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Adolphson, Mikael S. 1961-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 6,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Mikael S Adolphson
Heian Japan, centers and peripheries by Mikael S Adolphson( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Moerman, Samuel Morse, Joan R. Piggott, Fukutò Sanae, Ivo Smits, Charlotte von Verschuer
The gates of power : monks, courtiers, and warriors in premodern Japan by Mikael S Adolphson( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The teeth and claws of the Buddha : monastic warriors and sōhei in Japanese history by Mikael S Adolphson( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's monastic warriors have fared poorly in comparison to the samurai, both in terms of historical reputation and representations in popular culture. Often maligned and criticized for their involvement in politics and other secular matters, they have been seen as figures separate from the larger military class. However, as Mikael Adolphson reveals in his comprehensive and authoritative examination of the social origins of the monastic forces, political conditions, and warfare practices of the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) eras, these "monk-warriors"(sôhei) were in reality inseparable from the warrior class. Their negative image, Adolphson argues, is a construct that grew out of artistic sources critical of the established temples from the fourteenth century on. In deconstructing the sôhei image and looking for clues as to the characteristics, role, and meaning of the monastic forces, The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha highlights the importance of historical circumstances; it also points to the fallacies of allowing later, especially modern, notions of religion to exert undue influence on interpretations of the past. It further suggests that, rather than constituting a separate category of violence, religious violence needs to be understood in its political, social, military, and ideological contexts
Lovable Losers : the Heike in Action and Memory( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than assuming their failure, Lovable Losers repositions the Heike within the larger phenomenon of the Genpei War and its aftermath, demonstrating how they took advantage of their station as nobles and warriors. The new research it presents seeks to transcend categorization and blur the lines between different approaches to the Heike to give a well-rounded depiction of a family who has played a defining role in Japanese culture in action, in memory, and somewhere in between
Treasures of the Yenching : seventy-fifth anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library : exhibition catalogue by Harvard-Yenching Library( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monks, courtiers and warriors in premodern Japan : the secular power of Enryakuji in the Heian and Kamakura eras by Mikael S Adolphson( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property rights in medieval Japan : the role of Buddhist temples and monasteries by Mikael Adolphson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medieval Japanese governments only haphazardly enforced claims to scarce resources. Necessarily, this presented landholders with a void. To obtain the enforcement the governments did not offer, many turned to institutions affiliated with the fractious Buddhist church instead. Temples and monasteries enjoyed an exemption from tax on their lands, and controlled an array of financial and human resources with which they could adjudicate and enforce claims to scarce resources. To obtain access to that exemption and those resources, landholders commended their land to them, and paid them a share of the harvest. In exchange, the temples and monasteries exempted them from tax, adjudicated disputes internal to the estate, and protected their estates against external threats. Effectively, the temples and monasteries competed in a market for basic governmental services"--John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business web site
Warrior monk traditions by Mikael S Adolphson( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha by Mikael S Adolphson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monks, the secular power of Enryakuji in the Heian and Kamakura eras by Mikael S Adolphson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Property rights in medieval Japan : the role of Buddhist temples and monasteries by Mikael Adolphson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Journal of Asian Studies( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Violence, warfare and Buddhism in early Medieval Japan by Mikael S Adolphson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toward common sense and common ground? : reflections on the shared interests of managers and labor in a more rational system of corporate governance by Mikael Adolphson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In this essay, Vice Chancellor Strine reflects on the common interests of those who manage and those who labor for American corporations. The first part of the essay examines aspects of the current corporate governance and economic environment that are putting management and labor under pressure. The concluding section of the essay identifies possible corporate governance initiatives that might -- by better focusing stockholder activism in particular and corporate governance more generally on long-term, rather than short-term, corporate performance -- generate a more rational system of accountability, that focuses on the durable creation by corporations of wealth through fundamentally sound, long-term business plans"--John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business web site
Tradition and transformation in East Asia : Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of photocopied course materials used in Historical Study A-14 at Harvard University, spring semester 2000
 
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The gates of power : monks, courtiers, and warriors in premodern Japan
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The gates of power : monks, courtiers, and warriors in premodern JapanThe teeth and claws of the Buddha : monastic warriors and sōhei in Japanese history
Alternative Names
Adolphson, Mikael 1961-

Mikael Adolphson Professor of Japanese cultural studies

Languages
English (68)