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Abstract Family systems theory holds that the cultural norms of a group's family system critically inform reproductive goals, and in particular the decisions made at each step of the way in building up an offspring set. This paper pursues the link between family system and reproductive behavior...
Abstract This paper examines the professionalization and standardization of Japanese funerals as an example of multi-leveled changes in practices. The term “McFunerals” (Osōgi no Makku-ka) is applied to illustrate how the Japanese funeral industry has embodied efficiency, predictability,...
Abstract Qigong was the most widespread form of popular religiosity in post-Maoist urban China. The paper traces the shifting combinations of practices and concepts which came to be associated with qigong from 1949 to 1999 in an evolving ideological and political context, and ending with an...
Abstract The rapid development of Chinese computer and internet industries, the immense growth in the consumption of information technologies, and the increased symbolic and practical uses of computers for both work and leisure show that Chinese subjectivity is changing to incorporate computer...
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