Throughout time, literature has had the power to connect readers around the world by providing them with insight into different cultures. Readers may come together by analyzing different texts and how they represent different backgrounds and give readers from a different culture a new perspective. Matsuo Bashō, a haikai master, provided readers with an insight into Japanese culture by depicting his travels around Japan in his work “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”. In the text, Bashō depicts his journey with the use of prose and haiku. Most importantly, Bashō educates readers by demonstrating the Japanese culture’s value for impermanence, the idea that time is transient.
Despite the fact that the Man'yōshū and the Kokinshū varied in authors, poetic style, and composing style, the two anthologies turned out to be extremely noteworthy in recognizing the creating society of Japan from the intense and compelling country of China. Man'yōshū and Kokinshū were accumulated in the Heian Era, which was generally quiet period in Japanese history, be that as it may it was period where the general public had not picked up a full scholarly tradition to call its own (Keene, p-59). The significance of Man'yōshū and Kokinshū in Japanese literature is that their poetic gadgets were to wind up the canon for a long time starting there in history and would turn out to be more persevering than the emperors, who demanded their
2. Biographical Background The British novelist, Pico Iyer, notes in 1994 that, “To this day, one notices, he [Ishigu-ro] refers to both the Japanese and the British as ‘they’ and seems to look on both with an outsider’s amused detachment” (Iyer, “Connoisseur of Memory” 42). As shown in this minute observation, Ishiguro apparently has a distinct background among a number of contemporary writers in Britain, in that he immersed himself both into Japan and into Britain; and this biculturalism should be relevant to his writing. Thus, before proceeding directly to examine Ishiguro’s Japaneseness in his style, it is essential to overview his personal history. As a prominent British writer, Ishiguro has talked about himself in plenty of interviews, and they are considerably useful to understand what he is.
Speaking of this, he studied creative writing and American Literature. Now, he is teaching and working at Biddeford Middle School as a writing teacher. Besides teaching, Mr. Ezzards has some other interests. These include writing, reading, digital photography, kayaking, planting and growing Bonsai trees, researching history and collecting antique postcards. By the same token, he has a immense appreciation for traveling.
Architecture carries a strong representation of our culture and tradition. It helps us to initiate a conversation with our past and let us dive inside our introspective. An experience and observation of the past that helps us to define Architecture in a very limpid way. My periodic tour during my academic life at many historic buildings and sites around our country predominantly helped me to acquire more insights about architecture and sustainability. An interest towards historic buildings indulged me to visit Japan several times where I came to see the recurrent confrontations encountered by the preservationists for rigorous restorations & revitalizations of the Buddhist temples.
His words and teachings became important to solve the problems in that time. There are many text and book to talk about Confucius, since Confucius was so famous that it was only natural that all sorts of myths would be built up around him. After the death of Confucius in 479BC, his students and their students after them generated text that claimed to set out or elaborate on Confucius’ thought. The most famous text is Analects(Lun Yu), which is a collection of the saying of Confucius. The Analects is the primary source of direct quotations from Confucius.
One of the printing styles, Ukiyo-e, was used by Japanese printmakers in the Edo period. The subjects revolved around popular culture such as Kabuki actors, sumo wrestling, and Geisha (Harris 9). Though the practice of using woodblock to print has decreased over the years, Hokusai’s The Great Wave has helped to elevate Japanese art to the rest of the world. This essay will examine the creation process of The Great Wave and its aesthetics. The focus will be on the impact of this artwork and its symbolism.
Ecocriticism is a newly emerged area of research in the literary field. It has a wide scope and approaches which make it a distinguished field of literary studies. Today, this field of literary criticism is not restricted to only English literature but rapidly burgeoning in other languages. In this research paper, I have analysed the poems of two different languages poets from ecocritical perspective. For this research, I have selected Famous English poet William Wordsworth and Punjab Poet Bhai Vir Singh.
Challenging literary canon, even in small ways, can be a daunting task for teachers of literature. Literary canon in the western world grew out university reading lists and the work of anthologists who compiled collections of “Great” texts that each anthologist considered the cornerstone of proper education, such as the Harvard Classics, containing fifty-one volumes ranging from folklore and fables to poetry, prose, and drama and spanning many centuries of literature in the English language. Many people today, students and teachers included, consider these works of canon to be the ultimate selection of works to read if a person wants to be well-read or well-educated in the English discipline. Yet, students, teachers, and scholars of pedagogy
Entering that university and following a course of study which is specialized in oriental languages, helped me reach various goals, one of which was studying in Japan for one year at Tohoku University (from October 2014 to September 2015). In Japan I deepened my Japanese language and culture skills, additionally I took some bicultural communication classes, including some taught in English. Even though during the last 12 months I have had a lot of opportunities to learn and to grow, I still have many expectations from myself. I have acquired an incredible amount of knowledge; yet, there are skills that I do not