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The Resource Shamanism and the origin of states : spirit, power, and gender in East Asia, Sarah Milledge Nelson

Shamanism and the origin of states : spirit, power, and gender in East Asia, Sarah Milledge Nelson

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Shamanism and the origin of states : spirit, power, and gender in East Asia
Title
Shamanism and the origin of states
Title remainder
spirit, power, and gender in East Asia
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Milledge Nelson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Sarah Milledge Nelson's bold thesis is that the development of states in East Asia--China, Japan, Korea--was an outgrowth of the leadership in smaller communities guided by shamans. Using a mixture of historical documents, mythology, archaeological data, and ethnographic studies of contemporary shamans, she builds a case for shamans being the driving force behind the blossoming of complex societies. More interesting, shamans in East Asia are generally women, who used their access to the spirit world to take leadership roles. This work challenges traditional interpretations growth of Asian states, which is overlaid with later Confucian notions of gender roles. Written at a level accessible for undergraduates, this concise work will be fascinating reading for those interested in East Asian archaeology, politics, and society; in gender roles, and in shamanism
  • Sarah Milledge Nelson's bold thesis is that the development of states in East Asia - China, Japan, Korea - was an outgrowth of the leadership in smaller communities guided by shamans
Biographical or historical data
SARAH MILLEDGE NELSON is John Evans Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver. Nelson is a specialist in cultural development, the origins of agriculture, and gender in the ancient world. She has done extensive fieldwork in Korea, China, and the American West
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1931-
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Nelson, Sarah M.
Dewey number
201.44095
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Shamanism
  • Mythology, Asian
  • East Asia
  • Religion and state
  • Sex role
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Shamanism and the origin of states : spirit, power, and gender in East Asia, Sarah Milledge Nelson
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multicolored
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments xv , CHAPTER 1: ORIENTATION TO SHAMANISMAND THE ORIGIN OF STATES , CHAPTER 2: LANDSCAPES, LEGENDS, AND SKYSCAPES, CHAPTER 3: WHAT IS A SHAMAN? CHAPTER 4: POWER, LEADERSHIP, AND GENDER, CHAPTER 5: SHAMANS IN THE EAST, ASIAN NEOLITHICCHAPTER 6: SHAMANISM IN EARLY CHINESE STATES, CHAPTER 7: SHAMANISM IN KOREA, CHAPTER 8: SHAMANISM IN THE JAPANESE ISLANDS 199, CHAPTER 9: RETYING THE KNOTS
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on1111577750
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Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781315420264
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1111577750
Label
Shamanism and the origin of states : spirit, power, and gender in East Asia, Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments xv , CHAPTER 1: ORIENTATION TO SHAMANISMAND THE ORIGIN OF STATES , CHAPTER 2: LANDSCAPES, LEGENDS, AND SKYSCAPES, CHAPTER 3: WHAT IS A SHAMAN? CHAPTER 4: POWER, LEADERSHIP, AND GENDER, CHAPTER 5: SHAMANS IN THE EAST, ASIAN NEOLITHICCHAPTER 6: SHAMANISM IN EARLY CHINESE STATES, CHAPTER 7: SHAMANISM IN KOREA, CHAPTER 8: SHAMANISM IN THE JAPANESE ISLANDS 199, CHAPTER 9: RETYING THE KNOTS
Control code
on1111577750
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315420264
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111577750

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