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Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice

Brian Steininger
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2017.
Language
English
Series
Harvard East Asian Monographs
ISBN
9780674975156, 0674975154
Summary
"Examines the transformation of Chinese literary genres in mid-Heian Japan by focusing on the ritualized recitation practices through which these works were performed and heard. This reconstruction of recitation as both a social and literary act demonstrates Sinographic literature's practical use among the capital nobility and modifications of Tang aesthetic principles"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Gifts and governors : Heian capital society in Utsuho monogatari
  • Honchō monzui and the social dynamics of literary culture
  • Couplet collections and aesthetic strategy
  • Glosses and primers : Heian education and literacy
  • Reading out loud : literary writing and oral performance
  • Conclusion : the changing purview of literary Sinitic
  • Appendix A. Selections from Sakumon diatai
  • Appendix B. Preface to Wamyō ruijushō.
Description
xi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278) and index.
Series Statement
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 401
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