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power of dogu The CERAMICFIGURESFROMANCIENTJAPAN Edited by Simon Kaner With contributions by Douglass Bailey, Doi Takashi, Harada Masayuki, Ishibashi Shigeto and Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

6 Contributors Douglass Bailey is Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State University. A specialist on Balkan prehistory and prehistoric figurines, his books include Prehistoric Figurines: representation and corporeality in the Neolithic( London: Routledge, 2005) and Balkan Prehistory: exclusion, incorporation and identity( London: Routledge, 2000). He is currently working on a new book about archaeological pits and land art. Doi Takashi was until April 2009 Senior Specialist for Cultural Properties at the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs. A specialist in Jomon archaeology, his recent publications include Nihon no Bijutsu No. 497: Jomon doki: chuki [ Arts of Japan No. 497: Jomon Pottery: Middle Jomon] ( Tokyo: Shibundo, 2007). He was closely involved in the exhibition Jomonat the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris in 1998. Harada Masayuki is Senior Specialist for Cultural Properties at the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs. He was closely involved in the exhibition Zeit der Morgenrötein Germany in 2004. His publications include Nihon no Bijutsu No. 345: Dogu[ Arts of Japan No. 345: Ceramic figures] ( Tokyo: Shibundo, 1995) and ' Doguno tayosei' [' Diversity of ceramic figures'] in Jomon jidai no kokogaku [ Archaeology of the Jomon period] Volume 11 ( Tokyo: Doseisha, 2007). Ishibashi Shigeto is Specialist for Cultural Properties at the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs. As well as publishing a number of archaeological excavation reports, he was involved with the exhibition on the Asuka and Fujiwara capitals in 2002 and co- authored the catalogue The Birth of ' Nippon': The Asuka and Fujiwara Capitals( Tokyo: National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara and The Asahi Shimbun, 2002). Simon Kaner is Assistant Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. His publications include an adapted translation of Kobayashi Tatsuo's Jomon Reflections( Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2004). In Japan he directs the Shinano River project, investigating the development of historic landscapes along the longest river system in the Japanese archipelago and excavating at the Middle Jomon Sanka site in Niigata prefecture. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is Founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and from 2007- 9 Visiting Professor in the Department of Cultural Resource Studies at the University of Tokyo. Her publications include Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan( London: British Museum Press, 2007). Among other projects, she is currently researching the Japanese ceramic collections at the British Museum for a forthcoming book. Note about Japanese names: In accordance with normal Japanese practice, Japanese family names appear first, followed by given names throughout this book.