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Out of Nagasaki: To the End of the Floating World

Ning Ma

in The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter charts seventeenth-century Japan’s global relations and internal socioeconomic shifts, and analyzes in this context Ihara Saikaku’s “floating world” fiction as an expression of the ... More


Saikaku’s Five Women Who Loved Love

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0027
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Ihara Saikaku's novel Five Women Who Loved Love, which was written for the amusement of the townspeople in the new commercial centers of seventeenth-century Japan. The few ... More


Affirmations of Authority: Premodern and Early Meiji Crime Literature

Mark Silver

in Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the state of Japanese crime literature prior to the emergence of detective fiction, from the Tokugawa period (1600–1868) to the early Meiji period (1868–1912). More ... More


The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Ning Ma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book advances a “horizontal” method of comparative literature and applies this approach to analyze the multiple emergences of early realism and novelistic modernity in Eastern and Western ... More


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