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Who Eats Whom? Flesh-Eating Demons and Political Power Struggles

in Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the meaning of flesh-eating demons in setsuwa tales. It suggests that tales depicting gender-less demons or those incarnated as men both affirm and undermine powerful men and ... More


Animal Spirits

in Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the representation of animal spirits in setsuwa focusing on foxes, monkeys, a tree with bird spirits, snakes, wild boars, raccoons, dogs, and tengu. It suggests that while the ... More


Kilsoo Haan, American Intelligence, and the Anticipated Japanese Invasion of California, 1931–1943

Brian Masaru Hayashi

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

To what extent did U.S. intelligence believe that Imperial Japanese forces would invade the West Coast, an idea that many believe was responsible for the alleged atmosphere of wartime hysteria that ... More


Where Did Superman’s White Hat Go?: Villainy and Heroism in Superman: Red Son

W. D. Phillips

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay gives an engagement with Japanese manga and anime through Noriko Reider’s discussion of changing representations of oni, or demonic characters from different dimensions that provide a ... More


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