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Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

JPTR 5210 - The Tale of Genji

This course is devoted to an in-depth examination of Japan’s most renowned work of literature and the world’s first novel. Topics covered will include: material culture (architecture, clothing, gardens); political and social history; gender and class; marriage customs; poetry and poetics; the arts (music, perfume, painting, etc.); and religious beliefs (in particular spirit possession) among others.

Credits: 3