CBC Radio's Ideas program and UBC's Department of Asian Studies present a lecture entitled "The Six Faces of Genji: Manga Versions of The Tale of Genji " on June 10th, 2;30pm - 4pm at the Asian Centre Auditorium on the UBC Campus (next to the Nitobe Garden).
The Tale of Genji, purportedly the world's first novel ever written, was penned in 11th century Japan by a 30 year-old woman named Murasaki Shikibu and celebrates its thousandth anniversary this year. The Tale of Genji has spawned over 20 manga versions—from instructional tomes for children to shôjo girls, ladies comics, and gag introductory manga.
In "The Six Faces of Genji", professor Lynne Miyake introduces several of these manga, exploring their richness, their special vision, and their contemporary “take” on a beloved tale.
For further information, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca, or phone 604 822-0019