By Haruo Shirane
Bringing jointly students from internationally, Haruo Shirane offers a desirable portrait of The story of Genji's reception and copy over the last thousand years. The essays research the canonization of the paintings from the overdue Heian throughout the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei sessions, revealing its profound effect on quite a few genres and fields, together with glossy country construction. additionally they examine parody, pastiche, and new edition of the textual content in quite a few well known and mass media. because the Genji was once written by way of a lady for woman readers, individuals additionally take in the difficulty of gender and cultural authority, taking a look at the novel's functionality as a logo of Heian courtroom tradition and as an incredible device in women's schooling. through the quantity, students speak about achievements in visualization, from monitor portray and woodblock prints to manga and anime. taking on such recurrent subject matters as cultural nostalgia, eroticism, and gender, this e-book is the main accomplished background of the reception of The story of Genji up to now, either within the kingdom of its beginning and in the course of the world.