Introducing a new lab member - Danhe Yang
Danhe is a cultural anthropologist interested in the political economy of biodiversity and conservation. She graduated with her Ph.D. in anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China. Her dissertation examines the role of the black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys (a.k.a Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys) in Southwest China and, in particular, how they have been intertwined with human society and reshaping social and natural landscapes over the past century. And she has eight years of experience conducting ethnographic research on the human-primates interface and primates conservation.
Danhe will focus on the social and cultural aspects of the wild boar project at HKU. By using social methods such as interviews and participant observation, she will trace how and why the wildlife in Hong Kong plays out in political and popular culture on an anthropological account.