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Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Marjorie Topley and Jean DeBernardi

Abstract

This volume contains published articles by the author, who was a pioneer in the field of social anthropology in the post-war period and also the first president of the revived Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Her ethnographic research in Singapore and Hong Kong set a high standard for urban anthropology, and helped create the fields of migration studies, gender studies, and medical anthropology.

Keywords: social anthropology, urban anthropology, ethnographic research, Singapore, Hong Kong, migration, gender, medical anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028146
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marjorie Topley, author

Jean DeBernardi, editor

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Part I Chinese Ritual Practice in Singapore

Chapter 4 Ghost Marriages among the Singapore Chinese

Marjorie Topley, and Jean DeBernardi

Part II Religious Associations in Singapore and China

Chapter 6 Chinese Women’s Vegetarian Houses in Singapore

Marjorie Topley, and Jean DeBernardi

Part III Economy and Society: Hong Kong and Guangdong

Part IV Religion and Society: Hong Kong and Guangdong

Chapter 14 Chinese Occasional Rites in Hong Kong

Marjorie Topley, and Jean DeBernardi

Chapter 16 Marriage Resistance in Rural Kwangtung

Marjorie Topley, and Jean DeBernardi

Part V Chinese and Western Medicine in Hong Kong

Chapter 18 Cosmic Antagonisms: A Mother-Child Syndrome

Marjorie Topley, and Jean DeBernardi

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