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Miracles of Book and BodyBuddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan$
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Charlotte Eubanks

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520265615

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520265615.001.0001

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Locating Setsuwa in Performance

Locating Setsuwa in Performance

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(p.62) Two Locating Setsuwa in Performance
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Miracles of Book and Body
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Charlotte Eubanks

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520265615.003.0003

This chapter discusses setsuwa as an art form that shifts between literature and performance. It tries to establish a medieval context for setsuwa texts and decouple setsuwa from the more contemporary question of national identity. The chapter also examines setsuwa in the context of its medieval performance, and expresses a sense of how monks—and sometimes nuns—sought to explain the complications of Buddhist doctrine to the public.

Keywords:   setsuwa, setsuwa texts, national identity, medieval performance, Buddhist doctrine

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