In collaboration with tribes in Northern California, researchers examined traditional fire management practices and found that these approaches, if expanded, could strengthen cultures and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Stanford historian Tom Mullaney’s interactive website, The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China, shows the locations of thousands of gravesites that have been relocated in China over the past two decades.
Stanford sociologist Forrest Stuart examines how gang-associated youth on Chicago’s South Side use social media to challenge rivals. He finds that, contrary to common belief, most of these confrontations do not escalate to offline violence and, in some instances, deter it.
The relatively rapid evolution of gay rights in Germany intrigued Stanford doctoral candidate Samuel Clowes Huneke. His research into what led to Germany becoming a standard bearer for gay rights today surprised him.
The exhibition, Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions, on view through Dec. 14 in the East Asia Library, features historic and contemporary works by Japanese, American and Stanford artists.