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Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Anne E. McLaren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is the first in-depth study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances ... More


The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Mun Young Cho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan “Serve the People” has been a central point of ... More


Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More


Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Charles D. Freilich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the years leading up to and directly following rapprochement with China in 1992, the South Korean government looked to ethnic Korean (Chosŏnjok) brides and laborers from northeastern China to ... More


Longing for Order

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the only thing in humankind's visible environment that is constantly changing, society. Despite constant change in history, the intensity of change has varied. The era in ... More


Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry

Andrew Walder

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064706
eISBN:
9780520909007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064706.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on official Chinese sources as well as intensive interviews with Hong Kong residents formerly employed in mainland factories, this book's neo-traditional image of communist society in China ... More


Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Yi Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on field data collected in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province since 2002, this in-depth ethnography provides a comprehensive analysis of the formation, operation, and evolvement of the current ... More


A Cultural History of Same-Sex Desire in China

Tiantian Zheng

in Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

By elucidating the historic continuities of diverse, malleable, ambiguous, and fluid sexual imaginations in China, chapter 1 critiques the postsocialist construction of heteronormativity and the ... More


Medicine, or Novelty Appeal

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explains the term, medicine, and examines the theoretical foundations for Bian Que in ancient China to make his prediction, or for today's physician to make his or her evaluation. ... More


Illness as Stasis

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0034
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the Chinese conception of qi and explains why Asclepiades and his followers came up with the image of the body as being made of “un-joined mass pchapters”, and why ... More


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