David Faure is Wei Lun Professor of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His books include Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China. Ho Ts'ui-p'ing is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica and an adjunct associate professor in the Institute of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University. She is the co-editor of State, Market and Ethnic Groups Contextualized. Contributors: Lian Ruizhi, Huang Shu-li, James Wilkerson, He Xi, Xie Xiaohui, Kao Ya-ning, and Zhang Yingqiang.
Introduction / David Faure 1 Reciting the Words as Doing the Rite: Language Ideology and Its Social Consequences in the Hmong's Qhuab Kev (Showing the Way) / Huang Shu-li 2 Chief, God, or National Hero? Representing Nong Zhigao in Chinese Ethnic Minority Society / Kao Ya-ning 3 The Venerable Flying Mountain: Patron Deity on the Border of Hunan and Guizhou / Zhang Yingqiang 4 Surviving Conquest in Dali: Chiefs, Deities, and Ancestors / 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 Native Subjugation in the Creation of Lineage Society in South China / He Xi 7 The Tusi That Never Was: Find an Ancestor, Connect to the State / David Faure 8 The Wancheng Native Officialdom: Social Production and Social Reproduction / James Wilkerson 9 Gendering Ritual Community across the Chinese Southwest Borderland / Ho Ts'ui-p'ing Contributors Index