Tag Archives: Beijing

Nov 27 2013

Working while being followed: Reflections on fieldwork constraints in a Beijing public park

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While some scholars recommend to follow official channels when conducting social science research in contemporary China, it is also acknowledged that research permissions are not always necessary in a number of cases. However, as the boundary between sensitive (mingan) and … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2013

Building Trust and Boundaries: Fieldwork in Shanghai

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While I was studying residents-turned-protesters against eviction in Shanghai, calculated risks and extra precautions were inevitable to carry out the research and protect my sources and myself. The nature of the project also complicated my relationship with the residents, and it … Continue reading

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