The introduction charts the intellectual journey of the author who increasingly came to recognize that both in her own work and that of other scholars working on medieval Japanese texts, there was a tendency to use categories such as body, woman, agency, desire, and gender as if they were ahistorical and universal. The introduction spells out the kinds of anachronistic readings that emerge when these categories are brought to bear on medieval texts, and foreshadows how the book envisages re-reading these terms such that they are consonant with the Buddhist episteme within which they are produced. The introduction also provides a brief description of the plan of the book and the content of each chapter.
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