Japanese Literature

Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of Buddhism in Japan. Eventually, Japanese literature developed into a separate style in its own right as Japanese writers began writing their own works about Japan, although the influence of Chinese literature and Classical Chinese remained until the end of the Edo period. Since Japan reopened its ports to Western trading and diplomacy in the 19th century, Western and Eastern literature have strongly affected each other and continue to do so.

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Japanese Literature - Resources
... Monkey Brain Sushi New Tastes in Japanese Fiction ... Donald Keene Modern Japanese Literature, Grove Press, 1956 ... ISBN 0-384-17254-X World Within Walls Japanese Literature of The Pre-Modern Era 1600–1867, Columbia University Press © 1976 reprinted 1999 ISBN 0-231-11467-2 ...
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... and Akemi Tomioka of the groundbreaking anthology A Long Rainy Season Contemporary Japanese Women’s Poetry (1994), which introduced Western readers ... (AHA Poetry Press.) A companion volume, Other Side River Free Verse (1995) featured contemporary Japanese women free-verse poets in translation ... It contains the work of three dozen Japanese women writers, including well-known poets as Shiraishi Kazuko, Ishigaki Rin and Ibaragi Noriko, who appeared alongside emerging Korean-Japanese (Z ...
Du Fu - Influence - Influence On Japanese Literature
... Du Fu's poetry has made a profound impact on Japanese literature, especially on the literature from the Muromachi period and on scholars and poets in the Edo period, including Matsuo ... Until the 13th century, the Japanese preferred Bai Juyi above all poets and there were few references to Du Fu, although his influence can be seen in some kanshi ("Chinese poetry made by ... The first notable Japanese appreciator of Du Fu's poetry was Kokan Shiren (1278-1346), a Rinzai Zen patriarch and one of the most prominent authors of the literature of the ...

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