significantly, the internet. As an Anthropology student, I have started to notice a few ways ethnography has taken hold of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Remembering, the Economics of Forgetting (Article Review)

If you would like to read the original article first, follow the link. This book was one of the first books I found about contemporary popular music in Viet Nam. While I haven’t been able to read the book yet, … Continue reading

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Using Technology as Transnational Education?

My recent trip to Viet Nam has opened up many possibilities for coming up with ways to solve problems. And I also want to think about these issues critically as well, and whether the solutions I come up with would … Continue reading

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APIA History and Contemporary Rhetoric

http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/bham_history.htm Reading Asian American History left gave me a nice introduction into the many challenges Asian Americans faced in the past hundred years. The text produced familiar stories to me in the form of the South Asian experience as well … Continue reading

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VPop, Transnationalism, and the Internet

Music has always been a huge part of my life, whether that be discussing different genres and new songs with friends, attending concerts, or creating my own music when I still practiced guitar and other instruments. I consider music as … Continue reading

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