Ancient Poetry of Japan and Korea

Ancient Poetry of Japan and Korea - Unit 2 Lecture 6...

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Unit 2 – Lecture 6 10/28/08 Ancient Poetry of Japan and Korea Chinese Influence - Chinese literature and culture were exported to Japan, where it had a great influence on its culture o Nara period (8 th century) Japan copied a model of a city plan for its own capital - They learned about gathering works into collections, anthologizing literature such as the Classic of Odes and the Songs of Ch’u o The Japanese became familiar with these works - Confucianism did not have an influence on the Literary Anthology or the New Songs from a Jade Terrace o Literary Anthology – Xiao Tong The works in this anthology go back to the Han dynasty There are 434 poems o New Songs from a Jade Terrace – Xu Ling This consisted of love poetry - The Japanese and Koreans sometimes wrote Chinese poems o They called it Kaifuso, which means “Fond Recollections of Poetry” (751) o It represents 75 years of poetic composition in Japan o 124 poems by 64 poets First Japanese Anthology of Native Poetry - 8 th century: Japanese started writing their own poetry o It had been present since the 5 th century o Usually, they would translate their poems into Chinese, but this time, they didn’t because they wanted
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