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Treasures of the Waseda University Library: The Tale of Genji

Exploring Global Japanese Studies at Waseda  (Series Ⅰ)


In AY 2020, the Global Japanese Studies Model Unit at Waseda University launched a movie project titled, “Exploring Global Japanese Studies at Waseda.”

The first series, “Treasures of the Waseda University Library: The Tale of Genji” focuses on “Shin’yaku Genji Monogatari,” a new edition of “The Tale of Genji” written by writer Yosano Akiko.

Professor Gaye Rowley, the director of the Waseda University Library, will explain the significance of Akiko’s challenge in recreating Genji while making a comparison with “Genji monogatari kogetsu shō” from the Waseda Library collections.


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