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The Voice of an Illegitimate Son

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter gives a close rereading of Nakagami's most well-known work, the Akiyuki trilogy: “Misaki,” Kareki nada, and Chi no hate shijō no toki. It particularly focuses on Nakagami's depiction of ... More


The Voices of Aged Buraku Women

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Nakagami's representation of old women or oba from Kumano. To articulate the significance of the oba in Nakagami's narratives, it first investigates Nakagami's reading of the ... More


Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Defeated by the Seiwa Genji in the Genpei war of 1180-85, the Heike have been commemorated and celebrated during subsequent centuries in a wide range of literary and artistic works, while being ... More


Heaven and Earth: Traditional Sources of the Dual Identities of Anime Heroines

Raz Greenberg

in Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826268
eISBN:
9781496826299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826268.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of the most famous archetypes of heroines in Japanese anime is that of the magical girl—a girl who holds the dual identity of both an earthly being (usually a regular schoolgirl) and a heavenly ... More


Spirit of Han, Genius of Yamato

Paul S. Atkins

in Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858506
eISBN:
9780824873677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858506.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Teika was biliterate in classical Japanese and classical Chinese, and well read in the Chinese historical and literary classics. His diary was kept mainly, but not entirely, in kanbun, a Japanese ... More


The Buddha as Local Hero

Micah L. Auerback

in A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

By the close of Japan’s medieval period, the great Buddhist temple complexes lay shattered, along with their hegemony over cultural production. Improvements in printing technology and the growth of ... More


Epilogue

Rajyashree Pandey

in Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The epilogue draws upon a small number of anomalous tales, which defy easy categorization to bring them into conversation with the broader hermeneutical questions that have preoccupied scholars ... More


Blurring the Lines: Repositioning the Heike

Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay, by the editors, draws from the various chapters to address the larger goals of the volume of contextualizing and deconstructing images of the Heike (or Ise Taira) from the time of their ... More


Fact and Fiction in the Heike monogatari

Takahashi Masaaki

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay is primarily concerned with a comparison between historical accounts of members of the Heike with their depictions in the Heike monogatari, in which the author clearly shows the extent to ... More


Envisioning the Classics: The Tale of the Heike in Edo-Period Comic Books

Adam L. Kern

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay deals with representations of the Heike in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868), focusing particularly on images and descriptions of the Heike in comicbooks intended for a broad audience. The ... More


Kiyomori and His Family in Postwar Japan: Mizoguchi’s Shin Heike monogatari (The New Tale of the Heike)

Hitomi Tonomura

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay examines the changing depiction of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181) in the postwar era. Consistently depicted as an embodiment of greed and excessive ambition in accounts of the Heike from ... More


Affirmations of Authority: Premodern and Early Meiji Crime Literature

Mark Silver

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the state of Japanese crime literature prior to the emergence of detective fiction, from the Tokugawa period (1600–1868) to the early Meiji period (1868–1912). More ... More


The Radiance of Exile: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter and The Tale of Genji

Jonathan Stockdale

in Imagining Exile in Heian Japan: Banishment in Law, Literature, and Cult

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839833
eISBN:
9780824868659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839833.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theme of exile in the earliest work of prose fiction (monogatari) from the Heian court, the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Taketori monogatari). The chapter argues that the role ... More


Conclusion: On the Margins of Japanese Religion

Jonathan Stockdale

in Imagining Exile in Heian Japan: Banishment in Law, Literature, and Cult

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839833
eISBN:
9780824868659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839833.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the worship of Emperor Sutoku as a vengeful spirit from the Heian period to the modern era in Japan. The chapter argues that myth, literature, cult, and law cannot be considered ... More


Eccentrics of Recent Times and Social Value: Biography Reinvents the Eccentric

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/9780824836665.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces and compares three of the earliest biographical compilations of eccentrics:Hōsa kyōshaden (Biographies of Nagoya madmen, 1778); Ochiguri monogatari (Fallen chestnuts tales, ... More


The Tale of Genji as a Japanese and World Classic

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/9780231153973.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines The Tale of Genji or the Genji monogatari, written in the early eleventh century by a woman named Murasaki Shikibu. The title The Tale of Genji comes from the surname of the ... 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


Satire in Foreign Attire: The Ambivalences of Learning in Late Antiquity and Medieval Japan

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/9780199971848.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There was one cultural achievement that Rome and Japan self-consciously lacked: indigenous philosophical traditions. This made philosophers in Rome and Confucian scholars in Japan into both exemplars ... More


Dying in Two Dimensions: Genji emaki and the Wages of Depth Perception

Reginald Jackson

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Gotō Museum’s “Yomigaeru Genji monogatari emaki” exhibit of 2005–2006 was an ambitious attempt to “resurrect” the museum’s legendary illustrated handscrolls of The Tale of Genji (the Genji ... More


Subculture and the South

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/9780816672851.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on subculture, beginning with a discussion of why it is being rejected by critics and writers of fine fiction. Meanwhile, the subculture critics assert its new domain by drawing ... More


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