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Harukor : an Ainu Woman's Tale (00 Edition)

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In this engaging tale, Honda Katsuichi reconstructs the life of an Ainu woman living on the northern island of Japan over five hundred years ago. Harukor's story, created from surviving oral accounts of Ainu life and culture as well as extensive scholarly research, is set in the centuries before the mainland Japanese nearly destroyed the way of life depicted here.

In the first person, the fictional Harukor tells us of her childhood, her adolescence, and her motherhood, drawing on tales and songs performed by her grandmother and other bards. She describes festivals, weddings, childbirth and midwifery, traditional healing methods, battles, and funerals in detail. Her story is followed by the adventures of her oldest son, Pasekur, which end by foreshadowing an early Ainu rebellion against Japanese encroachment.

Amply illustrated and prefaced by an extensive introduction to Ainu history, the natural surroundings, and the sources used to construct Harukor and her world, this volume is a unique portrait of Ainu gods and humans, of matters sacred and mundane, and of the distinctive Ainu respect for nature's bounty.

Synopsis:

A memoir of Ainu life over five hundred years ago, before Japanese invasions nearly killed off this indigenous society. No written records remain, other than Japanese observations, but the author has relied on surviving oral accounts and extensive study of anthropological and archeological discoveries to construct a representative woman's life story.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index.

About the Author

Honda Katsuichi is a journalist and writer who worked for many years at the Asahi Shinbun, Japan's leading newspaper. He is the author of more than thirty works in Japanese, including books on the Ainu, the Nanjing Massacre, and Japanese society. Kyoko Selden is Senior Lecturerin the Department of Modern Languages at Cornell University. Her translations include Kayano Shigeru's, Our Land Was a Forest: An Ainu Memoir (1994). David L. Howell is Associate Professor of History at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520210202
Translator:
Selden, Kyoko
Foreword:
Howell, David L.
Translator:
Selden, Kyoko
Foreword by:
Howell, David L.
Foreword:
Howell, David L.
Author:
Selden, Kyoko
Author:
Katsuichi, Honda
Author:
Howell, David L.
Author:
Honda, Katsuichi
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ainu
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ainu -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Voices from Asia
Series Volume:
#99-1-0111
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
99 illustrations, 2 maps
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A memoir of Ainu life over five hundred years ago, before Japanese invasions nearly killed off this indigenous society. No written records remain, other than Japanese observations, but the author has relied on surviving oral accounts and extensive study of anthropological and archeological discoveries to construct a representative woman's life story.
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