Medieval and Early-Modern Japanese Fiction

JPNS 412 Interactive Syllabus and Timeline

Day in Class

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900 - 1800

Periods

Nara period 奈良

710 - 784

Heian period 平安

794 - 1185

Kamakura period 鎌倉

1183 - 1333

Northern and Southern Courts period 南北朝

1336 - 1392

Muromachi period 室町時代

1392 - 1573

Azuchi Momoyama period 安土桃山

1573 - 1598

Tokugawa/Edo period 徳川・江戸

1600 - 1867

Meiji Period 明治

9/8/1868 - 7/30/1912

Taisho period 大正

7/30/1912 - 12/25/1926

Showa period 昭和

12/25/1925 - 1/7/1989

Sub Periods and Wars

Fall of Heike

1158

Jōkyū rebellion

1221

Kenmu restoration

1333 - 1336

Ōnin War

1467 - 1477

Warring States period 戦国時代

1467 - 1573

Battle of Sekigahara

1600

Test information

Kanbun 寛文

1661 - 1673

Genroku 元禄

1688 - 1704

Kyōhō 享保

1716 - 1736

Hōreki 宝暦

1751 - 1764

An'ei-Tenmei 安永天明

1772 - 1789

Kansei 寛政

1789 - 1801

Bunka Bunsei 文化文政

1804 - 1829

Tenpō 天保

1830 - 1844

Bakumatsu 幕末

1853 - 1867

Literary Figures

Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真

845 - 903

Saigyō 西行

1118 - 1190

西行 (c.1118-c.1190)

Kamo no Chōmei 鴨長明

1153 - 1216

鴨長明

Hojōki (1212)

Kenkō 兼好

1283 - 1352

兼好 (c. 1283- c. 1352)

Ihara Saikaku 井原西鶴

1642 - 1693

Matsuo Bashō 松尾芭蕉

1644 - 1694

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

1653 - 1725

近松門左衛門

Extended Narratives

Heike monogatari 平家物語

1225 - 1260

The exact dates and authorship are unknown. Dates listed are intended to show that the tale originates during the Kamakura period, during the "mid-thriteenth century" (Shirane, TJL 704).

Poetry

Narrow Road to the Deep North

1694

奥の細道

Essays and Miscellanies

Essays in Idleness

1330 - 1331

Tsurezuregusa 徒然草 (c.1330)

Kenkō 兼好 (c. 1282- c. 1352)

Drama

Literary Genre