Separation and Reunion in Modern China

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Index
Ahern, Emily, 71–2, 80–1
Aijmer, Goran, 30, 182n.1
Aka Pygmies, 16
ancestors, 30, 34–5, 44–5, 70–2, 80–2, 85, 89–90, 135, 160–1, 162
Anthony, Sylvia, 11, 181n.13
Astuti, Rita, 187n.9
attachment theory, 5, 10–13, 26, 128, 174
banquets,see food
Benjamin, Jessica, 9
Birrell, Anne, 152
Bloch, Maurice, 4, 20
Bourdieu, Pierre, 133, 187n.7
Bowlby, John, 10–13, 14, 17–18, 174, 180 n.10, 180n.11, 181n.15
Bray, Francesca, 88, 93, 183n.2
Brown, Donald, 4
caishen (God of Wealth), 35–6, 43
calligraphy, 33, 40–1, 91–3
Cao Xueqin, 145
Carey, Susan, 5
Chang, K. C., 152–3
Chard, Robert, 43
Cheung, Joseph, 170
child development, 5–13, 15–18, 97–8, 127–143
Choi Chi-cheung, 74
chuanmenr ('stringing together doors'), 32, 36–8, 48–50
chuxi (new year's eve), 33–6, 46–8
Cohen, Myron, 159, 168–9
commensality,see food
cultural psychology, 15–17
Cultural Revolution, 34, 85, 129–32, 139
Cyprus, 21–2
death, 1, 5–7, 8, 11, 13–15, 20, 70–86, 148, 153–5
displacement, 21–2
door gods, 95
doors and gates, 3, 40–1, 87–98, 119
Doré, Henry, 97
drive theory, 9
duanwu jie (dragon boat festival), 95
Duara, Prasenjit, 163–4
duilian (poetic couplets), 33, 40–1, 91–3
Eliade, Mircea, 181n.19
emotions, 4, 23–4, 67, 135–8
Erbaugh, Mary, 162
ethology, 12
evolution, 12
family reunion, 46–8, 52
Feuchtwang, Stephan, 31, 71, 74, 80–1, 94, 177, 186n.3
Firth, Raymond, 13, 14
Fitzgerald, C. P., 149–50
food, 35, 46–8, 49–50, 53, 59, 65–6, 73, 99–109, 110–11, 113–14, 115–16, 138, 147, 150–1, 171
fort/da,7–9, 178
Fox, James, 175
Freedman, Maurice, 114, 115, 116, 122
Freud, Sigmund, 7–10, 12, 17, 179n.6
friendship, 54, 62–3, 67–9, 149–50
funerals, 45, 80–2, 94, 114
Gates, Hill, 117, 162, 164–5
Gell, Alfred, 186n.3
gender, 27, 110–26
geomancy, 89–90
ghosts, 82–4, 93–4
gifts, 36–7, 49
globalisation, 22, 54
gods, 42–4, 71–7, 107, 152–3, 173
graves, 89–90
Greenberg, Jay and Stephen Mitchell, 9
greeting (jie), 2, 44, 55–69, 74–5, 82–4, 100–2

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Separation and Reunion in Modern China
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Introduction: An Anthropology of Separation 1
  • 1 - Tow Festivals of Reunion 30
  • 2 - The Etiquette of Parting and Return 55
  • 3 - Greeting and Sending-Off the Dead 70
  • 4 - The Ambivalent Threshold 87
  • 5 - Commensality as Reunion 99
  • 6 - Women and the Obligation to Return 110
  • 7 - Developing a Sense of History 127
  • 8 - Classical Narratives of Separation and Reunion 144
  • 9 - The Politics of Separation and Reunion in China and Taiwan 156
  • Conclusion - The Separation Constraint 174
  • Notes 179
  • References 192
  • Index 200
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