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Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a sequel to The Zen Canon, which began to explore the variety of influential texts in the history of Zen Buddhism. In Zen Classics that exploration is continued by shifting the focus ... More


Interventions: Of Abe Kōbō

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sets forth the notion of intervention in order to explore the manner in which Abe has been read in the U.S. Japan Studies field. Of central significance is the contradiction in which ... More


Comrades-in-Arms: Zainichi Communists, Revolutionary Local Color, and the Antinomies of Colonial Representation

Samuel Perry

in Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter performs close readings of several works of Japanese proletarian literature produced at a time when Koreans made up at least a third if not more of the Japanese Communist Party. The ... More


Writing on the Wall: Kabe Shōsetsu and the Proletarian Avant-Garde

Samuel Perry

in Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is constructed around six translated works of “wall fiction,” a literary genre that was celebrated in the early 1930s as a unique Japanese contribution to international experiments in ... More


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

David T. Bialock

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After The Tale of Genji (c.1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th–14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh ... More


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

Mark Silver

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book argues for a reassessment of existing models of literary influence between “unequal” cultures. Because the detective story had no pre-existing native equivalent in Japan, the genre's ... More


The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction

Julia C. Bullock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833879
eISBN:
9780824870836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833879.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book provides the first systematic analysis of Japanese literary feminist discourse of the 1960s—a full decade before the “women's lib” movement emerged in Japan. It highlights the work of three ... More


The Yin and the Yang of Power

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/9780804751582.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the role of the yin-yang in providing the constructive elements that define ancient Japanese principles of kingship. It analyzes how yin-yang contributed to the symbolic ... More


Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Wiebke Denecke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book compares the cultural dynamics of Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman literatures, exploring the ways in which “younger” cultures related to their venerable predecessors. How were writers of the ... More


Pollyanna: Transformation in the Japanese Context

Mio Bryce

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter's examination of Pollyanna within the context of Japanese children's literature notes similarities on early-twentieth-century American and Japanese desires to combine moral intent with ... More


Japanese Literature and Environmental Crises

Karen Thornber

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Japanese literature grapples with environmental pollution by focusing on two texts: Ishimure Michiko's 1969 novel Kugai jōdo: Waga Minamatabyō (Sea of suffering and the Pure ... More


IIs an Other

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The concept of parallax is fundamental to this study; it is an idea derived from the rhetoric of visual art which explains a perspective, wherein an object appears to be different when perceived from ... More


Colonial Women and the Primitive: Masugi Shizue and Sakaguchi Reiko

Faye Yuan Kleeman

in In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how personal choices forged paths for two Japanese women writers of the colonial period in the transaction of knowledge and artistry: Masugi Shizue (1910–1965) and Sakaguchi ... More


The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More


Cannibalism in Modern Japanese Literature

Tomoko Aoyama

in Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theme of cannibalism in serious and popular novels. The texts discussed include a variety of genres, and the representations of anthropophagy within them vary widely: ... More


Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Tomoko Aoyama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Literature, like food, is, in Terry Eagleton's words, “endlessly interpretable,” and food, like literature, “looks like an object but is actually a relationship.” So how much do we, and should we, ... 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 Lure of Community in Tanin no kao

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a reading of Abe’s 1964 novel Tanin no kao through focus on the notion of community. In its traditional determination, community presupposes that identity and difference be ... More


Introduction: Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan

Samuel Perry

in Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to restore much of the forgotten ideological and aesthetic complexity of Japan's proletarian movement and show that it must ... More


Epilogue

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter makes some generalizations about the significance of the alien or exotic as a subject in literature, specifically in the case of modern Japanese literature. Discussion of ... More


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