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The activity of the local daimyo presses

Watch Prof. Sumiyoshi introduce some of the important books illustrates the trend in Muromachi period.

In Muromachi period, publishing books becomes popular in other cities besides Kyoto (the ancient capital of Japan) with a variety of content. Watch Prof. Sumiyoshi introduce some of the important books illustrates the trend in Muromachi period.

Period names in China and Japan that appeared in the video

(*) 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”.

Books introduced in the video

  1. Biyan Lu(Blue Cliff Record, J. Hekiganroku), Muromachi period
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  2. Two books of Analects (J. Rongo), both are Tenmon edition, published in 1533
    Click to see the image and information [book#1][book#2]
  3. Shūbun inryaku, by Kokanshiren (1278 – 1346, Zen prist in late Kamakura), Gozan-ban edition
  4. Yishu Daquan (J. Isho taizen), Ming-dynasty medical text
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  5. Shitai senbun shohō (The One Thousand Character Classic in Four Calligraphic Styles),published by Ishibe ““Ryōsatsu” Nagakiyo, Tenshō era
  6. Setsuyōshū, dictionary, published by Ishibe “Ryōsatsu” Nagakiyo, Tenshō era

Here is another example of publishing by Daimyo, Imagawa family of Sunpu (Shizuoka prefecture in current Japan).

Keywords introduced in the video

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