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Author Blacker, Carmen, author.

Title Carmen Blacker: Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth and Folklore Writings and Reflections / edited by Hugh Cortazzi with James McMullen and Mary-Grace Browning
Published 2017. Renaissance Books, Folkestone, Kent, CT :
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 477 pages, 35 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Foreword / Mami Mizutori, SISJAC -- Preface / Hugh Cortazzi -- Introduction: Carmen Blacker: friend, scholar and wife / Michael Loewe -- List of contributors -- List of plates -- Map of Japan -- Japan's prefectures. Part 1 Carmen Blacker as seen by her friends : Carmen Elizabeth Blacker, 1924-2009: a biographical memoir / James McMullen -- Biographical portrait / Peter Kornicki -- Memories of Carmen Blacker / Yokoyama Toshio -- Words from Hugh Cortazzi at Carmen Blacker's memorial meeting. Part 2 Selected extracts from Carmen Blacker's diaries and other autobiographical writings : Carmen Blacker's "introduction" to her Collected Writings -- Introducing Carmen Blacker's diaries / Hugh Cortazzi -- Extracts from the diaries. Part 3 Selected biographical portraits by Carmen Blacker : Three great Japanologists: Chamberlain, Aston and Satow -- Marie Stopes -- Arthur Waley -- Minakata Kumagusu -- Yoshio Markino -- Christmas Humphreys -- Cambridge women. Part 4 Selected academic writings : The shinza or god-seat in the Daij┼Źsai: throne bed, or incubation couch? -- Divination and oracles in Japan -- The goddess emerges from her cave: Fujita Himiko and her dragon palace family -- "The exiled warrior and the hidden village": a possible solution to the enigma of the Heike-densetsu -- Extracts from legends of Heike Villages: the fugitive warrior as ancestor -- The language of birds -- The angry ghost in Japan. Part 5 Selected Carmen Blacker lectures : Remembering Carmen Blacker / Donald Keene -- A glimpse of the modestly literate picnic lovers of old Japan / Toshio Yokoyama -- Tsushima: Japan viewed from the margins -- archives, books, ginseng / Peter Kornicki -- Amaterasu's progress: the Ise Shrines and the public sphere of post-war Japan / John Breen -- Unofficial and commoner worship of Confucius in Tokugawa Japan / James McMullen. Part 6 A celebratory essay : The search for the numinous in Wordsworth and Coleridge: some hints from The Catalpa Bow / Hisaaki Yamanouchi. Appendix: Carmen's literary gift / compiled by Paul Norbury. Bibliography -- Index
Summary Carmen Blacker was an outstanding scholar of Japanese culture, known internationally for her writings on religion, myth and folklore -- her most notable work being The Catalpa Bow: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan. This volume contains a wide selection of writings in celebration of her work, including contributions from Donald Keene, Ben-Ami Shillony and Peter Kornicki, together with various essays and papers by Carmen Blacker herself that have hitherto not been widely available. Importantly, the volume contains significant extracts from the author's diaries over a period of more than forty years, together with a plate section drawn from the her extensive photographic archive. This volume offers a rare opportunity to gain such a close insight into an author's life and work
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Subject Blacker, Carmen
Folklorists -- Biography
Women folklorists -- Biography
Women folklorists.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Browning, Mary-Grace, editor
Cortazzi, Hugh, editor.
McMullen, James, 1939- editor.
Project Muse. distributor.
ISBN 189882357X
Other Titles Works. Selections