Religion and Folklore
This five volume set contains a number of texts on Ainu religious beliefs as seen through the eyes of foreign visitors to Hokkaido. Other texts included are translations or re-tellings of Ainu folk tales and other orally transmitted literature, which - to the extent that they are accurately...
Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge
Travelogues and Descriptions
This collection includes rare records of the first European encounters with the Ainu: in the main, travelogues and descriptions of the people, their culture and distinctiveness. Many earlier works were published in limited quantity and in obscure places, and they are often hard to trace for a...
Published January 28th 2000 by Routledge
The Ainu Indo-European Controversy
Speculations about the racial and linguistic origins of the Ainu began in the latter half of the 19th century, and one of the more persistent notions was that the Ainu were a lost tribe of Europoid origin. This set traces the course of the controversy sparked by Pierre Naert's 1958 dissertation....
Published January 26th 1998 by Routledge
A collection of the most important early works on the Ainu people of Japan, some extremely rare, from the 17th century onwards, with an extensive introduction by Professor Refsing (Author of Ainu Grammar).This collection would be of interest to the following research fields: linguistics,...
Published September 23rd 1996 by Routledge
The issue of how Japanese society operates, and in particular why it has `succeeded', has generated a wide variety of explanatory models, including the Confucian ethic, classlessness, group consciousness, and `uniqueness' in areas as diverse as body images and language patterns.In Ideology and...
Published April 2nd 1992 by Routledge