David Faure is Wei Lun Professor of History at theChinese University of Hong Kong. His books include Emperor andAncestor: State and Lineage in South China. HoTs'ui-p'ing is an associate research fellow at theInstitute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica and an adjunct associateprofessor in the Institute of Anthropology at National Tsing HuaUniversity. She is the co-editor of State, Market and Ethnic GroupsContextualized. Contributors: Lian Ruizhi, Huang Shu-li, JamesWilkerson, He Xi, Xie Xiaohui, Kao Ya-ning, and Zhang Yingqiang.
Introduction / David Faure 1 Reciting the Words as Doing the Rite: LanguageIdeology and Its Social Consequences in the Hmong's QhuabKev (Showing the Way) / Huang Shu-li 2 Chief, God, or National Hero? Representing Nong Zhigaoin Chinese Ethnic Minority Society / Kao Ya-ning 3 The Venerable Flying Mountain: Patron Deity on theBorder of Hunan and Guizhou / Zhang Yingqiang 4 Surviving Conquest in Dali: Chiefs, Deities, andAncestors / Lian Ruizhi 5 From Woman's Fertility to Masculine Authority:The Story of the White Emperor Heavenly Kings in Western Hunan /Xie Xiaohui 6 The Past Tells It Differently: The Myth of NativeSubjugation in the Creation of Lineage Society in South China / HeXi 7 The Tusi That Never Was: Find an Ancestor,Connect to the State / David Faure 8 The Wancheng Native Officialdom: Social Production andSocial Reproduction / James Wilkerson 9 Gendering Ritual Community across the ChineseSouthwest Borderland / Ho Ts'ui-p'ing Contributors Index