Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription

Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription

by Thomas LaMarre
     
 

Literary criticism of classical Japanese poetry, focusing on the emergence of “Kokinwakashu,’ an imperial anthology of waka poetry compiled in the 9th century.

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Literary criticism of classical Japanese poetry, focusing on the emergence of “Kokinwakashu,’ an imperial anthology of waka poetry compiled in the 9th century.

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ISBN-13:
9780822325185
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,157,341
Product dimensions:
62.50(w) x 95.00(h) x 7.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration and Illustrations
Introduction: Unstating Heian Japan1
Pt. 1The Interpretation of Rebuses
1Revising the Rebus13
2Kana Inscription and Stylistic Differentiation26
3Composition and Competition50
Pt. 2Inscription and Sensation
4Toward a History of Styles77
5Heian Calligraphy93
6The Multisensible Figure: Ashide Shita-e Wakanroeisho116
Pt. 3The Song Machine
7Two Prefaces, Two Modes of Appearance143
8Tsurayuki's Song Machine161
Notes189
Works Consulted207
Illustrations217
Index229

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