Essays are posted in smaller sections of 1,000-2,000 words, and then combined into the full essay format (the length of a sizable magazine article, or 10,000-15,000 words). "Breaking the Vessel" appeared originally, over the course of March and April 2011, as a series of entries (Breaking the Vessel 1, Breaking the Vessel 2, and so on). Upon completion, they were "collected" into chapter form for the larger book project on a linked web site. All links will be active by mid-summer (July) 2011.
Each of the essays will have a podcast attached to it that will be available at the end of each month. "Breaking the Vessel" and "Living and Learning"—parts of the longer Chinese management book project—are the first of Round and Square's full-length essays.
Fieldnotes from History
The fieldnotes are just what you might expect...and a little more. They are actual fieldnotes from earlier phases of my work, posted so that the messiness of work-in-progress (and a solid layer of cluelessness) is readily apparent. The first several batches come from my time in Taiwan from 1985-1987. These will expand over the coming months to include other notes from other times and places (including archival notes from textual research). The term "fieldnotes from history" is broadly-encompassing, and will eventually grow to include examples of field research from anthropologists and travelers in earlier eras—including those of William Edgar Geil (1865-1925), a world traveler and "accidental ethnographer" of a much different era.
Just Do It (Over)*
*To begin later in 2011