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Japan’s “Northern Territories”

Alexander Bukh

in These Islands Are Ours: The Social Construction of Territorial Disputes in Northeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781503611894
eISBN:
9781503611900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503611894.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores national identity entrepreneurship related to Japan’s territories occupied by the Soviet Union in the waning days of WWII and focuses on the origins and transformations in the ... 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


Introduction

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/9780520259188.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The map of Japan—a collection of forty-three prefectures, forming a smooth arc from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south—is as familiar as to seem eternal. Japan's best known episodes took ... 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


Ainu: From a Dying Race to an Indigenous People

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter starts with an examination of the long history of Ainu’s subjugation to mainland Japanese and their quiet acquiescence until the 1970s, when the Hokkaido Utari Association began to ... More


“Intimate Frontiers”: Disciplining Ethnicity and Ainu Women’s Sexual Subjectivity in Early Colonial Hokkaido

Ann-Elise Lewallen

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Modernist historiography has long bracketed Ezo (present-day Hokkaido) and Okinawa as internal colonies, conventionally dismissing them from discussions of Japan’s imperial project. This historical ... More


The Gusuku Period (AD 1050 to 1429): A New Order

Richard Pearson

in Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the cultural and social changes in the Ryukyu Islands during the Gusuku Period. The period marked a fundamental change in the life of the Ryukyu islanders, a transformation ... 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


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


Charanke

Uzawa Kanako

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/9780824836979.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter highlights the moral complexities of author Uzawa Kanako's personal journey back and forth from Nibutani (Hokkaido) to Tokyo and beyond to other countries, and her ongoing attempts to ... More


Shinto and the Meiji State

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines the numerous changes, many of which were initiated within government, that resulted in Shinto becoming independent from Buddhism and assuming new public roles associated with the ... More


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