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  • The, A Path Of Righteousness

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    In the tumultuous aftermath of the first gambling match, Bhīsma declares, “the way of dharma is the highest; not even noble priests can follow it in this world. And in this world whatever a powerful man regards as dharma is said by others to be dharma, even if it falls within the limits of adharma. I cannot judge this question… with certainty, because of the subtlety, profundity, and seriousness of the issue.” (2.62.15 - 17) His words speak to a persistent source of conflict within parts of The Mahābhārata

  • Man’yōshū vs. Kokinshū and Their Significance

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    are perhaps among the most revered and earliest collections of Japanese poetry. The Man’yōshū, meaning “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves (or Generations),” is believed to be compiled by the poet Ōtomo no Yakamochi sometime after AD 759 during the Nara Period. It contains over 4,000 poems, mostly tanka, that date before the end of the eighth century, and the writings are somewhat divided chronologically into four periods. Almost two centuries later, the Kokin waka shū or Kokinshū, meaning “Collection

  • Buddhist Art in Japan Essay

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    centuries. Buddhist art and religion came to Japan from China, with the arrival of a bronze Buddhist sculpture alongside the sutras. Buddhist art was encouraged by Crown Prince Taishi in the Suiko period in the sixth century and Emperor Shomu in the Nara period in the eighth century. In the early Heian period Buddhist art and architecture greatly influenced the traditional Shinto arts, and Buddhist painting became fashionable among the wealthy class. The Amida sect of Buddhism provided the basis for

  • Essay on The Cultural Significance of The Tale of Genji

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    there is no literature written during the Heian Era which is written in as precise language as The Tale of Genji. The author, Murasaki Shikibu, is a woman. In this tale, we can see the concept towards marriage of women during her period. During the Nara Era, and some time before, the concept of marriage was totally different from the concept we know today. It is called "Tsuma Toi Kon." "Tsuma" means wife; "Toi" means to visit; "Kon" means marriage. In order to explain the marriage during this era

  • The Origin Of The Japanese Values Of Precision And Punctuality

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    existed before industrialization in Japan. The fact that the values are associated with Japan’s position as a global economic powerhouse raises concern on the origin of such values. The History of the Japanese Culture of Punctuality and Precision Nara period Heian period The Tokugawa period Researchers believe that the Japanese were not punctual in Tokugawa period, which lasted between 1603 and 1868. In 1857, a historical document by Willem Van Kettendyke showed how the Japanese society valued

  • The Tale of Genji Essay

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    World History The Tale of Genji The Tale of Genji, not only had a huge impact on Japanese literature, it is considered to be the first novel ever written in the world. Japanese literature was limited to poetry, fairytales, and memoirs until the birth of this remarkable work. The tale revolves around prince Genji’s life and his love adventures in an important period in Japanese history. Its complicated plot focuses on the significance of the Heian period and portrays in detail the life of the upper

  • Japanese Beauty : The Visual Aspects Of Beauty In Japan

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    This period of Japanese history is notable by its visual impact. During the Heien era women had the most influence upon the social aesthetics of society at the time. They dictated what was beautiful in all things, including poetry, wardrobe, the arrangement of their homes and gardens. Such a profound influence has continued to be important within Japan today, as many of the Heian precepts of beauty are still considered the height of society today. Beauty, in all things, was considered of utmost

  • How Did Heian Culture Influence Tang China

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    to look to themselves for as the center of all things. Poetry began during this time in Heian aristocratic society not simply as a personal accomplishment which could prove the quality of a gentlemen or gentlewoman as it had been since at least the Nara period. It became a more sophisticated

  • Social Change In Japan Essay

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         The Japanese culture has allowed for very little diversity. This started very early in their history. The social controls used to eliminate diversity are the family, the power of gender, the poor treatment of minority groups, the corporate Japanese mentality, and the respect required by people in authority. However, due to globalization and the shrinking of the world, Japanese society is starting to make the change to diversity. The individualistic mentality shared by

  • The Heian Period Essay

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    independence of foreign influence marked this time. The move to the capital of Heian-kyō (modern day Kyoto) was motivated in large part on a desire by Emperor Kammu to reduce the substantial influence exercised by the monasteries in Heijō-kyō (modern day Nara). Nara was patterned after the capital city of Tang, China, and its religion was based on their brand of Buddhism. Earlier Imperial sponsorship of Buddhism had politicized the clergy, resulting in power and corruption within their leadership.