Briefing April 16 (Thu)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Do you know The Oatmeal? Probably you’ve seen some of his drawings, but didn’t realize. Matthew Inman’s style is very recognizable. He’s just created a series to mark the ten-year anniversary, and the theme Continue Reading …

Briefing, April 15 (Wed.)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Today I’d like to point out a couple of good sources of free entertainment, just in case you’ve had enough of Tiktok videos (is that possible?) and Tiger King-like docu drama. Taking breaks is Continue Reading …

Briefing April 14 (Tue)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Good news! No, not the Easter Bunny (sorry!) But over the Easter weekend I was able to work through the backlog of feedback I owed you on your projects or assignments, that was in Continue Reading …

Briefing April 9 (Thu)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! There won’t be a daily briefing tomorrow, because there are no classes. But there is one for today! I think I found the reason why many of you have your camera turned off during Continue Reading …

Briefing April 8 (Wed.)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Many of you are embarking on writing projects towards the end of the semester, so here’s some fun writing advice: If you are tempted to use “expensive words”, think again: are you trying to Continue Reading …

Briefing April 7 (Tue)

Good morning historians of East Asia! Not a tech-tip today, but a writing tip. If you think your writing isn’t as good as you’d like it to be, remember that all published pieces you look at have started out as Continue Reading …

Briefing April 6

Good morning historians of East Asia! I hope you managed to sneak in a bit of sunshine over the weekend, despite the stay-at-home/shelter-in-place/lockdown orders that are probably in place in your area. No great words of wisdom this morning, other Continue Reading …

Briefing April 3 (Fri)

Dear historians of East Asia, Woohoo! We made it through another week! (Ok, historians of Korea have one more session but by 12.15pm they can join in the celebrations. I thought you might appreciate this handy tip on how to Continue Reading …

Briefing April 2 (Thu)

Dear historians of East Asia, I saw this comic the other day and though it was rather funny and informative. (It would be even better if it said toiletpaper instead of pasta!) I hope you enjoy it! HST107: Zoomzoom at Continue Reading …