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Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko

Works: 71 works in 264 publications in 5 languages and 10,095 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Folklore  Military history  Personal narratives‡vJapanese 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: D792.J3, 940.5449520922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Kamikaze diaries : reflections of Japanese student soldiers by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history presents diaries and correspondence left by members of the tokkotai, or kamikaze pilots, and other Japanese student soldiers who perished during World War II. Outside of Japan, these kamikaze pilots were considered unbridled fanatics and chauvinists who willingly sacrificed their lives for the emperor. But the writings explored here by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney clearly speak otherwise. A significant number of the kamikaze were university students who were drafted and forced to volunteer for this desperate military operation. Such young men were the intellectual elite of modern Japan: steeped in the classics and major works of philosophy, they took Descartes' "I think, therefore I am" as their motto. And in their diaries and correspondence, as Ohnuki-Tierney shows, these student soldiers wrote long and often heartbreaking soliloquies in which they poured out their anguish and fear, expressed profound ambivalence toward the war, and articulated thoughtful opposition to their nation's imperialism." "A salutary correction to the many caricatures of the kamikaze, this work will be essential to anyone interested in the history of Japan, World War II, or the tragedy of war itself."--Jacket
Rice as self : Japanese identities through time by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engaging account of the crucial significance of rice for the Japanese, Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney examines how people use the metaphor of a principal food, such as rice, corn, or wheat, in conceptualizing themselves in relation to other peoples who eat other foods. Rice as Self shows how the Japanese identity was born through discourse with the Chinese, the first historical other. It shows how rice agriculture, in itself introduced from outside, was, ironically, appropriated as a dominant metaphor of the Japanese self. Since then rice and rice paddies have served as the vehicles for their deliberation of selves and others. Using for evidence such diverse sources as myth-histories of the eighth century, the imperial accession ritual, woodblock prints, novels, day-to-day discourse, and opinion polls, Ohnuki-Tierney shows that throughout Japan's history the cultural importance of rice has been deeply embedded in Japanese cosmology, both of the elite and common folk - rice as soul, rice as deity, and ultimately rice as self of the family, the community, and the nation at large. This, she emphasizes, has been so even though rice has not been the "staple food" of the Japanese, as is commonly held. Using Japan as an example, Ohnuki-Tierney proposes a new and complex cross-cultural model for the interpretation of selves and others. The historical transformations of the Japanese identity have been intimately related not only to their encounter with foreigners - the external other - but also to the process of the marginalization of minorities within Japanese society - the internal other - and of external others who ceased to be the privileged other. The model takes into account the power inequities both within and outside a given society. It has broad applications, especially to people for whom foreign "cultural hegemony" is part and parcel of a complex, often ambivalent, process of self-identity
Kamikaze, cherry blossoms, and nationalisms : the militarization of aesthetics in Japanese history by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers that kill : communicative opacity in political spaces by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers are beautiful. People often communicate their love or sorrow by offering flowers. But, are they also deceptive? Do people become aware when their meaning changes, perhaps as flowers are deployed by the state? Did people recognize that the roses offered to Stalin and Hitler became a propaganda tool? Or did the Japanese, including the soldiers, realize that when the state told them to fall like cherry blossoms, it meant their deaths? Flowers Thai Kill investigates the role of quotidian symbols and their political significance to understand how they lead people, if indirectly to wars, violence, self-exclusion, and self-destruction. Ohnuki-Tierney illustrates how the aesthetic, multiple meanings of symbols become possible sources for creating opacity, preventing people from recognizing the shifting meaning of symbols
Illness and culture in contemporary Japan : an anthropological view by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care in contemporary Japan - a modern industrial state with high technology, but a distinctly non-Western cultural tradition - operates on several different levels. In this book Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney provides a detailed and historically informed account of the cultural practices and cultural meaning of health care in urban Japan. In contrast to most ethnomedical studies, this book pays careful attention to everyday hygienic practices and beliefs, as well as presenting a comprehensive picture of formalized medicine, health care aspects of Japanese religions, and biomedicine. These different systems compete with one another at some levels, but are complementary in providing health care to urban Japanese, who often use more than one system simultaneously. As an unequalled portrayal of health care in a modern industrial, but non-Western, setting, it will be of widespread interest to scholars and students of anthropology, medicine, and East Asian studies
The Ainu of the northwest coast of southern Sakhalin by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monkey as mirror : symbolic transformations in Japanese history and ritual by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney examines the historical transformations of the concept of self and other in Japan by inquiring into the meanings assigned to the monkey and the "special status" people (often referred to as "outcasts"), who produce the monkey performances still popular in Japan
Culture through time : anthropological approaches( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illness and healing among the Sakhalin Ainu : a symbolic interpretation by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakhalin Ainu folklore by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nejimagerareta sakura : biishiki to gunkoku shugi by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gakutohei no seishinshi : "ataerareta shi" to "sei" no tankyū by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ainu AB06( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection about the Ainu consists of 8 documents, all in English, including three books which were translated from Japanese. The collection contains a variety of cultural and historical information from two widely contrasting time periods. The first covers the years 1877 to 1924 when most Ainu were living in their traditional homeland in southern Sakhalin. The second is from the 1960s-1970s after the Ainu almost disappeared as a distinct group following their relocation in the Hokkaidō Island by the Japanese government during World War II. The oldest materials in the collection were compiled by Batchelor, an English missionary who lived among the Ainu for fifty years in 1877-1924; Pilsudski, a German ethnologist who conducted fieldwork there from 1895-1905; and Munro, an English physician who lived in Japan in 1900-1942. These works provide firsthand accounts of pre-relocation Ainu culture and society, covering religion, ceremonials, mythology, folklore, economic activities, life cycles, and health issues. Three of the books in the collection were authored by Japanese scholars focusing on Japanese conquest and assimilation of the Ainu (Takakura), ecological and economic effects of relocation (Watanabe), and features of Ainu kinship system (Sugiura). The remaining two books are by Ohnuki-Tierney, an American anthropologist who, in 1965-1969, sought to retrospectively reconstruct the "Ainu way of life" through extensive ethnographic fieldwork among elderly informants in Sakhalin. Ohnuki-Tierney's works, which also provide extensive review of previous works on the Ainu in Sakhalin, Hokkaidō and the neighboring islands, are the most comprehensive sources. Ainu people who lived in Kurile and the other islands taken over by the USSR during World War II are not covered in the collection
Kome no jinruigaku : Nihonjin no jiko ninshiki by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ainu of the Northwest Coast of Souther Sakhlin by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon bunka to saru by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Detroit Chinese : a study of socio-cultural changes in the Detroit Chinese community from 1872 through 1963 by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A northwest coast Sakhalin Ainu world view by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei niu qu no ying hua : mei de yi shi yu jun guo zhu yi by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ssal ŭi illyuhak by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kamikaze diaries : reflections of Japanese student soldiers
Rice as self : Japanese identities through timeKamikaze, cherry blossoms, and nationalisms : the militarization of aesthetics in Japanese historyIllness and culture in contemporary Japan : an anthropological viewThe monkey as mirror : symbolic transformations in Japanese history and ritual
Alternative Names
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney Amerikaans antropologe

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney japanische Anthropologin

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko 1934-

Ōnuki Emiko

Ōnuki, Emiko 1934-...

Oonuki, Emiko 1934-

Tierney, Emiko O.- 1934-

Tierney, Emiko Ohnuki-.

Tierney Emiko Ohnuki- 1934-....

대관혜미자 1934-

오누키, 에미코

오오누키 에미코 1934-

オオヌキ, エミコ

オオヌキ, エミコ 1934-

大貫, 恵美子

大貫, 恵美子 1934-...


大貫恵美子 1934-