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Author Steininger, Brian, author.

Title Chinese literary forms in Heian Japan : poetics and practice / Brian Steininger.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 401
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 401.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278) and index.
Contents 1. Gifts and governors: Heian capital society in Utsuho monogatari -- The stratification of Heian officialdom -- Atemiya's suitors: insiders and outsiders in Utsuho monogatari -- Zuryo and the Heian network of reciprocity -- Conclusion: Service and reward -- 2. Honcho monzui and the social dynamics of literary culture -- The transformation of ritual space -- The "splendor" of commissioned composition -- Conclusion: Inscribing difference -- 3. Couplet collections and aesthetic strategy -- Parallelism and topical exposition -- The rhetoric of erudition -- Jukkai and decontextualized poetry -- Conclusion -- 4. Glosses and primers: Heian education and literacy -- The structure of the Academy -- Elementary education and primers -- Glossing and commentaries -- Truth and method in the Academy -- Essential knowledge -- Conclusion -- 5. Reading out loud: literary writing and oral performance -- Breaking bun -- Literary form and kundoku reception -- The limits of literature -- The princess's encyclopedia -- Conclusion: The audible literary -- Conclusion: The changing purview of literary Sinitic.
Summary "Examines the transformation of Chinese literary genres in mid-Heian Japan by focusing on the ritualized recitation practices through which these works were performed and heard. This reconstruction of recitation as both a social and literary act demonstrates Sinographic literature's practical use among the capital nobility and modifications of Tang aesthetic principles"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Kanbungaku (Japanese literature) -- History and criticism.
Japanese literature -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- History and criticism.
Japanese literature -- Chinese influences.
Literacy -- Japan -- History.
Oral interpretation.
Japanese literature -- Chinese influences.
Japanese literature -- Heian period.
Kanbungaku (Japanese literature)
Oral interpretation.
Chronological Term 794-1185
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9780674975156 0674975154 (DLC) 2016028797 (OCoLC)953918977
ISBN 9781684175765 (electronic bk.)
1684175763 (electronic bk.)