The "Tale of Genji"
The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari), written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting at the imperial
court of Japan in the 11 th century, follows the numerous romantic liaisons of the handsome prince Genji.
The narrative captures the customs, social mores and refined aesthetics of a court of extraordinarily
complex political and personal intrigue. Its 54 chapters have been a constant source of inspiration for
artists of different schools, all seeking to convey the emotional intensity of the inter-personal relations
Jackie Menzies is a curator, lecturer and writer. She is an Honorary Associate, Department of Asian
Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney and Emeritus Curator of Asian Art, Art
Gallery of New South Wales.
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Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
|Monday, 6th July, 2020||6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|