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* the dream-eating BAKU (Michael Watson, Michael Foster)
* An "after-sales service" site for a book (Nobumi Iyanaga)
* Horikawa no Kanpaku (Dennis Darling)
* mimai (Liza Dalby, Michael Watson)
* position at University of British Columbia
* Two questions (Emanuel Pastreich)
* Asiatica Venetiana (Michael Watson [for Adriana Boscaro])
* new members this month: Patti Kameya, Valentina Marziali, Adrian Gerber

Date: 2002.07.02 16:08:01 Asia/Tokyo

From: Michael Watson <>

Subject: [pmjs] the dream-eating BAKU

Someone not on pmjs has asked me about the supernatural BAKU (kanji) that eats bad dreams. He wondered if the creature were the same as the tiger/tanuki/snake/monkey hybrid killed by Yorimasa in Heike book 4 ("Nue"). Although BAKU are sometimes said to look like a mixture of various animals, Heike texts do not use the word, and if anything the monstrous creature in "Nue" is a cause of bad dreams, not a remedy.

As you will remember, to ward off bad dreams one places a gofu (charm/talisman) inscribed with the character BAKU under one's pillow. This custom is sometimes said to have come into Japan from China in the Muromachi period. Hearn and Chamberlain refer to the custom, but until I came across a site reproducing early illustrations of baku, I was beginning to suspect that this "ancient tradition" was being backdated.
includes illustrations of BAKU as early as the Heian Chojugiga scroll, and by notables such as Kano Tan'yu, Ike no Taiga, and Hokusai.

Can anyone come up with early textual sightings?

Michael Watson

-- Lafcadio Hearn's "Eater of Dreams" in _Kotto: being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs_ (1902).
-- Basil Hall Chamberlain notes under "Supernatural Creatures" that "the only function of the Baku (seemingly a large quadruped allied to the tapir) is to devour evil dreams" (_Things Japanese_, 1905, 5th Edition, Tuttle reprint, p. 444). The bit about the tapir seems to be true, at least in the sense that illustrations make the BAKU look like an anteater. Some Japanese sites mention a famous anteater in Malaysia...
From: Nobumi Iyanaga <>
Date: 2002.07.03 17:40:37 Asia/Tokyo
Subject: [pmjs] An "after-sales service" site for a book

Dear Colleagues,

[Apologies for cross-posting]

I have just uploaded a little new web site in which I intend to offer a kind of "after-sales service" of a book I publish -- this book will be in two volumes, the first having been published in April, and the second is now going to be published in July. The first volume was announced here: its title is "Daikokuten hensou -- Bukkyou shinwa-gaku I" [Metamorphosis of Mahaakaala -- Studies in Buddhist Mythology, I] (published by Houzou-kan, Kyoto); the second volume will have the title "Kannon hen'you-tan -- Bukkyou shinwa-gaku II" [Stories of Transfigurations of Avalokite'svara -- Studies in Buddhist Mythology, II] (same publisher).

Any author who has published books or articles knows that there is no really "finished" work. Any work contains misprints, errors, or incompleteness. In the case of my two volumes, however, I think my feeling of incompleteness is stronger than for most other works. This is due to many complicated reasons -- one of which is the fact that I spent too long time to write this book: I began to work on it more than 15 years ago; the first draft was completed 5 years ago... After having finished this first draft, I came to know new articles or books which were dealing with the issues on which I wrote, so that I had to add continuously new material, etc. The result is not very satisfactory: the book became enormous, with many repetitions... Finally, I had to stop myself to add new material.
One other reason why I feel so strongly that this book is not "finished" is probably intrinsic to its subject matter itself: this is a book on the Buddhist mythology, and as Levi-Strauss put it once (and as I quoted him in my book...), "the earth of myths is round": it has no limit, never real end. One can say that every myth refers to every other myth -- there is a kind of an infinite reciprocal reference circle (or spiral) inside the world of myths.

Anyway, for these reasons, and also because these volumes are quite expensive..., I thought that some kind of "after-sales service" was needed for this book, and the web publication would be perhaps the ideal form for this.

What I could upload so far is only very little thing, but I would like to continue and update my site as far as possible -- although I cannot promise anything (I made already too many promises that I could never keep...!).

So, here is the URL of this new site:

Please note that this site is a Unicode site (if you have "mojibake" in your browser, please set your language to "UTF-8"); and please note also that material I uploaded so far is only in Japanese...

Thank you in advance for any comments, feed-back, and thank you for reading so far.

Best regards,

Nobumi Iyanaga
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 12:06:30 -0700
From: Michael Dylan Foster <>
Subject: [pmjs] Re: the dream-eating BAKU

Dear Michael,

The BAKU appears during the Edo Period in Terajima Ryouan's _Wakan sansai zue_ (c. 1713). The entry quotes the _Honzou koumoku_ (Ch. Bencao gangmu) and notes, among other things, that the skin of the BAKU was used for making pillows and bedclothes and was famous for warding of disease, etc. Even just a picture of the BAKU came to have this power and during the Tang Period a large number of byoubu picturing the creature were produced.

An illustration of the BAKU also appears in the earlier (1666) Kinmou zui, but there is no commentary.

Pleasant dreams,
Michael Foster
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 08:17:05 +0000
From: "Dennis Darling" <>
Subject: [pmjs] Re: Horikawa no Kanpaku

At least with regard to the question of whether a princess-empress is plausible in the second half of the 11th century, the answer must beyes. Emperor Go-Ichijo's daughter, Princess Shoshi (1027-1105), became empress to Emperor Go-Reizei who reigned 1045-68 (see McCullough & McCullough, A TALE OF FLOWERING FORTUNES, p. 725, note 3).

Dennis Darling

From: Royall Tyler <>
Subject: Horikawa no Kanpaku

I have a Heian history question.

In Sagoromo monogatari, the hero's (Sagoromo's) father is Horikawa no Kanpaku, the son of an emperor and of an empress (chugu) who is/was also an imperial princess. In the world of Genji monogatari, such parentage for a kanpaku appears to be inconceivable. Horikawa no Kanpaku acknowledges in the text that he has fallen from being imperial, but not a word explains this fall.

My question is:
Is a kanpaku who is the son of an emperor and aprincess-empress historically plausible?   (In fact, in the second half of the 11th century, is a princess-empress plausible?) Or does Horikawa no Kanpaku's parentage identify him immediately as a fantasy figure?

Royall Tyler


From: "Liza Dalby" <>
Date: 2002.07.06 05:34:30 Asia/Tokyo
To: Multiple recipients of pmjs <>
Subject: [pmjs] mimai

This being the season, I recently received a spate of shochuu no mimai from various friends, and it occurred to me to wonder about the characters for "see" and "dance" used to write the word "mimai". A quick survey of native speakers reveals no commonly accepted interpretation, so I wonder where one goes to look up things like this. Is there some standard etymological dictionary (or perhaps website) devoted to such expressions, or use of ateji (if that's what this is)?

Liza Dalby
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 11:56:28 +0900
From: Michael Watson <>
Subject: [pmjs] mimai

Nihon kokugo daijiten gives two ways of writing MIMAI, see/dance and see/go around (mawaru written [kanji] Nelson 1659, JIS 3276). A number of the quotations use the latter form. In the 1928 edition of the dictionary Gensen the entries for "mimahi" and "mimafu" begin with cross-references:

mimahi.  mimahari ni onaji.
mimafu mimaharu ni onaji.

This leads one to suspect that mimai is a shortened form, with the character "dance" used as an ateji.
(Though it is always possible that the longer form with mawaru is a later attempt at clarification--it does seem less common.)

Michael Watson
From: Michael Watson <>
Date: 2002.07.14 23:39:27 Asia/Tokyo
Subject: [pmjs] new members

Welcome to three new members, bringing us to a total of 400.

Patti Kameya <>

Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago. My dissertation research
focuses on the historical phenomenon of kijinden (biographies of extraordinary/eccentric
people), specifically Kinsei kijinden (1790) by Ban Kokei. Additional and tangential interests
include Okinawa, gender, early modern cultural exchange, and folklore studies.

Valentina Marziali <>

Graduate student of Japanese in the East Asian Languages And Literatures
Department at "Universita La Sapienza di Roma" (Rome, Italy).
My main interest is in Japanese philology/classical literature and theatre.
My dissertation was on the historical episode of the monk Shunkan in Heike monogatari
and the different ways Shunkan has been described from XIVth till XXth century in various
forms of Japanese literature and theatre: war tales, novel, poetry and no, bunraku and
kabuki theatre. I concentrate on translation: in June 2001 I published a translation into
Italian of "Shunkan" by Kurata Hyakuzo, Asia Orientale, XVI, pp. 27-98.


Adrian Gerber <>

University of Berne, Switzerland. Currently working in a non-academic field,
teaching part-time University of Berne.
Master (lic. phil.) in German and Swiss Pre-modern History, Sociology and
Political Science in Berne. PHD at Chuo University, Tokyo (Prof. Minegishi
Sumio), SOAS, London, and Berne (Prof. Peter Blickle).
PHD: Gemeinde und Stand. Eine Annaeherung an die Geschichte der
zentraljapanischen Ortschaft Oyamazaki im Mittelalter.
(to be published end of 2002 at Lucius and Lucius) analyses the medieval
history of the jinin of Oyamazaki by putting emphasis on the specific extra
cultural position.
My fields of interest are concepts of comparative social science ("double
hermeneutics"), history of Japanese research, conceptual history
(Begriffsgeschichte), as well as local history of modern Japan, community,
local power, trade, etc.
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:37:20 +0900
From: Joshua Mostow <>
Subject: [pmjs] Position


The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Asian Studies.  The incumbent should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Full Professor.  The appointment, subject to final budgetary approval, will commence on July 1, 2003.

The Department of Asian Studies offers degree programmes at the BA, MA and PhD levels. The Department of Asian Studies is a centre for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches, all focussed on the peoples of Asia. At the core of the department's work are language and culture.  Faculty teach courses in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, and Sanskrit.  Faculty and students conduct research on a wide range of subjects concerning the peoples of Asia, including linguistics, literature and performance, history, religion, and philosophy.  For more information about the department please visit the website

We are seeking a senior scholar who will lead the Department for a five-year term, renewable for a second five-year term pending a satisfactory review.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a record of successful teaching and demonstrated leadership skills.

Letters of application addressing the qualifications for the position, a complete resume, and names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references should be sent by November 15, 2002 to: Dr. Nancy Gallini, Dean of Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
[applications and enquiries may also be forwarded via email to the Dean's Assistant, Eileen Oertwig, at]

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
From: Emanuel Pastreich <>
Date: 2002.07.23 04:35:54 Asia/Tokyo
Subject: [pmjs] two questions

Dear Friends,

I have two simple questions that have been on my mind for some time now.

1) Is there a reasonably comprehensive Japanese bibliographical/historical
dictionary (in Japanese) that is accessible over the web? Perhaps this
matter has come up already in these pages, but I thought it worth asking.

2) We are constantly reminded of how intimately engaged Tokugawa
intellectuals were with Chinese culture and literature. But were there
examples of Tokugawa intellectuals who took an active interest in
contemporary (18th-19th century) Chinese politics? Are there any examples of
intellectuals who investigate or comment on specific Chinese individuals,
specific government agencies, or specific Chinese policies in their
writings? I can think of some examples of general comments about
contemporary China after the Opium Wars, but perhaps there is more.

Thank you,


Emanuel Pastreich
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 11:49:45 +0900
From: Michael Watson <>
Subject: [pmjs] Asiatica Venetiana

Greetings to all,

Adriana Boscaro <> sends word that Volume 5, 2000, of
_Asiatica Venetiana_, the Journal of the Department of East Asian Studies
of the University Ca' Foscari, Venice (Italy), is now available at the
price of 25.82 euro and can be ordered (as can the previous volumes) at

This issue will be the last edited by Professor Boscaro. (Otsukaresama
The new editor will be her colleague Marco Ceresa who is in Chinese studies
(enquires to: <>).

The fifth volume contains papers by no less than four pmjs members--see the
abstracts below. I have also appended indices for the first four volumes, as
they contain much to interest members.

All this means the message will be a long one, but it is in a good cause, I
and pmjs has been quiet for some time.

Asiatica Venetiana 5/2000

Price: 25.82 Euros
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1126-5256 (ISSN )

Index (without diacritics)

Wakan konkobun e buntai della lingua giapponese classica:
metodologia di analisi

La retorica del suicidio femminile nella letteratura cinese

Does Fujitsubo Love Genji - or Not? (Some morphological aspects of
classical Japanese poetics)

Quando la creazione si fa allusiva:
la retorica testuale dello shuko nelle forme narrative del periodo Tokugawa

Corrado NERI
Il secolo ritrovato: la trilogia storica di Hou Hsiao-hsien

L'estetica del giardino Song.
Il giardino di Sima Guang (1019-1086) come signum naturae

QIN Dashu
The development of ceramic archaeology in China

Il triula di Siva: studio iconologico-iconografico

Modernism and Gender: Tanizaki s Theories of Japanese Language

Royall and Susan TYLER
The Possession of Ukifune


RECENSIONI <book reviews>

Diana Riboli, Tunsuriban: Shamanism in the Chepang of Southern and Central
Nepal, (Stefano Beggiora)
Giuliano Boccali, Stefano Piano, Saverio Sani, Le Letterature dell'India
(G. G. Filippi)
Lu Xing, Rhetoric in Ancient China (Veronica Lombardi)
J-F. Soum, Nakae Toju et Kumazawa Banzan (Federico Marcon)
G. G. Rowley, Yosano Akiko and The Tale of Genji (Maria Teresa Orsi)


Wakan konkobun and classical Japanese buntai: towards a methodology of analysis
Valerio Luigi ALBERIZZI (pp. 3-19)

Studies of buntai, Japanese written styles, form a complex and various
field of research that poses many as yet unanswered questions, especially
as regards classification. Wakan konkobun, in particular, represents an
archetypal case because this term was used broadly to indicate any style
that combines, in different systems, classical Chinese and Japanese. The
aim of this paper, therefore, is to try to establish, through the study of
the wakan konkobun of gunki monogatari, a scientific way of analysis that
may be applied to every variety of written Japanese in order to develop a
proper system of classification. (In Italian)

The Rhetoric of Female Suicide in Chinese Literature
Barbara BISETTO (pp. 21-34)

The aim of this essay is to analyse examples of the literary representation
of female suicide and the relationship of suicide to three main themes:
fidelity, passion and shame. The essay begins with an analysis of the cult
of women's fidelity as depicted in Liu Xiang's Lien zhuan and in the lien
tradition originating from this work. Suicide is presented as the extreme
way to preserve an integrity that, in the female sphere, was meant to be
chaste. The essay focuses then on two late imperial sources, Liaozhai zhiyi
and Hongloumeng. Although virtues such as fidelity and chastity are still
central in these sources, suicide provides some potent new agents: qing
(love, sincere affection), independence and admonition. Women characters
are not just victims; they stand out as assertive individuals who threaten
reality by the very act of self-destruction. Sometimes they are rewarded,
sometimes they exact revenge and sometimes they simply die. (In Italian)

Does Fujitsubo Love Genji - or Not? (Some morphological aspects of
classical Japanese poetics)
Tzvetana KRISTEVA (pp. 35-58)

This paper deals with some grammatical forms in classical Japanese which
can be interpreted in two different ways and thus presuppose the
"co-existence" of two, usually opposite, meanings. A typical example is the
"double" function of nu in some verbs (as a marker of completion, and a
marker of negation). In the written texts this variety of "ambiguous"
grammatical forms increases considerably due to the omission of dakuten
(sonant marks), producing, for example, the potential ambiguity of -te/-de;
-shi/-ji. The paper starts with a discussion of a poetic exchange between
Genji and Fujitsubo, in which the "correct" interpretation of the word
utomarenu presents a problem of crucial importance, namely whether
Fujitsubo loves Genji or not. It then explicates some other poetic
examples, which in turn lead back to the text of Genji, and to the
"heretical" hypothesis that even the kakekotoba type of word-play might
imply the juxtaposition of two opposite meanings. Which, then, is the
"correct" choice? (In English)

When creation becomes allusive: the textual rhetoric of shuko in the
narrative forms of the Tokugawa period
Laura MORETTI (pp. 59-84)

Within the wide semantic field that the word shuko as a literary term
possesses, the present study recognizes in it a compositional method
peculiar to the Edo period, discusses its characteristics from a
theoretical point of view, and provides concrete textual examples.
Following a brief excursion on the meaning of shuko in poetical treatises
of the Edo period, the core of this article focuses on the concept of shuko
in its dialogical relationship with sekai. If the latter refers to previous
literary material (text, event, character) chosen as the starting point for
the creation of a new text, the former indicates the process of innovation
through which the sekai is transformed --thus renewed--and at the same time
the content of this innovation. Sustaining these theoretical considerations
through an analysis of the sekai and the shuko in Kinkin sensei eiga no
yume (1775), I argue that the nature of the pair sekai/shuko can be labeled
"intertextual". Together with this examination of intertextual practices in
Edo period literature, the article also sketches the cultural background
which made possible such a literary episteme. Although shuki has been
theoretically defined and consciously applied as a codified creative method
from the Meiwa era (1764-1772) on, through an analysis of the intertextual
strategies recognizable in two kanazoshi, Nise monogatari and Chikusai, I
discuss here the applicability of this term also for texts of the early
Tokugawa period, thus promoting critical reflection on the use of
intertextuality in the whole of Edo period literature. (In Italian)

The rediscovered century: the historical trilogy of Hou Hsiao-hsien
Corrado NERI (pp. 85-105)

The Taiwanese movie director Hou Hsiao-Hsien (born 1947) is the creator of
a variegated and yet consistent body of work. He remains an important
figure in Chinese New Cinema, having followed a unique and solitary route
of his own. His fifteen films afford a view of the artist's acquisition of
his own language, one that is distinguished by its elegance and
effectiveness. At the same time, it is possible to observe the maturing of
a revolutionary idea of committed, realist film, an art form that proves
itself a forceful witness of life. With his trilogy on contemporary
history, Hou reached maturity and for the first time on the screen he
showed what had been erased from history books, contributing to the
restitution of memory and the acquisition of free speech for the Taiwanese
people regarding their own identity. (In Italian)

The Aesthetics of the Song Garden: the garden of Sima Guang (1019-1086) as
signum naturae
Maurizio PAOLILLO (pp. 107-122)

In the Northern Song dynasty, art became an essential factor in the
personal education of the literatus, the shi. The privileged place for the
cultivation of the arts was often the garden, and one of the most renowned
of this period was Dule yuan, the "Garden of Solitary Enjoyment", owned by
Sima Guang (1019-1086). Sima Guang composed a "note of the brush" (biji) on
his garden, depicting it as an exemplum of Song gardens. The Dule yuan
appears as a signum naturae, a kind of "landscape text", where every
element (the name of the garden, the architectural structures, etc.) is
meaningful. The garden of Sima Guang is an embodiment of principles of
aesthetics of landscape in the Northern Song period; for some, the
relationship to painting theory is clear. (In Italian)

The development of ceramic archaeology in China
QIN Dashu (pp. 123-140)

Ceramic archaeology is the field of study devoted to archaeological
investigations and excavations of ancient ceramic kiln sites. Despite the
great number of kiln sites investigated and excavated since 1949, it was
only in the mid 1990s that the State Education Ministry listed "ceramic
archaeology" after "archaeology", thus recognising ceramic archaeology as a
proper subject. The establishment of the field of ceramic archaeology is an
indication that the study of ancient Chinese ceramics has now become mature
and far ranging. The history of ceramic archaeology reflects the history of
the development of Chinese archaeology in general: both have faced the same
problems and shared the same period of development. (In English)

Lord Siva and the trisula: an iconological and iconographical study
Claudia RAMASSO (pp. 141-155)

The present article sets out to deal with the intrinsic symbolic and
doctrinal values of the trisula, the trident of the Hindu god Siva, as they
appear in the sacred literature of ancient India, i.e. the sruti and the
smriti. The trident carried by the divinity bears the double function of a
weapon that can be used both for offensive and punitive purposes, a fact
that suggests its inherent reality as the sign (linga) of cosmic reality.
In fact, the trisula represents in a synthetical manner the intimate
relation between the realm of the yet unmanifested primordial substance
(prakrti) and the three primordial qualities (guna) inherent in it, i.e.
sattva, the ascendent quality of the upright, rajas, the dynamic tendency
of expansion, and tamas, the descendent quality characterized by inertness.
Second, the article will analyze from an iconographical point of view
the stylistic evolution of the trisula in the four traditional regional
schools of Indian art, focusing on a series of representations of the
god holding the trisula. (In Italian)

Modernism and Gender: Tanizaki's Theories of Japanese Language
Tomi SUZUKI (pp. 157-175)

In the mid 1920s, when modern standardized Japanese, the so-called
genbun-itchi (unification of spoken and written languages) style had been
fully institutionalized and permeated most Japanese writing, a number of
literary writers started to question and problematize this normative
language, largely under the impact of twentieth-century European
avant-garde modernism--futurism, Dadaism, and expressionism. It was also a
time when a wide-scale retrospection and reevaluation of the Meiji-period
modernization process took place in the context of a rapidly expanding mass
industrial society. This paper examines Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's theory of
Japanese language, which he developed from the late 1920s to the 1930s, in
this broader socio-cultural context. I argue that Tanizaki's discussion of
national language and cultural tradition--which in certain ways prefigures
the "conversion" to Japanese tradition that he and his contemporaries
underwent in the subsequent prewar years--not only reflects the impact of
twentieth-century avant-garde modernism but, more importantly, epitomizes
the complex significance of European literary modernism that permeated
Japanese literature from the end of the nineteenth-century through the
postwar period. Particular attention is paid to gender and cultural
topography as interrelated organizing metaphors in Tanizaki's modernist
construction of language and tradition. In the process, I reveal the
complex relationship between orthodoxy and heterodoxy as they are informed
by literary modernism in modern Japanese literary and cultural discourse.
(In English)

The Possession of Ukifune
Royall and Susan TYLER (pp. 177-209)

Modern readers of The Tale of Genji believe that Ukifune, the heroine of
the final chapters, tried to drown herself in the Uji River but is washed
up alive on the bank, further downstream. However, the narrative shows
that she never enters the water at all and is carried off instead by an
evil spirit. The text further suggests that this spirit may be that of
Retired Emperor Suzaku; that it is never fully exorcised; and that Ukifune
remains deranged to the end. This reading suggests interesting questions
about the authorship or at least about the composition of the tale. (In

--indices of the previous four issues.

Asiatica Venetiana 1/1996

M. ABBIATI, Azione e stato in cinese moderno
M. CERESA, Diffusion of Tea-Drinking Habit in Pre-Tang and Early Tang Period
R.D. FINDEISEN, Xu Zhimo Dreaming in Sawston (England) on the Sources of a
Venice Poem
M. GULIK, Ten Venetian Poems by Wang Duqing: Chinese Entry into Literary
T. LIPPIELLO, Dong Zhongshu e il sapere come arte del governare
A. MALAG, Breve nota sulla storia della tessitura cinese dagli Han
orientali alla fine dei Tang
C. ORLANDI, Gli inni matrimoniali
A. RIGOPOULOS, Notes on the Jivanmuktagita and the Concept of Living Liberation
B. RUPERTI, La poetica della citazione nella trattatistica dello waka: lo
honkadori dalle origini a Teika
G. SAMARANI, Riforme economiche e trasformazioni sociali nella Cina di Deng
S. STAFUTTI, Gu Cheng: la voce di un poeta delle voci
G. STARY, Some Remarks on Manchu Autochtohonous Literature
A. TOLLINI, Concezione della societ e innovazione linguistica nel pensiero
di Ando Shoeki


Asiatica Venetiana 2/1997

Indice del volume:
A. BOSCARO, Una letteratura compagna dell'uomo per l'eternita. Ricordo di
Endo Shusaku
T. DAHNHARDT, La scienza sufica dei centri sottili presso una scuola
contemporanea di yoga
R. DELMONTE, Learning Languages with a SLIM Automatic Tutor
F. GRESELIN, Istruzioni per la compilazione di schede bibliografiche con DBCina
F. LAFIRENZA, Il personaggio Io in La casa dei papaveri da oppio di Su
tong: un caso di serendipita
A.V. LIMAN, Scripting the Role: Woman as Stage Text in Tanizakis Diary of a
Mad Old Man
H. MARTIN, Taiwanese Literature-Chinese Literature? Research Topics of the
Nineties Concerning the Colonial Period and Post-war Development
M. PAOLILLO, Vaghe stelle dellorsa. Considerazioni sullorigine di una
teoria geomantica
F. PREGADIO, A Work on the Materia Medica in the Taoist Canon: Instructions
on an Inventory of Forty-five Metals and Minerals
B. RUPERTI, Alcune considerazioni sullo honkadori nella poetica di fujiwara
no Shunzei e Fujiwara no Teika
G. STARY, Bibliographia Nishanologica
G. TORCINOVICH,Simboli e riti di concepimento nellIndia antica

Asiatica Venetiana 3/1998

P. ACQUAVIVA, Uralic Negative Auxiliaries and Universal Constraints on Negation
A. ANDREINI, Alcune considerazioni sul significato di quan sheng nella
letteratura filosofica cinese antica
R. CAROLI, Maruyama Masao e la ricostruzione postbellica: alla ricerca
dellidentit Giappone
A. DALLAPORTA, L. MARCATO, Kampil fu Kampilya?
L. DE GIORGI, La nuova Cina in onda: la riforma della radiofonia a Shanghai
R.D. FINDEISEN, Anarchist or Saint? On the Spread of Wisdom (Sophia) in
Modern Chinese Literature
M.R. NOVIELLI, Le stagioni delleroe: un culto in divenire tra jidaigeki,
chanbara e yakuza eiga
R. PANDEY, Representations of Female Sexuality and Enlightenment in
Japanese Medieval Tale Literature
B. RUPERTI, Citazioni dal no in Satsuma no kami Tadanori di Chikamatsu
F. SOLIERI, From Grandson of Yuan Shikai to Member of the Chinese Communist
Party An exemplary huiyilu
G. STARY, An Example of the Evolution of Manchu Historiography
A. TOLLINI, Aspetti linguistici e semantici del termine aware dal Kojiki al
M. VEZZOLI, Il significato dellerrore nellapprendimento linguistico con
particolare riferimento alla lingua cinese
M. VIEILLARD-BARON, Exemplifying the Best: Form, Function and Reception of
Collections of Exemplary Poems in Medieval Japan

Asiatica Venetiana 4/1999

E. BIANCHI Tibetan Buddhist practice in China. A dGe lugs pa nunnery in Chengdu
W.J. BOOT Japanese Poetics and the Kokka Hachiron
M. DEL BENE Le due Costituzioni del Giappone
G.G. FILIPPI Rajput influences in the Chaukhandi Graveyards
A. GATTEN Monogatari as Mirror. The Outsider in Genji monogatari and Heian
F. GATTI L'immortalita si pu apprendere
P.F. KORNICKI The Exclusion of Women from the Imperial Succession in Modern
F. LAFIRENZA Rond: inizio di primavera. Un esempio di monologo interiore
S. LONGANO Il sistema di codifica metachinese. Una proposta di applicazione
al cinese classico
M.T. ORSI Il romanzo come pittura: il modello di Natsume Soseki
S. RASTELLI The Stele of Marquis Deying

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Two online reviews

Heian Japan, Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Japan, ed. Donald H. Shively
and William H. McCullough
reviewed by Peter Kornicki

The Poetics of Japanese Verse: Imagery, Structure, Meter by Koji Kawamoto, trans. Stephen Collington, Kevin Collins, and Gustav
reviewed by William O. Gardner

Japan Foundation Newsletter 30.2 (Jan. 2002)

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