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Between Topos and Topography: Japanese Early Modern Travel Literature

Robert F. Wittkamp

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that travel writing appears as a literary genre (nikki bungaku) much earlier in Japan (934–35) than in Europe, where it rapidly becomes a highly sophisticated and aestheticized ... More


From Self to No-Self to All-Self

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 9 explores how individuals working to attain peak performance are at their best when intimately embedded and engaged in their chosen sector of the world, moving with and helping to shape its ... More


Epilogue: Fallen Castles and Summer Grass

Andrew Hui

in The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Epilogue departs from the Renaissance and returns to my Japanese friend’s perplexing question: why ruins after all? As it turns out, though there might not be physical ruins in East Asia, there ... More


Basho, the Haiku Poet

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the haiku poetry of Basho from the standpoint of its avian influences and from the perspectives of multiple literary authorities.


Sketches from Life

Donald Keene

in The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Masaoka Shiki’s use of shasei (sketching from life) as the guiding principle of his haiku and, later on, his paintings. Shiki wrote poetry while in Matsuyama. At Natsume ... More


Writing, Naturally

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

What phenomenology asks of us is that we cultivate, as best we can, a disinterested attitude toward the world, such that it may be seen from a standpoint other than our own, and thereby continually ... More


Random Essays (Zuihitsu), 1

Donald Keene

in The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Masaoka Shiki’s zuihitsu, or random essays. The extraordinary influence of Shiki’s critical writings on the composition of both haiku and tanka make him a central figure in the ... More


Strange Tastes: Cultural Eccentricity and Its Vanguard

W. Puck Brecher

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter identifies an escalating attraction to strangeness that fundamentally differed from the isolated cases of aesthetic reclusion evident in the seventeenth century. It examines how the ... More


The Poetry of Matsuo Bashō

Haruo Shirane

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/9780231153973.003.0024
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the poetry of Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694). Modern haiku derives from the seventeen-syllable hokku, or opening verse, of haikai, or comic linked verse. When Bashō began his career ... More


Matsuo Bashō

Donald Keene

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/9780231153973.003.0025
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on work of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō. About a thousand of his haiku survive, a relatively scant output for someone who spent most of his life as a haiku poet. Haiku, at first ... More


Pornographic Adaptations of the Classics: The Safflower (1948–1950) and The Record of the Night Battles at Dannoura (1970–1976)

Kirsten Cather

in The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on two censored Japanese classic texts: The Safflower and The Record of the Night Battles at Dannoura. The Safflower is a late eighteenth-century collection of senryu, a genre of ... More


Kū: On Bashō

Nishitani Keiji

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter talks about Matsuo Basho, a famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. Despite the many people who have dealt with the ins and outs of Basho, in him was a deeply developed sense of ... More


A Shaky Start: 1892–1893

William E. Naff

in The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832186
eISBN:
9780824871673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Shimazaki Tōson's shaky start as a writer during the years 1892–1893. It begins by recounting Tōson's acceptance of a teaching position at the women's school Meiji Jogakkō and ... More


The Ego (Part Two): Having versus Being

John M. Rector

in The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199355419
eISBN:
9780190258429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355419.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the tendency to equate having with being as a natural byproduct of living under the ego—that is, of identifying with and attaching to forms of various types. Ego is a factor ... More


The Call of Conscience

George Pattison

in A Rhetorics of the Word: A Philosophy of Christian Life, Part II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198813514
eISBN:
9780191851377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813514.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Although it is common to speak of the call of conscience, the specifically linguistic character of this call is frequently occluded in the history of thought. This is clear in the modern history of ... More


Meditation on the Move: Walking, Nature, Mystery

David E. Cooper

in Coleridge and Contemplation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198799511
eISBN:
9780191839795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799511.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 relates a mode of meditation with walking in natural environments. This mode is identified by drawing on texts from Coleridge, Bashō, Rousseau, and Thoreau. The style of meditation is a ... More


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