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Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 74, Volume 2, 2015

Guest Editor’s Introduction: Chinese Folklore Studies: Toward Disciplinary Maturity [259–272]
Li, Jing

Chinese Folklore Since the Late 1970s: Achievements, Difficulties, and Challenges [273–290]
An, Deming, and Yang Lihui

Village Production and the Self Identification of Village Communities: The Case of Fangshan District, Beijing [291–306]
Liu, Tieliang

For Whom to Conserve Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Dislocated Agency of Folk Belief Practitioners and the Reproduction of Local Culture [307–334]
Chen, Zhiqin

The Invisible and the Visible: Communicating with the Yin World [335–362]
Peng, Mu

The Effectiveness and Limitations of “Context”: Reflections Based on Ethnographic Research of Myth Traditions [363–377]
Yang, Lihui

Research Note: The “Kimono Wednesday” Protests: Identity Politics and How the Kimono Became More Than Japanese [379–399]
Valk, Julie

Field Note: The Impact of Christianity on Traditional Agricultural Practices and Beliefs among the Kimaragang of Sabah: A Preliminary Study [401–424]
Low, Kok On, and Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan

Review Essay: Critical Reflections on Religion and Media in Contemporary Bali [425–440]
Heimarck, Brita Renée

Review of: Maurizia Boscagli, “Stuff Theory: Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism” [441–443]
Kendall, Laurel

Review of: E. J. Michael Witzel, “The Origins of the World’s Mythologies” [443–449]
Lincoln, Bruce

Review of: Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West, “The Generals of the Yang Family: Four Early Plays” [450–452]
McLaren, Anne E.

Review of: C. S. Adcock, “The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom” [453–454]
Llewellyn, J. E.



Asian Ethnology [formerly Asian Folklore Studies]
Number 74, Volume 1, 2015

Editors’ Note [1–3]
Korom, Frank J., and Benjamin Dorman

Popular Perceptions of Masculinity in Rural North Indian Oral Traditions [5–36]
Chowdhry, Prem

Leisure, Work, and Constituted Everydayness: Mountain Songs of Hakka Women in Colonized Northern Taiwan (1930–1955) [37–62]
Chien, Mei-ling

Cultivating Ezo: Indigenous Innovation and Ecological Change during Japan’s Bakumatsu Era [63–85]
Loy, Christopher

Wild Sacredness and the Poiesis of Transactional Networks Relational Divinity and Spirit Possession in the “Būta” Ritual of South India [87–109]
Ishii, Miho

Bloody Hell! Reading Boys’ Books in Seventeenth-Century Japan [111–139]
Kimbrough, R. Keller

Toward a Modern Buddhist Hagiography Telling the Life of Hsing Yun in Popular Media [141–165]
Chia, Jack Meng-Tat

Between Desire and Duty: On Tibetan Identity and its Effects on Second-Generation Tibetans [167–192]
Lauer, Tina

Tea Practices in Mongolia: A Field of Female Power and Gendered Meanings [193–214]
Bamana, Gaby

Review of: John Melville Bishop, “In The Wilderness of a Troubled Genre” [215–217]
Stoller, Paul

Review of: Wendy J. N. Lee, “Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey” [217–219]
Korom, Frank J.

Review of: Peter van der Veer, “The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India” [220–222]
DuBois, Thomas David

Review of: Chadwick Allen, “Trans-Indigeneous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies” [223–225]
Eubanks, Charlotte

Review of: Razia Sultanova, “From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia” [225–228]
Wolf, Richard K.

Review of: Rachel Harris, Rowan Pease, and Shzr Ee Tan, eds., “Gender in Chinese Music” [228–231]
Louie, Kam

Review of: Mun Young Cho, “The Specter of “the People”: Urban Poverty in Northeast China” [231–233]
Luo, Jialing

Review of: Mariangela Giusti and Urmila Chakraborty, eds. “Immagini, storie, parole: Dialoghi di formazione coi dipinti cantati delle donne Chitrakar del West Bengal” [Images, stories, words: Formative dialogues through the painted scrolls of female Chitrakars from West Bengal] [233–236]
Lorea, Carola Erika

Review of: Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin, “The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia” [237–240]
Foster, Michael Dylan

Review of: Noriko Aso, “Public Properties: Museums in Imperial Japan” [240–242]
Eubanks, Charlotte

Review of: John K. Nelson, “Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan” [243–246]
Eubanks, Charlotte

Review of: Kyung Hyun Kim and Youngmin Choe, eds., “The Korean Popular Culture Reader” [246–248]
Jackson, Andrew David

Review of: Kevin Bubriski, “Nepal: 1975–2011” [249–251]
Gutschow, Niels

Review of: Marshall Clark and Juliet Pietsch, “Indonesia-Malaysia Relations: Cultural Heritage, Politics and Labour Migration” [252–254]
Missbach, Antje