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Death's Emotional Landscape: Emotions Surrounding Death in the Man'yôshû

Thomas, Emily
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Thomas, Emily
Advisor
Stolz, Robert
Abstract
The expression of emotions is influenced by society and culture. Expressions that are considered appropriate in modern America are not necessarily the same for other cultures and times. Laments in books two and three of the Man’yōshū 万葉集 (“Collection of a Ten Thousand Leaves”) reveal the normative emotions to express upon death in early Japan. Analysis of these poems show that a handful of emotions were normative to express upon the death of an emperor or prince based on social and relational status to the deceased, whereas a broader range of emotions was acceptable to express upon death in general.
Language
English
Date Received
20170413
Published
University of Virginia, Department of East Asian Studies, MA (Master of Arts), 2017
Published Date
2017-04-13
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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