Keywords

Japanese poetry, Saigyo, Japanese literature, Buddhist poetry, Medieval Japan, Peri-urban wilderness, Ecocriticism

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-07-10

Publisher

Bensei Shuppan

Language

Chinese

College

Humanities

Department

Asian and Near Eastern Languages

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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