In Gukanshō, Jien created a chronicle of the lives of the emperors. Jien wrote about political and military conflicts within the Imperial court. He wrote about disputes with others outside the court.
Contents[change | change source]
The text is composed of three major sections:
- Volumes 1 and 2 consist of imperial chronicle beginning with Emperor Jimmu and concluding with Emperor Juntoku.
- Volumes 3 through 6 present a historical analysis.
- Volume 7 offers a summary.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Kojiki, 712
- Nihon Shoki, 720
- Jinnō Shōtōki, 1359
- Nihon Ōdai Ichiran, 1652
- Tokushi Yoron, 1712
- Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo
- Philosophy of History
Notes[change | change source]
- Brownlee, John. (1991). Political thought in Japanese historical writing: from "Kojiki" (712) to "Tokushi Yoron" (1712). pp. 92-102.
- Brown, Delmer M. (1975). Gukanshō, pp. 402-403.
- Brownlee, p. 96.
References[change | change source]
- Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds. (1979). Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0; OCLC 251325323
- Brownlee, John S. (1991). Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writing: From Kojiki (712) to Tokushi Yoron (1712). Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 0-889-20997-9
- Okami, Masao and Toshihide Akamatsu. (1967). Gukanshō. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten Publishing. ISBN 4-0006-0086-9 (in Japanese)