Where Nothing Is as It Seems: Between Southeast China and Mainland Southeast Asia in the “Post-Socialist” Era

  • Peter Hinton


This chapter concerns broad issues of understanding and interpreting patterns and trends in the region. To the layperson, this may appear to be a task beyond the scope of anthropology which is usually perceived as being the study of the local and the traditional. But in a world that is becoming increasingly integrated, anthropologists are realizing that it is no longer possible to confine themselves to their traditional field without also bearing in mind the general and the global.


Gross Domestic Product Family Firm Communist Party Black Economy Mekong River Commission 
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