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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Tsang, Martin. “Ingesting Indenture: Lydia Cabrera, Yellow Blindness, Chinese Bodies, and the Generation of Afro-Chinese Divinatory Religious Knowledge.” History & Anthropology (Forthcoming 2021).

Tsang, Martin. “Write into Being: The Production of the Self and Circulation of Ritual Knowledge in Afro-Cuban Religious Libre.” (Forthcoming 2021).

Tsang, Martin. “Jubilant Coral and Jade: How Afro-Cuban Beaded Art Reflects Religion, Heritage, and Anthropology.” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures 2, no. 1 (2017): 143–63.

Tsang, Martin. “The Power of Containing and the Containing of Power: Creating, Collecting, and Documenting an Afro-Cuban Lukumí Beaded Vessel.” Journal of Museum Ethnography. March (2017): 125–147.

Tsang, Martin. “An Archivist and an Anthropologist walk into a Book Fair: Planning a First-time Trip to the Feria Internacional del Libro in Guadalajara, Mexico.” World Libraries Open Journal Systems 5, no. 2. (2017).

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters/Edited Volumes

Tsang, Martin. “Material Religion.” In The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Religion, edited by Michelle González Maldonado. New York: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming 2021).

Tsang, Martin. “Forming Strands and Ties in the Knotted Atlantic: Methodologies of Color and Practice of Beadwork in Lukumí Religion.” In Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethical Approaches (Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology), edited by Solimar Otero and Mintzi Auanda Martínez-Rivera. Indiana: Indiana University Press (forthcoming in 2021).

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “Signifying Waters: The Magnetic and Poetic Magic of Oshún as Reflected in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.” InThe Lemonade Reader: Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality, edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, & Kameelah L. Martin, 123–132. New York: Routledge.

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “La Caridad, Oshún, and Kuan Yin in Afro-Chinese Religion in Cuba.” InReligious Diversity in Asia, edited by Jørn Borup, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, and Lene Kühle, 271–289. Leiden: Brill.

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “La Mulata Achinada: Bodies, Gender, and Authority in Afro-Chinese Religion in Cuba.” In Afro-Asian Connections, edited by Luisa Ossa and Debbie Lee-DiStefano, 209–224. New York: Lexington Books.

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “On Becoming the Archive: Lydia Cabrera and the Transnational Production of Afro-Cuban Knowledge.” In Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts, by Lydia Cabrera, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Gabriela Rangel, 60–68. Cologne: Walther König Verlag.

Tsang, Martin. 2017. “Handing on the Splendid Torch: The Continuing Evolution of the Learning Commons.” In A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries, edited by Jodi Reeves Eyre, John C. Maclachlan, and Christa Williford. Washington D.C. Council on Library and Information Resources.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “Yellow Blindness in a Black and White Ethnoscape: Chinese Influence and Heritage in Afro-Cuban Religiosity.” In Imagining Communities: Asians in the Americas, edited by Zelideth María Rivas and Debbie Lee-DiStefano. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “Spirits and Spirit Possession.” In Culture, and Customs of the Yorùbá, edited by Toyin Falola and Akintunde Akinyemi, 433–445. Austin: Pan-African University Press.

Tsang, Martin. 2013. “A Different Kind of Sweetness: Yemayá in Afro-Cuban Religion.” In Yemoja: Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o And Afro-Atlantic, edited by Solimar Otero and Toyin Falola, 113–130. New York: SUNY.

Other Publications

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “A Critical Biography of Lydia Cabrera.” In Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Series. Volume 380. Farmington Hills: Cengage Gale.

Tsang, Martin. 2019. “A Breakdown of Cuba’s 2019 Letra del Año, the Santero Guide to this Year.” In Remezcla Magazine. January.

Tsang, Martin. 2017. “Anointed in Oil.” In Death Be Gone, edited by Melody Santiago Cummings, 1–4. Miami: Jai Alai Books.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “Charms and Sorcery.” In The Encyclopedia of the Yorùbá, edited by Toyin Falola and Akintunde Akinyemi, 59; 307. Indiana: Indiana University Press.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “¿Tienes Memoria? Have you got Memory? Religious Knowledge Transfers via el Paquete.” In Cuba Counterpoints.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “Chinese Influences on Life and Religion in Cuba” and “A Chinese-Cuban Secret Society in Havana.” In University of Miami Special Report: Cuba and the Caribbean.

Tsang, Martin. 2016. “Investigating Afro-Cuban Religious Activity at Biscayne National Park.” American Conservation Experience.

Tsang, Martin. 2015. “Pedroso y Aldama, Regino,” “Pérez Sarduy, Pedro,” and “Chuffat Latour, Antonio.” In The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Franklin K. Knight. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tsang, Martin. 2005. “Osayin” and “The Arará.” In The Encyclopedia of African American Folklore, edited by Anand Prahlad. Westport: Greenwood Press.

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