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By Erich Kolig, Vivienne SM. Angeles, Sam Wong

The participants to this well timed quantity talk about the position that ethnicity, nationalism, and the consequences of globalization have performed within the emergence of recent identities in Asia. hard Samuel Huntington’s well known but arguable thesis of the “clash of civilizations,” the essays learn groups in Bhutan, China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand, and display how new, amalgamated identities have materialized because of those groups’ willingness to conform to the altering monetary, political, and social climates attributable to globalization.About the AuthorErich Kolig is a retired social anthropologist from New Zealand. Vivienne SM. Angeles is assistant professor within the division of faith at los angeles Salle collage. Sam Wong is a lecturer within the institution of Earth and setting at Leeds college. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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But Kaamatan in this village was not entirely consistent with the government-made narratives. A few days after Kaamatan, I met with one of my friends (J) who had been working with the organising committee of the festival. As we talked about Kaamatan over some pictures 52 TORU UEDA I had taken, he said: ‘Did you go to Kaamatan? Certainly it is important. But it had some strange points … Look, this is a costume usually worn by Dusun in Papar and this is Penampang’s one. We do not have so many friends from Papar and Penampang here.

It began to be used especially in the political discourse, when the confrontation between the central government and Sabah came to the surface. It also underscored the cleavage between Muslims who supported the federal government – where Muslims exercised hegemony – and non-Muslims in Sabah. 5 Kaamatan Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) is a cultural event in Sabah, which celebrates Kadazandusun belief in the spirit of rice (Bambaazon or Bambarayon). Although most, if not all, Kadazandusun are now Christian, they have an earlier belief in a spirit world which looked after the harvest.

See, for example, Bauer and Bell (1999); Chan (1995). 7 Lee Kuan Yew was the First Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. During and after holding office, he has been one of the most influential politicians in Singapore. 8 Kishore Mahbubani is now dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 1971 to 2004, he worked as a diplomat. Mahbubani also worked in the academic world of Singapore, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship and Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.

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