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Shirane, Haruo 1951-

Works: 48 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 12,345 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Drama  Literature  Poetry  History  Essays  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PL782.E1, 895.608
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Most widely held works by Haruo Shirane
Early modern Japanese literature : an anthology, 1600-1900 by Haruo Shirane( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first anthology ever devoted to early modern Japanese literature, spanning the period from 1600 to 1900, known variously as the Edo or the Tokugawa, one of the most creative epochs of Japanese culture. This anthology, which will be of vital interest to anyone involved in this era, includes not only fiction, poetry, and drama, but also essays, treatises, literary criticism, comic poetry, adaptations from Chinese, folk stories and other non-canonical works. Many of these texts have never been translated into English before, and several classics have been newly translated for this collection. Early Modern Japanese Literature introduces English readers to an unprecedented range of prose fiction genres, including dangibon (satiric sermons), kibyôshi (satiric and didactic picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon (reading books), kokkeibon (books of humor), gôkan (bound books), and ninjôbon (books of romance and sentiment). The anthology also offers a rich array of poetry -- waka, haiku, senryû, kyôka, kyôshi -- and eleven plays, which range from contemporary domestic drama to historical plays and from early puppet theater to nineteenth century kabuki. Since much of early modern Japanese literature is highly allusive and often elliptical, this anthology features introductions and commentary that provide the critical context for appreciating this diverse and fascinating body of texts. One of the major characteristics of early modern Japanese literature is that almost all of the popular fiction was amply illustrated by wood-block prints, creating an extensive text-image phenomenon. In some genres such as kibyôshi and gôkan the text in fact appeared inside the woodblock image. Woodblock prints of actors were also an important aspect of the culture of kabuki drama. A major feature of this anthology is the inclusion of over 200 woodblock prints that accompanied the original texts and drama."--Amazon website
The tales of the Heike by Burton Watson( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the mid-thirteenth century, this book chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. It depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai
Japan and the culture of the four seasons : nature, literature, and the arts by Haruo Shirane( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Shirane discusses textual, cultivated, material, performative, and gastronomic representations of nature. He reveals how this kind of 'secondary nature, ' which flourished in Japan's urban environment, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment when it began to recede from view. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane also clarifies the use of natural and seasonal topics as well as the changes in their cultural associations and functions across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world."--Back cover
The demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese tales( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. These dramatic and often amusing stories offer a major view of the foundations of Japanese culture
Traditional Japanese literature : an anthology, beginnings to 1600 by Haruo Shirane( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the noted age of aristocratic court life into the period of warrior culture. The anthology contains new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike and generous selections from Man'yoshu, The Tale of Genji, The Pillow Book, and Kokinshu. It includes a stunning range of folk literature, war epics, poetry, and n? drama, and an impressive collection of dramatic, poetic, and fictional works from both elite and popular cultures. Also represented are religious and secular anecdotes, literary criticism, essays, and works written in Chinese by Japanese writers. Arranged by chronology and genre, the readings are carefully introduced and placed into a larger political, cultural, and literary context, and the extensive bibliographies offer further study. Intended as a companion to Columbia University Press's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900, Traditional Japanese Literature significantly deepens our understanding of Japanese literature as well as of ancient, classical, and medieval Japanese culture."--Book cover
Envisioning the Tale of Genji : media, gender, and cultural production( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a fascinating portrait of The Tale of Genji's reception and reproduction over the past thousand years. The essays examine the canonization of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods, revealing its profound influence on a variety of genres and fields, including modern nation building. They also consider parody, pastiche, and re-creation of the text in various popular and mass media. Since the Genji was written by a woman for female readers, contributors also tak
Reading the Tale of Genji : sources from the first millennium by Thomas Harper( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sourcebook is the most comprehensive record of the reception of The Tale of Genji to date. It presents a range of landmark texts relating to the work during its first millennium, almost all of which are translated into English for the first time. An introduction prefaces each set of documents, situating them within the tradition of Japanese literature and cultural history. These texts provide a fascinating glimpse into Japanese views of literature, poetry, imperial politics, and the place of art and women in society. Selections include an imagined conversation among court ladies gossiping about their favorite characters and scenes in Genji; learned exegetical commentary; a vigorous debate over the morality of Genji; and an impassioned defense of Genji's ability to enhance Japan's standing among the twentieth century's community of nations. Taken together, these documents reflect Japan's fraught history with vernacular texts, particularly those written by women."--Publisher's description
The bridge of dreams : a poetics of The tale of Genji by Haruo Shirane( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enlightening analysis of intertextual relationships and of the contemporary political, social, and religious implications of the narrative. ... It is certain to be a classic in the field."--M.H. Childs, Choice
Traces of dreams : landscape, cultural memory, and the poetry of Bashō by Haruo Shirane( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basho (1644-94) is perhaps the best-known Japanese poet in both Japan and the West, and yet there has been remarkably little serious scholarship in English on his achievement. This book is intended to address that virtual void by establishing the ground for critical discussion and reading of a central figure in Japanese culture, placing the works of Basho and his disciples in the context of broader social change." "Intended for both the general reader and the specialist, Traces of Dreams examines the issues of language, landscape, cultural memory, and social practice in early modern Japan through a fundamental reassessment of haikai - popular linked verse that eventually gave birth to modern haiku - particularly that of Basho and his disciples." "Traces of Dreams explores the manner in which haikai both appropriated and recast the established cultural and poetic associations embodied in nature, historical objects, and famous places - the landscape that preserves the cultural memory and that became the source of authority as well as the contested ground for haikai re-visioning and remapping."--Jacket
Inventing the classics : modernity, national identity, and Japanese literature( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Japanese literature by Haruo Shirane( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries. The book also places Japanese literature in a wider East Asian tradition of Sinitic writing and provides comprehensive coverage of women's literature as well as new popular literary forms, including manga (comic books). An extensive bibliography of works in English enables readers to continue to explore this rich tradition through translations and secondary reading--
Classical Japanese : a grammar by Haruo Shirane( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Japanese (bungo) was used to write Japanese for more than 1,300 years, until the middle of the 20th century. This text explains how classical Japanese is related to modern Japanese & also serves as a guide to the grammar of classical Japanese
Monsters, animals, and other worlds : a collection of short medieval Japanese tales by Keller Kimbrough( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, talking animals, amorous plants, and journeys to supernatural realms. It illuminates a rich world of literary, visual, and Buddhist culture. Each translation is prefaced by a short introduction, and the book features images from scroll paintings, illustrated manuscripts, and printed books
Record of miraculous events in Japan : the Nihon ryōiki by Keikai( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nihon ryōiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhis--brought by emissaries from the king of the Korean state of Paekch--and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings in Japanese towns and cities."--Back cover
Classical Japanese reader and essential dictionary by Haruo Shirane( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekai e hiraku waka : gengo, kyōdōtai, jendā = Waka opening up to the world : language, community, and gender( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese visual culture : performance, media, and text : research reports of projects, comprehensive research of Japanese illustrated books in the USA by media, and text" International Symposium "Japanese visual culture : performance( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New horizons in Japanese literary studies : cannon formation, gender, and media( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sōzōsareta koten : kanon keisei, kokumin kokka, Nihon bungaku( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon bungaku kara no hihyō riron : anchi Edipusu, monogatari shakai, janru ōdan by Haruo, 1951- Shirane( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tales of the Heike
The tales of the HeikeThe demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese talesTraditional Japanese literature : an anthology, beginnings to 1600Envisioning the Tale of Genji : media, gender, and cultural productionThe bridge of dreams : a poetics of The tale of GenjiTraces of dreams : landscape, cultural memory, and the poetry of BashōInventing the classics : modernity, national identity, and Japanese literatureClassical Japanese : a grammarClassical Japanese reader and essential dictionary
Alternative Names
Haruo Shirane.

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Haruo Shirane American academic

Haruo Shirane japonólogo estadounidense

Haruo Shirane xaponólogu estauxunidense

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Shirane, Haruo, 1951-

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Сиранэ, Харуо

백근치부 1951-

시라네, 하루오

シラネ, ハルオ

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シラネハルオ 1951-

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白根, 治夫

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白根治夫 1951-