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Imagining Exile in Heian JapanBanishment in Law, Literature, and Cult$
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Jonathan Stockdale

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839833

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839833.001.0001

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The Moon of Exile

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Imagining Exile in Heian Japan

Jonathan Stockdale

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter introduces the cultural history of exile during the Nara and Heian periods in Japan. The chapter also provides a theoretical framework for the study of exile in Japanese court society. In addition, the introduction explains specific themes underlying the entire book, including the vocabulary of exile, the topic of centers and peripheries, the nature of Japanese court society, and the idea of a Heian “imaginary.”

Keywords:   Nara, Heian, Kaguyahime, vocabulary of exile, center and periphery, Japanese court society, Heian imaginary

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