Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical JapanMapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan

Mapping Heian- kyō In the Heian period (794–1185), the capital extended 4.5
kilometers (km) from east to west and 5.2 ... The city's grand Suzaku Avenue ran
from Rashōmon (gate) at the capital's southern entrance to Suzakumon (gate) at

Author: Doris G. Bargen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824857332


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Literary critiques of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century The Tale of Genji have often focused on the amorous adventures of its eponymous hero. In this paradigm-shifting analysis of the Genji and other mid-Heian literature, Doris G. Bargen emphasizes the thematic importance of Japan’s complex polygynous kinship system as the domain within which courtship occurs. Heian courtship, conducted mainly to form secondary marriages, was driven by power struggles of succession among lineages that focused on achieving the highest position possible at court. Thus interpreting courtship in light of genealogies is essential for comprehending the politics of interpersonal behavior in many of these texts. Bargen focuses on the genealogical maze—the literal and figurative space through which several generations of men and women in the Genji moved. She demonstrates that courtship politics sought to control kinship by strengthening genealogical lines, while secret affairs and illicit offspring produced genealogical uncertainty that could be dealt with only by reconnecting dissociated lineages or ignoring or even terminating them. The work examines in detail the literary construction of a courtship practice known as kaimami, or “looking through a gap in the fence,” in pre-Genji tales and diaries, and Sei Shōnagon’s famous Pillow Book. In Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji, courtship takes on multigenerational complexity and is often used as a political strategy to vindicate injustices, counteract sexual transgressions, or resist the pressure of imperial succession. Bargen argues persuasively that a woman observed by a man was not wholly deprived of agency: She could choose how much to reveal or conceal as she peeked through shutters, from behind partitions, fans, and kimono sleeves, or through narrow carriage windows. That mid-Heian authors showed courtship in its innumerable forms as being influenced by the spatial considerations of the Heian capital and its environs and by the architectural details of the residences within which aristocratic women were sequestered adds a fascinating topographical dimension to courtship. In Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan readers both familiar with and new to The Tale of Genji and its predecessors will be introduced to a wholly new interpretive lens through which to view these classic texts. In addition, the book includes charts that trace Genji characters’ lineages, maps and diagrams that plot the movements of courtiers as they make their way through the capital and beyond, and color reproductions of paintings that capture the drama of courtship.

Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese HistoryRoutledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

The foundations of city planning in Japan can be said to date to the time of
Fujiwara-kyō at the end of the seventh century.9 Kishi Toshio's reconstruction has
... At the midpoint along the southern edge of this enclosure rose Suzakumon, the
gate from which the city's ... maps to confirm grid patterns based on ancient
capital city planning—and thus prove that influences from ancient cityscapes
extend to the ...

Author: Karl F Friday

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351692021



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Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early J?mon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: Geography and the environment Political events and institutions Society and culture Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.

The Impact of the Drastic Decline in Raw Silk Upon Land Use and Industry in Selected Areas of Sericultural Specialization in JapanThe Impact of the Drastic Decline in Raw Silk Upon Land Use and Industry in Selected Areas of Sericultural Specialization in Japan

Eleventh National Filature Investigation , 1929 Kambayashi , Shimbei , Historian
Suzaka City B 30 Base map : Suzaka City Hall 9 50 100 150 200 SCALE IN ...

Author: Richard Fairchild Hough


ISBN: WISC:89010844710


Page: 564

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A geographic investigation was carried out in Japan to determine the impact of the drastic decline in the Japanese raw silk industry after 1930 upon land utilization and silk reeling in four selected areas of sericultural specialization. Two of these areas were located on the western portion of Kanto Plain: Gumma Ken, the leading prefecture for mulberry acreage and cocoon production during the past-War years, and the Sagami diluvial terrace region of central Kanagawa Ken, the silk industry of which was directly affected by proximity to the Tokyo-Kawasaki-Yokohama conurbation. Two regions were in high, isolated, intermontane basins where silk reeling factories were concentrated: the Suwa and Hagano Basins of Nagano Ken. Variations in the rate of change of mulberry acreage in Gumma Ken seemed most closely related to the degree of pre-Depression emphasis upon sericulture and to variations in changes in reeling capacities within the prefecture. In the Suwa Basin, the degree of food self-sufficiency seemed to be the key factor behind differences in rates of change among areas within the basin. (Author).

Annual Report of the Institute of Geoscience the University of TsukubaAnnual Report of the Institute of Geoscience the University of Tsukuba

( in Japanese with English abstract , with Ono , H . " ) _ ( 2003 ) : Mapping and
analyzing land use with GPS and GIS . Ibid , 27 , 107 - 129 ... ( in Japanese with
English abstract ) ( 2003 ) : Preservation of historical areas in Suzaka City . Areal
Res .

Author: Tsukuba Daigaku. Chikyū Kagakukei


ISBN: UOM:39015081525761



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A Malleable MapA Malleable Map

Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912 Kären Wigen. town and
marketing center throughout the early modern period, Matsumoto had continued
to be a more commanding seat of power ... The only places distinguished by the
large round mark for meiy[ are Iida, TakatO, Matsumoto, Iwamurata, Suzaka, ...

Author: Kären Wigen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520259188


Page: 319

View: 441

"A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Prelim. p.


Author: Nicholas Bornoff


ISBN: 0792275632


Page: 400

View: 128

Take a tour of Japan guided by National Geographic -- for generations synonymous with the thrill of discovery and exploration. Featured sites include both famous and lesser known places, selected to help you experience the country in a fresh and exciting way. * In-depth site descriptions and background information * Insightful features on history, culture, and contemporary life * More than 290 vivid color photographs * 21 detailed, full-color maps * Mapped walking tours * Specially commissioned artwork * Clear, easy-to-use design * Complete visitor information plus hotels, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment and festivals

Chinese ArchaeologyChinese Archaeology

7 Schematic maps of changes of the central buildings in the Heijokyu Palace City
Left map : before the 740s 1. ... Suzakumon 7. Mibumon Note : The original paper
was published in Kaogu 2001. 2 : 71 –85 , along with nine figures , and authored
by Wang Zhongshu E 16 * . ... As a result , this great city and its palace
complexes became the most perfect capital and palace city in ancient Japan .
References ...



ISBN: UOM:39015053881218



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Geographical Review of JapanGeographical Review of Japan

Map 15 highlights ( in red ) a route for visiting five illustrated sites of historical
interest to the west of the Akishino River ( fekete III , Akishinogawa ) in the
western part of the city of Nara , and in the lower right quadrant it displays the site
of the “ imperial ... Although not pro - nounced , the drawings that represent the
four temples and the Suzaku Gate ( U PS , Suzakumon ) on the southern
periphery of the ...



ISBN: UOM:39015060728253



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The Golden Age of Japan 794 1192The Golden Age of Japan 794 1192

The New Capital City of Heian - kyo When the son of Emperor Könin ascended
the throne in 781 at the age of forty - four , taking the name ... In width it extended
east and west across a block on either side of the main axis , Suzaku - õji . ...
SESAME Map of the capital city , Heian - kyo 22 The New Capital City of Heian-

Author: Rose Hempel

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015016632286


Page: 252

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Traces the history of the Heian period and looks at the architecture, sculpture, calligraphy, literature and painting of that era

The Map CatalogThe Map Catalog

Every Kind of Map and Chart on Earth and Even Some Above it Joel Makower.
City Hall Hotel Otero How To Heian Museum Ancient stort Sanks AKAGYO -
KURRo - do Temsile Bridge SHINK YOGOKU Portion of map of Kyoto , from
Teikoku - Shoin Co . Ltd . ' s Complete Atlas of Japan . ... e rs SEIKANA horizo
SUZAKU T Tek ...

Author: Joel Makower

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000447396


Page: 364

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Provides an annotated list of land and water maps, astronomical and weather maps, atlases, globes, and map software

Sewage Works in JapanSewage Works in Japan

Kenji Yoshimura Director , Construction Division , Technical Department ,
Sewage Works Bureau , Kyoto City Office 1. ... plant in order to effect speedy
countermeasures against stormwater and wasFigure 1 shows a map of the public
sewered area in Kyoto city . ... The area is composed of the Suzaku district ( 456
ha ) on the north side of the JR ( Japan Railway ) Tokaido line and the Karahashi
district ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112050734703



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The Japan Foundation NewsletterThe Japan Foundation Newsletter

From the Japanese Press ( April 1 – July 31 , 2001 ) AWARDS was awarded to
the Bangladeshi econo - account of the ... of Filial Piety : dividual or organization
contributing to Prefecture , has revealed a suzaku ( red Five Noh in Translation .
... of the 125th Akutagawa picts the effects of a bus hijacking on Prize for belles -
lettres by new writers Copy of Lost Map Found ... were found in the United The
city of Fukuoka announced the re - Ltd . Like Gen ' yū , the protagonist of States
Library ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123421260



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Social Change and the City in JapanSocial Change and the City in Japan

... Superimposed on Map of Present - day Kyoto 六条大路 JE 北条大路图 TEL .
Suzaku oji 東山区- D7 Higashiyama - ku District 而而款極大路註七大洲而活道祖
大路|西大宮大路羅城門DC 朱雀大路陳大宮大路西洞院大路東開號大·照伏見区
Fushimi ...

Author: 武夫·矢崎


ISBN: UCSC:32106001062279


Page: 549

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Scholarly study by a professor at Keio University, Japan.