Download e-book for iPad: A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan by Jennifer Robertson

By Jennifer Robertson

ISBN-10: 0631229558

ISBN-13: 9780631229551

This ebook is an unheard of selection of 29 unique essays through the various world’s so much exclusive students of Japan.

  • Covers a extensive diversity of matters, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the jap academy; eugenics and kingdom development; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and model and meals cultures
  • Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, by way of providing new views on jap tradition and society
  • Makes jap society obtainable to readers surprising with the country

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Conaway, eds. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Befu, Harumi. 1993. Nationalism and Nihonjinron. In Cultural Nationalism in East Asia: Representation and Identity. Befu Harumi, ed. pp. 107–135. Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California. Bellah, Robert. 1957. Tokugawa Religion: The Values of Pre-Industrial Japan. Glencoe, NY: The Free Press. Benedict, Ruth. 1946. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Bennett, John.

They collected the songs of Korean shamans and published them in their jointly authored book, Cho¯sen fu ¯zoku no kenkyu ¯ (The Study of Korean Shamanism), which included the original verses in Korean together with their Japanese translations (Akamatsu and Akiba 1937–38). Their co-authored study, Manmo¯ no shakai to bunka (Ethnicity and Society in Manchuria and Mongolia) (Akamatsu and Akiba 1941), was an in-depth research report on the religion and society of the minority people of T H E I M P E R I A L PA S T O F A N T H R O P O L O G Y 23 northeastern China.

Those Japanese anthropologists who were based at Keijo Imperial University gradually expanded the area of their fieldwork from Korea to Manchuria, Mongolia, Thailand, and New Guinea. The physical anthropologists among them put together excellent collections of human bone specimens. After World War II, these same anthropologists returned to Japan where they obtained university teaching positions. They made a point of keeping in touch with each other. Izumi referred to the group as the ‘‘Keijo anthropology school’’ (Keijo¯ Teikoku Daigaku So¯ritsu 50 Shu¯nen Kinenshi Hensan Iinkai 1974:239–243).

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