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Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People


Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
Edited by William W. Fitzhugh and Chisato O. Dubreuil
Exhibit Catalogue 415 pages, 897 illustrations

As soon as the Ainu became known outside Japan in the early 1800s, scholars recognized that their history was different from that of surrounding Japanese, Korean, and Siberian peoples. This book presents a broad range of contemporary scholarship on Ainu studies by leading European, American, and Japanese scholars, and by native Ainu artists and cultural leaders. Using materials from early, unpublished Ainu collections in North America, supplemented by archaeological, archival, and modern art from Japan, Ainu culture is presented here as a rich blend of traditional and modern belief.

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A Short Bibliography of Ainu Publications in English For your convenience, we have developed a short bibliography of recommended readings that you may find in your library. In regards to some of the later publications, the ISBN number has been included, where possible, should you want to purchase them. If you can't find some of the older books, we recommend that you try a "book finder".

Batchelor, J.
1901 The Ainu and Their Folk-lore. London Religious Tract Society.

1927 Ainu Life and Lore: Echoes of A Departing Race. Tokyo: Kyobunkwan.

1938 An Ainu-English-Japanese Dictionary. (4th ed.) Tokyo: Iwanami.

Bird, I. L.
1880 Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. (reprinted 1973 by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Ruthland Vermont, ISBN no. 0-8048-1000-I).

Fitzhugh, W. and Dubreuil, C.
1999 Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People, edited by William W. Fitzhugh and Chisato O. Dubreuil, Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Hilger, M.I.
1968 Mysterious 'Sky People: Japan's Dwindling Ainu, Vanishing People of the Earth. (ed. Robert L. Breeden), pp. 92-113. Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society.

1971 Together with the Ainu. University of Oklahoma Press.

Kayano, S.
1994 Our Land was a Forest: An Ainu Memoir. (translated by Kyoko and Liki Selden): Boulder, San Francisco & Oxford: Westview Press.

Kodama, Sakuzaemon
1970 Ainu: Historical and Anthropological Studies. Sapporo: University of Hokkaido, School of Medicine Series, vol. 3. Kreiner, J. (ed.)

1993 European Studies on Ainu Language and Culture. Liudicuium Verlag GmbH Munchen ISBN 3-89129-486-7. Majewicz. A. F. (ed.)

1998 The Collected Works of Bronishaw Pilsudki, Vol 1, The Aborigines of Sakhalin. Berlin and New York: Nouton deGruyter Publisher ISBN 3-11-010928-X.

Majewicz. A. F. (ed.)
1998 The Collected Works of Bronishaw Pilsudki, Vol 2, Materials for the Study of the Ainu Language and Folklore. Berlin and New York: Nouton deGruyter Publisher.

Munro, N. G.
1962 Ainu: Creed and Cult. New York: Columbia University Press. Ohlsen, B. (ed.)

1994 Occasional Paper 96: Ainu Material Culture from the Notes of N.G. Munro in the Archive of the Royal Anthropological Institute. British Museum Press (ISBN 086159 0961) Ohnuki-Tierney, E.

1974 The Ainu of the Northwest Coast of Southern Sakhalin. Waveland Press (reprint). Peng, Fred C.C. & Peter Geiser

1977 The Ainu: the Past in the Present. Hiroshima: Munka Hyoron Publishing Company. Philippi, D. L.

1979 Songs of Gods, Songs of Humans: The Epic Tradition of the Ainu. Princeton University Press & University of Tokyo Press. Siddle, R.

1996 Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan. London and New York: Routledge Press. ISBN O-415-13228-2. Starr, Frederick

1904 The Ainu Group at the St. Louis Exposition. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company. Takakura, Shiichiro

1960 The Ainu of Northern Japan: A Study in Conquest and Acculturation, translated by Harrison, John A., Philadelphia: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, n.s., vol. 50, part 4).

Walker, B. L.
2001 The Conquest of Ainu Lands. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press ISBN 0-520-22736-0. Watanabe, H.

1972 The Ainu Ecosystem: Environment and Group Structure (The American Ethnological Society Monograph 54). Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

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