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China Inside Out

Pál Nyíri
Joana Breidenbach


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1Pál Nyíri is Director of the Applied Anthropology Programme at Macquarie University, Australia. His interest is in the anthropology of human movement, especially migration and tourism, particulary in China. He is the coeditor of Globalising Chinese Migration (Ashgate, 2002), coauthor of Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe (Stanford, 2004), and author of Scenic Spots: The Construction of the Chinese Tourist Site and the Question of Cultural Authority (University of Washington Press, forthcoming).

2Joana Breidenbach, an anthropologist, is author, with Ina Zukrigl, of Tanz der Kulturen (Antje Kunstmann 1998, Rowohlt 2000), a book on cultural globalization. She has been a columnist for the German business magazine brand eins.

3Frank Dikötter is Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

4He is interested in the intellectual, cultural, and social history of twentieth-century China, in particular in questions of ‘race’, sexuality, gender, eugenics, criminality, and penology. His publications include The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Stanford, 1992), Sex, Culture and Modernity in Modern China (Hawaii, 1995), Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge and Eugenics in China (Columbia, 1998), and Crime, Punishment, and the Prison in Modern China, 1895–1949 (Columbia, 2002).

5Prasenjit Duara is Professor of History at the University of Chicago. His first book, Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900–1942 (Stanford, 1988) won the prizes of both the American Historical Association and the Association of Asian Studies. He also published Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China (Chicago, 1995). He is working on questions of identity in East Asia under Japanese colonialism, with particular emphasis on Manchukuo.

6Penny Edwards is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University. Her main interests are in questions of identity—gender, ethnic, national, transnational, and religious—particularly as played out in colonial and postcolonial Southeast Asia and also among Chinese in diaspora. She is coeditor of Beyond China: Migrating Identities (Canberra: Coombs Publishing, Australian National University, 2002) and author of the forthcoming Cambodge: The cultivation of a nation, 1860–1945 (University of Hawai’i Press). She is currently researching two key projects: National Ideologies, Transnational Identities and Buddhist Diplomacy in Sino-Myanmar Relations and Gender Ideology, Racial Mythology and the Cultural Politics of Child Removal in British Burma, French Cambodia and Western Australia, 1885-1947.

7Dru C. Gladney is Professor of Asian studies and anthropology at the University of Hawai’i. He has pioneered the study of contemporary Central Asia as well as of Muslims in present-day China and written or edited five books on these subjects and on comparative nation-building. Apart from minority and majority nationalism, transnationalism, the nation-state, global/local identity, and religion in China and Central Asia, his research interests also include conflict resolution, comparative Islam, cultural tourism, and nomadism.

8Alexander V. Lomanov is Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.

9He is interested in the relationship between Russia and China—particularly their interplay with globalization, nationalism, and regionalism—as a “peripheral” drama in the construction of East–West interactions questions of in Russo-Chinese interactions.

10George E. Marcus has been Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Rice University since 1980, where he has overseen its reinvention from the critiques of anthropology in the 1980s through to current shifts in styles of anthropological research as critical social practice. He was the founding editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology. He coedited Writing Culture (1986) with James Clifford and coauthored Anthropology as Cultural Critique (1986) with Michael Fischer. More recently he has published Ethnography Through Thick & Thin (1998). Through the 1990s, he created a series of annuals, the Late Editions Series published by the University of Chicago Press, that reflected epochal changes during the fin-de-siecle through experiments with the interview form common to anthropology and journalism, among other disciplines.

11Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

12She has carried out extensive research on nation-building, industrialization, gender, migration, and transnationalism in Southeast Asia, coastal China, and California. She has written and edited numerous books and articles on the capitalist transition, gender politics, transnationalism, and citizenship, including Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logic of Transnationality (Duke, 1999) and Buddha in Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, and the New America (California, forthcoming). Her current projects focus on global anthropology, global cities, governmental technologies, and citizenship in globalizing Asian cities.

13Louisa Schein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has published extensively on the Hmong/Miao in China and in the diaspora, on the construction of ethnic identity in China, and on sexuality, gender, media, and tourism in China, including Minority Rules: The Miao and the Feminine in China’s Cultural Politics (Duke, 2000). Her interests include politics of difference, nationalism and transnational-ism, gender, and social change.

14Daojiong Zha is Associate Professor in the School of International Relations, People’s University, Beijing. Politics of social science and its interplay with international relations in post-1949 China is among his interests. He guest-edited special issues of Political Science (New Zealand, Summer 1997) on the interplay between Western social science and Asian studies in Asia, and East Asia (Rutgers) on globalization and local governments in East Asia.

© Central European University Press, 2005

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