A Mirror for the Romantic: The Tale of Genji and The Story of the Stone

COLT 1420B S01 [CRN: 23802]

In East Asian Buddhist culture, the mirror is a symbol of the mind in both its intellectual and emotional aspects. These masterworks detail the lives and loves of Prince Genji, cynosure of the medieval Japanese court, and Jia Baoyu, the last hope of an influential Chinese clan during the reign of Manchus. We examine both works as well as the sources of Genji and literary aesthetics of the Tang dynasty. Prerequisites: CO 71, RS 83 or 88, or permission of the instructor.
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
11 (May 8, 2014 9:00am)