Articles for Books and Journals


“The Arts.”  In Atlas of Hawaii, edited by the Geography Department, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 126–130.  1st edition.  Honolulu: UH Press, 1973.

“An Appreciation.”  In The Art of Fredda Burwell Holt, by John Holt, v–vii.  Honolulu: Topgallant, 1975.

“Jean Charlot and Local Cultures.”  In Jean Charlot, Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, edited by Ethel Moore.  Georgia Museum of Art Bulletin 2, no. 2 (Fall 1976): 26–35.

“Les pièces dramatiques en langue hawaïenne de Jean Charlot.”  Journal de la Société des Océanistes 33, nos. 54 and 55 (Mars–Juin 1977): 65–75.

“The Application of Form and Redaction Criticism to Hawaiian Literature.”  Journal of the Polynesian Society 86, no. 4 (December 1977): 479–501.

“The Great Hawaiian Feather Worker, In Memoriam, Johanna Cluney, 1978.”  Hawaii Review, no. 8 (Fall 1978): 13 f.

“Zen Sex: Oshima Nagisa’s The Realm of the Senses.”  1978.  Previously unpublished.

“Hawaiian Creations, Moves within Nature.”  In Hawaii (Insight Guides), edited by Hans Johannes Hoefer and Leonard Lueras, 324–327.  Hong Kong: Apa Productions, 1980.  Assigned title for article on precontact Hawaiian art.

Review of The Kahuna Sorcerers of Hawaii, Past and Present, with a Glossary of Ancient Religious Terms, by J. S. Rodman, and An Account of the Creation of the World According to Hawaiian Tradition, by Liliuokalani.  Journal of the Polynesian Society 90, no. 2 (June 1982): 296–299.

Charlot, John, and S. Thompson.  “Escritos de Jean Charlot publicados durante su estadía en Mexico.”  In Jean Charlot, Estridentista, Silencioso, by Stefan Baciu, 60–62.  Mexico: Editorial “El Café de Nadie”, 1981.  Reprinted in Vuelta 6, no. 63 (February 1982): 43; La Hora Cultural, Guatemala, December 24, 1982: 9.

“Wet Taro Farming in Hawaiian Literature: Two Examples.”  Native Planters, Hoʻokupu Kalo 1, no. 1 (Spring 1982): 31–34.  Republished with slight changes in The Kamapuaʻa Literature, 1987, 87 ff.

“William Charles Lunalilo’s ʻAlekoki as an Example of Cultural Synthesis in 19th Century Hawaiian Literature.”  Journal of the Polynesian Society 91, no. 3 (September 1982): 435–444.

Addenda: “ʻAlekoki.”

Review of My Spirit Soars, by Chief Dan George and H. Hirnschall.  Canadian Journal of Native Studies 2, no. 2 (1982): 398 ff.

“A Pattern in Three Hawaiian Chants.”  Notes, Journal of American Folklore 96, no. 379 (January–March 1983): 64–68.

“The Theme of the Body in the Work of Jean Charlot: Two Stages, France and Mexico.”  Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 12, no. 2 (Printemps/Spring 1983): 211–218.

“A Traditional Hawaiian Expression Re-examined.”  Journal of Pacific Studies 10 (1984): 85–90.  With Epeli Hauʻofa, Konai H. Thaman, and Albert Wendt, “Commentary: A Traditional Hawaiian Expression Re-Examined.”  Journal of Pacific Studies 10 (1984): 91.

“Helene Mullins’ Convent Girl: A Forgotten Novel of American Catholicism.”  1984.  Previously unpublished.

Review of Hula Kiʻi: Hawaiian Puppetry, by Katharine Luomala.  Journal of the Polynesian Society 94, no. 4 (December 1985): 451 ff.

“Four Society Islands Creation Texts.”  Journal de la Société des Océanistes 41, no. 81 (December 1985): 169–184.

Errata: “Society Islands Creation Texts.”

“From Ape-Man to Space-Baby: 2001, An Interpretation.”  East-West Film Journal 1, no. 1 (1986): 84–89.

“Religion and Medicine in Polynesia.”  1976, 1986.  Previously unpublished.

“The Arts of the Land.”  1986.  Previously unpublished.

“Traditional Medicine in Hawaii.”  Review 14 (School of Social and Economic Development, University of the South Pacific) vol. 7, no. 1 ( December 1986): 25–28.  Assigned title; heavily edited version of the above.

“Towards a Dialogue Between Christianity and Polynesian Religions.”  Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 15, no. 4 (Automne/Fall 1986): 443–450. 

“The Work of Harry Shearer.”  1986.  Previously unpublished.

Review of Kingship and Sacrifice: Ritual and Society in Ancient Hawaii, by Valerio Valeri.  “Book Review Forum,” Pacific Studies 10, no. 2 (March 1987): 107–147.  For Valeri’s reply, see 148–214.

“The Influence of Polynesian Literature and Thought on Robert Louis Stevenson.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies, no. 14 (1987): 82–106.

“The War between the Gods of ʻUpolu and Savaiʻi: A Samoan Story from 1890.”  Journal of Pacific History 23, no. 1 (April 1988): 80–85.

Review of “From the Land of Nāfanua: Samoan Oral Texts in Transcription and Translation, Notes and Vocabulary,” by Even Hovdhaugen.  Journal of the Polynesian Society 97, no. 2 (June 1988): 205–208.

“Some Uses of Chant in Samoan Prose.”  Journal of American Folklore 101, no. 401 (July–September 1988): 302–311.

“Vietnamese Cinema: The Power of the Past.”  Journal of American Folklore 102, no. 406 (October–December 1989): 442–452.

Review of A Photographer in the Kingdom: Christian J. Hedemann’s Early Images of Hawai‘i, by Lynn Ann Davis (with Nelson Foster).  Pacific Studies 13, no. 1 (November 1989): 168–171.

“The Formation of the Artist: Jean Charlot’s French Period.”  In Jean Charlot: A Retrospective, by Thomas Klobe, 34–57.  Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery, 1990.

“Jean Charlot as Paul Claudel’s Ixtlilxóchitl.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies, nos. 17 and 18 (1990–1991): 64–74.

“Aspects of Samoan Literature I: The Structure of the Samoan Single Story Form and Its Uses.”  Anthropos 85 (1990): 415–430.

“Aspects of Samoan Literature II: Genealogies, Multigenerational Complexes, and Texts on the Origin of the Universe.”  Anthropos 86 (1991): 127–150.

“Aspects of Samoan Literature III: Texts on Historical Subjects and Bodies of Literature.”  Anthropos 87 (1992): 33–48.

Errata: “Samoan Literature I–III.”

“Vietnamese Cinema: First Views.”  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 22, no. 1 (March 1991): 33–62.  Republished in Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema, edited by Wimal Dissanayake, 105–140.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Errata: “Vietnamese Cinema.”

“The Feather Skirt of Nāhiʻenaʻena: An Innovation in Postcontact Hawaiian Art.”  Journal of the Polynesian Society 100, no. 2 (June 1991): 119–165.  An earlier version of this article was presented at the symposium of the Pacific Arts Association, August 1989.

Partial errata list, “Feather Skirt.”  Journal of the Polynesian Society 100, no. 3 (September 1991): 230.

Full errata list, “Feather Skirt.”  Previously unpublished.

Review of Lei Momi o ʻEwa, by Sarah NākoaRongorongo Studies 1, no. 1 (Summer 1991): 32.

“Aspects of Onomatopoeia in Hawaiian Literature and Thought.”  Rongorongo Studies 2, no. 1 (Summer 1992): 14–21.  Republished with corrections in Classical Hawaiian Education: Generations of Hawaiian Culture; Moses Kuaea Nākuina, Hawaiian Novelist; and Approaches to the Academic Study of Hawaiian Literature and Culture, 755–761.  CD-ROM.  Lā‘ie, HI: The Pacific Institute, Brigham Young University, 2005.

Review of Hawaiian Medicine Book (He Buke Laau Lapaau), by Malcolm Naea Chun, and Ka Moʻolelo Hawaii (Hawaiian Antiquities), by Davida Malo, edited by Malcolm Naea ChunPacific Studies 15, no. 2 (June 1992): 173–178.

“The Source of Picasso’s First Steps: Jean Charlot’s First Steps.”  Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 55, no. 2 (1992): 275–278.

Review of Na Pule Kahiko: Ancient Hawaiian Prayers, by June Gutmanis.  Rongorongo Studies 3, no. 1 (Summer 1993): 31.

“Prophète de la Terre Bouleversée: Le chef Keʻāulumoku et les premiers contacts européens à Hawaiʻi.”  La Terre et le Pacifique, Etudes Rurales, nos. 127 and 128 (July–December 1992): 41–53.

“La Formación del Artista.”  In México en la obra de Jean Charlot, edited by Milena Koprivitza and Blanca Garduño Pulido, 21–35.  Mexico: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994.  Translation of “The Formation of the Artist: Jean Charlot’s French Period.”  In Jean Charlot: A Retrospective, by Thomas Klobe, 34–57.  Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery, 1990.

“Some Recent Publications of Māori Texts.”  Pacific Studies 18, no. 2 (June 1995): 139–149.

Review of The Voices of Eden: A History of Hawaiian Language Studies, by Albert J. Schütz.  Rongorongo Studies 5, no. 2 (1995): 58 f.

Classical Polynesian Thinking” and “Contemporary Polynesian Thinking.”  In A Companion to World Philosophies, edited by Eliot Deutsch and Ron Bontekoe, 49–62, 542–547.  Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series.  Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1997; Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.

Errata: “Classical Polynesian Thinking” and “Contemporary Polynesian Thinking.”

“A Note on Jean Charlot’s View of Diego Rivera.”  Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 60, no. 1 (1997): 115–118.

“Jean Charlot.”  In vol. 1 of Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture, edited by Michael S. Werner, 236 f.  Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.

“Pele and Hiʻiaka: The Hawaiian Language Newspaper Series.”  Anthropos 93 (1998): 55–75.

Errata: “Pele and Hiʻiaka.”

“Jean Charlot’s Hawaiian-Language Plays.”  Rongorongo Studies 8, no. 1 (1998): 3–24.

“El Primer Fresco de Jean Charlot: La Masacre en el Templo Mayor.”  In Memoria Congreso Internacional de Muralismo: San Ildefonso, cuna del Muralismo Mexicano: reflexiones historiográficas y artísticas, 243–279.  Mexico: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1999.

    With appended texts by Jean Charlot, 281–299:

        Apéndice I: “Ideografia azteca y Gleizes.”

        Apéndice II: “Respuesta a Molina.”

        Apéndice III: “Memorandum Técnico.”

        Apéndice IV: “Composición de La Masacre en el Templo Mayor.”

“Jean Charlot’s First Fresco: The Massacre in the Main Temple,” and “Appendices.”  The Jean Charlot Foundation,, 2001.  Expanded English version of “El Primer Fresco de Jean Charlot: La Masacre en el Templo Mayor.”

“Nīʻau’s Dirge for His Own Soul.”  In Pacific 2000: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific: Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, Hawai‘i, August 7–12, 2000, edited by Christopher M. Stevenson, Georgia Lee, and F. J. Morin, 393–398.  Los Osos, CA: Bearsville Press: Easter Island Foundation, 2001.

“Polynesian Religions.”  In vol. 2 of MacMillan Encylopedia of Death and Dying, edited by Robert Kastenbaum, 679 f.  New York: MacMillan Reference USA, 2003.

“Prophet of the Earth Overturned: Keʻāulumoku on Early Contact in Hawaiʻi.”  Rongorongo Studies 13, no. 1 (2003): 20–36.

“Tony Smith in Hawaiʻi.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies, no. 30 (2003): 13–21.

 “The First Two Theses from the Master of Arts Programme in Hawaiian Language and Literature, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.”  Rongorongo Studies 14, no. 1 (2004): 39 f.

Review of Le Malentendu Pacifique : Des premières rencontres entre Polynésiens et Anglais et de ce qui s’ensuivit avec les Français jusqu’à nos jours, by Jean-François Baré.  Rongorongo Studies 14, no. 2 (2004): 78 ff.

 “Jean Charlot, de la France au Mexique.”  In Mexique-Europe: Allers-Retours: 1910–1960, edited by Philippe Monsel, 101–110.  Paris: Éditions Cercle d’Art, 2004.  Catalog of the exhibition at Le Musée d’Art Moderne, Lille, France, September 4, 2004–January 16, 2005.

 “A note on the Hawaiian Prophecy of Kapihe.”  Journal of Pacific History 39, no. 3 (2004): 375 ff.

Errata and Addendum: “Kapihe.”

“Jean Charlot and Classical Hawaiian Culture.”  Journal of Pacific History 41, no. 1 (2006): 61–80.

“Jean Charlot y Luz Jiménez.”  Parteaguas, Revista del Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes 2, no. 8 (Spring 2007): 83–100.

“The Maori-Christian Theology of Michael Shirres.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies, no. 33, (2006): 18–27.

“Una carta inédita de José Clemente Orozco para Jean Charlot, con extractos de cartas de Pablo O’Higgins.”  Parteaguas, Revista del Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes 3, no. 11 (Winter 2008): 83–93.

“Patrocinio y libertad creativa: José Vasconcelos y sus muralistas.”  Parteaguas, Revista del Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes 3, no. 12 (Summer 2008): 92–100.

“Helen Desha Beamer’s Pānīʻau: Innovation in Song and Hula.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies, nos. 34 and 35 (2007–2008): 1–15.

“Two Early Hawaiian-Christian Chants.”  Anthropos 105 (2010): 29–46.