The Taiheiki

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Author: Helen Craig McCullough

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: 0804813221

Category: Electronic books

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The Taiheiki a Chronicle of Medieval Japan

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Author: Helen Craig McCullough

Publisher: New York, Columbia U. P

ISBN: OCLC:1098723834

Category: GODAIGO, EMPEROR OF JAPAN,1288-1338

Page: 401

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"This celebrated literary classic has delighted generations of Japanese. In its pages, you will find a vivid contemporary description of the fourteenth-century intrigues and battles that led to the destruction of the Hojo family, the military overlords of the nation, and made it possible for the Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), one of Japan's most remarkable sovereigns, to reassert the power of the throne. Go-Daigo's first hesitant attempts to overthrow the Hojo, the early defeats suffered by his supporters, his dethronement and exile, the legendary exploits of his generals, the growing strength of his arms, and his ultimate return to the throne are all recounted in engrossing detail. The anonymous authors of The Taiheiki diversify their narrative through skillful use of the rich treasure house of the Chinese dynastic histories, the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings underlying the strict warrior code of loyalty and filial piety. They write with a deep sense of the inevitability of karma--determined fate and the impermanence of man and his works--but the spirit of the age is reflected in their praise of valor and military prowess, their taste for descriptions of the trappings of war, and their frequent irreverent asides. Considered a part of the gunki monogatari, or war tales canon in Japan, The Taiheiki celebrates martial adventure and can be seen as a prose counterpart to the Homeric epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey."--Amazon.com.

The Taiheiki

The anonymous authors of The Taiheiki diversify their narrative through the skillful use of the rich treasure house of the Chinese dynastic histories, the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings underlying the ...

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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804835381

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 452

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An epic saga of samurai warfare in medieval Japan This celebrated literary classic has delighted generations of Japanese. In its pages, you will find a vivid contemporary description of the fourteenth-century intrigues and battles that led to the destruction of the Hojo family, the military overlords of the nation, and made it possible for the Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), one of Japan's most remarkable sovereigns, to reassert the power of the throne. Go-Daigo's first hesitant attempts to overthrow the Hojo, the early defeats suffered by his supporters, his dethronement and exile, the legendary exploits of his generals, the growing strength of his arms, and his ultimate return to the throne are all recounted in engrossing detail. The anonymous authors of The Taiheiki diversify their narrative through the skillful use of the rich treasure house of the Chinese dynastic histories, the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings underlying the strict warrior code of loyalty and filial piety. They write with a deep sense of the inevitability of karma—determined fate and the impermanence of man and his works—but the spirit of the age is reflected in their praise of valor and military prowess, their taste for descriptions of the trappings of war, and their frequent irreverent asides. Considered a part of the gunki monogatari, or war tales canon in Japan, The Taiheiki celebrates martial adventure and can be seen as a prose counterpart to the Homeric epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

A Study of the Taiheiki a Medieval Japanese Chronicle

The oldest of them contain the Taiheiki text only , while the more recent ones
have gradually added a table of contents , a chapter on swords , and historical
data and commentary from the Rijinsho . The common editions are the ones used
in ...

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Author: Helen Craig McCullough

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2910710

Category: Taiheiki

Page: 846

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Japan at War An Encyclopedia

Taiheiki The Taiheiki, or Chronicle of Great Peace, belongs to the war tale genre
(gunki monogatari). It is a fictional history of the 14thcentury War of the Northern
and Southern Courts. The narrative depicts Emperor GoDaigo's conquest of the ...

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Author: Louis G. Perez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598847420

Category: History

Page: 615

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This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day. • Topic finder lists • A comprehensive timeline • 10 maps of key military theaters • Essential primary source documents related to the military history of Japan

Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century

However, on the contrary, neither The Tale of the Heike in the 13th century nor
The Taiheiki (A Chronicle of Great Peace) in the 14th century are regarded today
as historical documents.11 We should, however, note that for commoners in the ...

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Author: Akihiro Odanaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429620003

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Bunraku has fascinated theatre practitioners through its particular forms of staging, such as highly elaborated manipulation of puppets and exquisite coordination of chanters and shamisen players. However, Bunraku lacks scholarship dedicated to translating not only the language but also cultural barriers of this work. In this book, Odanaka and Iwai tackle the wealth of bunraku plays underrepresented in English through rexamining their siginifcance on a global scale. Little is written on the fact that bunraku theatre, despites its elegant figures of puppets and exotic stories, was often made as a place to manifest the political concerns of playwrights in the 18th century, hence a reflection of the audience's expectation that could not have materialized outside the theatre. Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century aims to make bunraku texts readable for those who are interested in the political and cultural implications of this revered theatre tradition.

A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll

There is one further piece of information about the possible authorship of the
Taiheiki. In Kyoto on the third day of the fifth month of 1374 the courtier Toin
Kinsada (1340-99) made the following entry in his diary: "I have heard that
sometime ...

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Author: Stanford D. Carman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411627390

Category: History

Page: 144

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A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll, is about five Japanese swords that came to the United States after W.W.II and a Japanese hanging scroll of a 'Seated Samurai. The book is richly illustrated with over 110 photographs of these swords, map segments, and other associated materials. There are three original short stories centered around three of the swords. The book also contains sections regarding Medieval Japan, the Samurai, Japanese Sword Smiths, and Japanese Sword Care and Cleaning; Detail Technical Data of these swords is included, and there is a short biography of artist of the scroll. The chapter about the scroll, regards a person famous in 14th Century Japanese History. Two of these swords are over 450 years old. n addition there is a short biography of a unique US Marine that fought at Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941 - Dec 23, 1941 in WWII and taken as a Prisiner Of War by the Japanese. He spent a total of 1350 Days as a POW in Camps in China and Japan. This version of the book is in Color.

From Sovereign to Symbol

Kamakura's policies and sympathized with Go-Daigo's aims of revitalized courtly
rule.36 As a result of the Taiheiki's focus on Go-Daigo, supporters of the rival
imperial lineage, the Jimyō'in line, are ignored. This has caused short-lived
figures ...

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Author: Thomas Donald Conlan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199778102

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Rather than looking at the collapse of Japan's first warrior government as the manipulation of rival courts by warrior factions, this study argues that the crucial ideological conflict of the 14th century was between the conservative forces of ritual precedent and the ritual determinists steeped in Shingon Buddhism.

A History of Japanese Literature

The serious way in which the commentators treat the Taiheiki's frequent
excursions into the land of romance is not a little amusing. The style of Kojima (if
he is the author) has been condemned by native critics as inflated and pedantic.
It must ...

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Author: W. G. Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108081061

Category: History

Page: 426

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This 1899 work is a thorough and accessible survey of Japanese literature from its origins to the nineteenth century.

The Tales of the Heike

Many of these warrior chronicles have no identifiable authors but are the product
of multiple writers. For example, The Tales of the Heike draw on numerous
setsuwa and have many, greatly differing, variants. Likewise, the Taiheiki also
had ...

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Author: Burton Watson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231138024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail the chaos of the battlefield, the intrigue of the imperial court, and the gradual loss of courtly tradition. This new, abridged translation presents the work's most gripping episodes and includes woodblock illustrations, a glossary of characters, and an extended bibliography.

Ninja

... most famous gunkimono, a blend of historical fact and romantic fiction, called
Taiheiki (ଠฏه), compiled between 1360 and 1380. Like the Heike Monogatari (ฏ
Ո෺ޠ), as a historical source, certain facts in the Taiheiki are of doubtful validity,
 ...

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Author: Kacem Zoughari, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902873

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and legend. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today. Based on more than ten years of study and translation of authentic Japanese texts, including many that have never before been translated, this is the most comprehensive and accurate study on the art of ninjutsu ever written outside of Japan. This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a light on this enigmatic subject.

The Taiheiki

Considered a part of the gunki monogatari, or war tales canon in Japan, The Taiheiki celebrates martial adventure and can be seen as a prose counterpart to the Homeric epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey."--Amazon.com.

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Author: Helen Graig MacCullough

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:502228205

Category: Japan

Page: 401

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"This celebrated literary classic has delighted generations of Japanese. In its pages, you will find a vivid contemporary description of the fourteenth-century intrigues and battles that led to the destruction of the Hojo family, the military overlords of the nation, and made it possible for the Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), one of Japan's most remarkable sovereigns, to reassert the power of the throne. Go-Daigo's first hesitant attempts to overthrow the Hojo, the early defeats suffered by his supporters, his dethronement and exile, the legendary exploits of his generals, the growing strength of his arms, and his ultimate return to the throne are all recounted in engrossing detail. The anonymous authors of The Taiheiki diversify their narrative through skillful use of the rich treasure house of the Chinese dynastic histories, the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings underlying the strict warrior code of loyalty and filial piety. They write with a deep sense of the inevitability of karma--determined fate and the impermanence of man and his works--but the spirit of the age is reflected in their praise of valor and military prowess, their taste for descriptions of the trappings of war, and their frequent irreverent asides. Considered a part of the gunki monogatari, or war tales canon in Japan, The Taiheiki celebrates martial adventure and can be seen as a prose counterpart to the Homeric epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey."--Amazon.com.

Collected Writings of P G O Neill

Taiheiki. EARLY FORMS of michiyuki 'travel sequences' in works of Japanese
literature are to be found in a few of the songs and poems in the eighth- century
Kojiki, Nihon shoki, and Manyoshu. ' They continued to be used in general ...

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Author: P. G. O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134245376

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Special areas: Japanese language, festivals, Noh theatre.

Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia

It is interesting that Masukagami and Taiheiki agree with the idea that
occurrences in this world are caused by events taking place in the invisible realm
of deities, but disagree on which deities cause what and their motifs. For the
Masukagami ...

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Author: Fabio Rambelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441199027

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East Asia, which remains a vast and still largely unexplored field of inquiry. Material objects are extremely important not just for Buddhist practice, but also for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; yet, Buddhism developed ambivalent attitudes towards such need for objects, and an awareness that even the most sacred objects could be destroyed. After outlining Buddhist attitudes towards materiality and its vulnerability, the authors propose a different and more inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a notion that is normally not employed in discussions of East Asian religions. Case studies of religious destruction in East Asia are presented, together with a new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural studies, to address more general issues related to cultural value, sacredness, and destruction, in an attempt to understand instances in which the status and the meaning of the sacred in any given culture is questioned, contested, and ultimately denied, and how religious institutions react to those challenges.

Authorizing the Shogunate

Chapter Four Converging and diverging doubles in 1185: sword repliCas and the
loCations oF Martial power Sword Symbolism and Political Duality in the
Medieval World in literary texts such as the Heike and Taiheiki, the year 1185
holds ...

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Author: Vyjayanthi R. Selinger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004255333

Category: History

Page: 212

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Authorizing the Shogunate is a study of the symbolic construction of warrior order in the Heike monogatari corpus.

Traditional Japanese Literature

On the eve of the Northern and Southern Courts period , Kenko , an intellectual
who was neither completely secular nor completely a priest , casts a sharp eye
on a chaotic , Taiheiki type of world . In 1331 , when Kenko probably wrote the
bulk ...

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Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231136978

Category: Fiction

Page: 1255

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Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the noted age of aristocratic court life into the period of warrior culture. The anthology contains new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike and generous selections from Man'yoshu, The Tale of Genji, The Pillow Book, and Kokinshu. It includes a stunning range of folk literature, war epics, poetry, and n? drama, and an impressive collection of dramatic, poetic, and fictional works from both elite and popular cultures. Also represented are religious and secular anecdotes, literary criticism, essays, and works written in Chinese by Japanese writers. Arranged by chronology and genre, the readings are carefully introduced and placed into a larger political, cultural, and literary context, and the extensive bibliographies offer further study. Intended as a companion to Columbia University Press's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900, Traditional Japanese Literature significantly deepens our understanding of Japanese literature as well as of ancient, classical, and medieval Japanese culture.

The American Cyclop dia

Many other narratives of the same pe - | Konin Kaku says : “ The object of ritsu is
to riod exist , of which the most important is the warn and correct ; that of rio , to
induce and Taiheiki , in 41 books , containing a minute ac - persuade ; the kaku ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101042847945

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The American Cyclopaedia

Many other narratives of the same pe- Konin Kaku says : “ The object of ritsu is to
riod exist , of which the most important is the warn and correct ; that of rio , to
induce and Taiheiki , in 41 books , containing a minute ac- persuade ; the kaku
are ...

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Author: George Ripley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3057431

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Tales of a Chinese Grandmother

... trans. by Kengi Hamada Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai by Donald Richie
Nihongi trans. by W. G. Aston The Ronin by William Dale Jennings Shank's Mare
by Jippensha Ikku; trans. by Thomas Satchell The Taiheiki trans. by Helen Craig
 ...

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Author: Frances Carpenter

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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This illustrated multicultural children's book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture. Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, written by Frances Carpenter, presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese folktales. These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folk tradition and are told here by the character Lao Lao, the beloved grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household. A sampling from a long and proud tradition, these Chinese folktales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Chinese children's stories include: How Pan Ku Made the World The God that Lived in the Kitchen The Daughter of the Dragon King The Grateful Fox Fairy The King of the Monkeys The Wonderful Pear Tree Ko-Ai's Lost Shoe Heng O, the Moon Lady The Old Old One's Birthday