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The Anxieties of MobilityMigration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Johan A. Lindquist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the late 1960s the Indonesian island of Batam has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a booming frontier town, where foreign investment, mostly from neighboring Singapore, ... More

The Binding TieChinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Kristina Göransson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become the most trade-intensive economy in the world and the richest country in Southeast Asia. This transformation has been accompanied by the ... More

Burning MoneyThe Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More

Caged in on the OutsideMoral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More

Capturing Contemporary JapanDifferentiation and Uncertainty

Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What are people's life experiences in present-day Japan? This book addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters ... More

Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late ModernityCommodification, Tourism, and Performance

Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Laurel Kendall (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the irony of modern things made in the image of a traditional “us.” It describes the multifaceted ways “tradition” is produced and consumed within the frame of contemporary Korean ... More

Cries of Joy, Songs of SorrowChinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations

Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations

Marc L. Moskowitz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833695
eISBN:
9780824870812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833695.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the mid-1990s, Taiwan's unique brand of Mandopop (Mandarin Chinese-language pop music) has dictated the musical tastes of the mainland and the rest of Chinese-speaking Asia. This book explores ... More

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Tiantian Zheng (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852962
eISBN:
9780824869113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This volume explores the cultural politics of gender and sexuality amidst rapid social, political, and economic transformations in contemporary Asia. To date, no edited books have brought together ... More

Dilemmas of AdulthoodJapanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Nancy Rosenberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836962
eISBN:
9780824870898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the nature of long-term resistance in a longitudinal study of more than fifty Japanese women over two decades. Between 25 and 35 years of age when first interviewed in 1993, ... More

Educating MonksMinority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Thomas A. Borchert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Educating Monks examines the education and training of novices and young Buddhist monks of a Tai minority group on China’s Southwest border. The Buddhists of this region, the Dai-lue, are Chinese ... More

Embodying BelongingRacializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Taku Suzuki

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is a study of an Okinawan diasporic community in South America and Japan. Under extraordinary conditions throughout the twentieth century, Okinawans left their homeland and created various ... More

Essential TradeVietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace

Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace

Ann Marie Leshkowich

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839901
eISBN:
9780824868918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839901.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“My husband doesn’t have a head for business,” complained Ngọc, the owner of a children’s clothing stall in Bến Thành market. “Naturally, it’s because he’s a man.” When the women who sell in Ho Chi ... More

Falling into the Lesbi WorldDesire and Difference in Indonesia

Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... More

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Feasting emerges from the pages of this book as far more than gustatory and social diversions from daily work routines. Instead, feasting in tribal societies plays a critical role in village social, ... More

Fertile DisorderSpirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Kalpana Ram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book reflects on the way spirit possession unsettles some of the foundational assumptions of modernity. Drawing on spirit possession among women and the rich traditions of subaltern religion in ... More

Fighting for BreathLiving Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Numerous reports of “cancer villages” have appeared in the past decade in both Chinese and Western media, highlighting the downside of China's economic development. Less generally known is how people ... More

Forest of StruggleMoralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Eve Monique Zucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In a village community in the highlands of Cambodia's Southwest, people struggle to rebuild their lives after nearly thirty years of civil war and genocide. Recovery is a tenuous process as villagers ... More

Ghosts of the New CitySpirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Andrew Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of ... More

Gods, Ghosts, and GangstersRitual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More

In Pursuit of ProgressNarratives of Development on a Philippine Island

In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Pursuit of Progress explores how meta-narratives of development become entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories; how they weave their way into people’s imaginings of their histories, ... More

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