This week is not just about the release of Arcade Mania, it also sees my wife’s first publication in a research journal (not counting university journals). My wife, Yuko, has had an article based on her current research published in the current issue (No. 8) of The Bulletin of China Studies (Chugoku Kenkyu Ronso). The article in question is entitled “The Birth and Development of ‘Worker Heroes’ – A Case Study from the Wu Man You Movement.” Big congrats to her!
On a related note, I’ll be leaving for China on Thursday for nine days, to accompany her on some field research in the Xiangxi province. For those who may not know, I first met my wife in China, in the city of Tianjin, when I was there as a student studying the Chinese language — we were both students at the same university. I’ve been back for a couple of visits, but it’s been quite a few years since my last time there, and so yeah, I’m expecting some major changes.