Book Kokinsh

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  • Author : Laurel Rasplica Rodd
  • Publisher : Cheng & Tsui
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780887272493
  • Pages : 452 pages

Download or read Kokinsh PDF, written by Laurel Rasplica Rodd and published by Cheng & Tsui. This book was released on 1996 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first complete translation of the tenth-century work Kokinshu, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition.

Book Shinkokinsh    2 vols

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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2015-02-24
  • ISBN : 9004288295
  • Pages : 969 pages

Download or read Shinkokinsh 2 vols PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 969 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laurel Rasplica Rodd's complete translation of the early thirteenth century Japanese court poetry anthology Shinkokinshū allows readers to appreciate both the depth of poetic sentiment conveyed in the anthology and the elaborate integration of the poems into a unified whole.

Book Rhetoric in Modern Japan

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  • Author : Massimiliano Tomasi
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2004-07-31
  • ISBN : 0824840577
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read Rhetoric in Modern Japan PDF, written by Massimiliano Tomasi and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2004-07-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rhetoric in Modern Japan is the first volume to discuss the role of Western rhetoric in the creation of a modern Japanese oral and narrative style. It considers the introduction of Western rhetoric, clarifying its interactions with the forces and synergies that shaped Japanese literature and culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the Meiji and Taishō years (1868-1926), it challenges the prevailing view among contemporary scholars that rhetoric did not play a significant role in the literary developments of the period. Massimiliano Tomasi chronicles the blooming of scholarship in the field in the early 1870s, providing the first descriptive analysis and cogently articulated critique of the major rhetorical treatises of the time. In discussing the rise of public speaking in early Meiji society, he unveils the existence of crucial links between the study of rhetoric and the social and literary events of the time, underscoring the key role played by oratory both as a tool for social modernization and as an effective platform for the reappraisal of the spoken language. The collusion and conflicts characterizing rhetoric and its relationship with the genbun itchi movement, which sought to unify spoken and written language, are explored, demonstrating that their perceived antagonism was the uh_product of a misguided notion of rhetoric and the process of rhetorical signification rather than a true theoretical conflict. Tomasi makes a convincing argument that, in fact, Western rhetoric mediated between these equally compelling pursuits and paved the way toward an acceptable compromise between classical and colloquial written styles.

Book Evanescence and Form

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  • Author : C. Inouye
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2008-09-29
  • ISBN : 0230615481
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read Evanescence and Form PDF, written by C. Inouye and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-09-29 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.

Book An Ise monogatari Reader

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  • Author : Joshua S. Mostow
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2021-07-05
  • ISBN : 900446235X
  • Pages : 331 pages

Download or read An Ise monogatari Reader PDF, written by Joshua S. Mostow and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In An “Ise monogatari” Reader, eleven international scholars present cutting-edge research on this canonical literary work, its history, influence, commentary tradition, and early modern publishing history.

Book Figures of Resistance

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  • Author : Richard H. Okada
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1991-10-31
  • ISBN : 0822381729
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read Figures of Resistance PDF, written by Richard H. Okada and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1991-10-31 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this revisionist study of texts from the mid-Heian period in Japan, H. Richard Okada offers new readings of three well-known tales: The Tale of the Bamboo-cutter, The Tale of Ise, and The Tale of Genji. Okada contends that the cultural and gendered significance of these works has been distorted by previous commentaries and translations belonging to the larger patriarchal and colonialist discourse of Western civilization. He goes on to suggest that this universalist discourse, which silences the feminine aspects of these texts and subsumes their writing in misapplied Western canonical literary terms, is sanctioned and maintained by the discipline of Japanese literature. Okada develops a highly original and sophisticated reading strategy that demonstrates how readers might understand texts belonging to a different time and place without being complicit in their assimilation to categories derived from Western literary traditions. The author’s reading stratgey is based on the texts’ own resistance to modes of analysis that employ such Western canonical terms as novel, lyric, and third-person narrative. Emphasis is also given to the distinctive cultural circles, as well as socio-political and genealogical circumstances that surrounded the emergence of the texts. Indispensable readings for specialists in literature, cultural studies, and Japanese literature and history, Figures of Resistance will also appeal to general readers interested in the problems and complexities of studying another culture.

Book Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan

Download or read Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan PDF, written by Noriko Reider and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2016-10-03 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and beautiful over their long history. Here, author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and translated for an English-speaking audience. Reider, concordant with many scholars of Japanese cultural studies, argues that to study oni is to study humanity. These tales are from an era in which many new oni stories appeared for the purpose of both entertainment and moral/religious edification and for which oni were particularly important, as they were perceived to be living entities. They reflect not only the worldview of medieval Japan but also themes that inform twenty-first-century Japanese pop and vernacular culture, including literature, manga, film, and anime. With each translation, Reider includes an introductory essay exploring the historical and cultural importance of the characters and oni manifestations within this period. Offering new insights into and interpretations of not only the stories therein but also the entire genre of Japanese ghost stories, Seven Demon Stories is a valuable companion to Reider’s 2010 volume Japanese Demon Lore. It will be of significant value to folklore scholars as well as students of Japanese culture.

Book Essays on Japan

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  • Author : Michael Marra
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2010-10-15
  • ISBN : 9004189777
  • Pages : 521 pages

Download or read Essays on Japan PDF, written by Michael Marra and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra’s essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects.

Book Classical World Literatures

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  • Author : Wiebke Denecke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 0199971846
  • Pages : 369 pages

Download or read Classical World Literatures PDF, written by Wiebke Denecke and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classical World Literatures captures the striking similarities between the ways Early Japanese writers wrote their own literature through and against the literary precedents of China and the ways Latin writers engaged and contested Greek precedents.

Book The Pursuit of Harmony

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  • Author : Gustav Heldt
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2010-02-28
  • ISBN : 1942242395
  • Pages : 456 pages

Download or read The Pursuit of Harmony PDF, written by Gustav Heldt and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2010-02-28 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Traditional Japanese Literature

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  • Author : Haruo Shirane
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2012-09-25
  • ISBN : 0231504535
  • Pages : 600 pages

Download or read Traditional Japanese Literature PDF, written by Haruo Shirane and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-25 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Haruo Shirane's critically acclaimed Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, contains key examples of both high and low styles of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains substantial excerpts from such masterworks as The Tale of Genji, The Tales of the Heike, The Pillow Book, the Man'yoshu, and the Kokinshu. He preserves his comprehensive survey of secular and religious anecdotes (setsuwa) as well as classical poems with extensive commentary. He features no drama; selections from influential war epics; and notable essays on poetry, fiction, history, and religion. Texts are interwoven to bring into focus common themes, styles, and allusions while inviting comparison and debate. The result is a rich encounter with ancient and medieval Japanese culture and history. Each text and genre is enhanced by extensive introductions that provide sociopolitical and cultural context. The anthology is organized by period, genre, and topic—an instructor-friendly structure—and a comprehensive bibliography guides readers toward further study. Praise for Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600 "Haruo Shirane has done a splendid job at this herculean task."—Joshua Mostow, University of British Columbia "A comprehensive and innovative anthology.... All of the introductions are excellent."—Journal of Asian Studies "One of those impressive, erudite, must-have titles for anyone interested in Asian literature."—Bloomsbury Review "An anthology that comprises superb translations of an exceptionally wide range of texts.... Highly recommended."—Choice "A wealth of material."—Monumenta Nipponica

Book The Kagero Diary

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : U of M Center For Japanese Studies
  • Release : 1997-08-01
  • ISBN : 0939512815
  • Pages : 433 pages

Download or read The Kagero Diary PDF, written by and published by U of M Center For Japanese Studies. This book was released on 1997-08-01 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Japan is the only country in the world where women writers laid the foundations of classical literature. The Kagero Diary commands our attention as the first extant work of that rich and brilliant tradition. The author, known to posterity as Michitsuna’s Mother, a member of the middle-ranking aristocracy of the Heian period (794–1185), wrote an account of 20 years of her life (from 954–74), and this autobiographical text now gives readers access to a woman’s experience of a thousand years ago. The diary centers on the author’s relationship with her husband, Fujiwara Kaneie, her kinsman from a more powerful and prestigious branch of the family than her own. Their marriage ended in divorce, and one of the author’s intentions seems to have been to write an anti-romance, one that could be subtitled, “I married the prince but we did not live happily ever after.” Yet, particularly in the first part of the diary, Michitsuna’s Mother is drawn to record those events and moments when the marriage did live up to a romantic ideal fostered by the Japanese tradition of love poetry. At the same time, she also seems to seek the freedom to live and write outside the romance myth and without a husband. Since the author was by inclination and talent a poet and lived in a time when poetry was a part of everyday social intercourse, her account of her life is shaped by a lyrical consciousness. The poems she records are crystalline moments of awareness that vividly recall the past. This new translation of the Kagero Diary conveys the long, fluid sentences, the complex polyphony of voices, and the floating temporality of the original. It also pays careful attention to the poems of the text, rendering as much as possible their complex imagery and open-ended quality. The translation is accompanied by running notes on facing pages and an introduction that places the work within the context of contemporary discussions regarding feminist literature and the genre of autobiography and provides detailed historical information and a description of the stylistic qualities of the text.

Book Japan   s Frames of Meaning

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  • Author : Michael F. Marra
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2010-10-31
  • ISBN : 0824860764
  • Pages : 465 pages

Download or read Japan s Frames of Meaning PDF, written by Michael F. Marra and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2010-10-31 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Japan’s Frames of Meaning, Michael Marra identifies interpretative concepts central to discussions of hermeneutical practices in Japan and presents English translations of works on basic hermeneutics by major Japanese thinkers. Discussions of Japanese thought tend to be centered on key Western terms in light of which Japanese texts are examined; alternatively, a few Buddhist concepts are presented as counterparts of these Western terms. Marra concentrates on Japanese philosophers and thinkers who have mediated these two extremes, bringing their knowledge of Western thought to bear on philosophical reinterpretations of Buddhist terms that are, thus, presented in secularized form. Marra focuses on categories relevant to the development of a history of Japanese hermeneutics, calling attention to concepts whose discussion sheds light on how Japanese thinkers have proceeded in making sense of their own culture. The terms are organized under three headings. The first deals with koto, which in Japanese means both "things" and "words." Koto is the center of a series of interesting compounds, such as kotodama (the spirit of words) and makoto (truth), that have shaped Japanese discourses on philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and religion. Writings on koto by twentieth-century philosophers Watsuji Tetsuro (1889–1960) and Omori Shozo (1921–1997) and Edo-period scholar Fujitani Mitsue (1768–1823) are included. The second heading is dedicated to two well-known aesthetic categories, yugen and sabi, which point to notions of depth in physical space as well as in the space of interiority. The University of Kyoto aesthetician Ueda Juzo (1886–1973) guides the reader through a history of these concepts. In the third part of the book, notions of time in the form of ku (emptiness) and guzen (contingency) are examined through the work of Ueda’s colleagues at Kyoto, Nishitani Keiji (1900–1990) and Kuki Shuzo (1888–1941). Perceptive and erudite, Japan’s Frames of Meaning will become a landmark resource—in particular for the insights and provocations it offers to contemporary cross-cultural philosophical dialogue—for anyone interested in traditional and modern Japanese thought.

Book Nature  Art  and Education in East Asia

Download or read Nature Art and Education in East Asia PDF, written by Ruyu Hung and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the deeply interwoven connection of education, art and nature in the context of East Asia. With contributions from authors in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, the book considers unnoticed but significant themes involved in the interplay of nature, art, and education. It manifests how nature and art can educate, and how education and nature play the role of art. The chapters explore a range of themes relevant to East Asian characteristics, including skill acquisition, Japanese calendar arts and ritual of feelings, garden architecture, the ritualised body, collaborative poetry art, translational language between humans and nature, the Confucian classical Six Arts, the artistic embodiment of the Kyoto School, and the heritage art based education in Korea. The authors examine these themes in novel ways to bring to light the relevance of the East Asian insights to the contemporary global world. This book is an outstanding resource to all researchers, scholars, and students interested in educational aesthetics, philosophy of education, East Asian studies, comparative education and intercultural education.

Book A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

Download or read A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan PDF, written by Rebekah Clements and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The translation of texts has played a formative role in Japan's history of cultural exchange as well as the development of literature, and indigenous legal and religious systems. This is the first book of its kind, however, to offer a comprehensive survey of the role of translation in Japan during the Tokugawa period, 1600–1868. By examining a wide range of translations into Japanese from Chinese, Dutch and other European texts, as well as the translation of classical Japanese into the vernacular, Rebekah Clements reveals the circles of intellectual and political exchange that existed in early modern Japan, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, Japan's 'translation' culture did not begin in the Meiji period. Examining the 'crisis translation' of military texts in response to international threats to security in the nineteenth century, Clements also offers fresh insights into the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.

Book A Guide to Oriental Classics

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  • Author : Wm. Theodore De Bary
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1989-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780231517195
  • Pages : 358 pages

Download or read A Guide to Oriental Classics PDF, written by Wm. Theodore De Bary and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 1989-05-03 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Guide to Oriental Classics

Book An Ecology of World Literature

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  • Author : Alexander Beecroft
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • ISBN : 1781685738
  • Pages : 322 pages

Download or read An Ecology of World Literature PDF, written by Alexander Beecroft and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2015-01-06 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What constitutes a nation’s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav Ghosh. Moving across literary ecologies of varying sizes, from small societies to the planet as a whole, the environments in which literary texts are produced and circulated, An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarly perspectives on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, navigating literary study into new and uncharted territory.