Chinese settlements on the border between California and Mexico date back over 100 years and their legacy can still be felt today. Scott Warren, Donna Ruiz E Costello and Wan Yu explore the impact of Chinese immigration to the region, in the context of the ‘hopeful geography’ of Bajalta California.
Alexander Krieg outlines the misconceptions surrounding hikikomori, and the ways in which social withdrawal may be best explained by existing psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Maree Sugai puts forward the argument that the ‘opting out’ of society manifested in Japan is culture reactive and is a social epidemic that is growing.
Dr. Alexandre Avdulov gives a short history of the globalisation of Chanoyu, better known as Japanese tea ceremony, and argues that the practice has provided great potential for intercultural communication.