Anthropology of Asia

Series editor: Grant Evans, University of Hong Kong

Asia today is one of the most dynamic regions of the world. The previously predominant image of ‘timeless peasants’ has given way to the image of fast-paced business people, mass consumerism and high-rise urban conglomerations. Yet much discourse remains entrenched in the polarities of ‘East vs. West’, ‘Tradition vs. Change’. This series aims to provide a forum for anthropological studies which break with such polarities. It publishes titles dealing with cosmopolitanism, cultural identity, representations, arts and performance. The complexities of urban Asia, its elites, its political rituals, and its families are also explored.

The Ethnography of Vietnam’s Central Highlanders: A Historical Contextualization, 1850-1990
by Oscar Salemink (2003)

The Globalization of Chinese Food
edited by Daniel Y.H. Wu and Sidney C.H. Cheung (2002)

Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam
Shaun Kingsley Malarney (2002, out of print)

Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos
edited by Shigeharu Tanabe and Charles F. Keyes (2002)

Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power and Control in a Hong Kong Megastore
Wong Heung Wah (1999)

The Legend of the Golden Boat: Regulation, Trade and Traders in the Borderlands of Laos, Thailand, China and Burma
Andrew Walker (1999)

Folk Art Potters of Japan: Beyond an Anthropology of Aesthetics
edited by Brian Moeran (1998)

Hong Kong: The Anthropology of a Chinese Metropolis
edited by Grant Evans and Maria Tam (1998)