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Biographies Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Ohnuki-Tierney  is William F. Vilas Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center Ohnuki-Tierney explored general theories about the role of symbolism and folk aesthetic in Japan’s history and culture and the importance of symbolism in political and military affairs.

News Releases

Anthropologist Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney Named To Kluge Center’s Chair of Modern Culture
February 23, 2009


Blooming Cherry Blossoms, Falling Cherry Blossoms: Symbolism of the Flower in Japanese Culture and History
April 2, 2009

How Do Flowers Kill? – The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators
June 18, 2009

Selected Publications

Flowers That Kill: Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces

Selected Works at the Library of Congress