Chapter 2. The Heian Period

  1. William M. Tsutsui
  1. G. Cameron Hurst III

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751398.ch3

A Companion to Japanese History

A Companion to Japanese History

How to Cite

Hurst, G. C. (2007) The Heian Period, in A Companion to Japanese History (ed W. M. Tsutsui), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751398.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405116909

Online ISBN: 9780470751398

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Keywords:

  • heian period;
  • buddhist institutions;
  • cultural aspects;
  • japanese history;
  • fujiwara clan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Limitations

  • The Transition from Nara to Heian, 784–794

  • Underlying Assumptions

  • Heian Political History

  • Early Heian, 794–887

  • The Period 887–967

  • The Period 967–1068

  • The Insei, 1068–1185

  • Ōchō Kokka (The “Royal Court State”)

  • Statutory State Period, 784–902

  • Early Royal Court State, 902–1040

  • Late Royal Court State, 1040–1185

  • The Kemmon Theory of Joint Rulership

  • Western Scholarship