Asian Studies

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The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

UBC Press

The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society.

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Obedient Autonomy

Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life

UBC Press

This anthropological study of Chinese archaeologists shows how the discipline works within a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the complex underpinnings of that context.

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Gender and Change in Hong Kong

Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy

UBC Press

This sophisticated collection of essays provides an innovative analysis of gender relations at the nexus of globalization, Chinese patriarchy, and post-colonialism in Hong Kong.

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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place

Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

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Anthropologists, religious scholars, and art historians contemplate sacred place and sacred biography in Asia to show how secular politics, religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect.

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Japan at the Millennium

Joining Past and Future

UBC Press

A critical, multi-disciplinary study of economics, politics, society and culture, this collection of essays examines the concepts of “change” and “continuity” in contemporary Japan.

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Global Goes Local

Popular Culture in Asia

UBC Press

Covering topics from pop music in Korea to TV commercials in Malaysia, this collection shows how imported cultural forms have been invested with fresh meaning and transformed by local artists to result in new forms of assertion and resistance.

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