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.
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Der Kang

eine Studie zur materiellen Alltagskultur bäuerlicher Gehöfte in der Manjurei

Author: Mareile Flitsch

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447050005

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

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Im Norden Chinas bedienen sich die Menschen im Inneren ihrer Wohnhauser des Kangs, einer dem romischen Hypokaust ahnlichen beheizten Wohnplattform. Auf diesem Kang findet der Alltag statt. Hier wird gewohnt, gearbeitet, gegessen, geschlafen, geheilt, gespielt, erzogen, erzahlt, gestritten, gelebt, geliebt, geheiratet, gezeugt, geboren, gefeiert, gelitten oder getrauert. Mareile Flitsch zeichnet in ihrer Studie Bau, Funktion und Nutzung des Kangs und der Sachkultur, mit der er bestuckt wird, systematisch nach und zeigt, wie die besonderen technischen Bedingungen die soziale Nutzung des Raumes mitbestimmt haben. Fur die Darstellung dienten ihr neben Sekundarquellen und Feldforschungsmaterialien vor allem Volkslieder und Sprichworter, die die zahlreichen Facetten des Alltags auf dem Kang in beeindruckender Weise widerspiegeln. Im Laufe der Geschichte entstanden regional unterschiedliche Bauvarianten des Kang und damit verschiedene Formen der Wohnkultur. Der Kang zeugt ausserdem von einer Geschichte der Korperlichkeit, erhielten sich auf ihm doch Techniken des Bodenwohnens, die erst mit dem Ubergang zum Bettschlafen und Stuhlwohnen seltener werden. So entsteht das Bild einer auf den Menschen abgestimmten Alltagstechnik, das unser Verstandnis vom Leben in China vertieft und verandert.

Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche

Author: Andrew Kipnis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137268956

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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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.

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

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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.


dargestellt an der Holzschnittfolge Die feierliche Begrüßung der Mazu von Lin Chih-hsin ; begleitet von Pilgerstäben des Künstlers Ludwig Denk ; anlässlich der Ausstellung "Mazu. Chinesische Göttin der Seefahrt" im Staatlichen Museum für Völkerkunde München, 11. Februar - 4. Oktober 2009

Author: Claudius Müller

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH


Category: Art

Page: 143

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Every year, the coastal cities of Taiwan and Southern China witness colorful parades and processions in honor of the sea goddess Mazu. On occasion of the 1000th anniversary of her cult in 1987, the Taiwanese artist Lin Chih-Hsin created a series of wood cuts 136 m long, which shows the parade route in 68 individual panels. German text.


An Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Western Languages

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

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 1055

View: 4021

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.
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Chinese Sociologics

An Anthropological Account of the Role of Alienation in Social Reproduction

Author: Paul Steven Sangren

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2031

This volume explores the links between individuals, families, communities and the state in China through ritual and myth.
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Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou

Author: Robin Ruizendaal

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004151048

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

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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.
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Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound

A Practical Handbook for Social Research

Author: Martin W Bauer,George Gaskell

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761964803

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9287

`This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for all that neither a constructivist perspective nor a qualitative approach needs to imply abandonment of rigor. That the chapters are written by different authors makes possible a depth of expertise within each that is unusually strong' - Susanna Hornig Priest, Texas A&M University; Author of `Doing Media Research' Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound off

Looking through Taiwan

American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination

Author: Keelung Hong,Stephen O. Murray

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr


Category: History

Page: 161

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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.
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Masculinity, Power and Technology

A Malaysian Ethnography

Author: Ulf Mellström

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 1128

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.

Between China and Europe

Person, Culture and Emotion in Macao

Author: João de Pina-Cabral

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 796

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.