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The Pillow Book

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/9780231153973.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the Pillow Book (Makura no sōshi) by Sei Shōnagon. The Pillow Book lacks many of the recognized features of the traditional classic, especially unity of time and place, plot, ... More


Rome and Kyoto: Capitals, Genres, Gender

Wiebke Denecke

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The symbolic center of the Japanese and Roman state was the capital. Its topography and history were constant points of reference, as its residences and salons provided prime spaces for literary ... More


Folding Chinese Boxes: Sensing the Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theoretical foundations for the concept of the fold and outlines its principles as they relate to the Chinese exotic. The fold demonstrates a movement which negotiates ... More


Courtship in Mid-Heian Writings

Doris G. Bargen

in Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851545
eISBN:
9780824868123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851545.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes selected courtship scenes in mid-Heian poem tales (uta monogatari), fabricated tales (tsukuri monogatari), random notes (zuihitsu), and diaries (nikki). It also briefly ... More


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