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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


White Parents’ Constructions of Chineseness: Preemptive Parenting

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/9781479890521.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how white adoptive parents construct Chinese identities for their adopted children in relation to their own understandings of Chineseness. It first considers the notion of ... More


Introduction

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the music and ritual songs of the Sibe people of Xinjiang, China. This book aims to counter the monolithic view of Chinese ... More


Introduction

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter offers some insights into the durability of the Chinese political system. In particular, the chapter attributes the Chinese imperial experience from that of other comparable ... More


The Ideal of “Great Unity”

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how China has maintained the sustainability of a unified empire, and more importantly, its regeneration after periods of division. It proposes that the answer should be sought ... More


Culture in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter aims to discuss the existing relationship between culture and language and the inseparable connectedness of culture and language. It ... More


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

Andrea Louie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China ... More


Hybridity in Culture, Memory, and Politics

Chiou-Ling Yeh

in Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1977 Chinese New Year Festival featured a Qing dynasty wedding procession. This cultural representation sparked a debate centered on the definition of Chinese American culture, as well as on who ... More


Negotiating Chineseness in Everyday Life

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/9781479890521.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the productions of Chineseness as a form of cultural and racial identity within the context of everyday lives of adoptive parents and their children. More specifically, it ... More


The People

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the reasons for the recurrence of large-scale popular uprisings throughout imperial history. It considers how the idea of rebellion correlates with fundamental principles of ... More


Imperial Political Culture in the Modern Age

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the modern trajectory of those major aspects of traditional Chinese political culture that discussed in the previous chapters. It shows that the concept of political unity ... More


Introduction

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/9781479890521.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the ways that Chinese American and white adoptive parents, and their children as they become teens, approach issues of Chinese identity, and how they imagine the Chineseness of ... More


Algebraic Thought in Ancient and Medieval China

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter takes a look at the scope of mathematics in Ancient and Medieval China. Although the Chinese engaged in numerical calculation as early as the middle of the second millennium BCE, the ... More


Dances with Discursive Ghosts: Ideology of the Body in Contemporary Chinese Cinema from Unrequited Love to Big Shot's Funeral

Sihui Mao

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter selects six Chinese films (Unrequited Love, Red Sorghum, Ju Dou, The Blue Kite, Farewell My Concubine, and Big Shot's Funeral)) that have all won global recognition and success in China ... More


Don’t Objectify Me: Chinese Adoptee Teens

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/9781479890521.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how Chinese culture is enacted, performed, and negotiated within broader U.S. identity politics by focusing on the use of Chineseness by Chinese adoptee teens to define ... More


The Ascendance of the Imprint in China

Joseph McDermott

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of imprint in China. It questions the univocal account of printing during the Song dynasty and attempts to determine when the imprint eventually replaced the ... More


Reinventing China

John Powers

in History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174267
eISBN:
9780199835447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174267.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The focus of this chapter is Chinese nationalism and how it affects Chinese views of Tibet. It examines the latter period of the Qing dynasty and the Republican period, as well as the Communist ... More


Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former ... More


Agon and Hé: Contest and Harmony

David B. Wong

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers two values that are usually taken to be in tension with each other: the value of agon or contest, a central value of Greek classical culture, and the value of hé or harmony, a ... More


Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Susan Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in ... More


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