Life and death are broad categories across anthropological sub-disciplines (especially biological, medical, and social-cultural), and the many articles, reviews and fictional works on these topics published by Cultural Anthropology reflect this rich ethnographic diversity. Life connotes vitality, energy, spirit, animacy, continuity, generation, and organismic being, demarcated as durational existence from nascent cellular and social development to expiration.
“Biopolitical Beijing: Pleasure, Sovereignty and Self-Cultivation in China's Capital”
Judith Farquhar, Professor
Anthropology, University of Chicago
Zhang Qicheng, Professor
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine