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  • The Golden Period: The Heian Period

    everlasting and historians call them 'golden ages ' .The Heian period ( 794–1185 ) created a time in which Japanese art and literature flourished, and the Japanese court was at its peak. The unified religious practices of the Heian 's and, most importantly, the influential texts and works of literature such as lady Murasaki Shikibu 's tale of Genji, made the Heian period a great and successful golden age. The Heian period was a time in which a civilization not only existed but flourished. It was a peak time for the Japanese aristocratic court. The Government was originally ruled in the Ritsuryo system but an influential family began to take control. They were the Fujiwara family and they ruled in there own style from 967-1068. The fujiwaras eventually took complete control and ruled in there own way. They ruled an aristocracy where they had complete control. During the Heian period a unique Japanese culture was developed, after having adopted and using chinese culture for much time. The kana script,…

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  • The Importance Of The Heian Period In The Tales Of Genji

    The Heian Period, was a period of both chaos and beauty. Marked with the decline of the imperial family, and the rise of the Fujiwara Regency, the Heian period was filled with dramatic shifts of power, and the emergence of new political and economic powers. While literature and the arts prospered in court, as seen with the Tales of Genji, greed and manipulation also bled throughout. From the rise of the imperial statehood, and to the dominance of the aristocracy, the Heian Period was muddled…

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  • On Female Identity Analysis

    economic need, the characters’ main profession is privilege. They are free to patronize the arts in a peaceful sheltered existence. The setting of the novel is the woman’s domain, but it centrally depicts the idyllic male lover (Genji), thereby inserting a man into the woman’s situation. Murasaki Shikibu presents what is thought to be an authentic assessment of sexual desire and court deception in the sequestered Heian palace. The novel portrays highly complex relational dynamics between its…

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  • Women In The Tales Of Heike, Bamboo Cutter, And Tales Of Ise

    During the Heian period, a patriarchal system exists where women are treated as the inferior species. Women are usually thought as passive beings who lacks the intelligences to master complex language like Chinese or physical talents to be a warrior. Moreover, the main role of women were to write poetry and be a disposal source of entertainment for men. Although these social norms may exists, some women are bold and powerful enough to make men feel inferior, which shows efforts to resists these…

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  • Analysis Of Sarashina Nikki

    Sarashina Nikki: A Bridge to the Heian Period With Sarashina Nikki, one has a portal to one of the greatest era of Japanese history, a time of high culture and art. Lady Sarashina’s memoir, Sarashina Nikki, supplies a crucial lens for viewing the Heian period. Specifically, the work provides a historical glimpse into the life of an aristocrat. Presented throughout Sarashina Nikki is a recount of Lady Sarashina’s experience as an aristocrat -- she embarks on pilgrimages to distant lands and…

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  • Heian Golden Age Analysis

    ago as Japan’s capital during the Heian Period (794 to 1185 C.E.) as Heian-kyō meaning, "tranquility and peace capital.” The four centuries of the Heian Golden Age changed the course of Japan’s history because of the emergence of the intertwining elements such as well-renowned female writers, the rise of the Samurai, and focusing more on native avocation instead of China. During the Ōnin War (1467-1477) the nobility, religious groups, and the samurai caused destruction in the streets of Kyoto.…

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  • The Aristocrats: The Beauty During The Heian Period

    The social positions were very important in this period of time. The rank was choose on the family's birth. The high court nobles had the three top ranks, other officials had the fourth and fifth ranks, the sixth through ninth ranks were taken by minor officials, clerks, and experts in law and medicine. The beauty during the Heian period was really cherished. This included beauty, elegance, and fashion. The people would be judged on how good their outfit looked. Like today, the woman would use…

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  • Tale Of Genji Book Review

    A thousand years ago the culture of refined elegance blossomed around Japan 's imperial court. this era known as the Heian period gave rise to Monogatari one of the masterpieces of world literature spanning 54 chapters.The tale of Genji is an epic novel of romance.It is written by Murasaki Shikibu a remarkable woman who lived at the hand court.The book vividly depicts the life of the aristocrats , describing the joys and sorrows woven into tapestry of court life. It tells the tale of a noble…

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  • Circadian Aerobic Exercise

    Since obesity is on the continual rise, there has been a lot of research done to determine the best way to decrease weight. For many years, studies of body weight regulation have focused almost completely on caloric intake and energy expenditure.23 Since the obesity epidemic continues to skyrocket, one diet that has received a lot of attention is Intermittent fasting (IF), or periods of voluntary abstinence from food and drink.24 In some places, IF has been practiced since the earliest of…

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  • Samurai Downfall

    The Downfall of the once Great Samurai Samurai’s have a long, rich history and what it meant to be a Samurai is honor, valor, loyalty. You were also wealthy and were one of the elites of Japan’s class system. Although samurais were once known as “Great”, the samurai’s downfall was inevitable because they want to keep the same traditions not trying modernize. During the eighth century, the Heian Period, around the year 800 to 1200, Samurai originally was referred to household…

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