The aim of this essay is to show the lyric(al)ness of Japanese poetry of the Heian era (794-1192) and its similar and different features in comparison with Chinese poetry of the Six Dynasties (420-580), especially from its late period. The examples are taken from the Japanese collection 'Kokinshu' (A collection of poems ancient and modern) and from the Chinese collection 'Yutai xinyong' (The new songs from the Jade Terrace).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.