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By Shikibu, Murasaki; Translated by Bowring, Richard
This is the diary of Lady Murasaki, the Japanese prose writer. It describes the Heian court at its apogee and offers an intimate picture of the author's life as tutor and companion to the timid Empress Shoshi. It reveals the underside of imperial splendour from a female point of ...view.Read more
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By Bowring, Richard
A history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1582-1860), this volume deals with social, cultural, and religious interplay, primarily focusing on the Neo-Confucian search for the Way, a pattern of existence that could provide order for ...society at large, as well as self-fulfilment for the individual.Read more
This introduction to The Tale of Genji sketches the text's cultural background and offers an analysis of the text's language.
The first English-language overview of the interaction of Buddhism and Shint in Japanese culture.
By Bowring, Richard; Laurie, Haruko Uryu
This is the second book in an intensive one-year introductory course in Japanese.
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