Early European Writings on Ainu Culture: Religion and Folklore

Early European Writings on Ainu Culture: Religion and Folklore

By: Kirsten Refsing (author)Hardback

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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 rendered - present Ainu beliefs in the words of the Ainu themselves. The texts, over thirty in total, were published between 1875 and 1950 by Western European visitors to, and scholars in, Japan. Among the authors are John Batchelor (with eight separate texts), Basil Hall Chamberlain and Neil Gordon Munro. This is an invaluable anthology of original sources, as many earlier works on the Ainu were published in limited quantity and in obscure places, and they are often hard to trace for a researcher today. This collection of early Western works will be of immense help to scholars studying the Ainu, and will be of interest to scholars of anthropology, religion, oral traditions, folklore, and narrative.

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Kirsten Refsing is based at The University of Hong Kong.

Contents

Volume I. Batchelor, 1892 1. Introduction 2.J. Batchelor (1892), The Ainu of Japan. London: Religious Tract Society Volume II. Batchelor Articles 1. J. Batchelor (1888-89), 'Specimens of Ainu Folklore', I-VII. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 16, pp. 111-150 2. J. Batchelor (1889-90), 'Specimens of Ainu Folklore', VIII-IX. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 18, pp. 25-86 3. J. Batchelor (1892-93). 'Specimens of Ainu Folklore', X-XII. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 20, pp. 216-227 4. J. Batchelor (1894). 'Items of Ainu Folklore'. Journal of American Folklore 7, pp. 15-44 5. J. Batchelor (1896). 'Ainu Words as Illustrative of Customs and Matters Pathological, Psychological and Religious', 'A Lecture on the Ainu'. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 24, pp. 41-111. ('A Lecture on the Ainu' was originally published in: Japan Weekly Mail 22 (1894), pp. 21-24) 6. J. Batchelor (1908). 'Ainus'. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. New York: J. Hastings, pp. 239-252 7. J. Batchelor (1932). 'An Ainu Bear Festival'. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan Ser. 2, 9, pp. 37-44. Volume III. Batchelor, 1901 1. J. Batchelor (1901). The Ainu and their Folk-lore. London: The Religious Tract Society. Volume IV. 1870-1920 1. F. Hilgendorf (1876), 'Barenfesten auf Yezo'. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- und Volkerkunde Ostasiens Band 1 (1873-1876), p. 6 2. B. Scheube (1880), 'Der Barenkultus und die Barenfeste der Ainos mit einigen Bemerkungen uber die Tanze derselben'. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- und Volkerkunde Ostasien, December, 22stes Heft, pp. 44-51 3. D. Penhallow (1884/85), 'Traditions of the Ainos of Northern Japan'. Canadian Record of Science 1, pp. 228-36 4. D. Penhallow (1886/87), 'The Rearing of Bears and the Worship of Yoshitsune by the Ainos of Japan'. Canadian Record of Science 2, pp. 481-88 5.B. H. Chamberlain (1887a), 'An Aino Bear Hunt'. Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Japan 15, pp. 126-29 6. B. H. Chamberlain (1887b), 'The Birds' Party' and 'The Hunter in Fairyland' in: Aino Fairy Tales, Tokyo: Kobunsha 7. B. H. Chamberlain (1888), 'Ainu Folk-Tales'. The Folk-Lore Society Publication 22, pp. v-viii, 1-57 8. J. O'Neil (1888), 'Ainu Hymns'. The Academy 33, no. 862, pp. 305-306 9. D. Brauns (1889), 'Die Religion, Sagen und Marchen der Aino'. Zeitschrift fur Volkskunde 6, pp. 217-224, 249-259 10. Basel Mission, no. 39 (1895), 'Volks- und Familienleben', 'Die Religion der Ainu' and 'Die Mission der Ainu', pp. 160-169, 206-210 11. A.G. Morice (1902), 'Carriers and Ainos at Home'. American Antiquarian and Ori

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  • publication date: 29/08/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780700714865
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2512
  • ID: 9780700714865
  • weight: 3152
  • ISBN10: 0700714863

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