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Historical Anthropology and the Regional Studies of South China: Toward a Rethinking and Reconstruction of Some Theoretical Paradigms

Lectures and Speeches
Ying-chang CHUANG (Academia Sinica)
Year: 
2005
Volume: 
3
Number: 
1
Page: 
155-169
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Abstract: 

This paper was originally presented as a speech on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. In this paper I do not attempt to offer a paradigm of regional study, nor do I presume to give a comprehensive review of past researches. Rather, my purpose is merely to express my main concern with cross-regional study and historical anthropology in the context of the location and academic development of Sun Yat-Sen University. In addition, I try to maintain that only through the perspectives of cross-regional study and historical anthropology will we be able to grasp the fundamental traits of Chinese culture and society and the diversity of Chinese across time and space.

Journal of History and Anthropology