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Asian Ethnology 78 (1)

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Editors' Introduction
Benjamin Dorman and Frank J. Korom


Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue: Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media and Aesthetics
Erica Baffelli and Jane Caple

Devotion in Flesh and Bone: The Mummified Corpses of Mount Yudono Ascetics in Edo- Period Japan
Andrea Castiglioni

Terry Hu: Writing Her Transition from Actor to New Age Authority in Taiwan
Paul J. Farrelly

Religiously Inspired Charitable Organizations (RICOs) and Their Quest for Religious Authority and Recognition in Contemporary China
Caroline Fielder

More than Just a Photo?: Aura Photography in Digital Japan
Ioannis Gaitanidis

Popular Christianity, Sensation, and Ling’en Authority in Contemporary China
Mark McLeister

“This Is Not a Powerspot”: Heritage Tourism, Sacred Space, and Conflicts of Authority at Sēfa Utaki
Aike P. Rots

Research Note

The Ethnic Identity of Turkmenistan’s Baloch
Petr Kokaisl, Pavla Kokaislová


Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962 (Bérénice Guyot-Réchard)
Alex McKay

Religions as Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality (Jean-Claude Usunier and Jörg Stolz, eds.)
Patrick McCartney

Sacred Spaces and Transnational Networks in American Sufism: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and Contemporary Shrine Cultures (Merin Shobhana Xavier)
Frank J. Korom

Place/No Place in Urban Asian Religiosity (Joanne Punzo Waghorne, ed.)
Mugdha Yeolekar


The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace (Gordon Mathews with Linessa Dan Lin and Yang Yang)
Paul Capobianco

Shanghai Sacred: The Religious Landscape of a Global City (Benoît Vermander, Liz Hingley, and Liang Zhang, eds.)
Adam Yuet Chau

化茧 成蝶: 西江苗族妇女文化记忆 [Hua Jian Cheng Die-Xi Jiang Miao Zu Fu Nv Wen Hua Ji Yi; Reinvented as the butterfly-cultural memory of the Miao women of Xijiang] (Xiao Zhang)
Yongzhen Jin

Jesuits and Matriarchs: Domestic Worship in Early Modern China (Nadine Amsler)
Simeiqi He

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China (Ellen Oxfeld)
Xu Siyuan


The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India (Sarah Besky) and Everyday Sustainability, Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling (Debarati Sen)
Philip Lutgendorf

Social Media in South India: Why We Post (Shriram Venkatraman)
Arvind Rajagopal

Feeding A Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India; An Exploration of the Kōlam (Vijaya Nagarajan)
Katie Lazarowicz

Religious Journeys in India: Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Andrea Marion Pinkney and John Whalen-Bridge, eds.)
Aniket De

Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India (Sonja Thomas)
George Pati

Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia: Living with Bengali Bauls (Kristin Hanssen)
Carola Erika Lorea


Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945 (Hikari Hori)
Charles Exley

Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses (Mark R. Mullins and Koichi Nakano, eds.)
John Mock

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950 (Brian McVeigh)
Clark Chilson

Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan (Levi McLaughlin)
Ian Reader

Shinto: A History (Helen Hardacre)
Peter Knecht

Reviews/South Asia

Maithil Women’s Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border (Coralynn V. Davis)
Michele Ruth Gamburd

The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka (Jim Sykes)
Michele Ruth Gamburd

Reviews/Southeast Asia

Changing Lives in Laos: Society, Politics, and Culture in a Post-Socialist State (Vanina Bouté and Vatthana Pholsena, eds.)
Leah Zani

Reviews/South Korea

Base Encounters: The U.S. Armed Forces in South Korea (Elisabeth Schober)
Daniel A. Métraux

Der koreanische Buddhismus im Westen: Studien zur Adaption mit besonderem Blick auf die Lehre von Seon; Meisterin Daehaeng (Moon-Suk Heo)
Martin Baumann

Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Roald Maliangkay)
Hilary Vanessa Finchum-Sung


Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform (Theresia Hofer)
Barbara Gerke

The Rise of Gönpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong (Yudru Tsomu)
Alex McKay