57 Post Street
San Francisco, California 94104

6:00 pm (reception) ; 6:30 Program
Co-sponsored by Japan Society and USF Center for the Pacific Rim

The 1000th year old Japanese literary classic, The Tale of Genji, continues to influence Japanese society and culture, appearing in everything from ancient scrolls to modern yen notes and even manga. Dr. Lynne K. Miyake of Pomona College demonstrates how these popular graphic novels explore the storys richness and character, and offer a contemporary twist on this beloved tale.

Dr. Lynne K. Miyake is a professor of Japanese, Womens Studies, and Asian American Studies at Pomona College. Ms. Miyake works in Heian prose narratives dealing with issues of narration, gender, and cultural studies. She has published articles (in Japanese and English) on the manga versions of The Tale of Genji, the tale itself, and the impact of translation on the formulation of the canon of Japanese literature in the U.S., among other topics. She also is developing a book manuscript on the manga versions of The Tale of Genji. Ms. Miyake received her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Japanese literature from the University of California at Berkeley.
Members of MI, JS & USF-CPR Free; Public $10

For reservations call 415-393-0100 or email at [email protected]

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Added by Pamela Troy on August 26, 2008

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