Heian Literature and Japanese Court Women

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Amanda Iliadis
by East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University
published on 22 May 2017
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This short lecture discusses about two of the most famous works of literature in Japanese history, both written by court women during the Heian period (794-1185CE): Murasaki Shikibu’s "The Tale of Genji" and Sei Shonagon’s "The Pillow Book". These works offer us great insight into both the literary culture of the day as well as the sequestered, hidden lives of Japanese elite women.

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University, E. A. S. C. T. O. S. (2017, May 22). Heian Literature and Japanese Court Women. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1171/heian-literature-and-japanese-court-women/

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University, East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State. "Heian Literature and Japanese Court Women." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1171/heian-literature-and-japanese-court-women/.

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University, East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State. "Heian Literature and Japanese Court Women." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2017. Web. 27 Oct 2021.