Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

Haruo Shirane


Bringing jointly students from internationally, Haruo Shirane provides a desirable portrait of The story of Genji's reception and copy during the last thousand years. The essays research the canonization of the paintings from the past due Heian in the course of the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei sessions, revealing its profound impression on quite a few genres and fields, together with sleek country construction. additionally they give some thought to parody, pastiche, and new version of the textual content in a number of renowned and mass media. because the Genji used to be written by means of a girl for woman readers, members additionally soak up the problem of gender and cultural authority, the novel's functionality as an emblem of Heian courtroom tradition and as an immense device in women's schooling. in the course of the quantity, students speak about achievements in visualization, from reveal portray and woodblock prints to manga and anime. taking on such recurrent issues as cultural nostalgia, eroticism, and gender, this publication is the main complete historical past of the reception of The story of Genji to this point, either within the kingdom of its beginning and during the world.

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