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Asian Ethnology 77

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Editors' Note
Benjamin Dorman & Frank J. Korom


Digital Guru: Embodiment, Technology, and the Transmission of Traditional Knowledge in Kerala
Finnian M. M. Gerety

Contested Utopias: Civilization and Leisure in the Meiji Era
W. Puck Brecher

Trance Mediumship Takes the Stage: Reenactment and Heritagization of the Sacred in Urban Hà Nội
Gertrud Hüwelmeier

The Phenomenology of Supernatural Belief: The Ravenous Spirit (phii pob) Belief Tradition in Contemporary Northeast Thailand
Kanya Wattanagun

Jakh, Jacks, or Yakṣa?: Multiple Identities and Histories of Jakh Gods in Kachchh
Anisha Saxena

Out of Space: Christian Deterritorialization and Space Production in Yunnan
Gideon Elazar

“My Beautiful Face, the Enemy of Dharma Practice”: Variations in the Textual History of Nangsa Ohbum
Kati Fitzgerald

Pregnant Males, Barren Mothers, and Religious Transvestism: Transcending Gender in the Songs and Practices of “Heterodox” Bengali Lineages
Carola Erika Lorea

The Hunt for a Location: Narratives on the Foundation of Cities in South and Southeast Asia
Pushkar Sohoni

Performing Differences: Pitcherdom and Water-Testing the Vendors
Yuanhao Zhao

Local Agricultural Knowledge as Time Manipulation: Paddy Field Farmers after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011
Hiroki Takakura

The Orang Batin/Orang Sakai in the Malay Kingdom of Siak Sri Indrapura
Nathan Porath

Paying for Salvation: The Ritual of “Repaying the Loan for Life” and Telling Scriptures in Changshu, China
Rostislav Berezkin

Rethinking the “Magic State” in China: Political Imagination and Magical Practice in Rural Beijing
Xing Wang

A Tibetan Catholic Christmas in China: Ethnic Identity and Encounters with Ritual and Revitalization
Brendan A. Galipeau

From “Fǭn ngīeo” to “Selemao”: The Transformation of a Tai Yai Folk Melody
Jarun Kanchanapradit


Gurukulam (Jillian Elizabeth & Neil Dalal, Directors)
Steven E. Lindquist (Southern Methodist University)


Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus (Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger, eds.)
Erica Baffelli (University of Manchester)

The Lisu: Far from the Ruler (Michele Zack)
Mark Bender (The Ohio State University )

Figures in Buddhist Modernity in Asia (Jeffrey Samuels, Justin Thomas McDaniel, and Mark Michael Rowe, eds.)
Michele Ruth Gamburd

Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität: Beiträge aus der Ethnologie (Philipp Zehmisch, Ursula Münster, Jens Zickgraf, and Claudia Lang. eds.)
Barbara Götsch

UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman)
Gisa Jähnichen

Jesus in Asia (R. S. Sugirtharajah)
Christie Chui-Shan Chow

Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia (Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, eds.)
Alexandra Kaloyanides

Culture and Value: Tourism, Heritage, and Property (Regina F. Bendix)
Timothy Tangherlini


China’s Porcelain Capital: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen (Maris Boyd Gillette)
Hang Lin

China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Anthony E. Clark, ed.)
Simeiqi He

Western Han: A Yangzhou Storyteller’s Script (Vibeke Børdahl and Liangyan Ge, eds., and trs., with editorial assistance by Wang Yalong)
David L. Rolston

Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland (Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton)
Timothy Thurston

Transpacific Attachments: Sex Work, Media Networks, and Affective Histories of Chineseness (Lily Wong)
Tiantian Zheng

Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies (Cheng-tian Kuo, ed.)
Scott Pacey

Reviews/Books/Central Asia

Iconic Places in Central Asia: The Moral Geography of Dams, Pastures and Holy Sites (Jeanne Féaux de la Croix)
Morgan Liu


Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey)
Pankaj Jain

Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences (Projit Bihari Mukharji)
Frederick M. Smith (University of Iowa)

Pentecostals, Proselytization and Anti-Christian Violence in India (Chad M. Bauman)
Daniel A. Métraux

Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation (Anand Pandian)
Lakshmi Srinivas

Say to the Sun, “Don’t Rise,” and to the Moon, “Don’t Set”: Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra (Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Aktar and Rajaram Zagade, eds. and trans.)
Ian Wilson

Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City: Hinduism and Urbanization in Jaipur (Yamini Narayanan)
Ian Wilson

Pentecostalism and Politics of Conversion in India (Sarbeswar Sahoo)
Arun W. Jones

Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas (Radhika Govindrajan)
Anabelle Suitor


Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan (Noriko T. Reider)
Michael R. Bathgate

Reluctant Intimacies: Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands (Beata Świtek)
Paul Capobianco

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan (Rebecca Corbett)
Etsuko Kato

Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan (Hugo Córdova Quero and Rafael Shoji, eds.)
Daniel A. Métraux

The Impact of Internationalization on Japanese Higher Education: Is Japanese Education Really Changing? (John Mock, Hiroaki Kawamura and Naeko Naganuma, eds.)
Michelle Henault Morrone

Reviews/Books/Inner Asia

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (Holly Gayley)
Per Kværne

Reviews/Books/South Asia

Ritual Innovation: Strategic Interventions in South Asian Religion (Brian K. Pennington and Amy L. Allocco, eds.)
Axel Michaels

Making New Nepal: From Student Activism to Mainstream Politics (Amanda Thérèse Snellinger)
Avash Bhandari

Buddhism, Politics, and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka (Benjamin Schonthal)
Tyler A. Lehrer

Reviews/Books/Southeast Asia

Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity (Eric J. Pido)
Marco Garrido

The Immortals: Faces of the Incredible in Buddhist Burma (Guillaume Rozenberg, translated by Ward Keeler)
Hiroko Kawanami

Vietnamese Traditional Medicine: A Social History (C. Michele Thompson)
Nathan Porath

Malaysia’s “Original People”: Past, Present, and Future of the Orang Asli (Kirk Endicott, ed.)
Nathan Porath

Reviews/Books/South Korea

The Spread of the Korean Language: Through the Korean Diaspora and Beyond (Clare You and Yangwon Ha, eds.)
Sang-Seok Yoon


Passion, Poverty and Travel: Traditional Hakka Songs and Ballads (Wilt L. Idema)
Mei-Ling Chien