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

  title={Presidential Address: Virtual Kinship, Real Estat, and Diaspora Formation—The Man Lineage Revisited},
  author={James L. Watson},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={893 - 910}
  • J. Watson
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
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