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    DescriptionA portrait of the court culture of the ancient emperors of Japan. This book is divided into subject chapters covering such themes as politics, religion, the cult of beauty and the the 'Tale of Genji' for easy reference. Appendices and genealogical tables on the Heian period are included. The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works

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    The World of the Shining Prince
    Court Life in Ancient Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ivan Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 442 g
    ISBN 13: 9781568360294
    ISBN 10: 1568360290

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HBTG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    B&T Approval Code: A31220000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000
    B&T Approval Code: A31570000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1FPJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 952.0108621
    DC21: 952.0108621
    DC22: 952/.01/08621
    LC classification: DS824 .M6 1994
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Publication date
    29 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    IVAN MORRIS wrote widely on Japan's ancient culture and modern politics, and translated many works from classical and contemporary literature. His books include The Mobility of Failure and translations of Mishima's Temple of the Golden Pavilion and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. He died in 1976.
    Review quote
    "Morris's classic was first published in 1964." -Publishers Weekly"A thoughtful scholar's reconstruction...a book which should delight anyone interested in Japan."-The New York Times Book Review"I cannot think of another work, born in academia, that can so justifiable be described as 'enthralling'." -Barbara Ruch, Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, Columbia