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Heritage of ChinaContemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Paul Ropp (ed.)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The thirteen chapters in this volume, all by experts in the field of Chinese studies, reflect the diversity of approaches scholars follow in the study of China's past. Together they reveal the depth ... More

Hiroshima TracesTime, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Lisa Yoneyama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering Hiroshima, the city obliterated by the world's first nuclear attack, has been a complicated and intensely politicized process, as we learn from this investigation of the “dialectics of ... More

Home, UprootedOral Histories of India’s Partition

Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Devika Chawla

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: Partition, the ... More

Houses in MotionThe Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Richard Baxstrom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the transformation of urban space and the reordering of the demographic character of Brickfields, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur. The book offers an ethnographic ... More

Immigrant AmbassadorsCitizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora

Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora

Julia Meredith Hess

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760171
eISBN:
9780804776318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760171.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Tibetan diaspora began fifty years ago when the current Dalai Lama fled Lhasa and established a government-in-exile in India. For those fifty years, the vast majority of Tibetans have kept their ... More

In One's Own ShadowAn Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Xin Liu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

China underwent a dramatic social transformation in the last decade of the twentieth century. This ethnographic study of one community focuses on the logic of everyday practice in post-reform rural ... More

In Pursuit of ProgressNarratives of Development on a Philippine Island

In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Pursuit of Progress explores how meta-narratives of development become entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories; how they weave their way into people’s imaginings of their histories, ... More

In Pursuit of the Good LifeAspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India

In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India

Jocelyn Lim Chua

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281158
eISBN:
9780520957640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281158.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Once celebrated as a model of development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the new distinction: it is the nation’s suicide capital. Since the ... More

In the Midst of LifeAffect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai

In the Midst of Life: Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai

A. L. Epstein

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075627
eISBN:
9780520911642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075627.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Tolai are among the most distinctive of Papua New Guinea's indigenous peoples. For all their success in the pursuit of modernity, they remain traditional in their attitudes toward death, the ... More

Inalienable PossessionsThe Paradox of Keeping-While Giving

Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving

Annette Weiner

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076037
eISBN:
9780520911802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book tests anthropology's traditional assumptions about kinship, economics, power, and gender in an exciting challenge to accepted theories of reciprocity and marriage exchange. Focusing on ... More

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