This page is a miscellany of things that are scheduled for publication but not out yet; things that might get published someday; things that were once intended for publication but are probably too old and won't get revised sufficiently, and things that I don't know what will happen to. The are listed in approximate reverse chronological order, with the newest on top. They will be removed from this page if and when they get published, but I will try to provide links to electronic versions whenever possible. Please feel free to browse but
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Currently available papers and are
- Yi Studies as a Social and Historical Field: An Anthropologist's View A First Step toward and "Autobiography" of a Little-Known Field, first written in 2001 and updated for the Yi Studies conference in Chengdu in October, 2013
- Intensification, Resilience, and Disaster in Chinese History, paper written for the International Conference on Disaster Anthropology, Kunming, August 2013, and to be published in the volume based on that conference.
- Making Dahua's Wedding: A Self-Critique, an account, co-written with Han Hua and Ben Gertsen, on how we made an ethnographic film in Southwest China. Written for the Forbidden No More Film Workshop at Haverford College, February 2012, and needing to be revised and resubmitted.
- The Adaptability of Uxorilocal Marriage on the Sichuan-Yunnan Border: Male Brides in Yishala Village, Past, Present, and Future written with Han Hua for the conference on New Approaches to Chinese Local History, Xiamen University, June 2010.
- G.W. Skinner as an Ecological Thinker. A short reflective piece on how the late G.W. Skinner's thinking was ecological in form, if not in substance. Written for a symposium at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 2010.
- Recent Chinese History in Ecosystem Perspective. Using ecology instead of politics to challenge the conventional narrative of recent Chinese history. Written for the Conference on New Paradigms in Chinese Studies, UC San Diego, April 2007. The basis of a book, Ecohistory of People's China, that I am currently writing
- What Can the World Learn from Taiwan? Keynote address delivered to the annual conference of the North American Taiwan Scholars Association, Santa Cruz, 2006. It was published in Chinese translation in the Journal Si-xiang: Reflections in January, 2011. I will leave the English version here.
- Aesthetics and Politics in Taiwan's Aboriginal Contemporary Arts, written together with Lin Yu-shih, for the annual conference of the North American Taiwan Scholar Association, Santa Cruz, 2006. Includes pictures of some of the art discussed in the article.
- Birthspacing and Early Stopping in Xiaoshan County, Zhejiang Province, China. Written with Han Hua and Darryl J. Holman, accepted pending revisions by Population and Development Review, but revisions never made. Someday?
- Legitimacy in the Eyes of the Few: The Contemporary Chinese State and its Minority Citizens
. A paper for a legitimation workship at Berkeley in May 2000.
- The Vocabulary of Anthropology in China: Programmatic and an example An analysis of the innovation in Fei Xiaotong's Xiangtu Zhongguo.
- Patriliny, Patriarchy, Patrimony: Surface Features and Deep Structures in the Chinese Family System A review that tries to put the Chinese family system into comparative materialist perspective.
- The Yi and the Media A web-designed presentation.
- Nuosu Lacquerware: A Traditional Craft and its Recent TransformationsWhat happens to a folk art when the commodity economy happens.