Saito book review published
A review article by Yuriko Saito (Professor, HPSS) was recently published in The Journal of Asian Studies. The article discusses Haruo Shirane’s Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts (Columbia University Press, 2012).
Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery.
Saito is a Professor of Philosophy and she regularly teaches Traditional Japanese Aesthetics during Wintersession.