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9781568360294

World of the Shining Prince Court Life in Ancient Japan

World of the Shining Prince Court Life in Ancient Japan
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568360294
  • ISBN: 1568360290
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc

AUTHOR

Morris, Ivan, De Angelis, Paul

SUMMARY

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period, Morris recreates an era when woman set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor's court-the world so admired by Virginia Woolf and others-he describes the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the times, providing detailed portrayals of the daily life of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of this milieu.Morris, Ivan is the author of 'World of the Shining Prince Court Life in Ancient Japan', published 1994 under ISBN 9781568360294 and ISBN 1568360290.

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