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Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Susan Dewey and Patty Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mónica waits in the Anti-Venereal Medical Service of the Zona Galactica, the legal, state-run brothel where she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded by other sex workers, she clutches the ... More


Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Laurel Boussen and Hill Gates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the once widespread practice of footbinding from the perspective of China’s gendered labor system. In contrast to the common belief that footbinding was motivated by the quest for ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. ... More


Beginnings: The Adoption Trip

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on her May 2002 trip to China with a group of adoptive parents as they received their adopted children and processed the adoption paperwork. She describes the ... More


Sex Work and the State in Contemporary China

Tiantian Zheng

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how sex workers have been affected by China's abolitionist policy, which conflates all sex work with forced prostitution and results in anti-trafficking campaigns that do little ... More


The Double Diaspora: China and Laos in the Folklore of Hmong American Refugees

Jeremy Hein

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes the continuing relevance of oral tradition to Hmong Americans' successful navigation in the diaspora. As an ethnographic project, this chapter records contemporary Hmong ... More


“What about Other Translation Routes (East–West)?”: The Concept of the Term “Gender” Traveling into and throughout China

Min Dongchao

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how the concept of gender, one of the most popular feminist terms in Women's Studies circles in China during the 1990s, traveled into and then throughout China. It focuses on ... More


Gender and Modernity in a Chinese Economic Zone

Nancy E. Riley

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the tendency of women working in the Dalian Economic Zone (DEZ) in Northeast China refer to the zone and their lives there as “paradise.” It argues that women in Dalian are ... More


Shu and the Chinese Quest for Harmony: A Confucian Approach to Mediating across Difference

Chengxin Pan

in Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines perspectives on self, other, and the world in the Chinese tradition. It argues that the tendency to view China as a monolithic threat forecloses a potential contribution of ... More


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