Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

Synopsis

The tremendous cultural diversity and distinct ways of life of many Southeast and East Asian peoples are in serious jeopardy today because of varying combinations of economic, political, and environmental threats, often linked to severe human rights violations. Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia introduces 14 endangered cultures, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra in Indonesia, to the Ainu of Japan. The most pressing issues of these marginalized groups--such as the impact of tourism, prohibition against whaling, or dislocation due to nuclear testing--are brought to light by anthropologists based on their own extensive field work. The cultural and historical information provided here is not available in any other printed source.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Barbara Rose Johnston
  • Leslle E. Sponsel
  • Richard Siddle
  • Cornella Kammerer Ann
  • Hsiang-Mei Cheng
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000