Professor Mariko Tamanoi




1998 Under the Shadow of Nationalism: Politics and Poetics of Rural Japanese Women. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

2009 Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Co-Authored Book

2008 Rekishi to kioku [History and memory] with Akasaka Norio and Misago Chizuru. Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten.

Edited volumes

2005 Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire. Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies (Japanese translation published in 2008 by Fujiwara Shoten in Tokyo).

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters

2009 “Suffragist Women, Corrupt Officials, and Waste Control in Interwar-era Japan: Two Plays by Kaneko Shigeri,” Journal of Asian Studies 68:3:805-834.

2009 “Is ‘Japan’ Still a Big Family? Nationality and Citizenship at the Edge of the Japanese Archipelago.” In Imagined Families, Lived Families: Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan, edited by Akiko Hashimoto and John W. Traphagan, pp. 111-135. Albany: State University of New York Press.

2007 “Hirakareta jichi ni mukete” [Toward an open self-governance]. Kan 30:276-280. 2007 “Amerika ni okeru manshû kenkyû no genjô” [The state of Manchurian studies in the United States]. Intelligence 8:114-119.

2007 “Jokô aishi” [The grieving history of factory women], “Jokô kouta” [Changing songs of factory women], “Hosoi Wakizô.” Dictionary entries in Nihon joseishi dai jiten [The dictionary of women’s history in Japan], Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kôbunkan.

2009 “Victims of Colonialism? Japanese Agrarian Settlers in Manchukuo and Their Repatriation” Japan Focus (e-journal).

2006 “Constructing ‘the Truth’: Japanese Anthropologists in the Making of Manchukuo.” Journal of Manchurian Studies 10:133-152.

2006 “‘Amerika’ to Amerika, ‘Nihon’ to Nihon” [“America” and America, “Japan” and Japan]. Kan 24:234-244.

2006 “Overseas Japanese and Overseas Chinese in Post-Colonial East Asia.” In Japanese Diasporas: Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents, and Uncertain Futures, edited by Adachi Nobuko and Mark Selden, pp. 217-235. New York: Routledge (Japanese translation published by Shinsensha in Tokyo in 2008).

2006 “Japanese War Orphans and the Challenges of Repatriation in Post-Colonial East Asia.” Japan Focus (e-journal).

2005 “As Japanese, we wish to live as respectable human beings.” Translation and commentary on the article of the same title by Nishioka Hideko. Japan Focus (electronic journal).

2004 “Songs as Weapons: Culture and History of Komori (Nursemaids) in Modern Japan.” In Susan Mann (ed.), Women and Gender Relations: Perspectives on Asia, pp. 197-222. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Association for Asian Studies (Reprint of the same published in the Journal of Asian Studies in 1991).

2003 “Between Colonial Racism and Global Capitalism: Japanese Repatriates from Northeast China since 1946.” American Ethnologist 30:4:527-539.

2001 “A Road to ‘A Redeemed Mankind’: The Politics of Memory among the Former Japanese Peasant Settlers in Manchuria.” South Atlantic Quarterly 99:1:143-171. 2000 “War Responsibility and Japanese Civilian Victims of Japanese Biological Warfare in China.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 32:3:13-22.

2000 “Knowledge, Power, and Racial Classifications: The ‘Japanese’ in Manchuria.” Journal of Asian Studies 59:2:248-276.

1999 “Japanese Nationalism and the Female Body: A Critical Reassessment of the Discourse of Social Reformers on Factory Women.” In Women and Class in Japanese History, edited by Ann Walthall and Hitomi Tonomura, pp. 275-298. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.

1998 “The City and the Countryside: Competing Taishô ‘Modernities’ on Gender.” In Japan’s Competing Modernities: Issues in Culture and Democracy 1900-1930, edited by Sharon Minichiello, pp. 91-113. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

1998 “Gengo kûkan no saisei: komori no waisetu-go o rei to shite” [Reproducing the in-between space of languages: Using the ‘obscene’ language of nursemaids as an example]. In Minzoku no kotoba [Language and Folk], edited by Seki Kazutoshi, pp. 156-165. Tokyo: Asakura Shoten.

1996 “Gender, Nationalism and Japanese Native Ethnology.” Positions 4(1): 59-86.

1995 “Teikô to shiteno komori-uta: kindai nihon ni okeru kokka kensetsu to komori no sabu-kaluchâ ni tsuite” [Songs as weapons: On the sub-culture of nursemaids and the formation of the modern nation-state of Japan]. In Jendâ no nihonshi [History of gender relations in Japan], edited by Wakita Haruko and Susan B. Hanley, pp. 519-541. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.

1994 “Okinawa, jendâ, jinruigaku” [Okinawa, gender and anthropology]. In Okinawa bunka no genryû o saguru [Searching for the origin of the Okinawan culture], edited by Fukki Nijûshûnen Kinen Okinawa Kenkyû Kokusai Shinpojûmu Jikkô Iinkai, pp. 429-431. Naha: Shinpojûmu Jikkô Iinkai.

1993 “The State, Industries and Farmers: Agribusiness in Japan.” In The State and Cultural Transformations: Perspectives from East Asia, edited by Hirano Ken’ichirô, pp. 196-210. Tokyo: United Nations University Publication Series.

1991 “Songs as Weapons: Culture and History of Komori (Nursemaids) in Modern Japan.” The Journal of Asian Studies 50(4): 793-817.

1990 “Women’s Voices: Their Critique of the Anthropology of Japan,” Annual Review of Anthropology 19: 17-37. 1988 “Farmers, Industries and the State: The Culture of Contract Farming in Spain and Japan.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 30:3:432-452.

1987 “Shame, Family and the State in Catalonia and Japan.” In Honor and Shame and the Unity of the Mediterranean, edited by David Gilmore, pp. 104-120. Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association.

1986 “Small-Scale Industry: The Comparative Study of its Historical Development in Two Industrial Nations of Spain and Japan.” Occasional Paper of the Center for the Study of Industrial Societies, University of Chicago, #0026.

1986 “Ôbei ni okeru ie no rikai” [The understanding of Japanese ‘ie’ in the West]. Minzokugaku Kekyû [Japanese Journal of Ethnology] 50:4:70-79.

1985 “Nihon nôson chiiki ni okeru yagô kenkyû no kanôsei” [Naming practices in rural Japan: A tentative approach to house-names.” Minzokugaku Kenkyû [Japanese Journal of Ethnology] 49(4): 343-351.

1985 “Economic Anthropology in the 1980s: Review Article of Economic Anthropology.” Review of Anthropology 12(3): 249-255.

1983 “Reconsidering the Concept of Post-peasantry: The Transformation of the Masoveria System in Old Catalonia.” Ethnology 12(4): 295-305.

1982 “The Transformation of the Masoveria Systems: Reports from Besalu in Old Catalonia.” Mediterraneus 5: 71-91, Tokyo: Association for Mediterranean Studies in Japan.

Book Reviews

2010 When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation and Reintegration in Postwar Japan, Lori Watt. Journal of Asian Studies 69:4:1256-1258.

2006 Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life, and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria, Hyun Ok Park. Pacific Affairs 79:2:306-308.

2005 Native Anthropology: The Japanese Challenge to Western Academic Hegemony, Takami Kuwayama. Social Science Japan Journal 8:312-314.

2005 Toshié: A Story of Village Life in Twentieth-Century Japan, Simon Partner. Monumenta Nipponica 60:1:121-123.

2005 Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern, Prasenjit Duara. Journal of World History 15:3 ( 2004 Working out in Japan: Shaping the Female Body in Tokyo Fitness Clubs, Laura Spievogel. American Ethnologist 31:1 (

2001 Passages to Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood, and Social Reform in Early Twentieth Century Japan, Kathleen S. Uno. Journal of Japanese Studies 27:1:153-156.

2000 Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption, John Clammer. Journal of Asian Studies 59:1:170-171. 1999 About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater, Dorinne Kondo. Monumenta Nipponica 54: 2:295-297.

1997 Permitted and Prohibited Desire: Mothers, Comics and Censorship in Japan, Anne Allison. American Anthropologist 99(2): 447.

1996 Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan, Marilyn Ivy. Journal of Asian Studies 55(2): 460-461.

1991 Gender and Disorder in Counter Reformation Seville, Elizabeth Perry. American Anthropologist 93(4): 1015.

Other Publications

2006 “Interview: Society for East Asian Anthropology.” Anthropology Newsletter (December) 59-60. American Anthropological Association.