This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This book examines the interrelationship between narrative, ritual, and royal authority, including discussions of Daoism, yin-yang, and Buddhist doctrine, as depicted in a variety of texts from The Chronicles of Japan (7th century) to The Tale of the Heike (14th century). Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: 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 perspectives on the Heike narratives, this study also draws attention to a range of problems centered on the interrelationship between narrative, ritual space, and Japan's changing views of China as they bear on depictions of the emperor's authority, warriors, and marginal population going all the way back to the Nara period. By situating the Heike in this long temporal framework, the author sheds light on a hidden history of royal authority that was entangled in Daoist and yin-yang ideas in the Nara period, practices centered on defilement in the Heian period, and Buddhist doctrines pertaining to original enlightenment in the medieval period, all of which resurface and combine in Heike's narrative world. In introducing for the first time the full range of Heike narrative to students and scholars of Japanese literature, the author argues that we must also reexamine our understanding of the literature, ritual, and culture of the Heian and Nara periods.
L'autore: David T. Bialock is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Southern California.
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Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0804751587
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110804751587
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020804751587