ASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE JAPAN

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     Sixth Asian Studies Conference Japan
    Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23
    Ichigaya Campus of Sophia University

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Contact the organizers: Asian Studies Conference (ASCJ) c/o Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181

Session 28
Roundtable: Genji monogatari and its Place in Japanese Studies
Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin University (Organizer / chair)

Participants:
Karel Fiala, Fukui Prefectural University
Thomas Harper, University of Leiden (Retired)
Tzvetana Kristeva, University of Tokyo
Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin University

Genji monogatari poses a challenge to each generation of specialists in Japanese literature and culture. To what extent is the meaning of the text retrievable to readers at a distance of one thousand years? How well is the narrative understood today? Are we doing the work justice in our research and teaching? The members of the roundtable will address these and other questions, discussing recent approaches to the Genji monogatari and its place in Japanese studies.


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