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EAST2605
Module Reading List

Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Societies, 2021/22, Semester 2
Jieun Kim
j.e.kim@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Weekly Schedule and Readings

Part 1. Introduction

W14. Mapping the Asia Pacific: From Area Studies and Beyond (JK)

Core Readings:

Cumings, Bruce. 2002. “Boundary Displacement: The State, the Foundations, and Area Studies during and after the Cold War.” In Learning Places: The Afterlives of Area Studies. Edited by Masao Miyoshi, Harry Harootunian, and Rey Chow. Duke University Press.Pp.261-30  

Harootunian, Harry. 2012. “‘Memories of Underdevelopment’ after Area Studies.” Positions: Asia Critique 20 (1): 7–35. https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-1471363 

Lewis, Martin W. 2010. “Locating Asia Pacific: The Politics and Practice of Global Division.” In Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Terence Wesley-Smith and Jon Gross. University of Hawaii Press. Pp.41-65.  

Further Readings:

Chen, Kuan-Hsing. 2010. Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization. Duke University Press.

Duara, Prasenjit. 2010. “Asia Redux: Conceptualizing a Region for Our Times.” The Journal of Asian Studies 69 (4): 963–83. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021911810002858.

Duara, Prasenjit. 2013. Asia Redux: Conceptualizing a Region for Our Times. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Miyoshi, Masao, Harry Harootunian, and Rey Chow. 2002. Learning Places: The Afterlives of Area Studies. Duke University Press.

Wesley-Smith, Terence, and Jon Goss. 2010. Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific. University of Hawaii Press.

Wilson, Rob, and Arif Dirlik. 1994. “Introduction: Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production.” Boundary 2 21 (1): 1–14. https://doi.org/10.2307/303394.

Wilson, Rob. 2002. Imagining the “Asia-Pacific” Today: Forgetting Colonialism in the Magical Free Markets of the American Pacific. In Learning Places: The Afterlives of Area Studies. Edited by Masao Miyoshi, Harry Harootunian, and Rey Chow. Duke University Press.Pp.231-260.

W15. Approaching Asian societies: Methods and Data (CRB)

Core Readings:

  1. Cha, J. 2018. Digital Korean studies: recent advances and new frontiers", Digital Library Perspectives. 34(3) pp. 227-244. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-04-2018-0013  
  2. Pierce, R. 2008. Qualitative Versus Quantitative Methods: A Relevant Argument? In: Pierce, R. 2008. Research Methods in Politics. London: SAGE Publications, pp. 40-51. [Available online through the University Library].  
  3. Schneider, F. 2015. Searching for “Digital Asia” in its Networks: Where the Spatial Turn Meets the Digital TurnAsiascape: Digital Asia. 2(1-2), pp.57-92.  

Further Readings:

Digital Humanities Japanese Wiki.

Heinrich, Joseph, Steven J. Heine and Ara Norenzayan. “Most People are not WEIRD” Nature. 499(26). https://www.nature.com/articles/466029a

Huotari, M., Ruland, J. and Schlehe, J. 2014. Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies. London: Springer.

McDonald, Tom. Social media in Rural China. London: UCL Press.

Miller, Daniel A. and Heather A Horst. The Digital and the Human: A Prospectus for a Digital Anthropology.

Miller, R., & Brewer, J. 2013. The A-Z of social research a dictionary of key social science research concepts. London: SAGE.

Postill, John and Sarah Pink. 2012. Social Media Ethnography; The Digital Researcher in a Messy Web. Media International Australia. 145: 123-134.

Samuels, F. (eds). Tips for collecting primary data in a Covid-19 era. Live repository. ODI Toolkits.

Tang, K.L. and Mao, Y.H. (eds). 2020. Digital China. Live repository.

Van Maanen, J., 2011. “Fieldwork, Ethnography, and Culture.” In Tales of the field: On writing ethnography. University of Chicago Press.

Wang, Xinyuan. 2016. Social Media in Industrial China. London: UCL Press.

Part 2. The State, Nationalism and Ethnicity

W16: The State and Embodied Citizenship (JK)

Core Readings:

Mackie, Vera. “Embodiment, Citizenship and Social Policy in Contemporary Japan.” In Roger Goodman, ed. Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002: 200-229.    

Choo, Hae Yeon. “Gendered Modernity and Ethnicized Citizenship: North Korean Settlers in Contemporary South Korea.” Gender and Society 20.5 (2006): 576-604.  

Ong Aihwa. 1996. “Cultural citizenship as subject-making: immigrants negotiate racial and cultural boundaries in the United States.” Current Anthropology 37(5): 737–762.  

Further Readings:

Choo, Hae Yeon. 2016. Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea. Stanford University Press.

Foucault, Michel. 1991. “Governmentality.” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.

Kim, Jaeeun. 2016. Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea. Stanford University Press.

Kim, Jaeeun. 2019. “‘Ethnic Capital’ and ‘Flexible Citizenship’ in Unfavourable Legal Contexts: Stepwise Migration of the Korean Chinese within and beyond Northeast Asia.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45 (6): 939–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1440489.

Kipnis, Andrew. 2004. “Anthropology and the Theorisation of Citizenship.” The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 5 (3): 257–78. https://doi.org/10.1080/1444221042000299592.

Mackie, Vera. 2003. Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality. Cambridge University Press.

Mitchell, Tim. 2018. “The State Effect  

Ong, Aihwa. 1999. Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality. Durham: Duke University Press Books.

Ong, Aihwa. 2000. “Graduated Sovereignty in South-East Asia.” Theory, Culture & Society 17 (4): 55–75. https://doi.org/10.1177/02632760022051310.

Siddle, Richard. 2003. “The Limits to Citizenship in Japan: Multiculturalism, Indigenous Rights and the Ainu.” Citizenship Studies 7 (4): 447–62. https://doi.org/10.1080/1362102032000134976.

Steinmetz, George. 2018. State/Culture: State-Formation after the Cultural Turn. Cornell University Press.

W17 Nationhood & identity (CRB)

Core Readings:

  1. De Lang, N.E. 2018. The Rohingya and other Muslim minorities in Myanmar. In: de Varennes, F. and Gardiner, C.M. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia. London: Routledge, pp. 158-183. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315720180  
  2. Duara, P. 2006. Nationalism in East Asia. History Compass. 4(3), pp. 407-427. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-0542.2006.00329.x  
  3. Yeh, D. 2021. Becoming British East Asian and Southeast AsianBritish Journal of Chinese Studies11, 53-70.  

Further Readings:

Carrico, Kevin. The great Han: Race, nationalism, and tradition in China today. Univ of California Press, 2017.

Gros, S. 2004. The politics of names: The identification of the Dulong (Drung) of Northwest Yunnan. China Information, 18(2), 275-302.

Harrell, S. 2001. Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Langlois, A.J. 2018. No Regional Pattern: LGBTIQ Rights and Politics in Asia. In: de Varennes, F. and Gardiner, C.M. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia. London: Routledge, pp. 158-183. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315720180

Luo, Y. (2018). An Alternative to the “Indigenous” in Early Twenty-First-Century China: Guizhou’s Branding of Yuanshengtai. Modern China, 44(1), 68–102. https://doi.org/10.1177/0097700417696830

Luo, Y., 2018. Alternative Indigeneity in China? The Paradox of the Buyi in the Age of Ethnic Branding. Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 4(2), pp.107-134. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 10/02/2022) 

Roy, R.D. 2018. Opportunities and challenges in implementing indigenous peoples’ human rights in Asia. In: de Varennes, F. and Gardiner, C.M. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia. London: Routledge, pp. 158-183. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315720180

Smith. Anthony D. 1991. The Ethnic Origin of Nations.

Yu Luo (2020): Safeguarding intangible heritage through edutainment in China’s creative urban environments, International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2020.1780463

Part 3. Social Conflicts and Solidarity

W18: Social Inequality, Urban Displacement and Resistance (JK)

Core Readings:

Eom, Sujin. 2020. “Infrastructures of Displacement: The Transpacific Travel of Urban Renewal during the Cold War.” Planning Perspectives 35 (2): 299–319. https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2018.1555770 

Harvey, David. 2010. “The Right to the City.” In Accumulation by Dispossession: Transformative Cities in the New Global Order. Edited by Swapna Banerjee-Guha. SAGE Publications India. Pp. 17-32.  

Zhang, Li. 2002. “Spatiality and Urban Citizenship in Late Socialist China.” Public Culture 14 (2): 311–34.  

Further Readings:

Allison, Anne. 2013. Precarious Japan. Duke University Press Books.

Cho, Mun Young. 2013. The Specter of “the People”: Urban Poverty in Northeast China. 1 edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Cho, Mun Young. 2009. “Forced Flexibility: A Migrant Woman’s Struggle for Settlement.” The China Journal 61 (January): 51–76. https://doi.org/10.1086/tcj.61.20648045.

Cho, Mun Young. 2010. “On the Edge between ‘the People’ and ‘the Population’: Ethnographic Research on the Minimum Livelihood Guarantee on JSTOR.” The China Quarterly 201: 20–37.

Fowler, Edward. 1996. Sanʾya Blues: Laboring Life in Contemporary Tokyo. xxi, 262 p. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/.  

Gill, Tom. 2001. Men of Uncertainty: The Social Organization of Day Laborers in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Harms, Erik. 2013. “Eviction Time in the New Saigon: Temporalities of Displacement in the Rubble of Development.” Cultural Anthropology 28 (2): 344–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/cuan.12007.

Harvey, David. 2005. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. 247 p. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/.  

Harvey, David. 2005. “Accumulation by Dispossession.” In The New Imperialism. OUP Oxford. Pp.137-182.

Ong, Aihwa. 2006. Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty. Illustrated edition. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press.

Song, Jesook. 2009. South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society. Asia-Pacific : Culture, Politics, and Society xxvi, 201 p. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/[u]: mdp.39015084110421.  

Song, Jesook. 2006. “Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997-2001.” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 14 (1): 37–65.

Song, Jesook. 2010. New Millennium South Korea: Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements. Routledge.

Song, Jesook, and Laam Hae. 2019. On the Margins of Urban South Korea: Core Location as Method and Praxis. University of Toronto Press.

Zhang, Li, and Aihwa Ong. 2015. Privatizing China: Socialism from Afar. Cornell University Press.

Zhang, Li. 2002. Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks Within China’s Floating Population. 1 edition. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press.

Zhang, Li. 2006. “Contesting Spatial Modernity in Late‐Socialist China.” Current Anthropology 47 (3): 461–84. https://doi.org/10.1086/503063.

W19: Modernisation, Globalisation & Humanity (CRB)

Core Readings:

  1. Davies, M. 2017. Important but De-centred: ASEAN’s Role in the Southeast Asian Human Rights Space. Trans –Regional and –National Studies of Southeast Asia. Vol. 5(1), pp.99-119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/trn.2016.27  
  2. Kendall, P. 2017. The location of Cultural Authenticity: Identifying the Real and the Fake in Urban Guizhou. The China Journal. 77, pp. 93-109. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/688851  
  3. Yembuu, B. 2016. Mongolian Nomads: Effects of Globalization and Social Change. In: Robertson, M. (eds). Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures. New York: Springer, pp. 89-105.  

Further Readings:

Aikawa-Faure, Noriko. "Excellence and authenticity:'Living National (Human) Treasures' in Japan and Korea." International Journal of Intangible Heritage 9 (2014): 37-51. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 10/02/2022) 

Bendix, Regina. In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Chubb, Andrew. "China's Shanzhai Culture:‘Grabism’ and the politics of hybridity." Journal of Contemporary China 24.92 (2015): 260-279.

Davis, Sara L.M. 2005. Song and Silence: Ethnic Revival on China’s Southwest Borders. New York: Columbia University Press.

Erie, Matthew S. "Sharia, charity, and minjian autonomy in Muslim China: Gift giving in a plural world." American Ethnologist 43.2 (2016): 311-324.

Handler, Richard, and Jocelyn Linnekin. "Tradition, genuine or spurious." The Journal of American Folklore 97.385 (1984): 273-290.

Handler, Richard. 1986. Authenticity. Anthropology Today. 2(1):2-4.

Hobsbawm and Ranger. The Invention of Tradition.

Kendall, Paul. 2016 The location of Cultural Authenticity: Identifying the Real and the Fake in Urban Guizhou. The China Journal.

Kipnis, Andrew B. "The language of gifts: Managing guanxi in a North China village." Modern China 22.3 (1996): 285-314.

McCarthy, Susan. "If Allah wills it: Integration, isolation and Muslim authenticity in Yunnan Province in China." Religion, State and Society 33.2 (2005): 121-136.

Stewart, Susan. 1991. Notes on Distressed Genres. Journal of American Folklore. 104(411):5-31.

Vlastos, Stephen, ed. Mirror of modernity: invented traditions of modern Japan. Vol. 9. Univ of California Press, 1998.

Wang, Xuan. "'I am not a qualified dialect rapper': constructing hip-hop authenticity in China." Sociolinguistic Studies 6.2 (2012): 333.

Yan, Yunxiang. "The culture of guanxi in a North China village." The China Journal 35 (1996): 1-25.

Yang, Mayfair Mei-Hui. "The gift economy and state power in China." Comparative Studies in Society and History 31.1 (1989): 25-54.

Yang, Mayfair. 1994. Gifts, Favors, and Banquets: The Art of Social Relationships in China. Cornell University Press.

Yeh, Emily T. Taming Tibet: Landscape transformation and the gift of Chinese development. Cornell University Press, 2013.

Yu Luo (2020): Safeguarding intangible heritage through edutainment in China’s creative urban environments, International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2020.1780463

Part 4. Language and Society

W20 Language, Policy & Society (CRB)

Core Readings:

Hoogervorst, T. 2021. “Do You Love China or Not?”: Late Colonial Textbooks to Learn Mandarin through Malay. In: Hoogervorst, T. and Chia, C. 2021. Sinophone Southeast Asia. BRILL, pp. 210-244. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004473263_009  

Han, Y.W. and Johnson, D.C. 2021. Chinese Language Policy and Uyghur Youth: Examining Language Policies and Language Ideologies. Journal of Language, Identity & Education 20(3), pp. 183-196. DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2020.1753193  

Further Readings:

Billé, Franck. 2010. “Sounds and Scripts of Modernity: Language Ideologies and Prac- tices in Contemporary Mongolia.” Inner Asia 12(2):231–52.

Heinrich, P., 2004. Language planning and language ideology in the Ryūkyū Islands. Language policy, 3(2), pp.153-179.

Heinrich, P., 2012. The making of monolingual Japan: Language ideology and Japanese modernity (Vol. 146). Multilingual matters.

Heinrich, Patrick. 2012. The Making of Monolingual Japan: Language Ideology and Jap- anese Modernity. Buffalo, N.Y.: Multilingual Matters.

Hill, J.H. & K.C. Hill. 1980. Mixed grammar, purist grammar, and language attitudes in modern Nahuatl. Language in Society 9(3): 321–48.

Inoue, Miyako. 2006. Vicarious Language: Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Irvine, J.T., & S. Gal. 2000. Language ideology and linguistic differentiation, in P. Kroskrity (ed.), Regimes of Language: Ideologies, politics, identities: 35–83. Santa Fe (NM): School of American Research Press.

  1. Zhou & H. Sun (eds), Language Policy in the People’s Republic of China: Theory and practice since 1949: 71–95. New York (NY): Kluwer Academic.

Tam, Gina Anne. 2020. Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860–1960. Cambridge University Press.

Woolard, K. A., & Schieffelin, B. B. (1994). Language ideology. Annual review of anthropology, 23(1), 55-82.

W21 Analysing Social Phenomena & Language Practice (CRB)

Core Readings:

  1. Kong, A. and Yu, X. 2019. Bilingual education for a harmonious multiculturalism: the importance of policy discourse for students of ethnic minority groups in China. Multicultural Education Review. 11(3), pp. 189-215. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2005615X.2019.1664017
  2. Piller, I., Zhang, J., and Li, J. 2020. Linguistic diversity in a time of crisis: Language challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Multilingua. 39(5), pp. 503-515. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2020-0136

Further Reading:

Bulag, Uradyn, 2002. Mongolian Ethnicity and Language Anxiety in China. American Anthropologist. 105(4): 753-763.

Dong, Jie. 2010. The Enregisterment of Putonghua in Practice. Language & Communication. 30:265-275.

Roche, G. and Lugyal bum. 2017. The Revitalization of Tibetan.

Shakya, T.W. 1994. Politicisation and the Tibetan language, in R. Barnett & S. Akiner (eds), Resistance and Reform in Tibet: 157–165. Bloomington (IN): Indiana University Press.

Talant Mawkanuli (2001): The Jungar Tuvas: Language and national identity in the PRC, Central Asian Survey, 20:4, 497-517

Part 5. The Body, Health and the Environment

W22 The Body and Health in and beyond the Pandemic (JK)

Core Readings:

Chuengsatiansup, Komatra. 2008. “Ethnography of Epidemiologic Transition: Avian Flu, Global Health Politics and Agro-Industrial Capitalism in Thailand.” Anthropology & Medicine 15 (1): 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470801919057 

Lynteris, Christos. 2018. “Plague Masks: The Visual Emergence of Anti-Epidemic Personal Protection Equipment.” Medical Anthropology 37 (6): 442–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2017.1423072 

Mason, Katherine A. 2012. “Mobile Migrants, Mobile Germs: Migration, Contagion, and Boundary-Building in Shenzhen, China after SARS.” Medical Anthropology 31 (2): 113–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2011.610845 

Further Readings:

Adams, Vincanne, and Sienna Craig. 2008. “Global Pharma in the Land of Snows: Tibetan Medicines, SARS, and Identity Politics Across Nations.” Asian Medicine 4 (1): 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1163/157342108X381205.

Auewarakul, Prasert, Wanna Hanchaoworakul, and Kumnuan Ungchusak. 2008. “Institutional Responses to Avian Influenza in Thailand: Control of Outbreaks in Poultry and Preparedness in the Case of Human-to-Human Transmission.” Anthropology & Medicine 15 (1): 61–67. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470801919065.

Fearnley, Lyle. 2020. Virulent Zones: Animal Disease and Global Health at China’s Pandemic Epicenter. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/virulent-zones.

Foucault, Michel. 1990. The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction. Reissue edition. New York: Vintage.

Foucault, Michel. 2010. The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978--1979. Reprint edition. New York: Picador.

Kaufman, Joan A. 2008. “China’s Heath Care System and Avian Influenza Preparedness.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases 197 (Supplement_1): S7–13. https://doi.org/10.1086/524990.

Keck, Frédéric. 2020. Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/avian-reservoirs.

Kleinman, Arthur, and James L. Watson. 2006. SARS in China: Prelude to Pandemic? Stanford University Press.

Kleinman, Arthur M., Barry R. Bloom, Anthony Saich, Katherine A. Mason, and Felicity Aulino. 2008. “Asian Flus in Ethnographic and Political Context: A Biosocial Approach.” Anthropology & Medicine 15 (1): 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470801918968.

Lakoff, Andrew. 2020. Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency. Berkeley, C.A.: University of California Press. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520295766/unprepared.

Lynteris, Christos. 2016. Ethnographic Plague: Configuring Disease on the Chinese-Russian Frontier. Springer.

Mason, Katherine A. 2016. Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After an Epidemic | Katherine A. Mason. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23913.

Mason, Katherine A. 2020. “Epidemiologizing Culture: Scaling Chineseness through Narratives of Stigma in New York City.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly n/a (n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12582.

Zhan, Mei. 2005. “Civet Cats, Fried Grasshoppers, and David Beckham’s Pajamas: Unruly Bodies after SARS.” American Anthropologist 107 (1): 31–42. https://doi.org/10.1525/aa.2005.107.1.031.

W23: Climate & Environment (CRB)

Core Readings:

  1. Urban, F., Siciliano, G., & Nordensvard, J. 2017. China's dam-builders: their role in transboundary river management in South-East Asia. International Journal of water resources development. 34(5), pp. 747–770. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2017.1329138  
  2. Kameyama, Y., Ono, K. 2021. The development of climate security discourse in Japan. Sustainability Science.16, pp.271–281. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00863-1 
  3. Kalinowski, T. 2021. The politics of climate change in a neo-developmental state: The case of South Korea. International Political Science Review. 42(1), pp. 48-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0192512120924741  
  4. “Is Coercive Environmentalism the Answer?” Sinica Podcast. 3 December 2020. https://supchina.com/podcast/is-coercive-environmentalism-the-answer/  
  5. Further Readings:

Ahlers, Anna L. and Yongdong Shen. 2018. Breathe Easy? Local Nuances of Authoritarian Environmentalism in China’s Battle Against Air Pollution. China Quarterly. 234, pp.299-319.

Barstow, Geoffrey. 2017. Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet. Columbia University Press.

Bender, M., 2008. " Tribes of snow": animals and plants in the Nuosu Book of Origins. Asian ethnology, 67(1): 5-42.

Coggins, Chris. 2003. Introduction: A Short History of Nature Conservation in China. In The Tiger and the Pangolin: Nature, Culture, and Conservation in China. University of Hawai’i Press, pp.1-28. Kabzung Gaerrang. 2017. Tibetan Buddhism, Wetland Transformation, and Environmentalism in Tibetan Areas of Western China. Conservation and Society. 15(1): 14- 23. 

Cresswell, Tim. 2004. Place: A Short Introduction. Blackwell.

Frake, Charles O. "Cultural ecology and ethnography." American Anthropologist (1962): 53-59.

Huber, Toni and Poul pederson. 1997. Meteorological Knowledge and Environmental ideas in Traditional and Modern in Societies: The Case of Tibet. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 3(3): 577-597.

Kabzung Gaerrang. 2015. Development as Entangled Knot: The Case of the Slaughter Renunciation Movement in Tibet, China. Journal of Asian Studies. 74(4): 927-951.

Li, Yifei and Judith Shapiro. 2020. China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet. John Wiley & Sons.

Nesadurai, N. and Dao, H. 2021. How Asia Can Achieve a Just Energy Transition in a Post-COVID World. The Diplomat. Available at: https://thediplomat.com/2021/09/how-asia-can-achieve-a-just-energy-transition-in-a-post-covid-world/

Puts, C. 2020. Clare Richardson-Barlow on East Asia’s Turn to Renewable Energy. The Diplomat. Available at: https://thediplomat.com/2020/12/clare-richardson-barlow-on-east-asias-turn-to-renewable-energy/

Shapiro, Judith. Mao's war against nature: Politics and the environment in revolutionary China. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Smith, T. and Varkkay, H. 2020. COVID-19, Southeast Asian Haze, and Socioenvironmental-Epidemiological Feedbacks. LSE: London. Available at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/seac/2020/09/16/covid-19-southeast-asian-haze/

Suriyankietkaew, S. and Nimsai, S. 2021. COVID-19 Impacts and Sustainability Strategies for Regional Recovery in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. Sustainability. 13(8907), pp. 1-28. Available at: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/16/8907/htm

Zhang, J.J. and Savage, V.R. 2019. Southeast Asia’s transboundary haze pollution: Unravelling the inconvenient truth. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 60(3), pp. 355-369. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apv.12245

Part 6. The Future of Social Studies

W24 Beyond the Human-centric Approach (JK)

Core Readings:

Tsing, Anna. 2013. “Sorting out Commodities: How Capitalist Value Is Made through Gifts.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 3 (1): 21–43. https://doi.org/10.14318/hau3.1.003 

Robertson, Jennifer. 2014. “HUMAN RIGHTS VS. ROBOT RIGHTS: Forecasts from Japan.” Critical Asian Studies 46 (4): 571–98. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2014.960707 

Hansen, Paul. 2014. “Hokkaido’s Frontiers: Blurred Embodiments, Shared Affects and the Evolution of Dairy Farming’s Animal-Human-Machine.” Critique of Anthropology 34 (1): 48–72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X13510186 

Further Readings:

Jensen, Casper Bruun, Miho Ishii, and Philip Swift. 2016. “Attuning to the Webs of En: Ontography, Japanese Spirit Worlds, and the ‘Tact’ of Minakata Kumagusu.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (2): 149–72. https://doi.org/10.14318/hau6.2.012.

Hansen, Paul. 2010. “Milked for All They Are Worth: Hokkaido Dairies and Chinese Workers.” Culture & Agriculture 32 (2): 78–97. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-486X.2010.01038.x.

———. 2020. “Linking Cosmopolitan and Multispecies Touch in Contemporary Japan.” Japan Forum 32 (4): 484–510. https://doi.org/10.1080/09555803.2018.1504109.

Haraway, Donna. 2015. “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin.” Environmental Humanities 6 (1): 159–65. https://doi.org/10.1215/22011919-3615934.

Latour, Bruno. 2005. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. OUP Oxford.

Robertson, Jennifer. 2007. “Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Humanoid Robots and the Posthuman Family.” Critical Asian Studies 39 (3): 369–98. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672710701527378.

Rambelli, Fabio. 2019. Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan: The Invisible Empire. Bloomsbery Academy.

Robertson, Jennifer. 2018. Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation. Univ of California Press.

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This list was last updated on 16/12/2021