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坐月子:Postpartum Confinement

Main piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer. Informant: In China, there is a big culture of “坐月子(zuo yue zi)”, literally means “sit on the month “, but just refer to like postpartum confinement, like the month after woman deliver their child. Usually it’s one month, but I think… Continue Reading »

The Ursuline Casket Girls Of New Orleans

Storyteller: “Okay, so there’s this convent and off the top of my head I don’t remember it but if you google like “New Orleans Convent Vampires” you’ll find like a version of it. So that’s when New Orleans was being like built into a new city and there were all these traders and fur trappers… Continue Reading »

Humboldt University Proverb

“Humboldt, where the men are men and so are the women.” Context: The informant and myself were visiting Humboldt to see how the school has changed. The trip was built around the nostalgia of her college years. This proverb was then given while driving from San Fransisco to Arcadia, where Humboldt University is. Informant Analysis:… Continue Reading »