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Within this text, the contributors provide a historical perspective on the development of anthropology and sociology since their introduction to Chinese thought and education in the early twentieth century, with an emphasis on the 1930s and 1980s. The authors offer different windows on theoretical and research agendas of anthropologists and sociologists of the PRC and Taiwan, shaped as much by their political context as by disciplinary training. In examining the careers of several individual scholars, they also make note not only of their creative contributions, but also of the resonance of their intellectual concerns with contemporary issues in sociology and anthropology (culturalism, frontiers, women). Finally, the volume is organized loosely around the problem of how to translate these disciplines into a Chinese context(s), the issues of "indigenization" (bentuhua) or "making Chinese" (Zhongguohua), which have haunted the two disciplines since their establishment in the 1930s because of the contradictory expectations that they generate. This is where the case of China resonates with similar concerns in other societies where the disciplines were imported from abroad as products of a Euro/American capitalist modernity, conflicting with aspirations to create their own localized alternative modernities.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. About the Series
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Zhongguohua: Worlding China
  2. pp. 1-39
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  1. 2. Academic Universality and Indigenization:
  2. pp. 41-61
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  1. 3. The Synthesis School and the Founding of “Orthodox” and “Authentic” Sociology in Nationalist China:
  2. pp. 63-87
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  1. 4. Searching for a Place beyond Modern Chinese History
  2. pp. 89-107
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  1. 5. Cultural Policy and Culture under the Guomindang
  2. pp. 109-137
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  1. 6. Li Anzhai and Frontier Anthropology
  2. pp. 139-160
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  1. 7. Southeast and Southwest
  2. pp. 161-190
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  1. 8. Chinese of Different Nationalities, China, and the Anthropology of Chinese Culture
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. 9. The Movement to Indigenize the Social Sciences in Taiwan:
  2. pp. 209-253
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  1. 10. From Sinicization to Indigenization in the Social Sciences
  2. pp. 255-282
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  1. 11. Studying Taiwan
  2. pp. 283-311
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  1. 12. On the Practice of Market Transition
  2. pp. 307-332
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  1. 13. Narratives of the “Sufferer” as Historical Testimonyi
  2. pp. 333-357
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-375
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789629969035
Related ISBN
9789629964757
MARC Record
OCLC
868219837
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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