Nelson H.H. Graburn

Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Chicago


Research Interests: Social structure and kinship, ethnic arts, tourism, museums; Circumpolar peoples, Japan.

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Young Miao women in 'traditional' costume

In this photo: At the entrance to Upper Langde village in the Bala River Development Project, young Miao women in "traditional" costume greet an official tourist party with smiles and offerings of rice wine, while posing for tourists' cameras and local television news crews. Note a man in the top left corner, getting ready to serenade the crowd from a distance with a reed-pipe instrument (lusheng). [Photo by Nelson Grayburn from two current books - Anthropology in the Age of Tourism and Tourism and Globalization: Perspectives in East Asian Studies]