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Buddhist Narrative Literature in Japan
(12,798 words)

Buddhist narratives hold an important place in Japanese literature, regardless of period and genre. This survey will focus primarily the genres identified by Japanese scholars as setsuwa (説話, short tale collections), monogatari (物語, longe…

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Kazuaki, Komine and Bowring, Richard, “Buddhist Narrative Literature in Japan”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0092>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20190619

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