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Mutually Supportive and Antagonistic Arts

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0059
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Sasamegoto is unequivocal in its opinion that one can achieve greatness in an art (nōgei, michi) only by specialization. However, anybody who wants to cultivate other arts in addition to poetry must ... More


Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Meow Goh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines Chinese poetry and courtier culture using the concept of shengse—sound and sight—which connotes “sensual pleasure.” Under the moral and political imperative to avoid or even ... More


Medieval Symbolic Poetry and Buddhist Discourse

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the treatise, Korai fūteishō, Shunzei views poetry as the mediating link between man and external reality. In modern Japanese scholarship, moto no kokoro has been equated with the concept of ... More


Knowing Sound

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the issue of sound in the works of Yongming poets. It examines how they pursued, displayed, and received poetic sound patterns within their courtier community and highlights ... More


In the Garden

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the Yongming poets' perception of space and their poetry about yuan or the garden. It explains that in the Southern Dynasties, the yuan was being portrayed more and more as a ... More


the Link as a Structure of Signification

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei offered his most concrete explanation and illustration of the link in his adaptation of the hen-jo-daikyoku-ryū structural concept of waka to renga. His theory of tsukeai provides an avenue ... 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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
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


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