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The comparison of Chinese and Japanese "ghost" culture

Author LiShuang
Tutor YiGuoDing
School Liaoning Normal University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords China and Japan Ghost culture Compare
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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Culture is a great concept, it is difficult to precise definition to it, forthousands of years to become the subject of extensive research of many scholars,many scholars have been efforts, trying to redefine the notion of culture from adifferent perspective, but so far has not formed an accepted definition. In General,culture refers to a State or national history, geography, customs, traditions andcustoms, ways of life, literature and art, code of conduct, ways of thinking, values,and so on. In a different country, different people, there is a great deal ofdifference, at the same time there are also inextricably linked. For the Chinesepeople,"ghost" has a long history of culture, from primitive totem worship, to thespiritual beliefs of our time,"ghost" culture has played a dominating role, it canbe said that from ancient times to the present, we are not out of "ghost" culture. Atthe same time, this little cultural factor, Daiwa nation Japan, also has a separatehistory and rhythms, but they are part of the Oriental literature, even has a relativeindependence in their development at the same time there is also an identity.This article attempts to "Japanese Ghost in cultural studies" this perspective,the analysis and comparison between China and Japan in "ghost" differences andsimilarities in cultural development. Chapter one: in Japanese traditional culturein "ghost" the origins and "ghost" image changes. Mainly from China and Japan"ghost" Japanese in origin,"ghost" image changes of two comprehensive analysisleavened dough, a comparison from the source; chapter II: day two "ghosts" thebasic characteristics of the image. Mainly from China and Japan "ghost" imagesare compared, and the skills of ghost image in China and Japan, the ghost imagethat exists between China and Japan in the world compared to the three and daysout for further summarized,"ghost" differences and similarities in culturaldevelopment; part III: Japanese literature in the "ghost" type. Reiterated China’sGhost type, Japan ghost types, as well as focus on comparing vengeance ghostimage in China and Japan, more images, realistic day "ghost" culture were studied.Finally, in conclusion, summarizing the day "ghost" cultural studies comparative conclusions, resulting in "ghost" cultural studies perspective, this paper wascompleted.In short, the development of Sino-Japanese cultural, is different in manyways, this article defines in "ghost" cultural studies on this point, from theperspective of a research on the cultural similarities and differences in thedevelopment of the two countries, hoping to study cultural differences in Chinaand Japan for posterity provides theoretical reference.

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