Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

by Joseph Bosco
     
 

ISBN-10: 157181258X

ISBN-13: 9781571812582

Pub. Date: 08/14/2004

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

CHOICE OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2005

Despite the growth of interest in the history of anthropology as a over the last two decades, surprisingly little has been published in English on the development of anthropology in East and Southeast Asia and its relationship to the rest of the academic "world-system." The

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CHOICE OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2005

Despite the growth of interest in the history of anthropology as a over the last two decades, surprisingly little has been published in English on the development of anthropology in East and Southeast Asia and its relationship to the rest of the academic "world-system." The anthropological experience in this region has been varied. Japanese anthropology developed early, and ranks second only to that of the United States in terms of size. Anthropology in China has finally recovered from the experience of invasion, war, and revolution, and now flourishes both on the mainland and in Taiwan. Scholars in Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines have also attempted to break with the legacy of colonialism and develop research relevant to their own national needs.

This book includes accounts of these developments by some of the most distinguished scholars in the region. Also discussed are issues of language, authorship, and audience; and the effects these have on writing by anthropologists, whether "native" or "foreign." The book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the anthropology of East and Southeast Asia or the development of anthropology as a global discipline.

Shinji Yamashita is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at The University of Tokyo.

Joseph Bosco is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

J.S. Eades is Professor of Asia Pacific Studies and Director of the Media Resource Center, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Anthropology, University of Kent.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571812582
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/14/2004
Series:
Asian Anthropologies Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Asian anthropologies : foreign, native and indigenous1
Ch. 2The "world-system" of anthropology : Japan and Asia in the global community of anthropologists35
Ch. 3Debating the "Japanese" race in Meiji Japan : towards a history of early Japanese anthropology57
Ch. 4Constructing selves and others in Japanese anthropology : the case of Micronesia and Southeast Asian studies90
Ch. 5On the tension between Japanese and American anthropological depictions of Japan114
Ch. 6Japanese anthropology and depictions of the Ainu136
Ch. 7Past and present : two moments in the history of Chinese anthropology152
Ch. 8Anthropology and the progress of Chinese education : cultural continuity, cultural comparison, and the role of scholars184
Ch. 9Chinese national dance and the discourse of nativization in Chinese anthropology198
Ch. 10Local theories and sinicization in the anthropology of Taiwan208
Ch. 11The making and indigenization of anthropology in Korea253
Ch. 12Anthropology, identity, and nation formation in Malaysia286
Ch. 13Anthropology and indigenization in a Southeast Asian state : Malaysia307
Ch. 14Towards indigenization : responses, challenges and experiences in the Philippines335

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