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Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 72, Volume 2, 2013

Editors’ Introduction: Performing Identity Politics and Culture in Northeast India and Beyond [189–197]
Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Meenaxi, and Andrea Lauser

Challenging the State by Reproducing its Principles: The Demand for “Gorkhaland” between Regional Autonomy and the National Belonging [199–220]
Wenner, Miriam

Performing the Garo Nation? Garo Wangala Dancing between Faith and Folklore [221–239]
de Maaker, Erik

Performing Identity: The Transformation of a Tangsa Festival in Assam, Northeast India [241–258]
Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Meenaxi

The Institutionalization of Tribal Religion Recasting the Donyi-Polo Movement in Arunachal Pradesh [259–277]
Chaudhuri, Sarit Kumar

Ethnic Conversions and Transethnic Descent Groups in the Assam-Meghalaya Borderlands [279–297]
Ramirez, Philippe

Transcultural Communication and Social Order Comparisons in Upland Southeast Asia [299–319]
Sprenger, Guido

Evading the State Ethnicity in Northeast India through the Lens of James Scott [321–331]
Karlsson, Bengt G.

Review of: Frank J. Korom, “The Anthropology of Performance: A Reader” [333–335]
Tangherlini , Timothy R.

Review of: Roel Sterckx, “Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China” [336–339]
Lin, Hang

Review of: Jeremy E. Taylor, “Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas: The Amoy-dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia” [340–344]
Yung, Sai-shing

Review of: Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay, “The Rumor of Globalization: Desecrating the Global from Vernacular Margins” [344–346]
Chatterji, Roma

Review of: Andrew Alter, “Dancing with Devtās: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India” [347–351]
Wolf, Richard K.

Review of: Tamal Krishna Goswami, author, Graham M. Schweig, editor, “A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada” [351–354]
Bryant, Edwin

Review of: Vivek Bald, “Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America” [355–357]
Uddin, Sufia Mendez

Review of: Patrick Daly, R . Michael Feener, and Anthony S. J. Reid, eds., “From the Ground Up: Perspectives on Post-Tsunami and Post-Conflict Aceh” [357–359]
Gamburd, Michele Ruth

Review of: Caren Freeman, “Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea” [360–363]
Kim, Eleana

Review of: Katherine Swancutt, “Fortune and the Cursed: The Sliding Scale of Time in Mongolian Divination” [363–365]
King, Matthew

Review of: Geraldine Pratt, “Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love” [366–368]
Gamburd, Michele Ruth

Review of: Shzr Ee Tan, “Beyond ‘Innocence’: Amis Aboriginal Song in Taiwan as an Ecosystem” [368–370]
Ingram, Catherine

Review of: Erik Harms, “Saigon’s Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City” [371–372]
Firpo , Christina



Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 72, Volume 1, 2013

Editors’ Introduction [1–2]
Korom, Frank J., and Benjamin Dorman

Baijie and the Bai: Gender and Ethnic Religion in Dali, Yunnan [3–31]
Bryson, Megan

Confrontation and Compromise: Middle-Class Matchmaking in Twenty-First Century South India [33–53]
Wilson, Nicole A.

“Tsuchigumo sōshi”: The Emergence of a Shape-Shifting Killer Female Spider [55–83]
Reider, Noriko T.

Modernist Iconoclasm, Resilience, and Divine Power among the Mangghuer of the Northeast Tibetan Plateau [85–117]
Roche, Gerald, and Wen Xiangcheng

Field Note: Musical Instruments used in Rituals of the Alak in Laos [119–142]
Jähnichen, Gisa

Review of: Marta E. Hanson, “Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine: Disease and the Geographical Imagination in Late Imperial China” [143–144]
Yang, Bin

Review of: Stephan Feuchtwang, “The Anthropology of Religion, Charisma and Ghosts: Chinese Lessons for Adequate Theory” [145–146]
Menheere, Yves

Review of: Zhongguo minjian wenyi xiehui zhubian 中国民间文艺协会主编 (China Folk Arts Society, ed.), “Yalu Wang: Han Miao duizhao” 亚鲁王—汉苗对照 (King of Yalu: Han and Miao bilingual text) and “Yalu Wang: Tuban bufen” 亚鲁王—图版部分 (King of Yalu: Photograph section) [147–151]
Bender, Mark

Review of: Matthew Rahaim, “Musicking Bodies: Gesture and Voice in Hindustani Music” [151–154]
Beck, Guy L.

Review of: Karen Pechilis, “Interpreting Devotion: The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India” [154–158]
DeNapoli, Antoinette E.

Review of: Kelly Pemberton, “Women Mystics and Sufi Shrines in India” [158–160]
Umashankar, Rachana Rao

Review of: Steve Rabson, “The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within” [163–164]
Yano, Christine R.

Review of: Barbara R. Ambros, “Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan” [165–167]
Kondo, Shiaki

Review of: Sarinda Singh, “Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos” [168–170]
Keola, Souknilanh

Review of: Xavier Romero-Frias, collector and trans., “Folk Tales of the Maldives” [170–172]
Haring, Lee

Review of: Andrew N. Weintraub, ed., “Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia” [173–175]
Clark, Marshall

Review of: Clare E. Harris, “The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet” [175–178]
Klieger, P. Christiaan

Review of: Paul G. Hackett, “Theos Bernard, The White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life” [178–180]
Korom, Frank J.

Review of: Marietta Kind, “The Bon Landscape of Dolpo: Pilgrimages, Monasteries, Biographies and the Emergence of Bon” [181–183]
McKay, A. C.

Review of: Annette Wilke and Oliver Moebus, “Sound and Communication: An Aesthetic Cultural History of Sanskrit Hinduism” [161–162]
Smith, Frederick M.