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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

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    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

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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

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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

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    During the Heian period the Heian court had the highest power in Japan. This was a period known for its art, literature, and culture. During the Heian period there was a lot of change going on and the society cared less about foreign affairs and focused domestically. The religion was changing from an elite Buddhism into religion for the people. Warriors started to become important political figures during this time. Samurais were rising and gaining power and the court recognized them and gave them

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    My knowledge of the history of Asia mostly comprises of Japanese history and its culture. My knowledge is mostly from modern Japan, a little from the Heian Period, the Edo Period, and also the Azuchi-Momoyama Period. I found out some of the information from past research papers I wrote for my history classes in high school, friends, family members, and anime. Japan’s culture developed at a rapid pace compared to some of the other parts of the world in the Heian era. This period had a great impact

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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

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    Heian Japan Influence

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    Heian Japan, which is commonly known as the golden age had many influences on Japan, but the Kamakura Shogunate may have had more effects on Japan. During the golden age Prince Shotoku brought Buddhism to Japan, but before that there were many confucian scholars. These two religions went hand in hand in both the teachings and writings. Many of the Japanese ideas were collected from Korea. Like China, Japan made an examination system, although it was actually more of a formality. As the book The Asian

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    understanding the socio-political climate of Heian Japan is important, particularly in how it pertains to the women of the noble class. The Japanese first began to develop a personalized identity, separate from China soon after the Capital was moved from Nara to Heian-kyo, what is now modern day Kyoto, in 794. Prior to this period, the Japanese observed Chinese customs and cultural nuances in all aspects of their life. They traveled back and forth from the island to the continent, wore Chinese styled clothing

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    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

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