Sorting out Songs: Reconsidering the Classics of Heian Court Culture. By Ivo Smits


Smits, Ivo. “Sorting out Songs: Reconsidering the Classics of Heian Court Culture.” PMJS: Premodern Japanese Studies (, PMJS Papers, July 2015.

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