Flowerhorn Fish, Huanghuali, Zi Beads, and Bollywood

  • Michael Backman

Abstract

Asia is home to crazes and fashions that take off nowhere else. It’s important to be acquainted with them if one is to truly know Asia — they are of interest to large segments of the region’s population. Huge resources are devoted to these otherwise obscure markets. Here is a selection of a few from fish to food to furniture. And then there are the movies, high on drama, low on character development, to match the region’s love of spectacle and ornamentation.

Keywords

Beach Cyanide Smoke Malaria Funeral Pyre 

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Notes

  1. 13.
    Levy, A. and C. Scott-Clark, The Stone of Heaven: The Secret History of Imperial Green Jade, Phoenix, 2002, p. 182.Google Scholar
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    See Allen, J., “Tibetan Zi beads,” Arts of Asia, July–August 2002.Google Scholar
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    Liu, B.T.M., The Hong Kong Triad Societies: Before and After the 1997 Change-over, Net e-Publishing Ltd, 2001, Chapter 5.Google Scholar
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    Dunlop, P., Street Names of Singapore, Who’s Who Publishing Singapore, 2000, pp. 232–3.Google Scholar

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