Day 16, 31 March

(Rube) Goldberg variations: Scanning without a scanner My scans were always perfect. I tamed the photocopier scanner to behave as I wanted, and I made beautiful 300dpi scans of homogenous page size to stick through ABBY Finereader for text recognition. Continue Reading …

Briefing March 30 (Monday)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Today, I would like to draw your attention to this article from a professor of political science in Toronto. Aisha Ahmad writes about the difficulties we face in adjusting to this situation. She has Continue Reading …

Day 14, 29 March 2020

Golden rules of a balanced media intake Today I paid more attention to what I was doing, so I managed to put up the materials for this week’s course almost without further mishap. I’m lucky my students will reach out Continue Reading …

Day 13, 28 March 2020

Reset run I pride myself on making conscious efforts to make my course materials a bit more accessible. I try to get captions on videos I use. We host our videos on Kaltura, and you can request captions, done by Continue Reading …

Day 12, 27 March 2020

Living in Absurdistan There is something very surreal about the life I live now. I am fully aware of the Covid19 crisis, and how it’s not getting any better, in particular here in the US. Yet today felt in many Continue Reading …

Briefing March 27

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Resource! Today I’d like to share with you a useful resource to help you with revising your writing. This works for all writing, not only for the reflections and assignments for this course. Head Continue Reading …

Day 11, 26 March 2020

I got rhythm (I think); I’ve certainly got hippos I’m starting to fall into a rhythm with the courses, and I think it works. But we’ll find out next week, when we go in for the control repeat. Essentially it Continue Reading …

Briefing, March 26

Good morning historians of East Asia! In response to many students’ observation that they find it hard to work from home, remain motivated, and stick to a schedule, I offer a link to a google doc compiled for students at Continue Reading …