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Understanding Vietnam

Understanding Vietnam

Neil L. Jamieson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The American experience in Vietnam divided America as a nation and eroded its confidence in both the morality and the effectiveness of its foreign policy. Yet America's understanding of this tragic ... More

Unexpected AlliancesIndependent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Unexpected Alliances: Independent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Young-a Park

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804783613
eISBN:
9780804793476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783613.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since 1999 South Korean films have drawn roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity. How did this Korean “film explosion” ... More

Us, RelativesScaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Nurit Bird-David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists have long looked to animistic forager-cultivator cultures for insights into the spectrum of human lifeways. Yet they have largely failed to appreciate indigenous horizons of concern ... More

The Violence of LiberationGender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Charlene Makley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides an account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of ... More

Visuality and IdentitySinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Shu-mei Shih

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, ... More

Voyage of RediscoveryA Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Ben Finney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawai'ian crew set out aboard Hōkūle'a, a reconstructed ancient double canoe, to demonstrate what skeptics had steadfastly denied: that their ancestors, sailing in ... More

Working Skin"Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan"

Working Skin: "Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan"

Joseph D. Hankins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283282
eISBN:
9780520959163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283282.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan’s largest minority group, the Buraku people, face discrimination because of associations with stigmatized forms of labor, such as leather and meat production. Over the past several decades, it ... More

The Wrestler's BodyIdentity and Ideology in North India

The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Joseph Alter

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the story of a way of life organized in terms of physical self-development. While Indian wrestlers are competitive athletes, they are also moral reformers whose conception of self and ... More

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