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The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Conclusion

Michael Como

in Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The book examined several key moments in the formation of the Japanese Buddhist tradition, the Japanese royal cult, and ... More


Asian Classics as the Great Books of the East

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/9780231153973.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the importance of reading the ‘Asian classics.’ The reading and understanding of a text should work, as much as possible, from the inside out rather than from the outside in. ... More


Adultery and Gender Equality in Modern Japan, 1868–1948

Harald Fuess

in Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837150
eISBN:
9780824869472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837150.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the legal status of adultery in the modern period. From 1868 until 1948, adultery was a criminal offense—but only in the case of a married woman who engaged in extramarital ... More


Introduction

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about The Tale of the Heike and its medieval world. This volume explores the yin-yang and Daoist ideas in the Nara and early ... More


The New Bushido

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the emergence of baseball within the changing political landscapes in both Japan and the United States, with an emphasis on the former. In particular, it explores baseball's ... More


Shipbuilding in Early East Asia

Jun Kimura

in Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813061184
eISBN:
9780813051161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061184.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter describes an early and lasting shipbuilding technology developed along the coast of the Korean Peninsula and addresses its possible early influence on the Japanese shipbuilding tradition. ... More


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