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Asian Anthropology

ISBN 9780415546676
Published August 21, 2009 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

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. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a valuable resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors  Acknowledgments  Introduction  1. Asian Anthropologies and Anthropologies in Asia: An Introductory Essay  Asia  2. Indigenous and Indigenized Anthropology in Asia   East Asia  3. Beyond Orthodoxy: Social and Cultural Anthropology in the People's Republic in China  4. Anthropologists of Asia, Anthropologists in Asia: The Academic Mode of Production in the Semi-Periphery  5. Native Discourse in the "Academic World System": Kunio Yanagita’s Project of Global Folkloristics Reconsidered  6. Korean Anthropology: A Search for New Paradigms  South Asia  7. "Indigenizing" Anthropology in India: Problematics of Negotiating an Identity  8. An Indian Anthropology? What Kind of Object is It?  South-East Asia  9. From Volkenkunde to Antropologi. The Emergence of Indonesian Anthropology in Post War Indonesia  10. Anthropology and the Nation State - Applied Anthropology in Indonesia  Afterword  11. Indigenization: Features and Problems  Index

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Jan van Bremen was formerly Professor for the Centre for Japanese and Korean Studies in Leiden University.

Eyal Ben-Ari is Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Syed Farid Alatas is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.