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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


Conclusion

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761994
eISBN:
9780804773447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sums up the main points of the study and offers an explanation for the existence of certain Moso practices—the sui generis tisese, the grand matrilineal household, and their highly ... More


The People and Their History

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761994
eISBN:
9780804773447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ethnicity of the Moso. It discusses what the Moso call themselves, what other people call them, an ethnohistory of these names, why they are called “Moso” in English, and ... More


Tisese: The Primary Pattern of Institutionalized Sexual Union

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761994
eISBN:
9780804773447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the treatment of tisese as a sexual and reproductive institution. First, it discusses the political complications and academic implications of the nomenclature of the Moso ... More


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