Interdisciplinary Studies || Asian Studies
Editor : Jan Van Bremen, Eyal Ben-Ari, Syed Farid Alatas
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-30814-X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-30814-1
No of pages : 256
eBook Price : $44.95
Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology, and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. They then go to analyse what the consequences of this complex amalgamation of factors have been for anthropological knowledge and practice in these countries.
With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a fascinating resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.
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Table of contents : Introduction 1. Asian Anthropologies and Anthropologies in Asia: An introductory essay Part 1 Asia 2. Indigenous and Indigenised Anthropology in Asia Part 2 East Asia 3. Beyond Orthodoxy: Social and cultural anthropology in the People's Republic of China 4. Anthropological Work on China in Japan in Comparative Perspective 5. Native Discourse in the 'World System' of Knowledge: Lessons from Kunio Yanagita's 'Global' and 'National' folklore studies 6. Korean Anthropology: A search for new paradigms Part 3 South Asia 7. Socio-cultural Theory and Colonial Encounters: The discourse on indigenizing anthropology in India 8. An Indian Anthropology? What kind of object is it? Part 4 Southeast Asia 9. Culture, Social Science and the Conceptualization of Anthropology in the 1950s 10. Anthropology and the Nation State: Applied anthropology in Indonesia Part 5 Afterword Indigenization: Features and problems