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JAPAN 50- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 68 pages long!)


Department
Japanese
Course Code
JAPAN 50
Professor
Ishida
Study Guide
Final

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JAPAN 50
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Japan 50
April 7, 2017
Discussion 1
Question: How did the commoners feel about the reign of the Yamato clans in comparison
to the accounts written by the elites?
Gender roles
- Arbitrary
- dressed-cross
- also shown male first
Comparing accounts
- Ma’yoshu and Kojiki written by the Yamato
o Cooers a’t read, so oly writte y ad for elite
- Accounts of Eastern Barbarians by China (Not first-hand)
o Record-keeping from people that return
o The Land of Wa
Chinese court keeping an eye on the lots of land
Weak defense
During that period, China has the main influence in East Asia
China oldest record keeper b/c they were interested in recording the stars
- Then started adding other events
Kojiki written for:
- Pass down a long history and its origins
- Legitimize with the Chinese history
Amaterasu
- Strong warrior woman
- Emotional (scared, etc.)
o Characteristics of humans
The gods can also die and have children like humans
Izanagi purified himself after visiting himself in Izanami (important)
- The agreeet was that he has to wait for her ad a’t look ak at her whe he
was fleeing but he broke both
o Saw how horrific she was
Amaterasu
- Locks herself in the cave and puts the boulder in front herself
o 800 deities try to ope it ut a’t
- So tricked out by Uzume
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- Sacred rope creates the boundary to stop her from going back
o Seen in Japan now
Yamato
- Killed his own brother horrifically
- Cross dress and have feministic characteristics to seem like a woman to trick the
Kumaso Braves to kill them
o Again shows arbitrary in male/female
Idea of naming
- Very significant
- Make your name known
Ma’yoshu
- 1st poem
o Yamato trying to justify their power
But ooers do’t kow who he is
Girl not reveal her house and name because once she reveals
that she becomes part of his property
Only elites recognizing and establishing their reigns
- 2nd poem
o Ca’t see the oea
o But poe a see the doai i their ow heads that they possess
- 3rd poem
o Shows sound of bow string
spiritual world of pacification
- 4th poem
o About the peripheries
Traveled there longing for the center
- Poems from center to outside to outside to center
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