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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(17); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061704.

Pilgrimage to Mount Tai and Mount Tai's Cultural Space in Japanese Literature


Yongyan Yu1, Wei Wang2

Corresponding Author:
Yongyan Yu

1School of Foreign Languages, Taishan University, Tai'an, 27100, Shandong, China

2School of Marxism, Taishan University, Tai'an, 271000, Shandong, China


Mount Tai, as a famous mountain in China, has not only geographical and material significance. With its own characteristics, it guides people's spirit, arouses people's imagination and resonance. Mountains are inanimate, but they have some kind of spiritual symbol in people's hearts. Such a spiritual symbol not only affects the whole nation, but also affects our neighbors and even other countries in the world. This paper is based on the classical literature of neighboring Japan, looking for the records of Chinese and Japanese visitors in Japanese literature, as well as Japanese scholars' understanding of Mount Tai as a cultural space.


Mount Tai; Japan; Literature; Pilgrimage; Cultural space

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Yongyan Yu, Wei Wang. Pilgrimage to Mount Tai and Mount Tai's Cultural Space in Japanese Literature. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 17: 18-21. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061704.


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