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The Anthropology of China (World Scientific)
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pdf file Table of Contents (301 KB)
pdf file Chapter 1: Introduction (70 KB)
The Anthropology of China
China as Ethnographic and Theoretical Critique
by Charlotte Bruckermann & Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics, UK)
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The Anthropology of China
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The Anthropology of China offers novel insights into its history, culture and society. This book introduces key themes, including the anthropology of intimacy, morality, food and of feasting, as well as the anthropology of civilisation, modernity and the state.


  • Introduction
  • Anthropology of China: History, Regionalism, and Comparison
  • Kinship as Ideology and as Corporation
  • Relatedness and Gender
  • Love, Emotion and Sentiment
  • The Exchange of Money, Gifts and Favors
  • The Localization and Globalization of Food
  • Nature, Environment, and Activism
  • Ritual and Belief
  • Hospitality
  • The Stranger-King and the Outside of an Imperial Civilization
  • The Anthropology of the Modern State in China
  • Conclusion

pdf file Table of Contents (301 KB)
pdf file Chapter 1: Introduction (70 KB)
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