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Natsume Sôseki: self and subject in Kokoro Week 2 The life of Natsume Sôseki and his place in Japanese literature Yasuko Claremont, Japanese Studies
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Nogi and his wife
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Natsume Sôseki (1867-1916) born in Edo (Tokyo) The Tokugawa Bakufu: 1600 – 1868 Meiji Restoration, 1868 Emperor Meiji’s reign: 1868 – 1912 Emperor Taishô’s reign: 1912 – 1926 Emperor Shôwa’s reign: 1926 – 1989 Emperor Heisei’s reign: 1989 – present
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About Sôseki: Educated at Tokyo Imperial University 1895 Became a provincial school teacher on the island of Shikoku - Matsuyama 1896 Married. Told his wife: ‘I am a scholar, and must therefore study. I have no time to fuss over you. Please understand this clearly.’ Marriage full of psychological tension. 1900 England – 2 years of almost complete isolation and heavy study in London 1903 Lecturer in English literature at Tokyo Imperial University 1905 Writes a comic novel, I Am A Cat – a cat’s eye view of the world. Satirizes himself as Professor Sneeze. 1907 Leaves university. Becomes full-time novelist. 1914 Writes Kokoro for Asahi Newspaper from April to August 1916 Dies, aged 49.
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(‰ ª* Y ð º (‰ ª* (‰ ª Y 𠺪*Ð ÉE (‰ ª (‰ ª (‰ ª* [ Xunzi Essay Expounding the Concealed ] The heart-mind is lord of the body and master of the spirit. [Explanation of the Rites in the Great Learning ] The totality of myriad worries is called heart-mind, yet [ Explanation of Names ] the heart-mind is miniscule, comprehending the most miniscule and penetrating everything, and yet it is the basis. [ Book of Changes ] The heart-mind perceives heaven and earth [annotation] but heaven and earth has heart-mind as its basis. Translated by Mabel Lee
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is a difficult word to translate. It refers to all the thoughts, emotions or attitudes that lie deep in the human heart or mind. Soseki’s novel is filled with examples. Over
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