Book format: B5Year of Publication: 2017Publication date: 12.10.2017
Demons in Japan are a very colorful and rich source material, however little is done to show the earliest supernatural beings – their unclear origins and profound changes they underwent along the history. This book offers a glimpse into such world – the complicated roots of many beings, known today as something entirely different from their beginnings.
Renata Iwicka holds an MA in Japanese and Chinese Studies and a PhD in Cultural Studies. Her primary areas of academic interest include demonology, the history and culture of East Asia (primarily pertaining to the Korean Peninsula and Japan), modern popular culture, and mythology.