| anthropology site | site map | bbs | contact | site news | |

Anthropological Frontier Seminar



中国人民大学 社会与人口学院 北京市海淀区中关村大街59号,100872


Institute of Anthropology at RUC

School of Sociology and Population Study

Renmin University of China (RUC)



Anthropological Frontier Seminar

二零一四年春学期 第六讲 总第三十讲

Lecture 3, Autumn 2014, Total 27th


主持人(Chaired by):

赵旭东 教授

主讲人(Key Speaker):

刘新 教授(美国加州大学伯克利分校人类学教授)




时间(Time):四月二十三日(星期三) 下午六点到九点(6:00pm-9:00pm,2nd , April)

地点: 中国人民大学 科研楼A座 212会议室

Venue: Room 212, Building of Keyan, A-Wing, Renmin Univesity of China

联系人:马子媚;电话:13426037825 邮箱:mzm2013@ruc.edu.cn

Contact: Ma Zimei , Tel: 13426037825, Email: mzm2013@ruc.edu.cn







M. Sahlins:

The Use and Abuse of Biology




M. Douglas:

How Institutions Think





L. Fleck:

Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact




小结: 斯宾格勒和他的广义文化相对论

Oswald Spengler:The Decline of the West



Tel: (510) 642 0705; Fax: (510) 643 8557 —————————————


Ph.D. Social Anthropology. SOAS, University of London, 1995.


2008-present: Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley. 2001-2008: Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley. 1995-2001: Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley. 1985-1989: Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Renmin Univ., Beijing.


Xin Liu

Wu Yuzhang Endowed Professorship, Remin University, Beijing. IEAS Residential Research Fellowships, UC Berkeley. COR (Competitive) Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley. Research Fellow, the E-Institutes of Shanghai Universities, China. Bridging Grant, Committee on Research (COR), UC Berkeley.

2012-2014 2010-2012 2009-2012 2007-2010 2005-2007 2005 (summer) Visiting Faculty, Intel Corporation, Oregon. 2004-2005 Visiting Professorship (fall semester), Aichi University, Japan. 2003 (summer) Visiting Professorship, Tokyo University, Japan.

2001-2003 1998-1999 1998-1999 1997-1998 1996-1997 1995-1999 1993-1994 1990-1994

IEAS Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley. The Asia Leadership Fellowship, Japan Foundation. The Hellman Family Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley. The Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley. The Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship, UC Berkeley. The Junior Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley. The Sino-British Fellowship Trust Funding Grant, U. of London. The Sino-British Friendship Scholarship, British Council.


Co-Editor, Asian Anthropologies and Asia-Pacific Studies, Berghahn Books, 2012-. University Fellowship Committee, UC Berkeley, 2007-. American Culture Committee, UC Berkeley, 2011-2012. Advisory Committee for the Group in Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2011-.Human Subject Committee, UC Berkeley, 2007-2009. Overseas Supervisor, China Scholarship Council, China, 2002-.

Steering Committee for the Joint Center for International Studies (JCIS), University of California, 2004-2005.

Editorial Board, Tsinghua Sociological Review, Tsinghua University, China, 2003-2004. Graduate Advisor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 2002-2004. Chair, the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley, 2000-2004. Executive Committee, the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1999-2004. Faculty Advisory Committee for the East Asian Library, UC Berkeley, 1997-2004.


The Mirage of China. New York and London: Berghahn, 2009.

New Reflections on Anthropological Studies of (greater) China (ed.). IEAS, UC Berkeley, 2004.

The Otherness of Self. University of Michigan Press, 2002. In One’s Own Shadow. University of California Press, 2000.

ARTICLES (a partial list which does not include book reviews)

El Enigma de China. Antípoda 16—Revista de Anthropología y de Arqueología, pp.27-58. 2013.

Zhongguo renleixue de kunjing yu weilai (The Predicament and Future of Chinese Anthropology). In Qianhe Xueren Jiangyanlu, vol. 1 (Anthology of Qianhe Scholarly Speeches, Vol. I), pp.381-394. Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2012.

Ziwo de jieguo (The Structure of Self). In Zhongguo Shehui Xinlixue Pinglun, vol. 5 (Chinese Social-Psychology Review, Vol. V), pp.266-288. Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2010.

Jintian women ruohe shehui lilun? (How Are We to Read Social Theory Today?). In Zhuanxing yu Fazhan (Transition and Development, Vol. II), pp.203-215. Beijing: Social Sciences Press, 2009.

What Is China? In New Perspectives on China, pp.60-85 (in Japanese). Tokyo: Japan Review Press. 2008.

What Is China? In Discovering China: On the Methodologies and Paradigms of Chinese Studies, pp.87-102. ICCS, Aichi University, 2007.

Global China. In The Community of Asia: Concept or Reality? pp.121-34. Ed., U. Butalia, J- W Lee, M. Ohashi, and K. A. Bolasco. Pasig City, Philippines: Anvil Publishing, 2006.

Public Individuals. In The Community of Asia: Concept or Reality? pp.357-64, U. Butalia, J- W Lee, M. Ohashi, and K. A. Bolasco (ed.). Pasig City, Philippines: Anvil Publishing, 2006.

Remember to Forget: Critique of a Critical Case Study. Historiography East & West, 2(1): 45-85 (2004).

Past and Present: Two Moments in the History of Chinese Anthropology. In The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia, pp.152-83, S. Yamashita, J. Bosco and J. S. Eades (ed.). New York and Oxford: Berhahn Books, 2004.

Inequality and Indifference in Today’s China. Correspondence: An International Review of Culture and Society, No. 10, pp.35-36 (Winter 2002-2003).

Urban Anthropology and “the Urban Question” in China. Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 22(2):139-32, 2002.

Comments on Imagining the Past, Remembering the Future: War, Violence and Memory in Asia. SEAS Bulletin, (1/01) Apr.-May 2001:20-21, 24-25.

Time, Narrative, and History: Twentieth-Century China. In WeAsians: Between Past and Future, pp.49-62, Kian-Woon Kwok (et al. ed.). Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society, 2001.

Of Violence: The History-Memory Complex in Twentieth-Century Asia. SEAS Bulletin, 2000, no. 2 (Oct.-Nov.):17-19.

Japan and the Anthropology of Modern Life. In Asia in Transition: Localizing Strategies; Globalizing Processes, pp.27-38. Tokyo: the International House of Japan, 2000.

Three Styles in the Study of (Chinese) Ritual. The Journal of Ritual Studies, 2000, vol. 14 (2):58-64.

The Question of the “We.” IHJ Bulletin, 1999, vol. 19, no. 1 (Winter):5-8.

Yao: the Practice of Everyday Space in Northern Rural Shaanxi. In Landscape, Culture, and Power in Chinese Society, pp.127-50, Wen-hsin Yeh (ed.). Berkeley, IEAS, China Research Monograph, 1998.

Space, Mobility and Flexibility: Chinese Villagers and Scholars Negotiate Power at Home and Abroad. In Ungrounded Empires: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationlism, pp.91-114, A. Ong and D. Nonini (ed.). New York and London: Routledge, 1997.

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS (an exemplary list)

Lectures on Anthropology and Social Theory. Shanghai University, China, June 2013.

Lectures on the History of Anthropological Thought. Lanzhou University, China, June 2012.

Kant in China. Talk at LSE, London, June 8, 2012.

Absolute Privacy. Presentation for the workshop on “Irony and the State,” London, June 4-5, 2012.

The Predicament and Future of Chinese Anthropology. Talk at Sun Yat-sen University, China, June 1, 2011.

Moderator. Conference on “Producing Knowledge about China”, IEAS, Berkeley, May 7, 2010.

Discussant. Conference on “Chinese Intellectuals,” UC Berkeley, October 16-18, 2009. Lectures on Anthropology. Renmin University, China, July 2009. Anthropology Today. Talk for the Group of Asian Studies. March 2008. Discussant. Anthropology of Vietnam, Saigon, December 2007.

A New Face of China? Harvard Student East Asian Studies Conference, New York, March 31, 2007.

Global China. ALFP Public Forum: Democracy in Asia. The Japan Foundation and the International House of Japan, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 20, 2006.

Discussant. Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) Reunion Meeting, Fukuoka, Japan, June 26-28, 2005.

The Question of China. Special Forum, ICCS, Aichi University, Japan, June 25, 2005.

Anthropology Today. The Institute of Anthropology and Sociology, Peking University, China, May 27, 2005.

Lectures on Sinology and Methodology. ICCS, Aichi University, Japan, Autumn 2004.

Memory and Maoism. Asia Program, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC, April 18, 2004.

Organizer and Chair. CCS Annual Symposium—The Problem of (Public) Intellectuals. Berkeley, April 18, 2004.

The Phenomenon of China. International Conference on China and the World. Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan. 31 Oct.-2 Nov., 2003.

Discussant. International Forum on Cultural Diversity and Common Values. Gyeongju, South Korea, September 24-26, 2003.

Anthropological Studies of China: An Euro-American Perspective. Minpaku (The National Museum of Ethnology), Osaka, Japan, July 12, 2003.

Max Weber and the Spirit of Chinese Capitalism. Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2003.

The Mentality of Governance. The Stanford-Berkeley China Seminar, Berkeley, May 14, 2003.

Time and Narrative. Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University, China, December 14, 2002.

Organizer and Chair. The CCS Annual Symposium—Anthropology in and of China, Berkeley, March 8-9, 2002.

Anthropological Frontier Seminar
Become an Anthropologist
Resources for Anthropology
American Anthropologist Volume 112 INDEX
Avatar, pop culture, anthropology, ethic
Avatar in Anthropology
Claude Levi-Strauss recording of an interview in 2004
Claude Levi-Strauss is dead
What is Anthropology
Anthropologist Under Attack: University of East London Punishes Chris Knight Over His Public Speech
Anthropologist explores heavy metal in Asia, South America and the Middle Eas
Geostatistics and spatial analysis in biological anthropology
Anthropologist: Investors need to understand the tribal nature of banking culture
Take care of the different national traditions of anthropology
Welcome to Anthropology, your second career
Urban anthropologist: "Recognize that people want to come to the big cities"
Anthropology 2.0: Rethinking Why and How "Information is Power."
American Anthropological Association opposes collaboration with the military
Anthropology: the great divide
My turn: Anthropology during wartime
Glossary Cultural Anthropology
A Glossary of Manitoba Prehistoric Archaeology
Anthropology Glossary
what is Anthropology

[anthropology homepages] Anthropological Frontier Seminar,current anthropology,anthropology online,applied anthropology