As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

Author: Sugawara no Takasue no Musume

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140442823

Category: History

Page: 153

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A Lady-in-waiting at a Heian court in medieval Japan records her personal feelings and reactions to social standards

The Australian Journal

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Intercultural Music

Author: Sally Macarthur

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 134

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Japan Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Japan

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Sacred Rites in Moonlight

Author: Ben no Naishi

Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series

ISBN: 9781885445407

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Ben no Naishi (1228-1270), a descendant of a literary branch of the Fujiwara family, created an innovative poetic account focusing on her public personae as a naishi serving at the court of Go-Fukakusa (r. 1246-1259). Traditional scholarship regards Ben no Naishi Nikki as a naive record of court minutiae written without any literary purpose, but Ben no Naishi's text is constructed consciously by her devotion to sacred and secular duties as naishi (female courtiers), who as guardians of the royal regalia--the Mirror, the Sword, and the Jewels--played vital roles in rites that legitimized and perpetuated the rule of the royal family. This translation-based study situates the text within the nikki tradition, traces the cultivation of patronage relationships that led to Ben no Naishi's job at court, delineates the sacred and secular duties of naishi, explores the unique literary aspects of the work, and reassesses Ben no Naishi's work as an innovative poetic record that subordinates the stance and contents to commemorating the reign of the royal family. The translation enhances the list of works available in English from the Kamakura literary canon.

Rice Bowl Women

Author: Dorothy Blair Shimer

Publisher: Signet Book


Category: Chinese fiction

Page: 390

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"Over a thousand years of stories and memoirs that reflect the changing status and ongoing struggle of women in the Orient"--Page 1 of cover.

Oriens extremus

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Category: Asia

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