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Ethnicity, Sagehood, and the Politics of Literacy in the Early Shōtoku Cult

Michael Como

in Shōtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188615
eISBN:
9780199851751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188615.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the role of ethnicity and hermeneutic authority in the formation of the conceptions of the sage king (hijiri no kimi) and the sage counselor (sakashihito) in 7th-century Yamato. ... More


Shōtoku and Gyōki

Michael Como

in Shōtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188615
eISBN:
9780199851751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188615.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the role played by roadside rites of begging, blessing (hokai), and spirit propitiation in shaping interactions between the Shōtoku cult and popular religious movements of the ... More


Introduction

Laurence Labrune

in The Phonology of Japanese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199545834
eISBN:
9780191738562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545834.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This first chapter provides a general introduction to the book, presenting its aims, methods, theoretical background, the status, origins, and periodisation of the Japanese language, as well as the ... More


“Our Demand Has Been and It Remains—Unconditional Surrender!”

Marc Gallicchio

in Unconditional: The Japanese Surrender in World War II

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190091101
eISBN:
9780197525852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091101.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins the story of this book on the island of Okinawa, Japan, beginning at dawn on April 1, 1945. This point in time sparked the largest concentrated naval bombardment ever to cover a ... More


‘Damn the photon torpedoes!’ Star Trek and the transfiguration of naval history

Jonathan Rayner

in The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070983
eISBN:
9781781701157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Star Trek's adaptation of naval history and imagery to science fiction can be read in the light of relation to the depiction of scientific and military responses to alien threats. In their deliberate ... More


Royalizing the Realm and the Ritualization of Violence

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/9780804751582.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter compares how the historical narratives Kojiki and Nihon shoki manipulate legendary material, focusing on the Yamato Takeru narrative and Emperor Jimmu's subjugation chronicle. It ... More


China in the Medieval Imaginary

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/9780804751582.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the role of China in medieval Japanese spatial imaginary. It analyzes several episodes from the The Tale of the Heike variants including those centered on Taira no Kiyomori and ... More


The Building Blocks of Japan, Origins to 600

William Wayne Farris

in Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833251
eISBN:
9780824870119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833251.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the origins of certain basic structures—so-called building blocks—in Japan that were to last up to about 600 CE. It first provides an overview of Japanese geography and ecology ... More


The First Japanese Encyclopedias of Nature: Yamato honzō and Shobutsu ruisan

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Kaibara Ekiken’s Yamato honzō, the first original encyclopedia of materia medica produced in Japan. It shows how this work was integral part of the philosophical attitude of ... More


Animated Interracial Romantic Fantasies: Japanese Male and Non-Japanese Female Characters

Joon Yang Kim

in Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038099
eISBN:
9781621039594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Japanese animation has featured romantic relationships between Japanese men and non-Japanese women, with the male character given a Japanese identity and his heterosexual partner presented as a ... More


Bricolage

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the genealogical bricolage—the construction of a line of descent with extraneous elements—of the “Tenmu dynasty.” During the second half of the seventh century, three rulers ... More


Mythemes

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the Japanese mytheme of divine emperorship. As a rule, power becomes accepted only when sacralized. Indeed, rulership without religious sanction is power without legitimacy. It ... More


Karakami and Animal Sacrifice

Michael Como

in Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates two issues that were closely related to the prominence of immigrant lineages and deities within Japanese cultic life. The first concerns the degree to which cults of ... More


War and Nationalism in Recent Japanese Cinema: Yamato, Kamikaze, Trauma, and Forgetting the Postwar

Aaron Gerow

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In “War and Nationalism in Recent Japanese Cinema: Yamato, Trauma, and Remembering World War II and Shōwa,” Aaron Gerow situates his reading of Yamato (Otoko tachi no Yamato, 2005)–a blockbuster film ... More


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