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Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Megan Bryson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book follows the transformations of the goddess Baijie, a deity worshiped in the Dali region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to understand how local identities developed in a Chinese ... More


Southwest China

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

China’s Southwest, lacking locally grown cotton, had imported raw cotton, cotton yarn, and cotton cloth. Among our five village sites in mountainous Yunnan and Guizhou, differences in the distance ... More


Rearing a Tiger in the Backyard: China and the Nanzhao Kingdom

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains how Tang–Nanzhao relations underwent four stages from the 790s until the early tenth century. The first three decades, from the 790s to the 820s, saw collaboration between the ... More


Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Stevan Harrell (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book, which brings this little-known part of the world to life, is a ... More


The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

Alice Yao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199367344
eISBN:
9780199367368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367344.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age kingdoms during the first ... More


The Anti-Favour: Ideasthesia, Aesthetics, and Obligation in Southwest China

Katherine Swancutt

in Economies of Favour after Socialism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199687411
eISBN:
9780191767128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687411.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Drawing on ethnography from Southwest China, this chapter introduces the ‘anti-favour’ as a heuristic tool for showing how obligations are fulfilled at all costs. Favours are often equated with ... More


BCIM-EC and the Northeast: A Case for Graduated Engagement

Binoda Kumar Mishra

in The Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463800
eISBN:
9780199086535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463800.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

It is argued that India’s approach to its Northeast.and towards the BCIM-EC initiative is not practically grounded. The failure of Look East Policy in bringing development to the Northeast amply ... More


Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life.

Chuan-kang Shih

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761994
eISBN:
9780804773447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography details the traditional social and cultural conditions of the Moso, a matrilineal group living on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in southwest China. Among the Moso, a ... More


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