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Author Hasinoff, Erin L., author
Title Confluences : an American expedition to northern Burma, 1935 / Erin L. Hasinoff
Imprint [New York] : Published by the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, [2013]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2013]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DS527.8 .H37 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020781705
Descript 128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
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Note "This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935 held at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture from April 4, 2013 through August 3, 2013"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
The anthropology of expeditions -- The back story -- The route -- The expedition party -- The expedition caravan -- The ethnic makeup of northern Burma -- Assemblage for anthropology -- Shipped to New York -- An expedition into the archives
"In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnological artifacts for the museum. This intriguing book includes documentation and photographs made during the journey as well as biographical narratives of its organizers, sponsors, and field scientists. The collected items, personal belongings, provisions, tools, and exchange goods carried by the expedition party tell the story of the participants' encounters with flora, fauna, landscapes, and people, including the "head-hunting Nagas." This account offers fascinating details of the expedition's itinerary, cross-cultural interactions, and exchanges"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Burma -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions
Material culture -- Burma -- Exhibitions
Burma -- Description and travel -- Exhibitions
Ethnological expeditions -- Burma -- Exhibitions
Scientific expeditions -- Burma -- Exhibitions
Alt Author Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, issuing body, host institution
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