E. N. ANDERSON
Chinese Food in the Great World: Thoughts on China in Expanding World-systems
Professor Emeritus (Step IX), Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0418.
B.A. 1962 Harvard University (Anthropology)
Ph.D. 1967 University of California, Berkeley (Anthropology)
APPOINTMENTS AND FIELD RESEARCH
•Oct. 2006-present Affiliate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle
•June 2006-present Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside
•July 1980 – June 2006 Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside; since 1989 almost annual visits to Mexico, funded by UC/UCR until 2006, by self thereafter
•July 1972 – June 1980 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riversid
•July 1974-April 1975 Research in Hong Kong, funded by University of California and WHO
•July 1970 – June 1971 Research Anthropologist, National Science Foundation Research Grant
•July 1966 – June 1972 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside
•June 1965 – June 1966 Field Research in Hong Kong, supported by NIH
•June 1964 – August 1964 Field research in California, supported by University of California, BerkeleyJuly 1962 – June 1965 Research Assistant and Reader, University of California, Berkeley
HONORS AND AWARDS
•B.A., Magna cum laude, Harvard University
•NIMH fellowship and supplementary grant for research in Hong Kong, 6/65-6/66
•NSF fellowship for research in Malaysia, 6/70-6/72
•UC Intramural research grants 1971/72-Present
•World Health Organization International, Agency for Research on Cancer, Grant, 1974/75
•UC Pacific Rim Grant, 1987-1989
Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Ecology, Ethnobiology, Food and Nutrition, China, Pacific Northwest, Yucatan (Yucatec Maya)
I have been working on resource- and development-related issues for the last thirty-five years. My field is cultural and political ecology. I focus on ethnobiology, folk classification systems, traditional ecological knowledge, local planning, and management of resources (including traditional resource management as well as contemporary issues). I have done six years of field work in Hong Kong, Malaysia, British Columbia, southeast Mexico, Oceania, and other areas.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
2019 The East Asian World-System: Climate and Dynastic Change. Springer.
2017 Amber O’Connor and E. N. Anderson, K’oben: 3000 Years of the Maya Hearth. Routledge.
2014. Caring for Place. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. 305 pp. (Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2014; about 1/10 of books they review, and thus about 2.5% of all academic books, make this cut)
2014. Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 338 pp.
2013 Warning Signs of Genocide, by Eugene N. Anderson and Barbara A. Anderson. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (division of Rowman and Littlefield). Xiii + 213 pp.
2011 Ethnobiology, ed. by E. N. Anderson, Deborah M. Pearsall, Eugene S. Hunn, and Nancy J. Turner. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Viii + 399 pp.
2010 The Pursuit of Ecotopia. Santa Barbara: Praeger.
2008 Mayaland Cuisine. Lulu Publishing (online)
2007 Floating World Lost. New Orleans: University Press of the South.
2005 Everyone Eats. New York: New York University Press.
2005 Christopher Chase-Dunn and E. N. Anderson (eds.): The Historical Evolution of World-Systems. Palgrave MacMillan
2005 E. N. Anderson and Felix Medina Tzuc: Animals and the Maya in Southeast Mexico. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
2005 Political Ecology in a Yucatec Maya Community. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
2004 Mark Sutton and E. N. Anderson: Introduction to Cultural Ecology. Walnut Creek: AltaMira.
2004 Betty B. Faust, E. N. Anderson, and John Frazier (eds.). Rights, Resources, Culture and Conservation in the Land of the Maya. Westport, CT: Praeger.
2003 Those Who Bring the Flowers. Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico: ECOSUR.
2000 E. N. Anderson, Teik Aun Wong, and Lynn Thomas: “Good and Bad Persons: The Construction of Ethical Discourse in a Chinese Fishing Community.” Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 87:129-167.
2000 Paul D. Buell and E. N. Anderson: A Soup for the Qan: Chinese Dietary Medicine of the Mongol Era as Seen in Hu Ssu-hui’s “Yin-shan Cheng-yao.” London: Kegan Paul International
1999 “Child-raising among Hong Kong Fisherfolk: Variations on Chinese Themes.” Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, vol 86, pp. 205-220.
1996 Introduction (150 pp. introductory and editorial matter), Bird of Paradox: The Unpublished Writings of Wilson Duff. Surrey, BC: Hancock House.
1996 Ecologies of the Heart. New York: Oxford University Press.
1988 The Food of China. New Haven: Yale University Press. 263 pp.