Frontier Taiwan

The earliest modern poems published in Taiwan were in fact written in Japanese. Authored by Zhui Feng (“chasing ... Further, many of the pioneers in both China and Japan had firsthand experience with the West. Hu Shi studied at Cornell ...

Author: Michelle Yeh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231518413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century, this anthology reveals Taiwan in a broad spectrum of themes, forms, and styles: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism. The in-depth introduction outlines the development of modern poetry in the unique historical and cultural context of Taiwan. Comprehensive in both depth and scope, Frontier Taiwan beautifully captures the achievements of the nation's modern poetic traditions.

Japan Report

Young Japanese poets and literary commentators began reading their works in increasing numbers , and among them were Takuboku Ishikawa and Toson Shimazaki , pioneers of modern poetry in Japan . Other English writers those influence was ...



ISBN: OSU:32435064405194

Category: Japan


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Beyond Brushtalk

... Akiko (1878–1942) was recognized in China as one of the pioneers of modern Japanese poetry whose waka collection Midaregami (Tangled Hair, 1901) and her shintaishi (new style verse) served to establish a new modern poetic idiom for ...

Author: Christopher T. Keaveney

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622099289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Beyond Brushtalk explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. During this period, there were unprecedented opportunities for exchange between writers, which was made possible by the ease of travel between Japan and China during these years and the educational background of Chinese writers as students in Japan. Although the salubrious interaction that developed during that period was destined not to last, it nevertheless was significant as a courageous essay at cultural interaction. This book will appeal not only to those interested in Sino-Japanese studies, an increasingly important field of study in its own right, but will also appeal to scholars of both Japanese literature and Chinese literature and researchers whose areas of interest correspond to the major writers included in this work such as Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren on the Chinese side and Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and Hayashi Fumiko on the Japanese side. The relations and resulting literary works involving these major writers are often relatively neglected aspects of their total output and will draw interest from scholars of their work. This book will be accessible to both Sinologists and Japanologists with little background in the corresponding field, and to the generalist possessing an interest in literary exchange.

Lingua Et Linguistica 1 2

In the following, we will discuss the English translations of three poems by Kotaro Takamura (1883 - 1956),13 one of the pioneers of modern Japanese poetry written in the vernacular, and one of the most widely read poets in Japan.

Author: Graeme Davis


ISBN: 9781847991294

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Lingua et Linguistica is part of the JLL Project: Language Linguistics Literature Learning published in association with Shakespeare Centre Press, and linked to the on-line journals of the Project: Journal of Language and Linguistics, Journal of Language and Learning, Journal of Language and Literature. Further information about the JLL Project and the refereeing committee for this journal is available at the project web-site: http: // Lingua et Linguistica seeks to publish work which makes an original contribution to linguistics and language study, including language teaching methodology and the language of literature. Submission information is available through the project web site.

Modern Japanese Poets and the Nature of Literature

9 色のれ 0 A page from Takuboku's tanka notebook , showing poems later published in Sad Toys . The poem at the extreme ... Yet it should be " Takuboku and his friend Toki Aika were the two leading pioneers in writing tanka for the eye .

Author: Makoto Ueda

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804711666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 451

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European Romanticism

In 1889 when he was 20, Tôkoku privately published The Poem of the Prisoner (Soshû no shi) which renders the solitary self ... Being one of the pioneers in the sphere of modern Japanese poetry, however, Tôkoku's reputation rests on his ...

Author: Stephen Prickett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441154026

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1032

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Romanticism was always culturally diverse. Though English-language anthologies have previously tended to see Romanticism as predominantly British, the term itself actually originated in Germany, where it became the banner of a Europe-wide movement involving the profound intellectual and aesthetic changes which we now associate with modernity. This anthology is the first to place British Romanticism within a comprehensive and multi-lingual European context, showing how ideas and writers interconnected across national and linguistic boundaries. By reprinting everything in the original languages, together with an English translation of all non-English material in parallel on the opposite page, it offers a new intellectual map of Romanticism. Material is thematically arranged as follows: - Art & Aesthetics - The Self - History - Language - Hermeneutics & Theology - Nature - The Exotic - Science While focusing on European texts, the inclusion of essays on their North American and Japanese reception means that Romanticism can be seen as a global phenomenon, influencing a surprising number of the ways in which the modern world sees itself.

Modern Japanese Poetry

Poetry has certainly shared in Japanese affluence and has perhaps come a little too close to being institutionalized . ... that the pioneers opened in 1882 has been steadily followed by their successors who have pursued a continuous ...

Author: Albert Richard Davis

Publisher: Milton Keynes [Buckingham] : Open University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106005224032

Category: Authors, Japanese

Page: 325

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The Priest Jakuren and His Poetry

Contemporary scholars seem to recognize the value of reading Japanese poetry in a Japanese context . Robert Brower and Earl Miner , the pioneers of modern studies on Japanese court poetry , or waka , in English , allude to an ...

Author: Ichiro Leopold Hanami


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019784508

Category: Japanese poetry

Page: 662

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Modernism in Practice

A significant dimension of this volume is the detailed and extensive treatment afforded two important areas of postwar Japanese verse: the poetry of women and of Okinawa.

Author: Leith Morton

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058707475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Postwar modernist verse has been rarely discussed in English-language works on Japanese literature, despite the fact that it has been the dominant mode of poetic expression in Japan since World War II. Now readers of modern Japanese poetry in translation have gained an impressive intellectual and linguistic companion in their enjoyment of modern Japanese verse. Modernism in Practice combines close readings of individual Japanese postwar poets and poetry with historical and critical analysis. Five of the seven chapters concentrate on the life and work of such outstanding poets as Soh Sakon, Ishigaki Rin, Ito Hiromi, Asabuki Ryoji, and Tanikawa Shuntaro. Several of these writers have only come into prominence in recent decades, so this work also serves to acquaint readers with contemporary Japanese verse. A significant dimension of this volume is the detailed and extensive treatment afforded two important areas of postwar Japanese verse: the poetry of women and of Okinawa. Modernism in Practice is noteworthy not only as an introduction to postwar Japanese poets and their times, but also for the numerous poems that appear in translation throughout the volume--many for the first time in book form.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History

_____ (2008) '“Pioneers of overseas Japanese development”: Japanese American history and the making of ... Baichman, Janine (2002) Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry, ...

Author: Sven Saaler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317599036

Category: History

Page: 532

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. The subjects featured in the book range from the development of the political system and matters of international relations, to social and economic history and gender issues, to post-war discussions about modern Japan’s historical trajectory and its wartime past. Divided into thematic parts, the sections include: Nation, empire and borders Ideologies and the political system Economy and society Historical legacies and memory Each chapter outlines important historiographical debates and controversies, summarizes the latest developments in the field, and identifies research topics that have not yet received sufficient scholarly attention. As such, the book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese history, Asian history and Asian Studies.

War Occupation and Creativity

28 of adaptation and resistance " in colonial - era Taiwanese poetry " that produced a literature with a strong ... and long - lived Japanese - trained counterpart to Yang Kui , the poet Lin Hengtai ( Lin Heng - tai ) , " Modern Master ...

Author: Marlene J. Mayo

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824824334

Category: History

Page: 424

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This collection of essays, based on international collaboration by scholars in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States, is the first systematic, interdisciplinary attempt to address the social, political, and spiritual significance of the modern arts both in Japan and its empire between 1920 and 1960. These forty years, punctuated by war, occupation, and reconstruction, were turbulent and brutal, but also important and even productive for the arts. The volume takes a trans-war (rather than an inter-war) approach, beginning with the cultural politics of painting, poetry, and fiction in Japanese-occupied Korea and Taiwan following World War I. The narrative continues with the impact of Japan's war in China and the Pacific War on major Japanese novelists, playwrights, painters, and filmmakers, before moving on to the final stage, Japan's defeat and initial recovery. During the Allied Occupation of Japan and in its aftermath, Japanese artists both confronted and dismissed the question of war responsibility by preserving, reviving, or reinventing the political cartoon, Kabuki drama, literature of the body, and the aesthetics of decadence. Contributors: Haruko Taya Cook, Kyoko Hirano, Youngna Kim (Kim Youngna), H. Eleanor Kerkham, David R. McCann, Marlene J. Mayo, J. Thomas Rimer, Mark H. Sandler, Rinjiro Sodei, Wang Hsui-hsiung (Wang Xiuxiong), Alan Wolfe, Angelina C. Yee.

The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems

His poems have appeared in several journals that cater to free verse and Japanese forms of poetry. K. Satchidanandan (b. 1928) is a poet and critic. A pioneer of modern poetry in Malayalam, a bilingual literary critic, playwright, ...

Author: Abhay K.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789389449587

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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A unique initiative of poet-diplomat Abhay K., The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems, offers a treasury of poems, selected from over 3000 years of Indian poetry in 28 languages. It brings forth the richness and diversity of poetry that exist in India's myriad languages and dialects. There is an abundance of light, irony, sensuousness and spirituality in these poems, which delight our senses invoking distinct tastes, smells, colours and moods of India.

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture

It is in these communities, perhaps, that we will find the next wave of poetic pioneers, experimenting with ... Beichman, J. (2002) Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry, ...

Author: Jennifer Coates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351716789

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This Companion is a comprehensive examination of the varied ways in which gender issues manifest throughout culture in Japan, using a range of international perspectives to examine private and public constructions of identity, as well as gender- and sexuality-inflected cultural production. The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture features both new work and updated accounts of classic scholarship, providing a go-to reference work for contemporary scholarship on gender in Japanese culture. The volume is interdisciplinary in scope, with chapters drawing from a range of perspectives, fields, and disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, law, linguistics, literature, media and cultural studies, politics, and sociology. This reflects the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of the dual focal points of this volume—gender and culture—and the ways in which these themes infuse a range of disciplines and subfields. In this volume, Jennifer Coates, Lucy Fraser, and Mark Pendleton have brought together an essential guide to experiences of gender in Japanese culture today—perfect for students, scholars, and anyone else interested in Japan, culture, gender studies, and beyond.

Japan s New Architecture

honor of Kyukin Susuki . da , one of the pioneers of modern Japanese poetry , stands on a hill near the place where he was born . As this locali . ty is known for its granite , the native stone has been placed in six folds like a screen ...

Author: Shinji Koike


ISBN: UCSC:32106001436754

Category: Architecture

Page: 141

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Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

Bowman, Jannetta Ann. Epidemics and Mortality in Early Modern Japan. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987. Bownas, Geoffrey, and Anthony Thwaite, eds. The Penguin Book ofJapanese Verse. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1964.

Author: William E. Deal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195331264

Category: History

Page: 415

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andbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan spans the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868. The medieval and early modern eras in Japan were largely shaped by the rise of the warrior class. After 1603, with the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japanese culture changed dramatically, but as cities grew and merchants thrived, the warrior class became less dominant. By the end of the Edo period, Japan's insular feudal society and military government became irrelevant in an increasingly consumer-oriented economy and thriving urban culture. The contribution of military rulers, celebrated warriors, and cultural innovators to medieval and early modern Japanese culture are well documented. However, life at the village level also had a strong impact on the culture. Covering both levels of society, this comprehensive guide provides insightful information on well-known people and peasants, artisans, shopkeepers, and others outside the periphery of power. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan introduces the reader to the significant people and events-cultural, social, political, and historical-and the everyday experiences and elements of material culture during this time. Organized thematically, the text covers: History; Land, Environment, and Population; Government; Society and Economy; Warriors and Warfare; Religion; Philosophy, Education, and Science; Language and Literature; Performing Arts; Art and Architecture; Travel and Communication; Daily Life. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and photographs and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan provides all the essential information for anyone interested in Japanese history, society, or culture.

The History of Anglo Japanese Relations 1600 2000

Cited in Donald Keene, Dawn to the West: Poetry, Drama, Criticism (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984), p. 411. 27. Ibid., p. ... Yanagida Izumi, 'Pioneers of Modern Japan, III: Tsubouchi Shoyo', in The Japan Quarterly, vol.

Author: G. Daniels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230373600

Category: History

Page: 390

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This pioneering collection of essays by Japanese, British and Canadian scholars demonstrates how individuals, government agencies and non-governmental organizations have confirmed and challenged the ideas of diplomats and statesmen. Case studies of mutual perceptions, feminism, ceremonial, theatre, economic and social thought, fine arts, broadcasting, labour and missionary activity all illustrate how varieties of nationalism and internationalism have shaped the development of Anglo-Japanese relations. Furthermore it reveals the British admiration of Japan and a desire to emulate Japanese efficiency as a recurring theme in debates on the condition of Britain in the twentieth century.

In Search of a Nation 1850 to the Present

“Only values are factgathering and technique” is quoted in Jansen, The Making of Modern Japan. Forthewaka poem, note that in the Japanese original, the finalline provides an exampleofjiamari: ...

Author: Christopher Harding

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922512

Category: History

Page: 512

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"Lucid and lyrical…a vivid history of Japan's turbocharged (and painful) modernization." —The Daily Telegraph In A History of Modern Japan, cultural historian Christopher Harding delves into the untold stories of Japan's recent history—from a pop star's nuclear power protest song in 2011, to Japanese feminists who fought for an equal political voice in the 1890s. Though highly successful, and typically portrayed as a unified effort, Japan's rebuilding throughout the 20th century faced a lot of domestic criticism. This story-led account gives a voice to those who felt they didn't fit in with what Japan was becoming. It's that push and pull that made the country what it is today. This book will be a fascinating read for anyone interested in Japanese culture—whether film and literature, or pop culture and manga—as big shifts in Japanese ideology and society tend to come from culture and the arts, rather than being politically-driven. It will also be of interest to those traveling to Japan who want a better sense of the place, or anyone seeking to better understand Japan's role on the global stage. With over 100 photographs, maps and prints, A History of Modern Japan showcases the compelling story of Japan's amazing growth and its resulting struggles. For all the country's advancement, the Japanese people continue to wrestle with the notion of what it means to be Japanese in a changing world.

Modern Japanese Poetry

A hundred out of a hundred poets , the year before last , last year , , and this year too have merely strung together ... Finally , the language of Japanese poetry was enormously expanded , though not as much as the pioneers expected .

Author: Donald Keene


ISBN: UOM:39015002687187

Category: Japanese poetry

Page: 39

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Origins of Modern Japanese Literature

For Keene's discussion of the debate , see Dawn to the West : Japanese Literature in the Modern Era , vol . 2 , Poetry , Drama , Criticism ( New York : Holt , Rinehart , Winston , 1984 ) , pp . 505-12 . 13. In Shoyo's text the English ...

Author: Karatani Kôjin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822313235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Since its publication in Japan ten years ago, the Origins of Modern Japanese Literature has become a landmark book, playing a pivotal role in defining discussions of modernity in that country. Against a history of relative inattention on the part of Western translators to modern Asian critical theory, this first English publication is sure to have a profound effect on current cultural criticism in the West. It is both the boldest critique of modern Japanese literary history to appear in the post-war era and a major theoretical intervention, which calls into question the idea of modernity that informs Western consciousness. In a sweeping reinterpretation of nineteenth-and twentieth-century Japanese literature, Karatani Kojin forces a reconsideration of the very assumptions underlying our concepts of modernity. In his analysis, such familiar terms as origin, modern, literature, and the state reveal themselves to be ideological constructs. Karatani weaves many separate strands into an argument that exposes what has been hidden in both Japanese and Western accounts of the development of modern culture. Among these strands are: the "discovery" of landscape in painting and literature and its relation to the inwardness of individual consciousness; the similar "discovery" in Japanese drama of the naked face as another kind of landscape produced by interiority; the challenge to the dominance of Chinese characters in writing; the emergence of confessional literature as an outgrowth of the repression of sexuality and the body; the conversion of the samurai class to Christianity; the mythologizing of tuberculosis, cancer, and illness in general as a producer of meaning; and the "discovery" of "the child" as an independent category of human being. A work that will be important beyond the confines of literary studies, Karatani's analysis challenges basic Western presumptions of theoretical centrality and originality and disturbs the binary opposition of the "West" to its so-called "other." Origins of Modern Japanese Literature should be read by all those with an interest in the development of cultural concepts and in the interrelating factors that have determined modernity.

Themes and Theories in Modern Japanese History

While debates raged and innovations were introduced 0r resisted in the novel, in poetry, in painting, ... The problem faced by all modern theatre pioneers in Japan was how many of these groups or sub—groups would have to be modernized ...

Author: Sue Henny

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780939711

Category: History

Page: 332

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For many years, Richard Storry directed Japanese studies at the University of Oxford. This volume, designed as a tribute to his life and work, is composed of essays by leading Japanologists from the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan itself, where Richard Storry taught. The volume focuses on the period since the middle of the nineteenth century and covers several areas, including politics, language and theatre. First published in 1988, this title is part of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections series.