The minimum livelihood guarantee (dibao) in the People's Republic of China has been claimed to be the "world's largest cash-based social policy." Examining the making of dibao policy in rural Sichuan, Christof Lammer wonders why researchers and officials justify standardization by citing both "too much" and "not enough" care at the "small" scale of the family and …
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Members of the DFG network at the University of Zurich, December 16, 2022. Photo: Kyimo Ghung, Pablo Ampuero-Ruiz From 15 to 17 December 2022, the DFG Network “Anthropology and China(s)” convened its 3rd Conference in Zurich. The meeting continued the preparation of a book that reconsiders the place of regional anthropologies in the general discipline. …
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The 3rd Conference of the DFG Network "Anthropology and China(s)" will take place at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich. It will explore the topic "The Politics of the Anthropology of China(s)." Among others, the conference will explore the following questions: How has China become an ethnographic region in certain academic regions but not …
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Next up: 28 Friday, October, 12:30–13:30 Isabel Briz Hernández (Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
'Miscellaneous care': Bridging the In-between of Translational Science – see post for more info!
In July 2022, Cheryl Schmitz spoke to Sarah Hanisch about her new book Searching for Sweetness: Women’s Mobile Lives in China and Lesotho (Hong Kong University Press, 2022).
Last November in Cologne , the DFG Network “Anthropology and China(s)” was launched. Back then we started our collective work on the first theme that we continued at the second network conference that we held in Heidelberg on 3-4 August, 2022.
A conference report by Christof Lammer, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Klagenfurt.
Which versions of China are enacted in relations between area studies and regional anthropologies? And with what consequences? These are the questions we will explore in the second meeting of our network that will take place at HS 5, Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), Heidelberg University, from August 3 to 4, 2022. Over …
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Go and check out three new articles by our group member Jean-Baptiste Pettier published in Comparative Studies in Society and History and Social Analysis! See post for details.
Sarah Hanisch's monograph Searching for Sweetness: Women's mobile lives in China and Lesotho (2022) is out! The book provides a fascinating ethnography, linking rural-to-urban migration in China with Chinese migration to Africa from the perspectives of the women involved.
Friday, 24 June, 12:30–13:30 Fabienne Wallenwein (Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, Universität Heidelberg) Reconnecting cultural heritage and landscape in the Congjiang Jiabang Rice Terraces (Guizhou) – More info in the post!