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Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Mark J. Hudson, Ann-Elise Lewallen, and Mark K. Watson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2008, 140 years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the Japanese government shocked observers by finally recognizing Ainu as an Indigenous people. In this moment of unparalleled political change, it ... More


Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

David Howell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This pioneering study looks beneath the surface structures of the Japanese state to reveal the mechanism by which markers of polity, status, and civilization came together over the divide of the ... More


Ainu Identity and the Meiji State

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Policy toward the Ainu during the Meiji period reflected the state's dual program of bringing peripheral peoples within the polity as Japanese nationals while at the same time attacking those ... More


Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Sarah M. Strong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indigenous peoples throughout the globe are custodians of a unique, priceless, and increasingly imperiled legacy of oral lore. Among them the Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for ... More


Our Ancestors’ Handprints: The Evolution of Ainu Women’s Clothing Culture

Tsuda Nobuko and ann-elise lewallen

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the “archaeology of Ainu material culture” by drawing upon Ainu genre paintings combined with analysis of Ainu material culture heritage in European and Japanese museums. ... More


From Collecting Words to Writing Grammars: A Brief History of Ainu Linguistics

Kirsten Refsing

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the international history of research into Ainu linguistics. It particularly demonstrates how preoccupation with the genetic affiliations and distinct attributes of the Ainu ... More


Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Rights Make Might examines why the three most salient minority groups in Japan all expanded their activism since the late 1970s against significant headwinds, and chronicles how global human rights ... More


Aboriginal Title in the New Century and New Contexts: Fraternal Impact, International Influence

Dr. P. G. McHugh

in Aboriginal Title: The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699414
eISBN:
9780191732133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699414.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter looks at the spread of the common law doctrine in the new century into new settings, notably Malayasia, Belize, and southern Africa as well as its resurgence in New Zealand (foreshore ... More


Erasing Footsteps: On Some Differences between the First and Popular Editions of Isabella Bird’s Unbeaten Tracks in Japan1

Ozawa Shizen

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the political implications of the revisions made to Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella Bird. The idealization of the Ainu people, the culminating northern point of her ... More


Tokyo Ainu and the Urban Indigenous Experience

Mark K. Watson

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter addresses the long overlooked issue of Ainu migration to southern mainland cities. From the perspective of Ainu on the main island of Honshu, the symbolic conflation of Hokkaido's ... More


As a Child of Ainu

Sunazawa Kayo and ann-elise lewallen

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the legacy of Sunazawa Kura, a highly respected Ainu elder in an Ainu community, as well as the first Ainu woman to document her own life in autobiographical form. Her work The ... More


Conclusion

Kären Wigen

in A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259188
eISBN:
9780520945807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259188.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Shinano was not a classic Japanese region. This province had a singular geography mounted on the highest mountains anywhere in the country. Working with maps of early modern Shinano illuminates a ... More


Ainu Identity and the Early Modern State

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how long-standing economic relations on Japan's northern frontier were ritualized to secure Matsumae's place in the early modern polity, and how the combination of economic ... More


The Geography of Civilization

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the association between civilization and barbarism as mediated by customs in the early modern period. After a short introductory discussion of the place of the Ezochi and ... More


Modernity and Ethnicity

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The linking of identity with territoriality was not shared by the states with which nineteenth-century Japan competed, particularly Russia and China. Civilization could be imposed unilaterally on the ... More


The Ainu, Law, and Legal Mobilization, 1984–2009

Georgina Stevens

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter provides a review of legal rulings pertaining to Ainu, but also develops an integrated assessment of how legal mobilization both at home and abroad has leveraged Ainu claims ... More


Chiri Yukie and the Origins of the Ainu Shin’yōshū

Sarah M. Strong

in Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first sets out the book's focus: one strand of the vast river of oral tradition that Chiri Yukie (1903–1922), a young Horobetsu Ainu woman, received from grandmother Monashnouk ... More


The Ainu Social Landscape

Sarah M. Strong

in Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The traditional Ainu of Horobetsu, as a culture based primarily on hunting, fishing, and gathering, lived in intimate relationship with the natural world (including its spiritual dimensions). Not ... More


Beyond Ainu Studies: An Introduction

Mark K. Watson, ann-elise lewallen, and Mark J. Hudson

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter examines the passing of a resolution recognizing Ainu as “Indigenous to the northern part of the Japanese archipelago, and especially Hokkaido.” This legislative triumph was ... More


Ainu Ethnography: Historical Representations in the West

Hans Dieter Ölschleger

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the social background of early ethnographic visions of Ainu through reports and opinions produced by Western travelers and anthropologists between the sixteenth and early ... More


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