Helen Siu

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Professor of Anthropology
203-432-3680
Address: 
10 Sachem St, Room 112, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Chinese Social Anthropology; Historical and Ethnographic Fieldwork in South China and Hong Kong; Socialist and Post-Socialist Transformations; Revival of Market Towns, Community Festivals, and Rituals; Migration and Vernacular Modernity; Rural-Urban Divide in China; Cross-Border Dynamics in Hong Kong, Historical and Contemporary Asian Connections
Region: 
China, Transregional

Courses

ANTH 342

Cultures and Markets in Asia

Historical and contemporary movements of people, goods, and cultural meanings that have defined Asia as a region. Reexamination of state-centered conceptualizations of Asia and of established boundaries in regional studies. The intersections of transregional institutions and local societies and their effects on trading empires, religious traditions, colonial encounters, and cultural fusion. Finance flows that connect East Asia and the Indian Ocean to the Middle East and Africa. The cultures of capital and market in the neoliberal and postsocialist world.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 362

Unity and Diversity in Chinese Culture

An exploration of the Chinese identity as it has been reworked over the centuries. Major works in Chinese anthropology and their intellectual connections with general anthropology and historical studies. Topics include kinship and marriage, marketing systems, rituals and popular religion, ethnicity and state making, and the cultural nexus of power.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 414, EAST 417

Hubs, Mobilities, and World Cities

Analysis of urban life in historical and contemporary societies. Topics include capitalist and postmodern transformations; class, gender, ethnicity, and migration; and global landscapes of power and citizenship.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 415

Culture, History, Power, and Representation

A critical introduction to anthropological formulations of the junctures of meaning, interest, and power. Readings include classical and contemporary ethnographies that are theoretically informed and historically situated.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 515

Culture, History, Power, and Representation

A critical introduction to anthropological formulations of the junctures of meaning, interest, and power. Readings include classical and contemporary ethnographies that are theoretically informed and historically situated.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM