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East Asian Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Mongolian Eye, the Mongolian Spot, and “Mongolism”

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the Mongolian race was perceived in nineteenth-century Western medicine. More specifically, it considers medical explanations for certain conditions deemed to be associated ... More


Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their ... More


No Longer White: The Nineteenth-Century Invention of Yellowness

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates when and how East Asians became yellow in the Western imagination. It follows a trajectory that emphasizes an important shift in thinking about race during the course of the ... More


Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Rebecca M. Empson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating ... More


Introduction

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of a small district called Ashinga, in Hentii Province along the Mongolian-Russian border, where the author conducted her PhD fieldwork between ... More


Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More


Constancy and Discontinuity of Structures

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0041
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at how things continued in China after antiquity. The Han dynasty existed at almost the same time as the Roman Empire but it fell in the early third century. The Han Empire broke ... More


No Scientific Revolution in Medicine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0062
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the scientific revolution in medicine in the centuries following the decline of the Song dynasty to the end of the empire in 1912. There were a couple of initiatives, but ... More


Nineteenth-Century Anthropology and the Measurement of “Mongolian” Skin Color

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the “yellow race” became an important focus in nineteenth-century anthropology. More specifically, it considers how the whole notion of skin tone had become inextricably ... More


Mongolia: A Peaceful Transition

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243996
eISBN:
9780520938625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The rulers of the Mongolian People's Republic (MPR), the name of the country since 1924, had had abundant experience in managing such spectacles, but they would be unable to manage the events of ... More


Culture and the Market Economy

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243996
eISBN:
9780520938625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Without additional resources and a stronger government, the prospects for protection of the fragile Mongolian environment appear to be dim. The communist government did not value Mongolia's ... More


Metaphors and Immanent Tensions

Franck Billé

in Sinophobia: Anxiety, Violence, and the Making of Mongolian Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839826
eISBN:
9780824869618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839826.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines traditional aspects of Mongolian culture that differ from both Asian practices and Western modernity, focusing on contemporary imaginings of autochthonous culture and especially ... More


The Caliph and the Caliphate

Hüseyin Yılmaz

in Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the views on the nature of authority in Islam, diverse visions of the caliphate and its relation to sultanate as a political regime, and portrayals of the perfect ruler through ... More


Proper Men and Proper Women: Parental Affection in the Chinese Family

William Jankowiak

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how structural and emotional issues are intertwined in the lives of men and women in Huhhot, capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. ... More


A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book describes the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ... More


Political and Economic Dislocations, 1997–2004

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243996
eISBN:
9780520938625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Even after the defeat of its candidate for president in May 1997, the Democratic Union did not revise its policies. Prime Minister Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan and Davaadorjiin Ganbold, the most ... More


Regroupings of Laity

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses regroupings of laypeople living around the Mergen Monastery. Their concerns have influenced monastic arrangements. It shows that external people who care for what an ... More


Dispersion and Creation

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents examples to illustrate how processes that first appear to be dispersion and disintegration can also be seen, from a wider vantage point, as expansion and renewal. Such is the ... More


Introduction

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses the main themes covered in the book, which is the result of some fifteen years of research at Mergen Monastery in Urad. Its main framework follows eight successive ... More


Buddhist Life at Mergen

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first describes certain individuals and through them begins to indicate the complexity of the lives of contemporary monks, the variety of ties they each maintain, and what holds them ... More


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