Date of Birth 15 August 1947



 A.B. with Distinction in Chinese, Stanford University 1968
M.A. in Anthropology, Stanford University 1971
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Stanford University 1974
Dissertation Title: Belief and Unbelief in a Taiwan Village



Modern Mandarin Chinese, Classical Chinese, Southern Min (Hokkien), German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Dutch, Nuosu (Liangshan Yi)



 Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies in the Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington , 1974-75

 Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology, University of Washington, 1975-81

 Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, 1981-88

 Director, University Honors Program, 1987-94

 Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, 1988-93

 Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, 1993-99

 Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Asian Ethnology, Burke Museum, 1999-

Research Experience

 Research Associate of the Ning-Shao Project, Stanford University, Summer 1971: Genealogical materials for Ningpo, Chekiang.

 Continuing Study of these Genealogical materials, Summer 1977, Summer 1979.

 Preliminary field research, Sanhsia , Taiwan, Summer 1970: Lineage organization and local social structure.

 Dissertation field research, "Ploughshare," Taiwan, 1972-73: Belief and unbelief in folk religion; ancestor worship; family organization; local economic and social change.

 Re-study of economic and family change, "Ploughshare," Taiwan, Summer, 1978.

 Library Research on Comparative Family Systems, 1979-

 Comparison of Genealogical and Household Register Demographic Data, 1984-

 Demographic Study of Chinese Genealogies. 1984-

 Field Research on Ethnicity, Family Structure, and Economic Change among Han and Yi villagers, Panzhihua, Sichuan, 1988.

 Field Research on Family Organization and Recreation in Sanxia Township, Taiwan, 1989.

 Field Research on Ethnic Relations in Southern Sichuan, Jan-March 1993 and Oct-Dec 1994.

 Field collections on material culture of the Nuosu of Liangshan, 1998-

 Field and applied research on elementary education in Yanyuan, Liangshan, 1999-


Fellowships and Grants

 NDFL Fellow in Chinese, Stanford University 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71.

 NDFL Fellow in Japanese, Stanford University 1971-72.

 NIMH Dissertation Research Fellow, 1971-74.

 U.W. Graduate School Research Fund Faculty Summer Salary Grant, Summer 1977.

 SSRC Grant for the Study of Contemporary China, Summer 1978.

 Chester Fritz Faculty Research Award, Summer 1983, Summer 1986

 Graduate School Research Fund Award, Winter 1986

ACLS-SSRC Conference Grant, for Conference on Chinese Lineage Demography, January 1987.

Committee on Scholaraly Communcation with the People's Republic of China, Fellowship for Field Reserach in Sichuan Province, January-April l988.

Wang Institute of Graduate Studies Fellowship, for Data Analysis, May-July, l988.

ACLS-SSRC Conference Planning Grant (with Deborah Davis, Yale Univ.) 19 May 1988.

ACLS-SSRC Conference Grant, for Conference on Family Strategies in Post-Mao China, June 1990.

 Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, Fellowship for Research in Sichuan Province, Jan-March 1993 and Sept-Dec 1994.

 ACLS-SSRC Workshop Grant, NSF Joint Seminar Grant, and Wenner-Gren Conference Grant for Conference on Yi Society and Culture, Seattle, WA, March 1995.

  Blakemore Foundation Grant for Mountain Patterns Exhibit, 1999.

  Asian Cultural Council Grant for Mountain Patterns Exhibit, 1999-2000.

  National Science Foundation Grant for Field Study of Demographic Change in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang (with Wang Danyu, Han Hua, and Darryl J. Holman), 2001-03.

Museum Exhibits

March-September, 2000: Mountain Patterns: Survival of Nuosu Culture in China. Co-curated with Bamo Qubumo and Ma Erzi. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington.

2002: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: China's Cultural Revolution. Co-curated with David. J. Davies. Burke Museum, January-March 2002; Maxey Museum, Whitman College, May-June 2002; Jacobs Gallery, Eugene Oregon (with cooperation of the University of Oregon Museum of Art), Nov. 2002.




(*Outside Peer Review)

 *1981a Other Ways of Growing Old: Anthropological Perspectives Co-edited with Pamela T. Amoss. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

 *1982a Ploughshare Village: Culture and Context in Taiwan. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

 *1982b Symposium on Syncretic Sects in Chinese Society. Modern China, July and October. Co-edited with Elizabeth J. Perry.

 *l986 Gender and Religion: Essays on the Complexity of Symbols. Co-edited with Caroline Walker Bynum and Paula Richman. Boston: Beacon Press

*1990 Violence in China: Essays in Culture and Counter-Culture. Co-edited with Jonathan N. Lipman. Albany: State University of New York Press.

 *1993 Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era. Co-edited with Deborah Davis. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

*1994 Cultural Change in Postwar Taiwan. Co-edited with Huang Chün-chieh. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

 *1995 Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers. Edited Volume. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

 *1996 Chinese Historical Micro-Demography. Editted Volume. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

 *1997 Human Families. Boulder: Westview Press.

 2000 Mountain Patterns (with Bamo Qubumo and Ma Erzi). Seattle: University of Washington Press.

 2000 򳑙򳑖皟稗艾瓹򳏲򳔜򵟐򳑘򳐩俺董򳑳򳓊򳏲氨򳑐懊򳑔򵟐򳑘򳐩򳓊򳑗斑. 稗򳑗򳔜򵈖稗򳎼皟򳐭俺򳑗򳏪瓸򳔜򳑹򳑙瓸򳓉򳋦皭皪皟򳑐 . Nanning:Guangxi People's Press.

  2001 Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China (edited volume).Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

  2001 Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.


Articles and Book Chapters

*1974 When a Ghost Becomes a God. In Arthur P. Wolf, ed., Religion and Ritual in Chinese Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

 *1976 The Ancestors at Home. In William H. Newell, ed., Ancestors. The Hague: Mouton.

 *1977 Modes of Belief in Chinese Folk Religion. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, March.

 *1979 The Concept of Soul in Chinese Folk Religion. Journal of Asian Studies 38, 3.

 *1981a Normal and Deviant Drinking in Rural Taiwan. In Arthur M. Kleinman and Tsung-i Lin, eds., Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Chinese Society. Leiden: D. Reidel.

 *1981b Effects of Economic Change on Two Taiwanese Villages. Modern China 7, 1:31-54, January.

 *1981c Introduction. In Other Ways of Growing Old by Amoss and Harrell

 *l98ld Growing Old in Rural Taiwan. In 1981a

 *1981e Social Organization in Hai-shan. In Emily H. Ahern and Hill Gates, eds., The Anthropology of Taiwanese Society, pp. 125-145. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

 *1981f Syncretic Sects in Chinese Society: An Introduction. In book 1981b, Modern China, July and October.

 *1985a Why do the Chinese Work So Hard? Reflections on an Entrepreneurial Ethic. Modern China 11:203-226, April l985.

 *1985b Dowry Systems in Complex Societies, with Sara A. Dickey, Ethnology April, pp. 105-120.

 *1985c The Rich Get Children: Segmentation, Stratification, and Population in Three Zhejiang Lineages. In Susan B. Hanleyand Arthur P. Wolf, eds., Family and Population in East Asian History, pp. 81-109. Stanford: Stanford University Press

 *1985d Lineage Genealogy: The Genealogical Records of the Qing Imperial Lineage, with Susan Naquin and Ju Deyuan. Late Imperial China, 6.2, December, pp. 37-47.

 *1986a Men, Women and Ghosts in Taiwanese Folk Religion. In book l986b.

 1987a Domestic Observances: Chinese Rites. Encyclopedia of Religion. Chicago: McMillan.

 *1987b The concept of Fate in Chinese Folk Ideology. Modern China l3,1: 90-109, January.

 *1987c On the Holes in Chinese Genealogies. Late Imperial China 8,2: 53-79.

*1989a Introduction, in Harrell and Lipman 1989.

 1989b Ethnicity and Kin Terms among Two Kinds of Yi. In Chiao Chien and Nicholas Tapp, eds., Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups in China. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

 *1990a From Xiedou to Yijun: the Decline of Ethnicity in Northern Taiwan, 1855-1895. Late Imperial China, June.

 *1990b Ethnicity, Local Interests, and the State: Three Yi Communities in Southwest China. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 32,3, July.

 1990c Research by North American Anthropologists in the People's Republic of China since 1979 (In Japanese). Bunka Jinruigaku (Cultural Anthropology, Tokyo), September.

 *1991 Pluralism, Performance, and Meaning in Taiwanese Healing: A Case Study. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 15:45-68.

 *1992 Aspects of Marriage in Three Southwestern Villages. China Quarterly 130:323-337, June.

 *1993a Linguistics and Hegemony in China, in Carol M. Eastman, ed., Language in Power, A Special Issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 103:97-114.

 *1993b (with Deborah Davis) Introduction. In Harrell and Davis, ChineseFamilies in the Post-Mao Era, 1-22.

 *1993c Geography, Demography, and Family Structure in Three Southwestern Villages, in Harrell and Davis, Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era, 77-102.

 1993d The Han. In Encyclopedia of World Cultures. New Haven: HRAF Press.

 *1994a (with Huang Chün-chieh) Introduction. In Harrell and Huang, Culture Change in Postwar Taiwan.

 *1994b Playing in the Valley: a Metonym of Modernization in Taiwan, in Harrell and Huang, eds., Culture Change in Postwar Taiwan.

 *1995a Introduction: Civilizing Projects the Reactions to Them. In Harrell, ed., Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press

 *1995b The History of the History of the Yi. In Harrell, ed., Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers.

 *1995c Introduction: Chinese Vital Rates in the Ming and Qing. In Harrell, ed., Chinese Historical Micro-Demography .

 *1995d (with Thomas W. Pullum) Marriage, Mortality, and the Developmental Cycle in Chinese Lineages. In Harrell, ed., Chinese Historical Micro-Demography.

 1995e "Languages Defining Ethnicity in Southwest China," in George DeVos and Lola Romanucci-Ross, eds., Ethnic Identity, Third Edition, pp. 97-114. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press.

 1996a "Introduction," and "The Nationalities Question
and the Prmi Prblem," in Melissa J. Brown, ed., Negotiating Ethnic Identities in China and Taiwan. Berkeley: Center for Chinese Studies

 1996b "Jeeping Against Maoism." positions 3,3.

  1997 "艾瓹董瓸򳓉򳋦򳔜򳓊懊򳑔򵟐򳑘򳐩򳓊򳑗斑򳏲򳔜皟򳏁艾艾皭督򳎺督" (One Way of Being Ethnic in Southwest China). Liangshan Minzu Yanjiu 1997 issue: 109-121.

 1998a (with Bamo Ayi) "Chinese Nationalism in Minority Language Textbooks: The Case of the Nuosu (Yi) of Liangshan." Bulletin of the Concerned Asian Scholars30, 2: 62-71

  1998b 跋跋稗򳑏斑O跋򳎽斑O跋@皪氨򵀳򳎻翱򴿪皳H翱q跋跋稗򳑏򳏁P跋T皪氨懊拔督t򳏳a翱a򵈖俺懊򳃃򳏭t򳏁皳稗_ (Is China a Nation? The View from Three Peripheries). Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences 11: 1-23.

  1999a (with Ma Erzi) "Folk Theories of Success Where Han Aren't Always the Best," in Gerard Postiglione, ed., China's National Minority Education, pp. 213-242. New York and London: Falmer Press.

  1999b "Lessons from the Golden Age of 'China' Ethnography," in Hsu Cheng-kuang and Huang Ying-Kuei, eds., Anthropolotical Studies in Taiwan: Retrospect and Prospect, pp. 211-240. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

  2000a "The Role of the Periphery in Chinese Nationalism," in Shu-min Huang and Cheng-Kuang Hsu, eds., Imagining China: Regional Division and National Unity, pp. 133-160. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

  2000b "The Changing Meanings of Work in China," in Barbara Entwisle and Gail E. Henderson, eds., Re-Drawing Boundaries: Work, Households, and Gender in China, pp. 67-76. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

 2001. "Celebrating Mountain Patterns," Asian Ethnicity, March 2001.

 2001. "The Future of the Family." In Joseph Behar and Martin Schoenhals, eds., Visions for the 21st Century.

 2001. "The Anthropology of Reform and the Reform of Anthropology: Anthropological Narratives of Recovery and Progress in China."Annual Review of Anthropology, 2001 edition, pp. 139-161.

 2002 ¬¤򳃃Òײ򳔑×»69£69ªÿ³Ù¿Ó򳓡Ð򳃃皝򵀲à򳔑°£(On minzu and zuqun: reply to Professor Li Shaoming. Minzu Yanjiu, #5, November 2002.

 2003 (forthcoming) (With Li Yongxiang). "The History of the History of the Yi, Part II." Modern China 29,3: July 2003. .