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The Resource Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan : the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800, Herman Ooms

Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan : the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800, Herman Ooms

Label
Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan : the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800
Title
Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan
Title remainder
the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800
Statement of responsibility
Herman Ooms
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan is an ambitious and ground-breaking study that offers a new understanding of a formative stage in the development of the Japanese state. The late seventh and eighth centuries were a time of momentous change in Japan, much of it brought about by the short-lived Tenmu dynasty. Two new capital cities, a bureaucratic state led by an imperial ruler, and Chinese-style law codes were just a few of the innovations instituted by the new regime. Herman Ooms presents both a wide-ranging and fine-grained examination of the power struggles, symbolic manipulations, new mythological constructs, and historical revisions that both defined and propelled these changes." "In addition to a vast amount of research in Japanese sources, the author draws on a wealth of sinological scholarship in English, German, and French to illuminate the politics and symbolics of the time. An important feature of the book is the way it opens up early Japanese history to considerations of continental influences. Rulers and ritual specialists drew on several religious and ritual idioms, including Daoism, Buddhism, yin-yang hermeneutics, and kami worship, to articulate and justify their innovations. In looking at the religious symbols that were deployed in support of the state, Ooms gives special attention to the Daoist dimensions of the new political symbolics as well as to the crucial contributions made by successive generations of "immigrants" from the Korean peninsula. From the beginning, a "liturgical state" sought to co-opt factions and clans (uji) as participants in the new polity with the emperor acting as both a symbolic mediator and a silent partner. In contrast to the traditional interpretation of the Kojiki mythology as providing a vertical legitimation of a Sun lineage of rulers, an argument is presented for the importance of a lateral dimension of interdependency as a key structural element in the mythological narrative."--Jacket
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ooms, Herman
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tenmu
  • Tenmu
  • Tenmu
  • Japan
  • Religion and state
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Religion and state
  • Japan
  • Symbolik
  • Politik
  • Politik
  • Symbolik
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan : the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800, Herman Ooms
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bricolage -- Mythemes -- Alibis -- Allochthons -- Liturgies -- Deposits -- Articulations -- Plottings -- Spirits -- Purity
Control code
ocn436459640
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 353 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441619860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v08z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436459640
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Imperial politics and symbolics in ancient Japan : the Tenmu dynasty, 650-800, Herman Ooms
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bricolage -- Mythemes -- Alibis -- Allochthons -- Liturgies -- Deposits -- Articulations -- Plottings -- Spirits -- Purity
Control code
ocn436459640
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 353 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441619860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v08z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436459640
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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