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Allen, Robert J. (Producer)

Overview
Works: 21 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 58 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: DS821, 952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert J Allen
Japan, the living tradition. Early Japan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines developments during the Heian Period (794-1184 A.D.) involving the Fujiwara family, Buddhism, and the Japanese writing system
Japan, the living tradition. Early Japan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the forces that have shaped Japanese society and culture throughout the earliest of Japan's prehistoric periods: the Jomon (ca. 10,000 BCE - 300 BCE), the Yayoi (ca. 300 BCE - 250 CE) and the Kofun (ca. 250 CE - 538 CE)
Early Japan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of Japan from prehistoric times through the late 12th century A.D. Pt. 1, The three earliest of Japan's prehistoric periods: the Jomon, the Yayoi and the Kofun. Pt. 2. An important development of the Heian Period (794 to 1184 A.D.) was the control of the powerful Fujiwara family in the imperial court and the the spread of Buddhism. A system of writing was another element that grew out of this period
The Performing arts ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of Japan's performing arts, focussing on music and dance
The Religious experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the question of what it means to be religious in Japanese society. Identifies three major needs that religion seems to meet for the Japanese, and then discusses the special religious ceremonies and practices the Japanese have developed to serve these needs. Discusses the major religions of Japan: Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity
The Religious experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the question of what it means to be religious in Japanese society. Identifies three major needs that religion seems to meet for the Japanese, and then discusses the special religious ceremonies and practices the Japanese have developed to serve these needs. Discusses the major religions of Japan: Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity
The Religious experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the question of what it means to be religious in Japanese society. Identifies three major needs that religion seems to meet for the Japanese, and then discusses the special religious ceremonies and practices the Japanese have developed to serve these needs. Discusses the major religions of Japan: Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Part II takes a closer look at some of the performing arts in Japan, particularly the unique form of puppet theater called Bunraku, the music and dance of Kabuki, and modern films. the program discusses their origins, their distinctive features and their relationship with the audience"--Container
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part I introduces the literature of pre-modern Japan. Covers the development of poetry and prose forms of Japanese literature, including brief commentaries on the history of the forms and readings from some of the important works. Part II takes viewers from the Tokugawa period to modern times, discussing literary forms that developed after the seventeenth century. Explores the effect of seclusion of Japanese writers, the changes which took place when the country was once again opened to the world, and the development of Japanese literature during the modernization period
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I explores the variety of ways the Japanese express their spirituality. Emphasizes the sense of appreciation of ritual in everyday life
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part of a seven unit "open learning" program, this component explores the literature of premodern Japan, the Tokugawa period, and the modern period. Discusses the development of poetry and prose forms, the effect of seclusion on Japanese writers, and the changes which took place when the country was opened to the world
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part II presents Japan's growing cultural indepence by the end of the eighth century. Includes the major developments of the Heian period (794-1185) such as the method of political control within the imperial court described as "rule of the man behind the throne," the spread of Buddhism, the development of the Japanese writing system, early Japanese literature, and the beginnings of Japan's feudal era
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I focuses on the use of wood by Japanese artisans. Discusses the Ise shrine, Shinto shrines in comparison to Buddhist shrines, the Miroku statues of Buddha at Chuguji and Koruji, the famed sculptor Unkei, woodblock printing and ukiyo-e, Izumo shrine, Toshodaiji, Todoiji, Byodoin, the Katsura Detached Palace, Kudara Kannon, Enjoji, Sharaku, and Hokusai
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Examines the evolution of Japan's traditional culture and the history of the pre-modern era preceding the western contacts of the 1850's. Utilizes studio production and location footage by the University of Mid-America supplemented by archival footage supplied principally by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I focuses on traditional literary forms of Japan including love songs from the oldest Japanese book "Kojiki," the Manyoshu, haiku and tanka, and the works of Hitomaro, Lady Kasa, Lady Otomo, Basho, and Lady Murasaki Shikibu. Also includes The tale of the Heike and its adaptation as a No drama, "Atsumori," by the No artist Zeami
The performing arts ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A discussion of Japanese music, both native and Western, as well as current and traditional plays and a look at the Japanese motion picture industry
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I describes early feudalism of the Kamakura period (1185-1333), high feudalism of the Ashikaga period (1336-1573), and centralized feudalism of the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Details the political, cultural, social, and economic developments focusing on early and high feudalism. Discusses the Kamikura bakufu, popular faith sects, Emperor Go-Daigo, Ashikaga Takauji, sengoku jidai ("the age of the country at war"), and the rise of the merchant class
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I introduces the people of modern Japan by describing the lifestyles of a suburban family, a blue-collar worker, and a farmer. Investigates how and where the modern Japanese live, what they think about and plan for, and what they do with their time
Japan the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduction to the Japanese theater arts of Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku
Japan, the living tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Part I describes the traditional performing arts of Japan including gagaku and bugaku, No, Kabuki, and Buraku
 
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English (25)