History

The Roads of Chinese Childhood

Learning and Identification in Angang

Author: Charles Stafford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521026567

Category: History

Page: 236

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Children in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang have their attention drawn, consciously and unconsciously, to various forms of identification through their participation in schooling, family life and popular religion. They read texts about 'virtuous mothers', share 'meaningful foods' with other villagers, visit the altars of 'divining children' and participate in 'dangerous' god-strengthening rituals. In particular they learn about the family-based cycle of reciprocity, and the tension between this and commitment to the nation. Charles Stafford's 1995 study of childhood in this community (with additional material from north-eastern mainland China) explores absorbing issues related to nurturance, education, family, kinship and society in its analysis of how children learn, or do not learn, to identify themselves as both familial and Chinese.
Psychology

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

Author: Andrew Kipnis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137268956

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 9310

Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology. The contributors explore Chinese modernity through the psychosocial contradictions experienced by artists, dancers, and poets; by mothers and daughters; by school children and migrant workers; the mentally ill, and others. As a whole, the book provides a disturbing but hopeful portrait of Chinese society, an opportunity to rethink the significance of the concept of modernity, and a vivid reminder of the enmeshment of individual psyches in their wider social and cultural environments.
History

India in the Chinese Imagination

Myth, Religion, and Thought

Author: John Kieschnick,Meir Shahar

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812245601

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 6837

In this collection of original essays, leading Asian studies scholars take a new look at the way the Chinese conceived of India in their literature, art, and religious thought in the premodern era.
Social Science

Critical Craft

Technology, Globalization, and Capitalism

Author: Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber,Alicia Ory DeNicola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472594886

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6139

From Oaxacan wood carvings to dessert kitchens in provincial France, Critical Craft presents thirteen ethnographies which examine what defines and makes 'craft' in a wide variety of practices from around the world. Challenging the conventional understanding of craft as a survival, a revival, or something that resists capitalism, the book turns instead to the designers, DIY enthusiasts, traditional artisans, and technical programmers who consider their labor to be craft, in order to comprehend how they make sense of it. The authors' ethnographic studies focus on the individuals and communities who claim a practice as their own, bypassing the question of craft survival to ask how and why activities termed craft are mobilized and reproduced. Moving beyond regional studies of heritage artisanship, the authors suggest that ideas of craft are by definition part of a larger cosmopolitan dialogue of power and identity. By paying careful attention to these sometimes conflicting voices, this collection shows that there is great flexibility in terms of which activities are labelled 'craft'. In fact, there are many related ideas of craft and these shape distinct engagements with materials, people, and the economy. Case studies from countries including Mexico, Nigeria, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, and France draw together evidence based on linguistics, microsociology, and participant observation to explore the shifting terrain on which those engaged in craft are operating. What emerges is a fascinating picture which shows how claims about craft are an integral part of contemporary global change.
History

西方語言之參考書錄

An Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Western Languages

Author: Frank Joseph Shulman,Patricia Polansky,Anna See Ping Leon Shulman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1055

View: 3516

The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. While some of these dissertations have been cited in various sources, until now no definitive reference guide has brought together in a classified, annotated, indexed, and up-to-date manner the entire body of thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Included are more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the humanities and the social sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering, and other disciplines, with more than half of these works not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate use. Each entry includes considerable bibliographic information and a descriptive annotation. The volume also includes information on the availability of the dissertations from UMI, the British Library Document Supply Centre, and other sources worldwide.
Social Science

Chinese Sociologics

An Anthropological Account of the Role of Alienation in Social Reproduction

Author: Paul Steven Sangren

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1304

This volume explores the links between individuals, families, communities and the state in China through ritual and myth.
Social Science

Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou

Author: Robin Ruizendaal

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004151048

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 6123

Based on extensive fieldwork the author provides unique insights into the functioning of a traditional form of theatre in the economically advanced region of southern Fujian, thus giving a fascinating window on contemporary China.
English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 7454

Family & Relationships

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451663889

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 345

View: 4340

Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.
History

Looking through Taiwan

American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination

Author: Keelung Hong,Stephen O. Murray

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 161

View: 9011

Anthropologists have long sought to extricate their work from the policies and agendas of those who dominate—and often oppress—their native subjects. Looking through Taiwan is an uncompromising look at a troubling chapter in American anthropology that reveals what happens when anthropologists fail to make fundamental ethnic and political distinctions in their work. Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray examine how Taiwanese realities have been represented—and misrepresented—in American social science literature, especially anthropology, in the post–World War II period. They trace anthropologists’ complicity in the domination of a Taiwanese majority by a Chinese minority and in its obfuscation of social realities. At the base of these distortions, the authors argue, were the mutual interests of the Republic of China’s military government and American social scientists in mischaracterizing Taiwan as representative of traditional Chinese culture. American anthropologists, eager to study China but denied access by its communist government, turned instead to fieldwork on the Republic of China’s society, which they incorrectly and disingenuously interpreted to reflect traditional Chinese society on the mainland. Anthropologists overlooked the cultural and historical differences between the island and the mainland and effectively legitimized the People’s Republic of China’s claim on Taiwan. Looking through Taiwan is a powerful critique of American anthropology and a valuable reminder of the political and ethical implications of social science research and writing.
Social Science

Masculinity, Power and Technology

A Malaysian Ethnography

Author: Ulf Mellström

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 1557

There is very much a masculine ethos pervading Malaysia's spirit and belief in modernity and progress. This insightful and rewarding book focuses on technology and machines in relation to masculinity to provide an innovative, anthropological perspective of Malaysian society and the Chinese diaspora.
Anthropology

American Anthropologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 7777

History

Myth, gender, and subjectivity

Author: Paul Steven Sangren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 5609

History

Between China and Europe

Person, Culture and Emotion in Macao

Author: João de Pina-Cabral

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2881

From the mid-1500s to December 1999, Macao was the longest-standing site of economic, religious and political contact between the Chinese and European worlds. Yet this surprising capacity for survival has resulted, ironically, form the very weakness of the Portuguese presence. In particular, since the foundation of Hong Kong (in 1840), Macao had depended on a creative use of its marginality - as a centre for gambling, for the coolie trade, the opium trade, the semi-clandestine gold trade and so on. As a rear window on China, Macao provides us with fascinating examples of marginality that allow us to study the limits of the systems that characterize the Chinese world.
Asia

Journal of Asian Studies

Author: Association for Asian Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 8438

History

Doing Fieldwork in China

Author: Maria Heimer,Stig Thøgersen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 9110

Scholars from around the world reflect on their own fieldwork practice in order to give practical advice and discuss more general theoretical points.