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Author: Maram Epstein

local request for canonization took an unequivocally negative view of any filial sacrifices that endangered life: In serving parents and in living together, a son should maximize his respect; in caring for them, he should maximize their happiness; when they are ill, he should be strict in preparing

In: Orthodox Passions
Author: Edith Sarra

will to prosperity of particular sublineages, a theme clearly seen in the sustained attention to relations between the living and the dead. The first two relationship types—between men and women and between generations—concern interlocking issues of gender relations and stage of life within specific

In: Unreal Houses
Author: Maram Epstein

stylistic and thematic trends being popularized in commercial fiction. One of the themes that was becoming prominent in fiction produced during and after the Qianlong period was the foregrounding of father-daughter relationships. The Scholars , a novel not typically considered to be about family life

In: Orthodox Passions

The Weight of Feeling 1.1 “Living” Nostalgia A memoir of rural life in Brazil before the war bears the title “Nostalgia Is a Living Thing” ( Kyōshū to iu ikimono ). At one stage, a friend who has stoically refused “even to think about ever going back to Japan” suddenly falls into a state of depression

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage
Author: Maram Epstein

story is the contrast between a false economy of human relationships based on a market metaphor and authentic relations based on love. The main narrative begins with a wealthy farmer, Yin Hou 尹厚, whose life is happy in all respects except that he lacks an heir. He builds a tower next to his house, and

In: Orthodox Passions

grew up in Brazil. One of the important aspects of linguistic life in the early Nikkei community was that most of the original immigrants never learned to speak Portuguese beyond a basic level. Most of them continued to be essentially Japanese monolinguals. This was dramatically different from the

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage
Author: Maram Epstein

rites is the elaborate system of mourning, one of the central meanings of xiao . Even though traditional thinkers understood mourning rites as a socially legible means of channeling and expressing deep and complex emotions in ways that gave honor to both the deceased and the living, the epistemological

In: Orthodox Passions
Author: Diane Wei Lewis

realism commensurate with the audience’s real-life experiences. Kozono asked, what kinds of films should we make in order to cater to today’s audience? … our eyes and our ears have come to know calamity that surpasses the theater of the past…. Even though we would like to make serious works with a

In: Powers of the Real

. Though both sides identified her stage role with her “real” life, there was an insurmountable divide between them. For Brazilians, she was first and foremost a Japanese female artist : in her, they saw a living recreation of their preexisting image of Japanese women, itself reinforced by the Puccini

In: Sentiment, Language, and the Arts: The Japanese- Brazilian Heritage
Author: Edith Sarra

celebrating the living. 54 Kaoru and the Dead Ghosts seldom float free in the ether. To be a ghost in the world the Genji evokes is to be tied to a specific place where wishes that came to nothing in life continue to exert the power to derange the spirit. Kaoru’s hauntedness expresses itself spatially

In: Unreal Houses