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Beyond BordersStories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More

Doctors at WarLife and Death in a Field Hospital

Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Mark de Rond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. It tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting detail, ... More

Fault LinesViews across Haiti's Divide

Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first ... More

Fear and FortuneSpirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More

Fragile ConvictionChanging Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Mathijs Pelkmans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How do specific secular and religious ideologies—such as nationalism, neoliberalism, atheism, Pentecostalism, Tablighi Islam, and shamanism—gain popularity and when do they lose traction? To answer ... More

Land and LoyaltySecurity and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Tomas Larsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Domestic and international development strategies often focus on private ownership as a crucial anchor for long-term investment; the security of property rights provides a foundation for capitalist ... More

The Life InformaticNewsmaking in the Digital Era

The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Dominic Boyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451881
eISBN:
9780801467356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

News journalism is in the midst of radical transformation brought about by the spread of digital information and communication technology and the rise of neoliberalism. What does it look like, ... More

The Light of KnowledgeLiteracy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Francis Cody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active ... More

Making and Faking KinshipMarriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Charles D. Freilich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the years leading up to and directly following rapprochement with China in 1992, the South Korean government looked to ethnic Korean (Chosŏnjok) brides and laborers from northeastern China to ... More

The Specter of "the People"Urban Poverty in Northeast China

The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Mun Young Cho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan “Serve the People” has been a central point of ... More

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