Peoples and Cultures of Asia

ISBN-10: 0131181106

ISBN-13: 9780131181106

Edition: 2006

Authors: Raymond Scupin
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Description: This textbook is the only single book available at this time to highlight the importance of this region of the world. Each chapter in the book is written by anthropologists who have done ethnographic research in each country discussed. Chapters include material on the geography, prehistory, languages, demography, history, and discussions of the contemporary economy, family, gender, ethnic, political, and religious developments in these various countries.

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Book details

List price: $114.60
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
The Anthropology of Asia
Introduction to Asia
Prevalent Stereotypes of Asia
Anthropology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
The Concept of Culture
Anthropological Vocabulary and Kinship
Why Study Asia?
Notes
Southwest and South Asia
Afghanistan
Introduction
Geographic Setting
Prehistory
History
The Great Game and Colonial Intervention
Demographic Patterns
Effects of the War on Demographic Patterns
Economic Patterns
Pastoralism
Agro-Pastoral Production
War Economy: Drugs and Contraband
Ethnic Groups
Ethnicity
Language and Linguistic Patterns
Family and Society
The Tribal System
Gender Issues
Effects of the War on Gender Roles
Islam in Afghanistan
Political Evolution of the Modern Afghan State
The Afghan State and Foreign Aid
Cold War Rivalries and Afghanistan
The New Democracy and the Nature of the Afghan State
The New Urban Elite and the State
Marxist Revolutionaries and Popular Uprisings: The Road to War
Soviet Military Intervention: How Afghanistan Became a Cold War Battlefield
Proxy Wars, Jihad, and Islamization in Retrospect
The Mujahideen in Retrospect
The Taliban
Osama Bin Laden and Afghanistan
Recent Trends: After the Taliban
Notes
India
Geography
Prehistory
Language
History and Politics
British Colonialism in India
Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Nationalism
The End of British Rule
Post-Colonial India
Demography, Economy, and Rural-Urban Differences
Social Life, Family Descent Groups, Kinship, and Gender
Religion
Hinduism in Modern Times
Religion in Historical Perspective
Current Trends
Notes
Pakistan
Introduction
Ethnic and Linguistic Landscapes and Political Foundations
Language, Ethnicity, and Social Life
Family and Gender Relations
Religious Life
Society and Politics in Flux Today
Notes
East Asia
China
Geography
Chinese Paleoanthropology and Prehistory
Chinese-A Matter of Communication
Development of a Standard Spoken Chinese
Chinese Script
Social Mobility: Education and Achieved Status
The Historical Period
From the Beginning: Continuity and Change
The Historical Present
Social Structure
Family
Non-Kin Personal Relationships
Ethnicity
Multiethnic China
China's Minorities Policy
The Muslim Minority in China
Tibetan Minorities
The Chinese Religious Experience
Daoism
Buddhism
Confucian Traditions
Contemporary Religious Issues
Notes
Japan
The Road Ahead
Encountering Japan
A Constantly Changing Landscape
Taking a Longer View
The Japanese Urban Experience
The Japanese House
The Suburbs
Who, Then, Are the Japanese?
Explaining Japan
The Most Alien Enemy
Taking One's Proper Station
The Japanese Are Not Chinese
The Vertical Society
Frames versus Attributes: Japan versus India
The Household as Model
Even in Modern Japan
Two Very Similar Japans
From Stories to Selves
Situated Listening
Changing Japan
The Enduring Conservative Legacy
Economic Ups and Downs
The Most Inescapable Fact
Modernization Taken to the Limit
Men Slipping into the Shadows
Relations between Generations
Suburban Life in Japan
From Idol to Idiot: The Japanese Salaryman
Liberated for What?
What's Love Got to Do with It?
What's Happening to the Kids?
Growing Old in an Aging Japan
Beyond the Middle Class
Geography Also Makes a Difference
Coming to the End of Our Journey
Notes
Korea (North and South)
Geography
Prehistory
Early Paleolithic
Middle and Late Paleolithic
Neolithic
Megalithic
Iron Age Korea
Language
History
Earliest States
The Founding of the Indigenous Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms Period
United Silla
Koryo
Choson
The Great Han Empire
Japanese Protectorate
Japanese Colony
Liberation, Division, and Occupation
The Korean War
Politics and Development in South Korea
North Korea
Contemporary Culture
Demography
Economy
Social Life
Issues of Ethnicity
Political Issues
Religion
Current Trends
Security and the Nuclear Issue
Notes
Southeast Asia
Mainland Southeast Asia
Geography and Ecology
Language
Paleoanthropology and Prehistory
The Historical Period
Vietnam: The Sinicized Cultural Region
Western Impact and Colonialism
The Rise of Nationalism, Independence, and Revolution
Post-World War II Nationalism, Independence, and Revolutionary Movements
The Indochina War
The Killing Fields
Postcolonial Contemporary Developments
Demography and the Economy
Social Structure, the Family, and Gender
Ethnic Relations
Buddhism
Notes
Island Southeast Asia
Geography
Prehistory
Language
Historical Influences
Indianization
Islamization
Political Theory in the Precolonial Period
Non-Islamic Southeast Asia on the Dawn of Colonialism
Western Colonialism
Postcolonial History
Contemporary Culture
Economics
Kinship and Gender
Childrearing
Ethnicity Issues
Tribal Peoples of Southeast Asia
Contemporary Islam
Contemporary Christianity
Southeast Asian Hinduism: Bali
Contemporary Animist Religions
Current Trends
Economic Crisis
Political Crisis
Terrorism
The Tsunami
Notes
Contributors
Photo Credits
Index
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