The first part of this paper, dated November 11, 1971, was prepared for the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in New York, November 17-20, 1971 (a longer version appears in the January 1972 Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars). Part II was written subsequently and is dated January 6, 1972. Kathleen Gough is a research scholar in anthropology at the Institute of Asian and Slavonic Studies, University of British Columbia. —The Editors
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