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Inheritance of LossChina, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Yukiko Koga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Inheritance of Loss explores how contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that happened decades ago, and how descendants of perpetrators and ... More

Inside the Drama-HouseRama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More

Is Taiwan Chinese?The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Melissa Brown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231818
eISBN:
9780520927940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231818.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The “one China” policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over ... More

Just One ChildScience and Policy in Deng's China

Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Susan Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

China's one-child rule is unassailably one of the most controversial social policies of all time. This book draws on twenty years of research into China's population politics to explain how the ... More

Just TalkGossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Karen Brison

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the often overlooked role of gossip and rumor in creating power in small Melanesian communities. The Kwanga of the East Sepik Province of Papua, New Guinea think that malicious ... More

Khmer Women on the MoveExploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Annuska Derks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, ... More

Kings of the ForestThe Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers

Kings of the Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers

Jana Fortier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833220
eISBN:
9780824870089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833220.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In today's world hunter-gatherer societies struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems: deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities. Will they ... More

The Lama QuestionViolence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Christopher Kaplonski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In The lama question Chris Kaplonski examines the struggle between the new socialist government, which came to power following the overthrow of a Buddhist theocracy, and the dominant Buddhist ... More

Land and LoyaltySecurity and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Tomas Larsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Domestic and international development strategies often focus on private ownership as a crucial anchor for long-term investment; the security of property rights provides a foundation for capitalist ... More

The Last EmperorsA Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Evelyn Rawski

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural ... More

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