By Jennifer Robertson
This publication is an unparalleled choice of 29 unique essays by means of the various world’s so much distinctive students of Japan. Covers a vast variety of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the eastern academy; eugenics and kingdom construction; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and model and nutrition cultures Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, through offering new views on jap tradition and society Makes jap society obtainable to readers surprising with the rustic
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What was the status of anthropology at other Japanese colonial universities? In 1928 Utsurikawa Nenozo ¯ , who had trained as an anthropologist under Roland B. Dixon at Harvard University, joined the literature and law faculty of Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University in Taiwan, which included an Institute of Ethnology. As I noted earlier, the Japanese governor general of Taiwan supervised the survey of existing customs, and thus many anthropologists came to Taiwan to conduct research during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Not surprisingly, most of the staff specialized in physical anthropology and published a great many papers about Korean physical anthropology in the Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon. Akiba Takashi and Suzuki Eitaro¯ were sociologists in the department of law and literature at Keijo Imperial University, and Akamatsu Chijo¯ was a scholar of religion there. Before being assigned to Keijo Imperial University, Akiba had studied anthropology in England with Edward Westermarck. Based at Tokyo Imperial University, Akamatsu studied religious psychology and sociology in France under the direction of ´ mile Durkheim.