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050 00 N8193.J36|bY54 1998 
082 00 952/.11401|221 
100 1  Yiengpruksawan, Mimi Hall,|d1948-|0
245 10 Hiraizumi :|bBuddhist art and regional politics in twelfth
       -century Japan /|cMimi Hall Yiengpruksawan. 
264  1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Asia Center :
       |bDistributed by Harvard University Press,|c1998. 
300    xiv, 263 pages :|billustrations (some colour), maps ;|c28 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Harvard East Asian monographs ;|v171. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) and 
505 0  Pt. I. Foundations. 1. The Emishi. 2. The Kitakami Rulers 
       -- Pt. II. Art and Politics at Hiraizumi. 3. Kiyohira. 4. 
       Motohira and Hidehira. 5. A Realm of Gold. 6. The Fall of 
       Hiraizumi. 7. Art and Mandate. 
520    In the twelfth century, along what were then the borders 
       of the Japanese state in northern Honshu, three 
       generations of local rulers built a capital city at 
       Hiraizumi that became a major military and commercial 
       center. Known as the Hiraizumi Fujiwara, these local 
       powerholders were descendents of the ancient Emishi, for 
       centuries rivals to the central Japanese state and only 
       recently reluctant participants in the growing Japanese 
       polity. At Hiraizumi, these rules created a city filled 
       with art, from splendid temples and shrines to landscaped 
       gardens and palatial residences that rivaled in scale and 
       extravagance those found in Kyoto. This building program 
       was at least in part an attempt to use the power of art 
       and architecture to claim a religious and political 
       mandate. At the same time, it was an encounter with a set 
       of concerns that arose from the situation of the Hiraizumi
       Fujiwara as outsiders in an emergent cultural homogeneity 
       defined by the center in Kyoto. 
520 8  In this, the first book-length study of Hiraizumi in 
       English, Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan studies the history of 
       the region and the rise of the Hiraizumi Fujiwara and 
       analyzes their remarkable program of construction. 
650  0 Buddhist art|zJapan|0
650  0 Art, Japanese|yHeian period, 794-1185.|0
651  0 Hiraizumi-chō (Japan)|0
       /n81096340|xPolitics and government.|0
830  0 Harvard East Asian monographs ;|0
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