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Abstract The Cebuano term palihi denotes a range of rituals to induce desired outcomes through analogical causation. It is predicated on the understanding that at inceptions - including the New Year, building, planting, and pregnancy - qualities may be transmitted from an entity or process to...
Abstract Ethnic entrepreneurship can be an alternative economic strategy among immigrants whose labor market opportunities in the host society are hindered by language deficiency, institutional constraints or racial discrimination. However, it can also constrain migrants’ social economic...
Abstract This article, based on interactions and interviews within a class of mostly African asylum seekers in Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions over the past 17 years, examines their asylum-seeking as an extended rite of passage, one that eventually led their lives in a more fulfilling direction...
Abstract The rise of vlogging (video blogging) culture in China has been entangled with the wanghong culture and platform economy, which creates tension between individual empowerment and structural power for vloggers. How do young Chinese vloggers construct online identities tactically to cope...
Abstract The dissertation “Modern Dharma: The Moral Worlds of Newar Middle-Class Families in Bhaktapur, Nepal” explores family transformations among an emerging middle class in the Nepali city of Bhaktapur. By examining personal narratives of conflict and adjustment in domestic settings and...
Abstract Publications are not consistent in how they use Asian scripts and their romanizations. In the case of Chinese (though also applicable to other Asian languages), authors should take advantage of current digital technology by using characters in text to identify terms for readers who know...
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