Reider. Japanese Demon Lore

Today's free book is Japanese Demon Lore: Oni, From Ancient Times to the Present by Noriko T. Reider. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

This book was published very recently (2010), and thanks to the author's generosity, you can read it for free at Hathi Trust; instead of the usual copyright, the book has a Creative Commons license. Thank you to the author and Utah State University Press for making that possible!

An Overview: What are Oni? 
Origins, Etymology and Formation of Oni 
The Japanese Line 
The Chinese Line 
The Buddhist Line 
The Onmyodo Line 
Characteristics of Oni 
Transformation Power 
The Other: The Oppressed, Alienated, and Isolated 

Shuten Doji (Drunken Demon): A Medieval Story of the Carnivalesque and the Rise of Warriors and Fall of Oni 
Legends of Shuten Doji
From Simple to Complex: Troubling the Demon  
Texts of Shuten Doji
The Shuten Doji Story 
Carnivalesque Festivities  
Shuten Doji as Other  
Origins of Shuten Doji  
The Rise of the Warrior Class and Fall of Oni  

Women Spurned, Revenge of Oni Women: Gender and Space  
Uji no hashihime (Woman at Uji Bridge)  
The Stories of Uji no hashihime  
Uji no hashihime vs. Shuten Doji
Sociopolitical Space for Gendered Oni   
Noh Kanawa: Lingering Affection of a Spurned Woman  
Yamauba, the Mountain Ogress: Old Hag to Voluptuous Mother  

Yamauba as Great Mother and Nurturer  
Image of Yamauba in the Medieval Period  
Yamauba in the Early Modern Period: Mother of Sakata
no Kintoki  
Chikamatsu's Komochi Yamauba (Mountain Ogress with a Child)  
The Alluring Yamauba  

Oni in Urban Culture: De-demonization of the Oni  
The Edoites' Belief System  
De-demonized Oni  
Commercialization and Urban Culture: Oni as an
Example of Yokai  
Demonic People in Popular Culture of the Early Modern Period  
Koto no Oni (Oni of a Solitary Island): Demonic People in the Erotic-Grotesque-Nonsense Culture  

Oni and Japanese Identity: Enemies of the Japanese Empire in and out of the Imperial Army  
Reconfiguration of the Supernatural in Modern Japan  
Oni as Foreign Enemy in the Second World War  
Teito Monogatari (Tale of the Imperial Capital)  

Sex, Violence, and Victimization: Modern Oni and Lonely Japanese
Nakagami Kenji's "Oni no hanashi" ("A Tale of a Demon")  
Yumemakura Baku's Onmydji (The Yin-Yang Master)  

Oni in Manga, Anime, and Film  
Apocalyptic and Elegiac Oni  
Nagai G6's Oni  
Debiruman (Devilman)  
Shuten Doji (A Child Handed from Heaven)  
Akira Kurosawa's "The Weeping Demon"  
Modern Female Oni: Powerful, yet Compromised  
Urusei Yatsura: The Cute Sexy Oni  
Bigheaded Yamauba in Spirited Away  
Yokai and Oni Variants  
Yasha and Dog in InuYasha  
Tsuchigumo (Earth Spider) in InuYasha  
Tsuchigumo in Spirited Away  

Oni without Negatives: Selfless and Surrealistic Oni  
Kind and Thoughtful Oni: Naita Akaoni (Red Oni Who Cried)  
Oni Go to Heaven: Inoue Yasushi's Surrealistic "Oni
no hanashi" (A Story of Oni)  


Appendix A: Translation of Shibukawa's Version of Shuten Doji  

Appendix B: Japanese and Chinese Names and Terms 

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