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Conclusion to Part I Making Tarim a Place of Return

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses key findings of the first section of this volume about the relevance of sites of burial in Hadrami diaspora. It comments on a narrative of a one-way flow of value arriving with ... More


A Resolute Localism

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the resolute localism of the people of Tarim, one of the largest towns in Hadramawt. It explains that Hadramawt presents a surprising binary valuation of local and foreign and ... More


Ecumenical Islam in an Oceanic World

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the travel experiences of the people of Tarim relevant to the Hadrami diaspora. It contends that the history of Hadrami migrations across the Indian Ocean is something of a ... More


Return as Pilgrimage

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines Ahmad al-Junayd's localist project of restoring the houses, mosques, and graves of the ancestors in Tarim. It discusses his other work of writing manuals that could guide ... More


Repatriation

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the difficulties of return to Tarim from the perspective of individual relevant to the Hadrami diaspora, focusing on the experience of the muwallads or Creoles who were born ... More


Concluding Remarks Names beyond Nations

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on genealogy and mobility across the Indian Ocean related to the Hadrami diaspora. It explains that Hadrami sayyid names did not stay within small ... More


The Individual and the Era-Defining Institutions of State

Tom Cliff

in Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, or bingtuan, and the Tarim Oilfield Company are the “era-defining institutions” of state in Korla and in Xinjiang for the period 1949-2012. By defining ... More


Structured Mobility in a Neo-Danwei

Tom Cliff

in Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The socialist-era work unit (danwei单位‎) lives on in contemporary, ever-reforming China. Ironically, the processes of reform helped to enable the perpetuation of the traditional danwei’s paternalistic ... More


Legends and Aspirations of the Oil Elite

Tom Cliff

in Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter 4 examines how the political economy of national memory affects the legends propagated and aspirations pursued by the Tarim Oilfield Company, and the way that people within the institution ... More


The Donkey’s Tale

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

Readers must draw their own conclusions as to whether Eeyore’s assessment that ‘That Accounts for a Good Deal’ is valid regarding what they have read thus far and whether they agree that the ... More


Pure Lands and the Tibetan Empire

Georgios T. Halkias

in Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines the avenues through which Buddhism was transplanted to Central Asia. The place is of unparalleled importance for the growth and spread of Buddhist communities and cultures under ... More


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