The Monkey as Mirror

This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and the 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eighth century to the present.

The Monkey as Mirror

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691028460

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This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and the 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eighth century to the present. During early periods of Japanese history the monkey's nearness to the human-animal boundary made it a revered mediator or an animal deity closest to humans. Later it became a scapegoat mocked for its vain efforts to behave in a human fashion. Modern Japanese have begun to see a new meaning in the monkey--a clown who turns itself into an object of laughter while challenging the basic assumptions of Japanese culture and society.

The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

The attained . servants stood in awe of her , and believed The monkey principally
extracted his that she was crazy , for they often heard her fun from the bear . This
beast , who was of mutter to herself when she thought she was a saturnine ...

The Mirror of Literature  Amusement  and Instruction

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Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.

The Speech of Monkeys

Monkeys and the Mirror - Some of their Antics - Baby Macaque and her Papa -
Some other Monkeys . I HAVE incidentally mentioned elsewhere the use of the
mirror in some of my experiments , but I have not described in detail how it
affected ...

The Speech of Monkeys

Author: Richard Lynch Garner

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Text intended as a record of the the author's work and his progress, in the hope that others will pursue like investigations. Part I presents a few of the author's experiments and serve to show the scope of his work. Part II presents the author's definition of the word "speech" and the deductions which he has made from his experiments.

Zoo Biology

Behavioral categories Passive behaviors Stare closed mouthed : The monkey
stares into the mirror with its mouth closed and eyebrows not raised or lowered
Self - groom : The monkey manipulates its fur , hands , or feet while sitting on the
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The National Temperance Mirror

Something to Drink : . Sunset . Shakspere and Thomson . . Take the Safe Path .
Lizzie T . Larkin The Cottager . Thos . Warton . . The Dogs of St . Bernard . E .
Foskett . . The Eagle . Mrs . Barbauld The Monkey . Mary Howitt The Mother ' s
Prayer ...

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The British Essayists The Mirror

But here it pleased Heaven that William called his master out of the room , and
saved us from the Count and his old gray monkey . “ The superficial knowledge of
great men , and accidental acquaintance with some of the terms of state business
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Goethe s Works

The loveliness of earth , is mirror'd here ! THE MONKEYS . Coarse beggar's gruel
here O Love , to waft me to her sphere , we stew . To me the swiftest of thy pinions
lend ! MEPHIS . Of customers you'll have a rout . Alas ! if I remain not rooted to ...

Goethe s Works

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jerry the Blunderer

ror . pocket - mirror from his pocket , and held it out to the large monkey . The
monkey turned his sharp eyes quickly froin the mirror to the boy , and then
suddenly snatched it away , glaring at the boy fiercely all the while . Then he
retreated to ...

Jerry the Blunderer

Author: Lily F. Wesselhoeft

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The Mirror of Souls and Other Essays

I suddenly recall the monkey perched atop the stone head . Of course ! That
monkey was the answer to the history of Angkor . Man in his pride carved an epic
in stone that was meant to endure forever . The monkey , scratching himself
beneath ...

The Mirror of Souls  and Other Essays

Author: Félix Martí-Ibáñez

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The Century

There was n ' t any monkey . The beam settled away to a heavy drone , as if it
knew of electric light glanced from the swinging and approved . He pulled all the
covers close mirror and searched the empty chairs . He around and tight over his
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The Century

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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

There was n't any monkey . The beam settled away to a heavy drone , as if it
knew of electric light glanced from the swinging and approved . He pulled all the
covers close mirror and searched the empty chairs . He around and tight over his
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The Clear Mirror

The monkey and the rock - ogress , being united as husband and wife , bore six
monkey - children of differing dispositions , one reborn from each of the six
classes of beings.67 The monkey - child reborn from among the denizens of the
hell ...

The Clear Mirror

Author: bSod nams rgyal mtshan

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

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A rich blend of history, legend, poetry, adventure, and romance, The Clear Mirror is a treasure-trove of traditional Tibetan narrative and folk wisdom. It presents in full the often-cited but elusive accounts of the origins of the Tibetan people, the coming of the Dharma to Tibet, and the appearance of Avalokiteshvara as the patron deity of Tibet. The text treats the era during which Buddhism came to Tibet, Lhasa became the capital, and the Jokhang and Ramoche temples were founded. Written to inform and entertain, the book has a pre-eminent position in Tibetan society.