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Title: Past and Present: Two Moments in the History of Chinese Anthropology
Authors: Liu, Xin 1957-
Date: 2004
Source: Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia, (The), Shinji Yamashita, Joseph Bosco, J. S. Eades (eds), pp. 152-183. New York: Berghahn Books
Abstract: (book abstract) 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.
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