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This history of Japan\'s literary heritage traces the development of Japanese literature from the seventh to the mid-16th century, emphasizing the historical and the social context of the literary works discussed and the relationship between Japanese works and Western and Chinese literature.
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SHUICHI KATO is Professor of Japanese Intellectual History at International
College, Sophia University, Tokyo. He was born in Tokyo in 1919 and graduated in medicine from Tokyo University in 1943, taking his doctorate in medicine in 1960 and, during the 1950s, pursuing medical reaserch there.
Since 1960 he has held chairs in Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and the Free University of Berlin, and he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Munich and Sophia University, Tokyo. Before his present post he was Visiting Lecturer in Far Eastern Studies at Yale University.
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