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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


Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

Marc L. Moskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276314
eISBN:
9780520956933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276314.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Go Nation examines the board game Weiqi (known in the West as “Go”) in several spheres. The author outlines the different cultural metaphors of the game throughout history, as well as its ... More


A Generation Afterward

Heonik Kwon

in After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247963
eISBN:
9780520939653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247963.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Vietnam, household death-commemoration rites are a rich store of historical evidence. The domestic ritual calendars in places like My Lai and Ha My offer a panoramic view of the fluctuating ... More


Monks Are Men Too: Domesticating Monastic Subjects

Charlene E. Makley

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter ends the study of the basic roles of sex and gender in the recontextualization process of national incorporation in the Sino-Tibetan frontier zone. It considers the unstable nature of ... More


Immoral Politics

Xin Liu

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with politics, particularly with some cumbersome efforts made by the local authorities trying to reintroduce political struggles of the Maoist kind in the 1990s. Focusing on the ... More


The Yi Health Care System in Liangshan and Chuxiong

Liu Xiaoxing

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter treats the changes in the health care system, and more significantly the lack of change in and the persistence of traditional healers, as another instance of the contradiction between ... More


Conclusion

Mun Young Cho

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter illustrates how questions about the personal experience of poverty often overlap with very different questions about how to overcome the nation's poverty through continuous ... More


Mystic Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Throughout the Philippines, Siquijor is infamous as a realm of sorcery, witchcraft and hyperactive paranormal activity. At the same time, the island is promoted as an unspoiled haven of white beaches ... More


Performing Development

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on development as a “civic project.” It explores local symbols of orchestrated community-wide development, including infrastructure, ceremony and signage. The chapter argues that ... More


Genealogies of Misfortune

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explores connections among postsocialism, neoliberal capitalism, and shamanism. The author traces the multiple contexts behind current misfortunes by revealing the cumulative ... More


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