The following are articles that I have written while on the road about the people, places, and experiences that I have fallen upon. If you would like to reference any of the information from the below articles and research documents, please feel free. Just provide a link back to this site (, or reference it accordingly, and please contact me at Thanks, Wade.


Seekers of Refuge in a Land of No Return:
Conversations with Tibetan Refugees in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India. November, 2006.

Horimono: The Way of Japanese Tattooing: This is the product of a research project that I undertook in 2004 in Kyoto, Japan.

Japanese Tattooing: An article about pursueing a traditional Japanese Tattoo in Kyoto, Japan.  

Yang Sheng: The Root of Health Cultivation. A research paper on the ancient Chinese practice of cultivating wellness.

Qi:The Essential Essence of Essence. The product of a brief investigation into the Chinese idea of "Qi," and its role in medicine.

A Respectable Developement? The Tribals of Arunachal Pradesh: Then and Now. A full length study of the tribal population of the Arunachal Pradesh region of Northeastern India in a historical context.

A Visit to a South Indian Archaeological Site: A head first jump into the folk lexicon of village Karnataka. Thus being a record to a visit to an archaeological site in Southern India with the esteemed folklorist, Professor M. Byregowa.

What is the Good of That? And other reasons why I cannot stomach the faith of commerce. This is an article that I wrote about the neo-corporatization of India while living in Bangalore.

Sitting With the Masters: Talks, abservations, and anecdotes from a day with a family of master carvers in the Rajastan.

"Smoke is an Indication of Work . . . Therefore We are Proud of Our Smoke:" Reactions to the thoughtless aquisition and utilization of introduced technology in Southern India.

The New World Looks Ahead, Not Back: The elderly left behind with their times in the new India.

Overseas Chinese in India: Two case studies. Documentation from two meetings with representitives of the Chinese community in India. Discussion focused around the history and formation of India's Overseas Chinese communities, as well as the role that the Chinese play in today's rapidly changing India.

The Dispersal of Language in China, and the Creation of Standard Mandarin. This is the product of an investigation into the roots of the Chinese language.

The Japanese Haiku. A study in Haiku that I undertook in the spring of 2004 while living in Kyoto, Japan. At the bottom of the paper are examples of my own haiku.

In Search of a Hermit and Not Finding Him: Up Cold Mountain Path. An article about searching for Han Shan in the Tian Tai mountains of Southeastern China.