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Silkworms and Babies to the Emperor: An Episode in Nihon Shoki = 天皇所欲者,蠶兒乎?嬰兒乎?— 『日本書紀』幽默小品 Open Access

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Chor, Louis
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Sericulture
Silkworms
Nihon Shoki
Chronicle of Japan
日本書紀
Silk
Japanese history
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Japanese
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Japan
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Pre-8th century
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This is part of an attempt to translate into English some passages in the Japanese official history text "Nihon Shoki" (日本書紀). In this short passage, a little humour is shown, perhaps to enliven the otherwise formality of an official history. It is noteworthy that "Nihon Shoki" was written in classical Chinese, the only available written language in East Asia at the time of the compilation in the early 8th century CE. And this written language was understandable by the three cultures of the Far East at the time.
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2017/6/2
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