Breeze Through Bamboo

Ema Saiko (1787-1861) was a remarkably evocative Japanese poet, one of the few known woman writers of kanshi - poems written in classical Chinese.

Author: Saikō Ema

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231110655

Category: History

Page: 246

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Ema Saiko (1787-1861) was a remarkably evocative Japanese poet, one of the few known woman writers of kanshi - poems written in classical Chinese. Kanshi, because it encompasses a wider range of subjects than tanka and haiku, and with its greater length, can offer richer, more sustained descriptions. Writing in this form, Saiko distinguished herself during the Tokugawa period, when composition in Chinese was largely a men's province. An exquisite painter as well as a skillful poet, Saiko followed in the great Chinese tradition of the literati-painter. A leading member of three kanshi-writing groups, Saiko counted among her friends poets, scholars, painters, physicians, and other prominent people. She used kanshi as a diary, a canvas, and a mirror, weaving observations of her friends and of simple pleasures: intoxication, reading, painting, contemplation, the excitement of trips, and the joys of evening walks. Saiko's kanshi also reflected on the changes in her life - the growth and illnesses of family members, as well as her own physical decline. Organized chronologically, these poems provide an engaging portrait of an artist's life.

Sea Breeze Through Bamboo

This book consists of about 100 Chinese Classic and 20 modern style poems published in reputable Chinese poetry periodicals in recent years.

Author: Henry Zhao

Publisher: Zhu & Song Press

ISBN: 9781950797462


Page: 280

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This book includes about 200 Chinese classic poems. Classical Chinese poetry is rhymed and each line typically consists of five or seven Chinese characters, with specific tone pattern involving each character in the line. In this selected poetry book, Dr. Zhao describes his life experiences in inspirational languages.

11 Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag in Trier 1999

... aus der späten Edo - Zeit ( 1750-1868 ) . Versuch einer Charakterisierung anhand beispielhafter Werke . In : Japanstudien Bd . 9. München : Iudicium Verlag . Sato , Hiroaki ( 1998 ) ( Übers . u . Hg . ) : Breeze through Bamboo ...

Author: Hilaria Gössmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825844646

Category: Japan

Page: 703

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Literary Creations on the Road

The journal he published was entitled Gozandō shiwa, which was “his standard-setting anthology-cum-commentary,” according to Sato, Breeze through Bamboo, p. 1. 18. Its original title was Genzon raimei Edo Bunjin jumyō zuke (Life ...

Author: Keiko Shiba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761856684

Category: History

Page: 143

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In this book, originally published in Japanese, Shiba intersperses her narration with excerpts from the actual travel diaries and sheds new light on women's literary activities in early modern Japan, which are noticeably understudied compared to other genres of Japanese literary history. The translation includes notes for general English readers.

Obsessions with the Sino Japanese Polarity in Japanese Literature

Hiroaki Sato translates thispoem as “Describing Myself” (see Ema, Breeze through Bamboo, 115). 89. Noted by Kobayashi Tetsuyuki, “Kaidai,” 356. 90. Ema: San'yô sensei hiten, 27–28; Breeze through Bamboo, 50. Notes to Pages 123–126 215 •

Author: Atsuko Sakaki

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082484064X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Using close readings of a range of premodern and modern texts, Atsuko Sakaki focuses on the ways in which Japanese writers and readers revised—or in many cases devised—rhetoric to convey "Chineseness" and how this practice contributed to shaping a national Japanese identity. The volume begins by examining how Japanese travelers in China, and Chinese travelers in Japan, are portrayed in early literary works. An increasing awareness of the diversity of Chinese culture forms a premise for the next chapter, which looks at Japan’s objectification of the Chinese and their works of art from the eighteenth century onward. Chapter 3 examines gender as a factor in the formation and transformation of the Sino-Japanese dyad. Sakaki then continues with an investigation of early modern and modern Japanese representations of intellectuals who were marginalized for their insistence on the value of the classical Chinese canon and literary Chinese. The work concludes with an overview of writing in Chinese by early Meiji writers and the presence of Chinese in the work of modern writer Nakamura Shin’ichiro. A final summary of the book’s major themes makes use of several stories by Tanizaki Jun’ichiro.

Augmented Dreams

They climbed onboard and drifted out into swirling lines of current following the flow of water upstream toward ... Sketches of Goldfish schooled together beneath the swirls of a lazy current and a gentle breeze blew through the bamboo.

Author: Stephen B. Kagan

Publisher: Stephen B. Kagan


Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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It is the year 2048 and information has seeped into all the nooks and crannies of the world from layers of useful augmentations to vast virtual game worlds. Most people now access this web of information directly through nano built neural implants. Many of the advanced AI left after the Great Purge are now under the control of the military and powerful corporations. A few though are still free, hiding in the virtual game worlds of the Web. *The newly edited version went live in September. Replacement copies are available upon request. ---------------------------------------------------------- Ben, a nature friendly virtual artist (world-weaver) and dream researcher follows a trail of darkness on an odyssey through different worlds of cyberspace to find a virtual art thief. Gordon, an MRI researcher, technophile and part time AI hunter seeks a cure for a mysterious web based sleeping sickness spreading throughout the population. Daniel, a recluse poet and Luddite struggles with having to use medical nanotechnology to cure his cancer but what he finds in the unconscious foundations of his biology is nothing less than a revelation that will change everything Augmented Dreams is an allegory of the modern mind (psyche) struggling to find balance between the roots of our ancestors and the modern world in a time of accelerating change. It is a palimpsest that takes place at the intersection between advanced technology, ancient myth, gaming and environmentalism. For more information:

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

The dramatic political and social changes of the mid- through late 19th c. in Japan did nothing to stem the immense outpouring of emotions and ideas in the ... J. N. Rabinovitch and T. R. Bradstock (1997); Breeze through Bamboo, trans.

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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An authoritative and comprehensive guide to poetry throughout the world The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries—drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics—provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions around the globe. With more than 165 entries, the book combines broad overviews and focused accounts to give extensive coverage of poetic traditions throughout the world. For students, teachers, researchers, poets, and other readers, it supplies a one-of-a-kind resource, offering in-depth treatment of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages, and others); ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian, and Assyro-Babylonian); subcontinental Indian poetries (Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu, and more); Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, and Tibetan); Spanish American poetries (those of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and many other Latin American countries); indigenous American poetries (Guaraní, Inuit, and Navajo); and African poetries (those of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, and other countries, and including African languages, English, French, and Portuguese). Complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding poetry in an international context. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the world Features extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditions Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index

Thinking Like a Man

ordinary for a woman of her status during the Tokugawa period, her writings document an idiosyncratic thinker, which calls for our reconsideration of the early-modern ... 108-130, and Breeze through Bamboo: Kanshi of Ema SaikL·, transl.

Author: Bettina Gramlich-Oka

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047410009

Category: History

Page: 319

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This book, which deals with the life and ideas of the poet and philosopher Tadano Makuzu (1763-1825), presents insights into gender discourses of the late Tokugawa period (1600-1868), and thereby opens a way to break away from conventional intellectual history.

The Women I Think About at Night

Breeze through Bamboo: Kanshi of Ema Saikō. Translated by Hiroaki Sato. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Ferino-Pagden, Sylvia, and Maria Kusche. Sofonisba Anguissola: A Renaissance Woman. Washington, DC: National Museum of ...

Author: Mia Kankimäki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982129204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In this “thought-provoking blend of history, biography, women’s studies, and travelogue” (Library Journal) Mia Kankimäki recounts her enchanting travels in Japan, Kenya, and Italy while retracing the steps of ten remarkable female pioneers from history. What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen—of Out of Africa fame—lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Atremisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can’t Mia? The Women I Think About at Night is “an astute, entertaining…[and] insightful” (Publishers Weekly) exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see—and change—the world.

Bartlett s Poems for Occasions

E. Cummings Trust, copyright © 1979 by George James Firmage; “my father moved through dooms of love,” copyright 1940, ... from Breeze through Bamboo: Kanshi of Ema Saiko-, translated by Hiroaki Sato © 1998 Columbia University Press.

Author: Geoffrey O'Brien

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316029025

Category: Poetry

Page: 544

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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance -- from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?