Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

February 7th, 2017  |  Published in Latest news


Aiwa Ong, Professor, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology|Sociocultural Anthropology, was recently interviewed by Rorotoko regarding her new book Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life.

Fungible Life looks at the entanglement of the life sciences, capitalism, politics, and ethics from the perspective of Biopolis, a new biomedical hub in Singapore. The book asks: What would an Asian style of scientific entrepreneurialism look like? How is it related to and yet different from an American approach? What are the economic, social, political and ethical implications of genomic science expertise emerging in Asia? See more here.


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