Presidential Address: Virtual Kinship, Real Estat, and Diaspora Formation—The Man Lineage Revisited

@article{Watson2004PresidentialAV,
  title={Presidential Address: Virtual Kinship, Real Estat, and Diaspora Formation—The Man Lineage Revisited},
  author={James L. Watson},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={63},
  pages={893 - 910}
}
  • J. Watson
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
UNLIKE OUR HISTORIAN FRIENDS, anthropologists do not have the luxury of drawing a line in the sands of time and declaring a closure date for our research. Ethnography never ends. Even the demise of the original field-worker does not conclude the enterprise, given the inevitability of re-studies (usually conducted by younger scholars eager to overthrow past paradigms). This article is a product of contemporary ethnography; it describes a project that has a beginning but no clear end. At some… 

Exploring Extended Kinship in Twenty-First-Century China: A Conceptual Case Study

Many observers of contemporary China notice the revival of the so-called traditional culture. This includes the public presence of rituals and artefacts that relate with traditional kinship, such as

Perspectives on Migration Theory—Anthropology

This essay explores new directions—empirical, methodological, and theoretical—in the anthropology of migration during the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first

‘iClan’: The Chinese Ritual Economy in the 21st Century

In recent debates about the nature and dynamics of Shenzhen development, many observers notice the resilience of urban villages in new metamorphoses. One core phenomenon is the revival of traditional

Kinship construction variability among Nigerian international migrants: The context of contemporary Diaspora

Understanding the selves, situations and actions of Africans can never be comprehended outside kinship. Local and foreign worldviews are first pigeonholed into culture and defined within kinship

Kinship Relations in Weddings and Funerals as a Dimension of Human Security: The Case of Quynh Doi Village, Quynh Luu District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam

Kinship traditionally played a significant key role in Vietnamese village life until the 1945 Revolution; from the 1950s to 1980s, the state tried to shape the family and kinship following its

The need for a transnational approach to the material heritage of migration: The China–Australia corridor

Currently, a unilinear, nation-bounded approach is taken to the recording and interpretation of the material heritage of immigration in settler nations, largely ignoring the transnational social

Heritage corridors: transnational flows and the built environment of migration

ABSTRACT In settler nations such as Australia, which have high migrant intakes, a category of cultural heritage practice has emerged that focuses on the material record of immigration. Currently, a

Editorial introduction: Community and identity in the new Chinese migration order.

Migration from China has fundamentally changed in the past 25 years. Much has been written on the benefits and threats of different types of Chinese migration flows for receiving countries. Almost

Power, Property and Governmentality in South China: The Case of the Wen (Man) Clan in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Based on fieldwork in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, we approach the case of the Wen Clan in contemporary China in terms of the interaction between formal institutions of government and informal

Chinese student circular migration and global city formation: a relational case study of Shanghai and Paris

More than 1.2 million students have left China to study abroad during the past three decades of economic reform in China. In 2007 alone, China sent around 144,000 students abroad, 167 times of the

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 78 REFERENCES

The politics of cultural performance

The line between what is regarded by people as "traditional" and "modern" is constantly being altered by new configurations of power. These essays examine the ways in which such changes are both

Rethinking migration, ancient to future

Immigration as a framework in which to analyse the vast movements and interactions of people in the contemporary world tends to highlight recent movers and the legal apparatuses and ideologies of

Empire through Diasporic Eyes: A View from the Other Boat

  • Engseng Ho
  • Political Science
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 2004
In 1982, Eric Wolf published Europe and the People Without History to identify and begin rectifying large gaps in anthropological knowledge. That project remains unfinished. In the past year,This

Conceptualizing Chinese Diasporas, 1842 to 1949

Each of these epigrams is from an exemplary work of primary research. While not entirely exclusive—potential for overlap appears in the ideas of “mutual development” and “transfer” of culture—they

ETHNOGRAPHY IN / OF THE WORLD SYSTEM : The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography

  • Ê.
  • Sociology
  • 2002
ABSTRACf This review surveys an emergent methodological trend in anthropological research that concerns the adaptation of long-standing modes of ethnographic practices to more complex objects of

The Lineage-Village Complex in Southeastern China: A Long Footnote in the Anthropology of Kinship [and Comments and Reply]

TLDR
The A. does not contest the existence of lineages in China, but argues that the historical conditions of their evolution squarely contradict the theoretical principles upon which lineage theory has been constructed.

The changing moral economy of ancestor worship in a Chinese emigrant district.

  • K. K. Eng
  • Economics
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1999
TLDR
The reciprocal influences between Anxi County Fujianese, whose families and clans have migrated to Singapore, and their ancestral villages in Fujian, China are described, illustrating the fact that China's social change under economic reforms and global influence is, in its huge rural core, not merely a matter of infrastructural, market, and social welfare improvements, but involves exchange and transformation in meanings of rituals and experiences.

Politicizing tradition : The identity of indigenous inhabitants in Hong Kong

This article investigates the identity of indigenous inhabitants in contemporary Hong Kong by discussing the Pang lineage in the New Territories. It examines this identity in relation to the lease of

Canton under Communism: Programs and Politics in a Provincial Capital, 1949–1968 . By Ezra Vogel (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969. Pp. 448. $13.95.)

with a sentence. For instance, he states that "in many instances hacendado families had become the 'new industrialists'" (p. 161) but fails to document or explain this important shift. Despite the

Invisible Visibility: Intergenerational Transfer of Identity and Social Position of Chinese Women in Belgium

  • C. Pang
  • Economics
    Asian and Pacific migration journal : APMJ
  • 1998
TLDR
The effects of migration on identity and the social position of Chinese women in Belgium were examined from an intergenerational perspective, suggesting that the othering process of Chinese females remains a problem in the realization of a truly pluralist society.
...