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Marks and Grade Points in Renga

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In waka, renga, and later, haikai, practitioners submitted their work to their teacher or other respected poets for evaluation. The teacher would scrutinize the poem before giving a “grade” for each ... More


Plagiarism

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
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9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

One commits plagiarism (dōrui) when he/she copies the exact or closely similar words or conception of a poem. Plagiarism was not allowed in waka, renga, and later haikai, although it was widespread ... More


Incomprehensibility

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In waka, there is a type of verse called mushin shojaku, which literally means “not to be grasped by the mind,” that is, incomprehensible. It is a technical term derived from kambun syntax and it ... More


Poetry Contests and Criticism

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A practice in waka was to hold poetry contests (uta awase), when poems were subjected to varying praise and criticism which exposed even their slightest flaws while the poets' names were withheld ... More


Orthodoxy and Plurality

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Shinkei talks about the notion that a style is not in accord with the Way unless it is the orthodox style. That may be true when the issue is about the language of renga, but its ... More


On the Tsukubashū

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
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9780804779395
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Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Tsukubashū, an anthology of various renga configurations, was compiled by Nijō Yoshimoto in 1356 and 1357, with the invaluable assistance of Gusai and his disciples. Modeled after the imperial ... More


Ancient and Middle-Period Renga

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter constitutes Shinkei's most important statement in Sasamegoto I on linking (tsukeai) in renga. Here, he argues that the link between verses has priority over the words of each verse. For ... More


The Role of Waka in Renga Training

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Renga differs from waka in a number of ways. For example, renga diction makes greater use of ellipses, nominals, and verbals with no modal suffixes. In addition, the rhythm of the single 5-7-5- or ... More


The Roots of Poetry in Temporality

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei wants to elevate the character of a renga session by converting it from a mere amusement or an ornament to a convivial social occasion, to a more meaningful activity in which one contemplates ... More


Poetic Process as a Contemplation

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
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chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with the proper duration of a renga session and describes the “mind-ground” (known as shinji in Sasamegoto II) upon which the process of poetic composition transpires. In this ... More


Right Teaching and the Individual Poet

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Shinkei argues that external circumstance molds individual talent. Therefore, this talent needs to be exposed to proper teaching, which is available only from the past poets of the ... More


Criticism is a Function of One's Own Limitations

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei argues that unless the poet has a profound understanding of the Way, he is incapable of making a criticism of superior work. In this chapter, he insists that mere competence or skill (jōzu, ... More


Constant Practice Is Decisive

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When Master Bontōan abandoned the Way of Poetry and wandered around the provinces of Azuma and Tsukushi for many years, someone remarked that he must have lost his touch completely. Bontō replied ... More


The Difficulty of Comprehending Superior Poetry

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reveals Shinkei's Buddhist-inspired conception of renga as a poetic structure. According to Shinkei, the renga verses of those who have reached the farthest realm tend to sound ever more ... More


Renga History

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Sasamegoto offers an account of renga history. Man'yōshū 1635 was cited as the oldest example of linked poetry, that is, its archaic form as “short renga” (tanrenga) in the Yakumo mishō (Eightfold ... More


Renga Rules and Buddhist Precepts:: The Question of Morality and Freedom

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0045
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on morality and freedom as they relate to renga and the renga rules against similarity and clashing within specified intervals. Shinkei argues that “these rules represent ... More


Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an account of classical Japanese poetics, based on the two concepts of emptiness (jo-ha-kyū) and temporality (mujō) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry. It ... More


Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is a complete, annotated translation of Sasamegoto (1463–64), considered the most important and representative poetic treatise of the medieval period in Japan because of its thoroughgoing ... More


Introduction

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an annotated translation of Sasamegoto (1463–64), a Japanese poetic treatise from the medieval period noted for its thoroughgoing construction of poetry as a way to attain, as well as ... More


The Character of the Work of the Early Masters

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

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2008
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to Shinkei, a proper link is based on the meaning, conception, or feeling (kokoro) of the maeku, not on its words (kotoba) or external configuration (sugata). For Shinkei, the renga link is ... More


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