ItemTheme and variation in Chinese religion(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society at Wichita State University, 1986) Maurine, HuangThis paper is a study of religious differences and similarities as reported in ethnographies from Taiwan. The paper descusses the calendrical observations of the Lunar New Year and the birthday or other celebrations in honor of the patron god of the village, when reported, and to the noncyclical observations of birth, marriage, and death. In addition, the hierarchy of gods as envisioned by the villagers will be described. Ethnographies from the Taipei basin (Wolf 1972, 1974; Ahern 1973, 1974), near Taichung (Gallin 1966), near Tainan (Diamond 1969, Pasternak 1972), and near Kaohsiung (Pasternak 1972, Cohen 1976) are utilized. ItemLambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.17, no.1/2 (complete version)(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society at Wichita State University, 1986) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for AnthropologyThis issue of the LAJ consists of five articles: Kansas cultural traits and history by Ronald W. Breth; Homo Erectus in America: Possibilities and Problems by Frederick G. Dreier; The economy of respect in a North Indian village by Elwyn C. Lapoint; Theme and variation in Chinese religion by Maurine Huang; and Ideationalism vs. Materialism: Contrasting Goals, Contrasting ends by Peter M. Heinricher. ItemHomo Erectus in America: Possibilities and problems(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society at Wichita State University, 1986) Dreier, Frederick G.With archaeological dates of >30,000 supporting human presence in the New World, there emerges the possibility that ~ sapiens may not have been the first human occupant in North America. The possibilities for Homo erectus as the original candidate for peopling of the New-iOrld is explored in this paper. Problems of chronological entry, routes of entry, archaeological evidence, skeletal evidence, and migration rates are discussed in this overview. Special attention focuses on the early claims of >30,000 years B.P. for man's presence in the New World. ItemThe economy of respect in a North Indian village(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society at Wichita State University, 1986) Lapoint, Elwyn C.; Joshi, P.C.The economy of respect involves symbolic interaction signifying deference or esteem. The paper examines the patterning of these symbolic exchanges in a north Indian village. It describes the criteria by which villagers qualify for respect and the conventional means by which they show respect to others. Although discussion focuses primarily on the interaction of men, attention is also given to the role of women in the local economy of respect. The paper demonstrates that respect represents an important modality of social relationships and constitutes a mirror of social values as well.