PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs from the Australian Research Council Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in the Remaking of Northeast Asia”.

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CHINA

JAPAN

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Test crops of radiation resistant rice in Towa, Fukushima Prefecture (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
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Protest action about radiation in Fukushima City, 2013 (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
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Citizens’ Radiation Measuring Station, Fukushima, 2013 (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
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Measuring radiation in Iitate Village, 2013 (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)

KOREA (NORTH)

KOREA (SOUTH)

Organic rice farming using ducks (Hongdong, South Korea). First tried in Hongdong in 1993, this technique made organic rice farming viable and contributed to the expansion of organic farming in South Korea. (by Ju Hyeong-ro, Jeongnonghoe)
While ducks paddle in the rice paddies, they keep down weeds and eat insects, making the use of pesticides and herbicides unnecessary. (by Ju Hyeong-ro, Jeongnonghoe)
In 1998, Park Chonggwan (front-right), then 27, was one of the many ‘returning farmers’ who migrated from cities to the countryside to start farming. While growing organic grapes in Sangju, he volunteered to organise various event and communicated his ideas to local people. Organic farming and community work are how he revitalises a rural village with an againg population. (by Park Chong-gwan, Jeongnonghoe)
Sheaf burning event on the Daeboreum, the day of the first full moon of the lunar year
(by Park Chong-gwan, Jeongnonghoe)
Biodynamic agriculture was the first form of modernorganic agriculture and was developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Since 2004, Kim Chunkwŏn has practiced biodynamic farming at his farm in Pochŏn, holding regular study groups to support small-scale self-sufficient farms. (by Won Hye-doek, Jeongnonghoe)
Kim Jun-gwon demonstrating field preparation using cow horns. (by Won Hye-doek, Jeongnonghoe)

MONGOLIA (INNER MONGOLIA)

The moment when the sun sets on the grassland in Inner Mongolia
(by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
A herder watching his flock through a telescope
(by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
A dead sheep: one of the victims of industrial pollution on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia (by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
A Japanese water environmental scientist and two college students from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University working together to collect water samples from a herder’s well in Inner Mongolia as part of the drinking water quality testing project in Inner Mongolia
(by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
The grassland, Caoyuan (草原) in Chinese, is a key term to understand Inner Mongolia’s past, present and the future (by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )

MONGOLIA (MONGOL ULS)

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Sharhoolai cooperative village, Mongolia (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
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Project member Uchralt Otede speaking to Australian National University students at Sharhoolai, Mongolia (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
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The landscape of rural Mongolia (by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia”)
Water resources are crucial for herders and livestock to survive. The land, including the water, is common property for all herders to share in Mongolia
(by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
Life inside a Mongolian yurt, Mongol Ger in Mongolian
(by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )
Dr. Gereltod Dashdondog, a water scientist from the Academy of Science in Mongolia, collecting water samples from a local river for water quality monitoring (by Uchralt Otede, ARC Laureate Project “Informal Life Politics in Northeast Asia” )

TAIWAN