Item description for Kara Monogatari - Tales of China by Ward Geddes...
This work includes a study and a complete, annotated translation of the late twelfth- or early thirteenth-century Japanese tale collection, the Kara monogatari (Tales of China). The twenty-seven tales are interesting as stories, literate as short written pieces, and important as a Japanese cultural source, as well as being of interest to students of China. The Kara monogatari gave Japanese readers vernacular translations of some of the most well-known stories about China. It offers an interesting example of the transition in Japanese literature from the uta monogatari (poem tale) form to the setsuwa bungaku (story literature) form.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 5, 2005
Publisher Kurodahan Press
ISBN 4902075156 ISBN13 9784902075151