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Chuan-kang Shih, PhD

Published: August 13th, 2013

Category: Faculty, People

CK Shih

Associate Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B125
Phone: (352) 294-7587
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  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

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Personal Statement

My research interests have evolved around ethnography, historical anthropology, and anthropological demography. I have conducted extensive fieldwork among the Moso, Pumi, Naxi, and Han in Southwest China. I have published in forms of books, journal articles and book chapters in the United States, France, Switzerland, Mainland China, and Taiwan. My major publications are concerned with issues such as family structure, institutionalized sexual union, gender, ethnic identity, ethnic relations, ethnohistory, impact of culture on demographic configurations, and the Han Chinese as a minority in a multiethnic community. I teach introductory courses on cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods, anthropological demography, and Chinese culture and society, as well as graduate seminars on ethnicity, gender, the family, and population in China.

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Selected Publications

Shih, Chuan-kang. 2009. Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life. Stanford University Press, Paolo Alto.

Shih, Chuan-kang. 2003. A Minority among the Minorities: The Han Chinese in a Multiethnic Community in Southwest China. In State, Market and Ethnic Groups Contextualized: Papers from the Third International Conference on Sinology, edited by Bien Chiang and Ho Ts’ui-p’ing, pp. 205-250. Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Shih, Chuan-kang, and Mark R. Jenike. 2002. A Cultural–Historical Perspective on the Depressed Fertility among the Matrilineal Moso in Southwest China. Human Ecology 30:21-47.

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