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Jian'an Literature Revisited: Poetic Dialogues in the Last Three Decades of the Han Dynasty
The Jian'an period (196-220), which is best known through the fictionalized account in the <italic>Romance of the Three States</italic>, is also an important literary period. It is celebrated for its major writers such as Cao Cao, Cao Pi, Cao Zhi and Wang Can. Previous scholars have mainly been concerned with the life and ...
Urbanization and Interactions in the Early Historic Deccan: The Sātavāhana, Western Kṣatrapa, and Ikṣvāku Dynasties
This thesis examines the development of urbanization and interactions in the early historic Deccan. The Satavahana, Western Ksatrapa, and Iksvaku dynasties are the political constituents of this study, and I draw from their numismatic and epigraphic evidence in order to construct a regional history of the early historic Deccan.
Niscaldas and his Vrttiprabhakar: Advaita Vedanta in the Vernacular
This dissertation is a study of Swami Niscaldas (1791-1863 CE), a highly regarded Advaita Vedantin and Dadupanthi, who lived in what is now the state of Haryana in Northern India. Niscaldas is best known for his Vicarsagar and Vrttiprabhakar, both written in Hindi. The dissertation examines Niscaldas's motivations for writing ...
Hyperfemininities, Hypermasculinities, and Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature
This study is an attempt to elucidate the complex interrelationship between gender, sexuality, desire, and power by examining how premodern Japanese texts represent the gender-based ideals of women and men at the peak and margins of the social hierarchy. To do so, it will survey a wide range of premodern texts and contrast ...
Female Children in Medieval Japanese Noh Plays
Even though female characters play consequential roles in noh plays and have been analyzed, female children have not been a subject of research. Therefore, I am going to analyze female children in noh plays in terms of the relationship between female children and motivation, age, spheres, and death. The target plays are ...
Multiple Correctness, Or Against "Orthography": On The Architecture Of Written Japanese
Standard written Japanese operates within an architecture of script that distinguishes itself from other major forms of writing in common use today. It is not phonographic nor can it be described as logographic. Instead, the script makes use of three distinct modes of expression that incorporate elements of both phonographic ...
<sup>~</sup>° and /--: Their origins, their grammaticalization, and the process of encroachment of the former by the latter from a historical perspective
There has been controversy regarding the functional differences between the forms <sup>~</sup>° and /-- in Classical Chinese. Because of their similar usages, <sup>~</sup>° and /-- are often considered graphic variants. However, <sup>~</sup>° and /-- actually came from different origins in different times, and the latter ...
Spiritual Health in the Bhakti Tradition of Shri Harirayaji's Shikshapatra
The concept and treatment of anxiety in Shri Harirayaji's <italic>Shikshapatra</italic>, an epistolary bhakti text from 17th century India, is examined here with translation of the original Sanskrit verses, their vernacular Brajbhasha commentary by Shri Gopeshvarji and a 20th century spoken commentary in Hindi by Shri ...
Wei-Jin Sacrificial Ballets: Reform versus Conservation
This dissertation examines the sixteen extant Wei-Jin sacrificial ballet hymns of Wang Can, Fu Xuan, Xun Xu, and Zhang Hua to discover the impetus for and significance of the changes in sacrificial hymns during the Wei-Jin period. Chapter 1 examines the cosmological beliefs, sacrificial sites, sacrificial liturgies, and ...