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Asian Material Culture : ICAS Publications - Martha Chaiklin

Asian Material Culture

ICAS Publications

By: Martha Chaiklin (Editor), Elizabeth Bedford (Editor), Marianne Hulsbosch (Editor)

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This exciting, richly illustrated volume gives the reader a unique insight into the materiality of Asian cultures and the ways in which objects and practices can simultaneously embody and exhibit aesthetic and functional characteristics, everyday and spiritual aspirations. Material culture is examined from a variety of perspectives and the authors rigorously investigate the creation and meaning of material object, and their associated practices within the context of time and place. All chapters in this volume are representative, rather than exhaustive, in their portrayal of Asian material culture. Nevertheless, they clearly demonstrate that the objects, seen as material evidence of culture, are entities that resonate with discourses of human relationships, personal and group identity formation, ethics and values, histories, determination of ethnicity, local and international trade, consumption and above all distinctive futures.

Forewordp. 7
Asian Material Culture in Contextp. 9
Moon Cakes and the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival: A Matter of Habitusp. 17
Up in the Hair: Strands of Meaning in Women's Ornamental Hair Accessories in Early Modern Japanp. 37
Nonya Beadwork and Contemporary Peranakan Chinese Culture in Singapore and Malaysiap. 65
Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: The Lion Dance and Chinese National Identity in the 19th and 20th Centuriesp. 103
Works Like a Charm: Cultural Tourism, Colour and its Efficacy in Chinese Miao Traditional Dressp. 141
Fluttering Like Flowers in a Summer Breeze: Hair Jewellery of Christian MoJuccan Women of the Dutch East Indiesp. 163
Tension on the Back-Strap Loomp. 191
Contributorsp. 231
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ISBN: 9789089640901
ISBN-10: 9089640908
Series: ICAS Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st August 2009
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2