history of Japanese literature by Shuichi Kato

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Published by Kodansha International in Tokyo, London .

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Statement(by) Shuichi Kato ; translated (from the Japanese) by Don Sanderson.
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A History of Japanese Literature book. Read 5 reviews from the world. An abridged history of the last 1, years of Japanese literature, this book is crammed with information and doesn't go in-depth on any single topic. A decent overview, but a dry one. flag Like · see review/5.

History Nara literature (before ) Before the introduction of kanji from China, the Japanese had no writing system. It is believed that Chinese characters came to Japan at the very beginning of the fifth century, brought by immigrants from the mainland of Korean and Chinese descent.

Jul 02,  · Japanese literature traces its beginnings to oral traditions history of Japanese literature book were first recorded in written form in the early eighth century after a writing system was introduced from China. The Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) and Nihon shoki (Chronicle of Japan) were completed in andrespectively, as government projects.

The history of Japan covers Japan and its relation to the world. It is characterized by isolationist, semi-open and expansionist periods.

The very first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times around 30, BC. The Jōmon period, named after its cord-marked pottery, was followed by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC when new technologies were.

Calling this book simply a history of Japanese literature is an understatement. It includes political history linking the sections of time it focuses on for literature, and it interprets literature broadly: poetry, fiction, religion, and history/5. Oct 26,  · Writing was introduced to Japan from China in the 5th century via Korea.

The oldest surviving works are two historical records, the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, which were completed in the early 8th century. In the 11th century, during the peak of the Heian Period, the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji, was written in Japan.

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A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published inhas been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.

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The following pages present the most general facts of Japanese history. Periods of Japanese History. Early Japan (until ) Nara and Heian Periods () Kamakura Period () Muromachi Period () Azuchi-Momoyama Period () Edo.

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