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Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]

Number 67, Volume 2, 2008
Popular Religion and the Sacred Life of Material Goods in Contemporary Vietnam
Guest editor: Laurel Kendall

Editor's Introduction: Popular Religion and the Sacred Life of Material Goods in Contemporary Vietnam. [177-199]
Kendall, Laurel

The One-Eyed God at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: The Story of a Village Conflict. [201-218]
Nguyễn Văn Huy and Phạm Lan Hương

Three Goddesses in and out of Their Shrine. [219-236]
Kendall, Laurel, Vũ Thị Thanh Tâm, and Nguyễn Thị Thu Hương

Amulets and the Marketplace. [237-255]
Vũ Hồng Thuật

A Thái Divination Kit in the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. [257-269]
Vi Văn An

Đàn tính: The Marvelous and Sacred Musical Instrument of the Tày People. [271-286]
La Công Ý

Sacred Object, Artifact, or Cultural Icon? Displaying the “Xặng bók” Tree of the Thái People. [287-304]
Võ Thị Thường

Yin Illness: Its Diagnosis and Healing within “Lên Đồng” (Spirit Possession) Rituals of the Việt. [305-321]
Nguyễn Thị Hiền

The Revenge of the Object: Villagers and Ethnographers in Ðồng Kỵ Village. [323-343]
Tai, Hue-Tam Ho and Lê Hồng Lý

Review of: Judith T. Zeitlin, “The Phantom Heroine: Ghosts and Gender in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature”. [345-347]
Carlitz, Katherine

Review of: Eli Alberts, “A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China”. [347-349]
Skar, Lowell

Review of: Philip Taylor, “Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam”. [349-354]
Fjelstad, Karen

Review of: Philip Lutgendorf, “Hanuman’s Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey”. [354-356]
Brackett, Jeffrey

Review of: Joost Coté, “Realizing the Dream of R. A. Kartini: Her Sisters’ Letters from Colonial Java”. [357-360]
Lee, Doreen



Asian Ethnology [inaugural issue]
Number 67, Volume 1, 2008

Editors’ Introduction [1-3]
Dorman, Benjamin and Scott Schnell

“Tribes of Snow”: Animals and Plants in the Nuosu “Book of Origins” [5-42]
Bender, Mark

Ema-gined Community: Votive Tablets (ema) and Strategic Ambivalence in Wartime Japan [43-77]
Robertson, Jennifer

The Moon Bear as a Symbol of “Yama”: Its Significance in the Folklore of Upland Hunting in Japan [79-101]
Knight, Catherine

Chanted Narratives of Indigenous People: Context and Content. [103-121]
Mathur, Nita

Kaniyan: Ritual Performers of Tamil Nadu, South India. [123-135]
John, S. Simon

Review Essay: Redefining the History of Australia’s Asianness. [137-149]
Coté, Joost

Review of: Karin Guggeis et al., eds. “Football: One Game-Many Worlds”. [151-153]
Sogawa, Tsuneo

Review of: Kim Brandt, “Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan”. [154-157]
Ajioka, Chiaki

Review of: William R. Lindsey, “Fertility and Pleasure: Ritual and Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan”. [157-160]
Kuly, Lisa

Review of: Nathan Hesselink, “P’ungmul: South Korean Drumming and Dance”. [160-162]
Maliangkay, Roald

Review of: Duan Baolin 段寳林, ed.,”Zhongguo Minjian Wenxue Gaiyao” 中國民間文學概要 [Introduction to Chinese Folk Literature], and “Zhongguo Minjian Wenyixue” 中國民間文藝學 [The Study of Chinese Folk. Literature and Arts] [163-164]
Bender, Mark and Peace Lee

Review of: Adam Yuet Chau, “Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China”. [165-166]
Tan, Chee-Beng

Review of: Matthew Kapstein, “The Tibetans”. [167-169]
Smith, Frederick M.

Review of:”The Friends of God – Sufi Saints in Islam:Popular Poster Art from Pakistan”. [170-173]
Klimburg, Max