how is liusu from love in a fallen city interesting in her historical context?
independent as a woman- which is rare for her time not dependent on confucian thought depends on herself and her individuality
is she modern or traditional?
both modern- divorce and independence traditional-family
what happens at the end of love in a fallen city?
they actually fall in love in the face of death they need nothing but each other
what is the significance of the old cat meeting the ghost?
why does the old cat object to the building of the pool?
-it will ruin the geography of the town- dry out the well -corrupt the village -upset dragon eye bc indecent clothing
does he really love the piece of land?
maybe not. he objects bc it gives meaning to his existence and he is scared of change he doesn't want his town to become urbanized
why is the childrens laughter at the end significant?
ironic bc it is at his funeral and people are having fun at the pool the pool was the cause of his death
why does the old man in like a banjo string emphasize that they are not beggars?
because they have a skill that they are proud of and passionate and he doesn't want to rely on other people, wants to be self-sufficient
explain quote "keep strings taut and humming, alive with music"
to live life to the fullest, but your heart into everything you do
purpose of kojiki
to establish japan as unique
what did it do for japan's nation- building?
initiated system of ranks, correct mistakes from word-of-mouth, lay foundation for imperial rule for future generations
what ahppened to the police contact for the mole inside the gang?
yan- got shot by inspector b(also mole for gang)- other mole is always one step ahead
mole inside police erase other moles identity?
to make him look like the good guy- no one else would believe yan
who betrayed his original side?
ming- orinally cop!
why did the emperor move the capital from nara to mt hiei? during saicho's time
break away from buddhist establishment, but need buddhist followers
significance of lotus comparison
unlimited potential to grow and overcome the problem
what does dogen mean by saying that people bind themselves to the world?
set yourself free- move beyond social habbit
what is the way according to ogyu sorai? bendo
to bring peace and well being to the world. to guide actions of future generations thinks can't be anything-born with talents ruler can't mold ppl
why does ogyu sorai have a negative view of mencius?
bc neo confucians look at pieces instead of whole
main ideas of bendo
guide actions- nourish individual virtues individual growth-basis for peace and order limits of ruler-not free to mold human beings you can only become something that you were born with the talents for
japan's relationship with the west during meiji ishin
scared of their power-didn't want the west to do to them what they did to china west was using technology and power only to benefit themselves
purpose of an outline of the theory of civilization
modernize japan adopt western culture--but not in the way that the west did
how are fukuzawa and ogyu sorai similar and different?
similar- view on knowledge. open mind. individuality as well as national survival difference- fukuzawa looks to the west and ogyu sorai looks to confucian ideas
relationship of sensei and student
sensei is distant but wants a friend and someone to look up to him
student is curious and sensei is appealing to him
sensei and wife
she is not happy and knows something is wrong- he is hiding something from her
why does sensei hate humanity?
because he can't even trust himself, so he cannot trust anyone else
sensei and k
sensei is jealous, thinks K is better at everything, smarter, better looking uses k's words against him. feels powerful
why is rashomon a "strange and horrible story"?
because everyone made themselves the killer
repetitive and variations
restored hope in humanity makes movie happy
why does mikage like kitchens?
functional purposes- food psychological- helped her get over the loss of her grandma