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Elegance and Compassion in Heian Japan

William M. Reddy

in The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the understanding of sexual partnerships and the practice of love in Heian Japan (794–1185). For aristocrats of the Heian period, sexual partnerships, insofar as these were ... More


The Structure of Genji’s Career: Myth, Politics, and Pride

Royall Tyler

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The hero of The Tale of Genji is famous or infamous above all as a lover and a seductive master of the courtly arts. The political aspects of his career are not as well recognized, perhaps because ... More


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