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Even after World War II the Japanese continued to use night soil as a fertilizer and thus were seen as backward by Westerners who made no use of human excreta. But it was the very success of the premodern methods for dealing with night ...

Author: Susan B. Hanley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218123

Category: History

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"A wonderfully original, cogently argued, and very readable book. Hanley provides persuasive answers to some of the largest questions historians have been asking about the relationship of premodern social and economic conditions to the modern development of Japan."—Stephen Vlastos, author of Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan
1999-06-08 By Susan B. Hanley

Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. Ruppert, Brian O. “Buddhist Rainmaking in Early Japan: The Dragon King and the Ritual Careers of Esoteric Monks.

Author: Mikiso Hane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974441

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

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Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane's rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea, the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of feudalism, the culture and society of the long Tokugawa period, the rise of Confucianism and Shinto nationalism, and finally, the end of Tokugawa rule. While the text provides many political developments through the early modern period, it also integrates the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of Japanese history as well. Perez's updates to the text provide a comprehensive overview of the major social, political, and religious trends in premodern Japan as well as offering the most current scholarship.
2018-04-17 By Mikiso Hane

“This book makes major contributions to at least three key topics: women and Buddhism, mainstream Buddhism in premodern Japan, and religious institutions as settings for cultural and religious life. It is the first study to provide ...

Author: Lori R. Meeks

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824833947

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701-760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. This work explores the revival of Japan's most famous convent and the reestablishment of a nuns' ordination lineage in Japan.
2010-04-30 By Lori R. Meeks

It was co-organized by Fabio Rambelli and Or Porath in California and Abe Yasurō in Japan. Aware of the importance of kanjō rituals in premodern Japan, we decided to take a systematic approach and explore both their variety and ...

Author: Fabio Rambelli

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110720211

Category: Religion

Page: 529

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In premodern Japan, legitimization of power and knowledge in various contexts was sanctioned by consecration rituals (kanjō) of Buddhist origin. This is the first book to address in a comprehensive way the multiple forms and aspects of these rituals also in relation to other Asian contexts. The multidisciplinary chapters in the book address the origins of these rituals in ancient Persia and India and their developments in China and Tibet, before discussing in depth their transformations in medieval Japan. In particular, kanjō rituals are examined from various perspectives: imperial ceremonies, Buddhist monastic rituals, vernacular religious forms (Shugendō mountain cults, Shinto lineages), rituals of bodily transformation involving sexual practice, and the performing arts: a history of these developments, descriptions of actual rituals, and reference to religious and intellectual arguments based on under-examined primary sources. No other book presents so many cases of kanjō in such depth and breadth. This book is relevant to readers interested in Buddhist studies, Japanese religions, the history of Japanese culture, and in the intersections between religious doctrines, rituals, legitimization, and performance.
2022-01-19 By Fabio Rambelli

102–109. Vol. 1 of Rethinking Japan. Sandgate, Folkestone:Japan Library Limited, 1991. Ruch,Barbara.“ObstructionsandObligations:AnOverviewof theStudiesThatFollow.” In Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhismin Premodern Japan, ed.

Author: Karen M. Gerhart

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004368194

Category: History

Page: 436

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Women, Rites, and Ritual Objects in Premodern Japan seeks to expand our understanding of the roles women played in rituals, how particular rituals were carried out, what types of implements or icons accompanied them, and how various ritual objects were used.
2018-07-05 By Karen M. Gerhart

Premodern. Japan. A large number of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received much attention.

Author: Charlotte von Verschuer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317504504

Category: History

Page: 356

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The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the Japanese State, it has not had a predominant place in agricultural production. Far from confining its scope to a study of rice growing for tax purposes, this volume looks at the subsistence economy in the plant kingdom as a whole. This book examines the history of agriculture in premodern Japan from the 8th to the 17th century, dealing with the history of agricultural techniques and food supply of rice, wheat, millet and other grains. Drawing extensively on material from history, literature, archaeology, ethnography and botany, it analyses each of the farming operations from sowing to harvesting, and the customs pertaining to consumption. It also challenges the widespread theory that rice cultivation has been the basis of "Japaneseness" for two millennia and the foundation of Japanese civilization by focusing on the biodiversity and polycultural traditions of Japan. Further, it will play a role in the current dialogue on the future of sustainable agricultural production from the viewpoints of ecology, biodiversity, dietary culture and food security throughout the world as traditional techniques such as crop rotation are explored in connection with the safeguarding of the minerals in the soil. Surveying agricultural techniques across the centuries and highlighting the dietary diversity of Japan, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese history, the history of science and technology, medieval history, cultural anthropology and agriculture.
2016-02-22 By Charlotte von Verschuer

... Max D. Moerman, Localizing Paradise: Kumano Pilgrimage and the Religious Landscape of Premodern Japan; Lori Meeks, Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan; R. Keller Kimbrough, Preachers, ...

Author: Karl F Friday

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351692021

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Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early J?mon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: Geography and the environment Political events and institutions Society and culture Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.
2017-07-04 By Karl F Friday

Another example can be seen in the sacrifice of the indigenous Ainu tribe in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido when the Japanese came to extend their ... Everyday Things in Premodern Japan: The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture.

Author: Akira Hayami

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9789004212930

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This collection of Akira Hayami’s writings in English brings together for the first time an invaluable resource of comparative primary data on the demographic history of Japan. It contains twenty key essays in five parts: Tokugawa Japan, Demography through Telescope, Demography through Microscope, Family and Household, Afterwards.
2010-01-01 By Akira Hayami

Perez's updates to the text provide a comprehensive overview of the major social, political, and religious trends in premodern Japan as well as offering the most current scholarship.

Author: Mikiso Hane

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813349656

Category: History

Page: 416

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Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane's rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea, the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of feudalism, the culture and society of the long Tokugawa period, the rise of Confucianism and Shinto nationalism, and finally, the end of Tokugawa rule. While the text provides many political developments through the early modern period, it also integrates the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of Japanese history as well. Perez's updates to the text provide a comprehensive overview of the major social, political, and religious trends in premodern Japan as well as offering the most current scholarship.
2014-12-02 By Mikiso Hane

Changing gender relations shaped the contours of a millennium and a half of premodern Japanese history. The pattern of transformation was more gradual than sudden, and was defined more by sustained processes than by notable events.

Author: William M. Tsutsui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405193399

Category: History

Page: 618

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An authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan's history Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses.
2009-07-20 By William M. Tsutsui