History Literature / TheTaleOfGenji

14th Jun '17 12:09:45 PM Shinydan_UK
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* ShoutOut: As per [[VondaNMcIntyre Vonda McIntyre]], Hikaru Sulu is named after Genji. {{Paramount}} tried to shut this down, as the actual [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries series]] didn't give Sulu a given name, but Mcintyre's agent ran it past [[GeneRoddenberry the Great Bird]] and [[GeorgeTakei Uncle George]] and they both loved the idea.
29th Mar '17 6:04:21 PM Salsh_Loli
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* TheDungAges: Surprisingly, the Heian noble lifestyle turned out to be this. Despite how aesthetics the Heian imperial court looks, some historians point out that the living conditions would considered to be unsanitary by today's standards and rival that of the Renaissance period, given that the book never mention bathing and the characters died at a young age (including the author herself). [[http://figal-sensei.org/hist157/Textbook/Higuchi.htm See here for more details.]]

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* TheDungAges: Surprisingly, the Heian noble lifestyle turned out to be this. Despite how aesthetics the Heian imperial court looks, some historians point out that the living conditions would considered to be unsanitary by today's standards and rival that of the Renaissance period, given that the book never only mention bathing a few times and the characters died at a young age (including the author herself). [[http://figal-sensei.org/hist157/Textbook/Higuchi.htm See here for more details.]]
29th Mar '17 5:41:33 PM Salsh_Loli
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* TheDungAges: Surprisingly, the Heian noble lifestyle turned out to be this. Despite how aesthetics the Heian imperial court looks, some historians would point out that the living conditions would considered to be unsanitary by today's standards and rival that of the Renaissance period, given that the book never mention bathing and the characters died during around their middle ages. [[http://figal-sensei.org/hist157/Textbook/Higuchi.htm See here for more details.]]

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* TheDungAges: Surprisingly, the Heian noble lifestyle turned out to be this. Despite how aesthetics the Heian imperial court looks, some historians would point out that the living conditions would considered to be unsanitary by today's standards and rival that of the Renaissance period, given that the book never mention bathing and the characters died during around their middle ages.at a young age (including the author herself). [[http://figal-sensei.org/hist157/Textbook/Higuchi.htm See here for more details.]]
29th Mar '17 5:39:33 PM Salsh_Loli
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* TheDungAges: Surprisingly, the Heian noble lifestyle turned out to be this. Despite how aesthetics the Heian imperial court looks, some historians would point out that the living conditions would considered to be unsanitary by today's standards and rival that of the Renaissance period, given that the book never mention bathing and the characters died during around their middle ages. [[http://figal-sensei.org/hist157/Textbook/Higuchi.htm See here for more details.]]
2nd Dec '16 11:28:02 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Tale of Genji''''' (源氏物語; ''Genji Monogatari'') is, by most modern definitions, the first written novel and the first modern novel. Its authorship is attributed to Creator/MurasakiShikibu, a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting of the Heian court; probably completed in the early 11th century, all tropes it provides are at least OlderThanPrint. While considered a Japanese and indeed worldwide classic, its influence on both Western and Eastern culture and literature are still not clearly defined and hotly debated.

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'''''The ''The Tale of Genji''''' Genji'' (源氏物語; ''Genji Monogatari'') is, by most modern definitions, the first written novel and the first modern novel. Its authorship is attributed to Creator/MurasakiShikibu, a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting of the Heian court; probably completed in the early 11th century, all tropes it provides are at least OlderThanPrint. While considered a Japanese and indeed worldwide classic, its influence on both Western and Eastern culture and literature are still not clearly defined and hotly debated.
7th Nov '16 3:49:57 PM roxana
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* BrokenBird: Many of the female characters have shades of this. The gifted Lady Akashi has an intractable inferiority complex due to being raised in the wilds of Suma by her eccentric parents. Lady Rokujo was on track to becoming empress when her husband suddenly died leaving her a wealthy widow but with no prospects for advancement. Oborozukiyo's life is essentially ruined by her affair with Genji, she still marries the Crown Prince but she can never love him and must live with her guilt.
7th Nov '16 3:31:52 PM roxana
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* DamselInDistress: In Heian literature this trope took the form of an orphaned lady living alone - except for servants - in a crumbling manor. Murasaki apparently thought this was a trope that deserved to die; ''her'' 'Princess in the Tangled Wood' is homely and socially inept and Genji takes up with her mostly out of pity.
7th Nov '16 3:07:33 PM roxana
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* ReallyGetsAround: Pretty much ''everybody''. Having multiple partners was completely normal behavior for both sexes, though if a woman accepted a man's protection she was supposed to be faithful to him.
7th Nov '16 2:45:38 PM roxana
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* JapaneseSpirit: According to Genji this is of little help when it comes to getting ahead in Heian society.
21st Aug '16 8:55:03 PM ShiroAkuma
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Hikaru Genji (literally "Shining One of the Minamoto Clan") is the illegitimate son of an unnamed Emperor of Japan, and considered [[{{Bishonen}} too handsome for his own good]]. After Genji's mother dies, his father reluctantly removes him from the line of succession and demotes him to commoner status. Genji takes up a job as an imperial officer, and the story follows his sexual, personal and political exploits through the lens of Heian aristocractic society.

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Hikaru Genji (literally "Shining One of the Minamoto Clan") is the illegitimate son of an unnamed Emperor of Japan, and considered [[{{Bishonen}} too handsome for his own good]]. After Genji's mother dies, his father reluctantly removes him from the line of succession and demotes him to commoner status. Genji takes up a job as an imperial officer, and the story follows his sexual, personal and political exploits through the lens of Heian aristocractic aristocratic society.
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