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Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020–Paul Schalow, Rutgers University. My talk at the Tokyo School Online Symposium addressed the topic of “The Tale of Genji as World Literature.” Booklet of the Symposium Proceedings can be accessed here: The symposium organizer Prof. Kimura also advertised an upcoming online international roundtable organized by the Paris Genji Project that … Read More

April 5, 2019: Saikaku-Bakin Symposium at Rutgers

Friday, 5 April 2019 Rutgers University, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Recent scholarship on Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693) and Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848) has illuminated the literary influences, social contexts, and readership of the two authors who bracket the Edo period. Less apparent is the evolution or transformation of their influences, contexts, and readerships across the … Read More