Tell Me About East Asia Podcast Series

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Tell Me About East Asia is a podcast series presented by University of Arizona’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS). Each episode invites a researcher into the cultures of China, Korea, Japan and beyond to discuss their work and deepen our understanding of this region of the world.


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Episode 1 Tell Me About Social Media in Japan, with Drs. Kimberly Hassel and Scott Gregory

Hosted by Dr. Scott Gregory and featuring Dr. Kimberly Hassel, this episode discusses how the development of telecommunication devices and the outbreak of COVID shift the notions of sociality and selfhood in Japan, especially among young people. Dr. Hassel is an anthropologist and digital ethnographer specializing in the intersections of digital culture, youth culture, and identity in contemporary Japan.