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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...