Whales of Power
Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia is an ERC-funded research project (2019-2023). It focuses on ritual practices and changing human-nature relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Year of the Sea Cow
Jan. 19, 2021
The second WhoP PhD candidate has made it to Asia and started his field research! In the last month, Marius Palz has successfully navigated Japanese travel restrictions, spent time in quarantine, met his first dugong, and moved to Okinawa. An account of his experiences.
Hazmat suits, giant ants, and typhoons. Or: the hazards of doing anthropological research in 2020
Dec. 10, 2020
Getting access to the field is not easy this year. But Whales of Power PhD candidate Anh Tuan Nguyen has finally made it to Da Nang, Vietnam, where he will spend the next nine months doing ethnographic research. An account of his adventures.
Sacred Heritage in Japan
Aug. 21, 2020
This spring, the edited volume Sacred Heritage in Japan was published by Routledge. The book is edited by WhoP PI Aike Rots, together with Mark Teeuwen from the same department.