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Texts reach Yamato

Texts reach Yamato

How did book culture first come to Yamato (ancient name of Japan) from China? Who brought the first books and how were they received by Japanese society? Watch Prof. Sumiyoshi tell the story.

Books introduced in the video

A scroll Vinaya in Four Parts (Dharmagupta vinaya) (740)
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(#) in the English subtitle indicates the name of the period. Please refer to the following Chinese period names appeared in the video as well as Step1.3 “East Asian History at a Glance”.

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(*) in the English subtitle indicates the name of the person. In this video, the following persons are introduced.

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