The Hmong of China : context, angency, and the imaginary

by Nicholas Tapp

This first ethnography of the Hmong in China is based on Nicholas Tapp's extensive fieldwork in a Hmong village in Sichuan. Basing his analysis on the concepts of context and agency, Tapp discusses the "paradoxical ambivalence at the heart of Hmong culture." A paradox arises in the historical and ethnographic construction of the identity of the Hmong by conscious contrast with, and in opposition to, a majority Han Chinese identity at the same time that large parts of Hmong culture are shared with the Chinese and may be the results of historical processes of adoption, absorption, mimesis, or emulation. Tapp examines the Hmong rituals of shamanism, ancestral respect, and death and provides details on livelihood, kinship, local organization, and intellectual culture. The book is enhanced with thorough accounts of ceremonies, rituals, and folktales, with translations of Hmong songs and stories. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).

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書名 The Hmong of China : context, angency, and the imaginary
著作者等 Tapp, Nicholas
Tapp Nicholas (Senior Fellow Department of Anthropology Australian National University Australia)
書名別名 Context, angency, and the imaginary
出版元 Brill Academic Publishers
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xxi, 538 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0391041878
NCID BB0439957X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国