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Author Topley, Marjorie, Author

Title Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money
Published Aberdeen : Hong Kong University Press, Feb. 2011 New York : Columbia University Press [Distributor]
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Description 1 online resource
Series RAS Hong Kong Studies Ser
RAS Hong Kong Studies Ser
Summary The volume collects the published articles of Dr. Marjorie Topley, who was a pioneer in the field of social anthropology in the postwar period and also the first president of the revived Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Her ethnographic research in Singapore and Hong Kong set a high standard for urban anthropology, and helped create the fields of migration studies, gender studies, and medical anthropology. These essays showcase Dr. Topley's many groundbreaking contributions in anthropology, migration studies, and women's studies.Marjorie Topley trained at the London School of Economics, worked as curator of anthropology at the Raffles Museum in Singapore in the early 1950s. In 1955, she moved to Hong Kong until her return to England in 1983, and conducted path-breaking research in both Singapore and Hong Kong.Jean DeBernardi is professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada
Notes 17 Hong Kong University Press
Audience Scholarly & Professional Hong Kong University Press
Form Electronic book
Author DeBernardi,Jean, Editor, editor, Introduction by, author of introduction
ISBN 9789888028146
9888028146 (Trade Cloth)