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Asian Folklore Studies

Number 66, Volume 1– 2, 2007
Special Issue Honoring Professor Peter Knecht editor of Asian Folklore Studies, 1980–2006

Editors' Introduction. [1-4]
Chilson, Clark and Scott Schnell

Rice: Representations and Reality. [5-25]
Knecht. Peter

Female Shamans in Eastern Japan during the Edo Period. [27-53]
Groemer, Gerald

The True History of Shido Temple. [55-82]
Tyler, Royall

The Making of “Tōjin”: Construction of the Other in Early Modern Japan. [87-105]
Suzuki Keiko

“Onmyōji”: Sex, Pathos, and Grotesquery in Yumemakura Baku’s “Oni”. [107-24]
Reider, Noriko T.

The “Kwallye Samga” of Korea: A Failed Attempt at Christian Accommodation to Confucian Culture [125-40]
Grayson, James Huntley

The Man-Hunting Tiger: From “Wu Song Fights the Tiger” in Chinese Traditions. [141-63]
Børdahl, 1602HVibeke

Notes on Blood Revenge among the Reindeer Evenki of Manchuria (Northeast China). [165-78]
Heyne, F. Georg

Village Deities of Tamil Nadu in Myths and Legends: The Narrated Experience. [179-99]
Valk, Ülo and S. Lourdusamy

Ordinary Religion, Extraordinary Anthropology: The Contributions of Peter Knecht. [201-12]
Saitō Chie

How Ancient Is Lore: Southeast Asia Speaks Up. [213-21]
Metevelis, Peter

A Striking Tale of Weaving Taboos and Divine Retribution: A Reinterpretation of the Asauchiyama Myth in “Harima Fudoki”. [223-32]
Palmer, Edwina

The Namuyi: Linguistic and Cultural Features. [233-53]
Lakhi, Libu, Brook Hefright, and Kevin Stuart

Review of: The Dall Sheep Dinner Guest: Iñupiaq narratives of northwest alaska. Compiled by Wanni W. Anderson. [255-57]
Honda Shunwa [Stewart Henry]

Review of: Frank J. Korom, “Hosay Trinidad: Muharram Performances in an Indo-Caribbean Diaspora”. [257-61]
McNeal, Keith E.

Review of: D. Max Moerman, “Localizing Paradise: Kumano Pilgrimage and the religious landscape of Premodern Japan”. [261-63]
Kimbrough, R. Keller

Review of: Li Fuqing 李福清 [Boris Riftin], “Guan Gong chuanshuo yu Sanguo yanyi” 關公傳說與三國演義 [Kuan-kung Legends and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms]. 263-65]
Xiaohuan Zhao

Review of: Xiaohuan Zhao, “Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction: A Morphological History”. [265-67]
Altenburger, Roland

Review of: Barend J. Ter Haar, “Telling Stories: Witchcraft and Scapegoating in Chinese History”. [267-69]
Lee, Pearce

Review of: Kevin Stuart, Keith W. Slater, Wang Xianzhen et al., “Folktales of China’s Minhe Mangghuer”. [269-71]
Dwyer, Arienne M.

Review of: “Les Contes facétieux du cadaver”, Translation by Françoise Robin with the collaboration of Klu Rgyal Tshe Ring. [271-73]
Berglie, Per-Arne

Review of: Nhung Tuyet Tran and Anthony Reid, eds., “Việt nam: Borderless Histories”. [273-75]
Miyazawa Chihiro

Review of: Thomas L. Cooper, “Sacred Painting in Bali: Tradition in Transition”. [275-76]
Haruya Kagami

Review of: Jean DeBernardi, “The Way that lives in the Heart: Chinese Popular religion and Spirit Mediums in Penang, Malaysia”. [277-78]
Tan Chee-Beng

Review of: Leela Prasad, Ruth B. Bottigheimer, and Lalita Handoo, eds., “Gender and Story in South India”. [279-82]
Davis, Coralynn V.

Review of: Shusha Guppy, “The Secret of Laughter: Magical Tales from Classical Persia”. [282-83]
Márkus-Takeshita, Kinga

Review of: “Vafsi Folk Tales: Twenty Four Tales in the Gurchani Dialect of Vafsi as narrated by Ghazanfar Mahmudi and Mashdi Mahdi and Collected by Lawrence P. Elwell-Sutton”. Transcription, translation, and annotation by Donald L. Stilo. [284-85]
Márkus-Takeshita, Kinga