Friday, December 31, 2010

Snow Monkey: A friend, who has been going to Harbin for decades, asks about my Harbin ethnography, Drafts of 2 1/2 chapters, Very Different Manuscript

A friend, who has been going to Harbin for decades, asksabout my Harbin ethnography:

Happy Birthday!!!! I went to your info page ( and now am curious. Would you be willing to share with me, maybe a glimpse or summary, of your manuscript that includes Harbin Hot Springs? How long have you been working on this piece? What is it about and who will it appeal to? Blessings and joy to you!!!!!!


Hi Yogini,

Here are drafts of 2 1/2 chapters:

I've been working on it for years now, but after the theft of the first manuscript (very different) with beginning virtual Harbin in Open Simulator, you can see the date on the first page of this one via these Harbin Books sections:

It's an actual / virtual Harbin ethnography with some appeal for academic anthropologists and folks interested in the 1960s. It also comes into conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human" (Princeton 2008).

Joy to you :)

Happy New Year!

( - December 31, 2010)

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