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Allen, Robert J. (Producer)

Overview
Works: 33 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 127 library holdings
Genres: History  Instructional films  Educational films  Educational television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Literatures  Nonfiction films  Introductions 
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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the Japanese theater arts of Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku
Early Japan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Japan from prehistoric times through the late 12th century A.D
The Performing arts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Japan's performing arts, focussing on music and dance
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)
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
Japan, the living tradition( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Religious experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 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 4 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 )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takushi and Little discuss how the Japanese have kept the ancient forms of performing arts, dating from the 8th century alive to today. Demonstrations of Gagaku music and Kabuki and No plays
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 : Early Japan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Japan from prehistoric times through the late 12th century A.D
Literature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of Japanese literature from the earliest book, the Kojiki, published in 712 A.D. is covered
Japan, the living tradition : the performing arts part II( 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, particular 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
The feudal experience( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part II shows how some great military heroes in Japanese history rose out of the common origins to bring about the success of the third - and peaceful - stage of Japanese feudalism. This program explores the strategies they used and the approach they took to solve the problems of military rivals and political control."--Container
Literature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part II takes viewers from the Tokugawa period to modern times, discussing the literary forms that developed after the seventeenth century. It 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"--Container
Japan, the living tradition( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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 focuses on the use of clay, fiber, and metal by Japanese artisans. Discusses earthenware of the Jomon period, haniwa of the Yayoi period, pottery developed by the Zen tea masters, calligraphy, mosaics, murals in the Buddhist temples, black and white ink paintings (sumi-e), Japanese style painting (yamato-e), Japanese scroll painting (e-maki-mono), the Ben Dainagon, the Shigi-san, the Genji scrolls, landscape painting, bronze bell-shaped objects called dokatu, bronze sculptures, steel sword making and Nambu kettles. Includes a guest appearance by contemporary Japanese artist Mitsue Kakutani
Japan : the living tradition( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This series examines the pre-modern history and traditional culture of Japan. The programs, produced by the University of Mid-America in 1976 for high school through adult audiences, are designed to introduce Americans to Japanese history and culture which is still tightly interwoven into the fabric of modern Japanese society."--Publisher
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
 
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English (37)