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胡嘉明教授

胡嘉明教授

副教授

Ph.D. (Anthropology), Columbia University

M. Phil. (Anthropology), Columbia University.

M. Phil. (Gender Studies/Government and Public Administration), CUHK

B. Soc.Sc. (Government and Public Administration), CUHK


胡嘉明於美国哥伦比亚大学人类学系毕业,现为香港中文大学文化与宗教学系助理教授。
胡嘉明专注研究当代中国的现代性及其文化政治,以及国家与社会关系。

 

她的首部专著
Reinventing Chinese Tradition: Cultural Politics of Late Socialism (University of Illinois Press),通过分析政府、旅游资本、知识份子话语、与农民的乡村建设如何透过重新叙述民间文化而协商角力,探讨当代中国民间文化的再现与实践。

 

她的第二本专著《废品生活:垃圾场上的经济,社群与空间》透过垃圾围城的社会文化现象进一步分析中国现代性的发展矛盾。她最新的研究聚焦在城市的志愿文化,探讨盛世中国的公共文化政治与新型的国家公民关系。

 

WU Ka-ming is Assistant Professor of Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her new book Reinventing Chinese Tradition: Cultural Politics of Late Socialism (University of Illinois Press) examines how folk cultural traditions become battlegrounds where conflicts among the state, market forces, and intellectuals in search of an authentic China play out in contemporary Yan’an, China.

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China
 

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of revolutionary heroism has faded, today's Chinese still glorify Yan'an as a sanctuary for ancient cultural traditions.


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She has another new book The Life of Waste: Economy, Community and Space in a Beijing Scavengers’ site (Chinese University Press), which investigates a scavenger community and the cultural economy of waste in outskirt Beijing.

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废品生活

垃圾场的经济、社群与空间

胡嘉明、张劼颖
Bordertown Thinker Series
The Chinese University Press
 

本书一系列田野考察呈现和讲述在经济迅速发展之下、北京城乡废品从业者的生活世界,并将垃圾视作参与社会政治关系的物质,审视它如何有机地参与在中国的转型社会过程:阶层断裂、政策壁垒、城乡经济文化差异、农民工流动性和城乡隔阂,纠缠在一起。


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Research Interests

Cultural politics of state and society, citizen-making and identity politics, politics of tradition, gender and nationalism, waste and society, non-human turn of humanities 

 

List of Research Outputs

1. Books

Ka-ming Wu. 2015. Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism. Urbana Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

(Nominated for the 2016 Francis L.K Hsu Book Prize at the Society for East Asian Anthropology, American Anthropological Association)

 

Ka-ming Wu and Zhang Jieying. 2016. Feiping Shenghuo: Lajichang de Jingji, Shequn Yu Kongjian (2016) (Living with Waste: Economies, Communities and Spaces of Waste Collectors in China). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

 

2. Articles and Chapters in Referred Journals and Referred Books

Ka-ming Wu and Zhang Jieying. Forthcoming. Waste Pickers in a Chinese Megacity: the Invisible Waste Reduction Group. Anthropology News. Wiley Online Library.

 

Ka-ming Wu and Ray Lai Kwok Wai. Forthcoming. Zhuang Xianggangren zai Yuanzhuang Xianggangren de Shidai (Pseudo Hong Kongers in the age of Nativist Hong Kongers). Journal of Local Discourse. Taipei: Azoth books.

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2016. “Farming Against Real Estate Dominance: The Ma Shi Po Community Farm in Hong Kong.” In Green Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles and Ethical Consumption, edited by Tania Lewis, pp. 169-184. New York: Routledge.

 

Juan Chen, Deborah Davis, Ka-ming Wu, Haijing Dai. 2015. Life Satisfaction in Urbanizing China: The Effect of City Size and Pathways to Urban Residency. Cities 49: 88–97.

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2015. Paper-cuts in Modern China: The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition and Women’s Liberation. Modern China 41 (1): 90-127

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2013. Post-socialist State Gymnasts: Ceremonial Hostess and Hyper-femininity. Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 93: 283-207

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2013. Muqin, Bentu Zunguixing He Houzhimin Xianggang (Mother and Nativist Respectability in Post-colonial Hong Kong. Journal of Local Discourse 2012: Government and Business Collusion, Ma Ka Fai, Leung Man To, Wong Wai Lun and Chan Chi Kit eds, pp. 161-168. Taipei: Azoth books.

 

Juan Chen, Ka-ming Wu and Pauline Sung. 2012. Families On The Move: Challenge, Strategies And Implication. China Journal of Social Work 5 (2): 109-122

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2012. Neidi Yunfu Chanzi: Zhonggang Kuaijing Xia De Jieji Wenti Yu Shenfen Rentong Zhengzhi (Mainland Mothers Delivering Babies in Hong Kong: Class and Identity Issues Across Hong Kong and China). Journal of Local Discourse 2011: Gender and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Ma Ka Fai, Leung Man To, Wong Wai Lun, eds., pp. 63-72. Taipei: Azoth books.

 

Ka-ming Wu, Juan Chen, Pauline Sung. 2011. Reuniting Family among Rural Migrants in Beijing. Ethnology 50 (4): 305-318

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2011. Tradition Revival with Socialist Characteristics: Propaganda Storytelling Turned Spiritual Service in Rural Yan’an” The China Journal 66: 101-118.

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2007. Monuments Of Grief: Village Politics In Post-Socialist Rural China. Ethnology 46 (1), 41-56.

 

Pun Ngai and Ka-ming Wu. 2004. Lived Citizenship and Lower Class Chinese Migrant Women: A Global City without its People.  In Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City, Agnes Ku and Ngai Pun eds., pp 125-140. London: Routledge.

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2004. “Discourse of Baau Yih Naai (Keeping Concubines): Questions of Citizenship and Identity in Postcolonial Hong Kong” in Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Post-colonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy, Eliza W.Y. Lee, ed. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

 

3. Books Reviews

Wong Pik Wan and Ka-ming Wu. 2012. Helen F. Siu, ed. Merchants’ Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China. In China Review International 18 (2): 240-242.

 

Ka-ming Wu. 2006. Ku, Hok-Bun. Moral Politics in a South Chinese Village: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Resistance. In Social Transformations in Chinese Societies 2: 222-225.

 

4. Manuscripts in Progress

Ka-ming Wu. Elegant and Militarized: Ceremonial Volunteers and the Making of New Woman Citizens. Article revised and resubmitted to Journal of Asian Studies.

 

Ka-ming Wu. Scavenge to Gain Autonomy: Waste Pickers and Living with Waste in Beijing, China. Article submitted to American Ethnologist.

 

Check more on: http://cuhk.academia.edu/KamingWu/