The Empire of Signs

Semiotic essays on Japanese culture

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| University of Tokyo
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Like Roland Barthes' well-known book, L’Empire des signes, from which the title of the present collection is taken, this volume contains essays dealing with certain aspects of Japanese culture.
[Foundations of Semiotics, 8]  1991.  xii, 333 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Semiotics and Culture
Yoshihiko Ikegami
1
The Notion of the Sign in Japanese Tradition
Tomonori Toyama
25
Creative Interpretation of the Text and the Japanese Mentality
Michiko Arima
33
Characters that Represent, Reflect, and Translate Culture in the Context of the Revolution in Modern Art
Shutaro Mukai
57
The Images of Japanese Landscapes: A Typological Approach
Tadahiko Higuchi
85
Semiosis in Architecture: A Systemic Analysis of the Traditional Towntextures in Japan
Teruyuki Monnai
101
Intertextuality in Japanese Traditional Music
Yoshihiko Tokumaru
139
The Forbidden Chamber” Motif in a Japanese Fairy Tale
Hayao Kawai
157
Aspects of Japanese Nonverbal Behavior in Relation to Traditional Culture
Yasuko Tohyama
181
Cosmological Dimension of the Japanese Theater
Masao Yamaguchi
219
Literary Semiotics of Suburban Houses
Toshihiko Kawasaki
241
The Ghost Trio: Beckett, Yeats, and Noh
Yasunori Takahashi
257
A Semiotic Approach to the Role of Paritta in the Buddhist Ritual
Tamotsu Aoki
269
“Do-language and Become-language”: Two Contrasting Types of Linguistic Representation
Yoshihiko Ikegami
285
Index
327
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Semiotics
BIC Subject: HP – Philosophy
BISAC Subject: PHI000000 – PHILOSOPHY / General
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