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Above the CloudsStatus Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. ... More

After the MassacreCommemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Heonik Kwon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247963
eISBN:
9780520939653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247963.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Though a generation has passed since the massacre of civilians at My Lai, the legacy of this tragedy continues to reverberate throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world. This engrossing study ... More

Alliance CapitalismThe Social Organization of Japanese Business

Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Michael Gerlach

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Business practices in Japan inspire fierce and even acrimonious debate, especially when they are compared to American ones. This book attempts to explain the remarkable economic success of Japan in ... More

Arbitraging JapanDreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273474
eISBN:
9780520953956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273474.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For many financial market professionals worldwide, the era of high finance is over. The times in which bankers and financiers were the primary movers and shakers of both economy and society have come ... More

Aryans and British India

Aryans and British India

Thomas Trautmann

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“Aryan,” a word that today evokes images of racial hatred and atrocity, was first used by Europeans to suggest bonds of kinship, as this book shows in its far-reaching history of British Orientalism ... More

Bad YouthJuvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

David Ambaras

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A study of the political, social, and cultural history of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan, this book treats the policing of urban youth as a crucial site for the development of new state ... More

Bitter and SweetFood, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More

Body of Victim, Body of WarriorRefugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how ... More

Born Out of PlaceMigrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Nicole Constable

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Born Out of Place focuses on the largely invisible and easily overlooked topic of babies born to migrant worker mothers. Such a focus brings to light the flaws and unintended consequences of ... More

Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How have the momentous policy shifts that followed the death of Mao Zedong changed families in China? What are the effects of the decollectivization of agriculture, the encouragement of limited ... More

Chinese Femininities/Chinese MasculinitiesA Reader

Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Susan Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in ... More

Communist Neo-TraditionalismWork and Authority in Chinese Industry

Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry

Andrew Walder

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064706
eISBN:
9780520909007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064706.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on official Chinese sources as well as intensive interviews with Hong Kong residents formerly employed in mainland factories, this book's neo-traditional image of communist society in China ... More

Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast AsiaNation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia: Nation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Renato Rosaldo (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227477
eISBN:
9780520935693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227477.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Nation building and the construction of citizenship, so often conducted—or coerced—from the center, are all too commonly studied from the center as well. This book moves the view of cultural ... More

Diaspora without HomelandBeing Korean in Japan

Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan

Sonia Ryang and John Lie (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098633
eISBN:
9780520916197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098633.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

More than one-half million people of Korean descent reside in Japan today—the largest ethnic minority in a country often assumed to be homogeneous. This volume blends original empirical research with ... More

Discipline and DebateThe Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Michael Lempert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a religion of non-violence, compassion, and world peace, but this does not reflect how monks learn their vocation. This book shows how monasteries use harsh ... More

Drink Water, but Remember the SourceMoral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260948
eISBN:
9780520945876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260948.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

While many have studied China's recent rise as an economic power, China itself does not exist solely in the economic realm. Ordinary Chinese still place intense value on moral obligations and the ... More

Environmental WindsMaking the Global in Southwest China

Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Michael J. Hathaway

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such globalized formations have been constituted, ... More

Ethnographic PresentsPioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Terence Hays (ed.)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077454
eISBN:
9780520912342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077454.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and backbreaking labor. In this book, the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea—a part of the world largely unexplored by ... More

Exceptional StatesChinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Sara L. Friedman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286221
eISBN:
9780520961562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286221.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book analyzes new configurations of marriage, immigration, and sovereignty emerging in an increasingly mobile Asia where Cold War legacies continue to shape contemporary political struggles over ... More

Fabricating ConsumersThe Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Andrew Gordon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. This book traces the machine's remarkable journey ... More

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