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Acupuncture and the techno-politics of bodyscape
Wen-Hua Kuo

and Korean medicine is not hard and fast and keeps changing, with practitioners of the latter now attempting to incorporate the imaging technology of computed tomography into their practice. The translatability of technologies, as they have claimed, changes according to the context of disputes over the scope and nature of Korean medicine. What complicate the East/West dichotomy in healing are the boundaries among medical traditions in East Asia, where herbal formulas, therapeutic methods and healing philosophies have been exchanged for thousands

in Global health and the new world order
Robert H. Wade

functions, the committee and the village fund could also organize the provision of other public goods, including bribing the engineers to secure a better water supply. I published the findings in a book, Village Republics: Economic Conditions of Collective Action in South India (1988, Cambridge University Press, reprinted 1994 and 2007). South Korea

in The anthropology of power, agency, and morality
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Finn Stepputat

. Examples are legion: the elaborate and emotional lit-de-parade of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il; the slain body of Moamar Ghaddafi in a cold store by the market in Misrata before he was returned to his tribe; the debated disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse in open sea; the mutilated bodies of victims of state terror in Syria, often filmed and circulated in trophy videos; the sometimes equally mutilated victims of drug cartels, paramilitaries and petty criminals in Latin America; the dead bodies of unidentified flood victims piling up outside the overfilled morgues in the

in Governing the dead
Karen J. Brison

, was illustrated by the ‘multi-ethnic’ cell group that I joined in 2010. The group, consisting of one Indo-Fijian, one Korean, several people from Rotuma (a linguistically and culturally distinct island in Fiji), and a couple of ‘part Europeans’, was formed at Pastor Vili’s suggestion to serve people who might not understand Fijian so might feel lost in

in The anthropology of power, agency, and morality
Élisabeth Anstett

Japan, Germany, Poland and Korea) act as reminders that the Soviet capital was the scene not only of mass murders, but also of mass cremations, well before the ovens of the Nazi camps. The vast majority of corpses from the gulags, however, remain buried in the vicinity of the camps. And so, given that the camps were for the most part situated in the vicinity of urban conglomer­ ations, the map of the gulags precisely matches the map of the population of the Soviet Union. Yet in spite of the proximity between the Soviet population, the camps and their mass graves

in Human remains and mass violence
Everyday interactions between police officers and migrants
Ekaterina Khodzhaeva

based on the ethnic phenotype of foreigners as well as their general appearance: the way they walk, carry themselves or dress. For the police, foreign citizens are first and foremost phenotypically other people from other countries: Uzbeks, Tajiks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis, Turks, Vietnamese, Koreans and others. During participant observation, we found that attitudes towards

in Policing race, ethnicity and culture