History and folklore studies in Japan

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  • Papers from a conference held in Kyoto, Jan. 15-17, 2002.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Text in English, with one contribution in Japanese.


  • Foreword / James C. Baxter -- Introduction / David L. Howell -- Who oversees the spirit? : a reassessment of the custom of deifying humans / Komatsu Kazuhiko -- Ogai's antiquarianism : parting with history / Thomas Keirstead -- When abortion became a crime : abortion, infanticide, and the law in early Meiji Japan / Susan Burns -- Making sense of senseless violence in early Meiji Japan / David L. Howell -- Media and the folk / Thomas Looser -- Kume Kunitake ni okeru 40-nen no okure no imi / Sonoda Hidehiro -- The battle of tropical Ryukyu kingdom tourist Okimawa / Gerald Figal
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