Mark Robertson is a librarian at York University in Toronto, Canada. Mark blogged at Six Months in Hanoi while living in Vietnam in 2005/06.
Latest posts by Mark Robertson
Street Food and the Gentrification of Vietnam
Mark Robertson looks at the reactions of bloggers on the threat faced by Vietnamese street food vendors from officials trying to modernize their cities.
Vietnam Bloggers Crash the Linguistic Divide
Ironically bloggers like Joe's Blog and Vietnamese God put the lie to the idea of a single blogosphere, a unified world of blogs that spans the globe. Yes, blogs have become a global phenomenon, but studies show increasingly that there are multiple blogospheres defined by culture, language and different technologies. Far too often these worlds are distinct solitudes operating in parallel.
The Sitting Party: Cross-cultural Reflections on Social Relations in Vietnam
Recently there has been a very lively discussion in the English-language Vietnam blogosphere about the phenomenon of the self-proclaimed expat expert. Kevin of What Happened to Your Hair? started it all off with a provocative posting on the Westerner who returns home after a short stint and adopts an authoritative...