Japanese poetry, Saigyo, Japanese literature, Buddhist poetry, Medieval Japan, Peri-urban wilderness, Ecocriticism
Can we find in the poem exchanged between Saigyo and Jakunen, a monk of the Heian period (794-1185), hints for a new perspective on ecocriticism, Japanese literature, and the relationship between cities and the natural environment, which we are facing today? The poems are a valuable source for considering the relationship between humans and cities, between secondary nature and wild nature, and between nature as experienced by hermits in the distant past and the world of waka poetry today.
Original Publication Citation
Ajia yugaku Vol. 143 (2011): 53-59
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stoneman, Jack C., "Chusei waka ni okeru nijiteki shizen to yaseiteki shizen: Saigyo, Jakunen no 'yamazato' zotoka o chushin ni / 中世和歌に於ける二次的自然と野性的自然ー西行・寂然の「山里」贈答歌を中心に" (2011). Faculty Publications. 5594.
Asian and Near Eastern Languages
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