Seppuku A History of Samurai Suicide

ISBN-10: 4770031424

ISBN-13: 9784770031426

Edition: 2011

Authors: Andrew Rankin

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Andrew Rankin is a Japan scholar studying for his Ph.D. on Yukio Mishima at Cambridge University, in the U.K. He lived in Japan for twenty years and attended Tokyo University. Rankin worked as a translator at the National Institute of Japanese Literature in Tokyo; his work includes Snakelust by Kenji Nakagami, published by KI in 1998.

Author's Note
Introduction: Aesthetics of Seppuku
History of Seppuku to 1600
Ancient Texts
Minamoto no Tametomo
Medieval War Tales
Seppuku as Execution
Nishina Morinobu
Shimizu Muneharu
Shibata Katsuie
Sen no Rikyu
Toyotomi Hidetsugu
The Seppuku Ritual
Seppuku Ritual Protocols
Types of Seppuku
History of Seppuku after 1600
Junshi Martyrdom
The Principle of Dual Blame
The Ako Incident
The 1700s: Urban Dandies and Paper Fans
The Kiso Anti-flood Project
The 1800s: �Revere the Emperor, Expel the Barbarians!�
The Aizu White Tigers
Revolt of the League of the Divine Wind
Nogi Maresuke
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