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Program Title: Medieval Japan and Buddhism in literature (1185-1600)
EASC Code: JJ-17
Series Title: Japanese History and Literature
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: History, Literature, Religion & Philosophy
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Columbia University's Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum of Schools and Colleges
Release Date: 1996
Running Time: 45 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "The warfare and disruption that characterized the feudal era in Japanese history set the political and social context for this program. Similarities and differences between medieval Japan and medieval Europe - in political structure, bonds between warriors, and the importance of religion - are discussed. Selections from Essays in Idleness, Account of My Hut, and Noh drama demonstrate the resonance of Buddhism in this period's literature."
Data Entry Date: 5/11/1999