Heian Japan, Centers and Peripheries / / ed. by Mikael S. Adolphson, Stacie Matsumoto, Edward Kamens.

"This exceptionally rich set of essays substantially advances our understanding of the Heian era, presenting the period as more fascinating, multi-faceted, and integrated than it has ever been before. This volume marks a turning point in the study of early Japanese culture and will be indispens...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Asian Studies Backlist (2000-2014) eBook Package
Place / Publishing House:Honolulu : : University of Hawaii Press, , [2007]
Year of Publication:2007
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Physical Description:1 online resource (464 p.) :; 22 illus., 10 maps
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • contents
  • maps, figures, and tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Between and Beyond Centers and Peripheries
  • part I: Locating Political Centers and Peripheries
  • 21 From Female Sovereign to Mother of the Nation: Women and Government in the Heian Period
  • 3. Court and Provinces under Regent Fujiwara no Tadahira
  • 41 Kugyō and Zuryō: Center and Periphery in the Era of Fujiwara no Michinaga
  • part II: Shifting Categories in Literature and the Arts
  • 5. The Way of the Literati: Chinese Learning and Literary Practice in Mid-Heian Japan
  • 6. Terrains of Text in Mid-Heian Court Culture
  • 7. The Buddhist Transformation of Japan in the Ninth Century: The Case of Eleven-Headed Kannon
  • part III: Establishing New Religious Spheres
  • 8. Scholasticism, Exegesis, and Ritual Practice: On Renovation in the History of Buddhist Writing in the Early Heian Period
  • 9. Institutional Diversity and Religious Integration: The Establishment of Temple Networks in the Heian Age
  • 10. The Archeology of Anxiety: An Underground History of Heian Religion
  • part IV: Negotiating Domestic Peripheries
  • 11. Famine, Climate, and Farming in Japan, 670 - 1100
  • 12. Life of Commoners in the Provinces: The Owari no gebumi of 988
  • 13. Lordship Interdicted: Taira no Tadatsune and the Limited Horizons of Warrior Ambition
  • part V: Placing Heian Japan in the Asian World
  • 14. Cross-border Traffic on the Kyushu Coast, 794 - 1086
  • 15. Jōjin's Travels from Center to Center (with Some Periphery in between)
  • References
  • Glossary-index
  • Contributors