World of the Shining Prince Court Life in Ancient Japan
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Description: Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan.Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor’s court—a world deeply admired by Virginia Woolf, among others—renowned scholar of Japanese history and literature Ivan Morris explores the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the period.Offering readers detailed portrayals of the daily lives of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of the age, The World of the Shining Prince has been a cornerstone text on ancient Japan for half a century.
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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction by the Author|
|The Heian Period|
|Politics and Society|
|Provincials and the Lesser Breeds|
|The 'Good People' and their Lives|
|The Cult of Beauty|
|The Women of Heian and their Relations with Men|
|Aspects of 'the tale of genji'|
|Periods of Far Eastern History, and Rulers in Japan during the Heian Period|
|A Note on the Tenth Century|
|Is The Tale of Genji Complete?|
|Murasaki on the Art of Fiction|