Imagining China in Medieval Japan: The Case of Fujiwara no Teika

Thursday, April 25, 5 p.m., Humanities 250 | For writers, clerics, officials & others living in Japan around the turn of the 13th century, China functioned simulanteously as the matrix of a shared regional culture & as a contrastive background against which patterns of Japanese cultural formation could be discerned. This lecture will discuss the imagining of contemporary & ancient China in various works written by the influential Japanese poet & courtier Fujiwara no Teika, including Meigetsuki & the Tale of Matsura.

April 16, 2013 • CAS Events •