HST 369 Notes - The World of the Shinning Prince and Heian Buddhism

HST 369 Notes - The World of the Shinning Prince and Heian Buddhism

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HST 369 Notes – The World of the Shinning Prince and Heian Buddhism 9/21/07 Discussion Questions: 1. How did Genji and Yugao first meet? What is it about Yugao that makes her attractive to Genji? 2. What happens to Yugao? Why? 3. Is Genji a likeable hero? Why or why not? What might have made this story so popular among the Heian elites who read it? Yugao questions: 1. How did she die? 2. Why si reading this book important to our class? 3. What have we lost in translation? 4. What can the circumstances of their relationship tell us about culture at the time? 5. Why is Genji so attracted to this woman? 6. What about the tale has made it last for so long? Key – the contrast between Rokujo and Yugao – high and low class How did she die? Fits or Rokujo lady? The jealous spirit of Rokujo lady killed her. What can we learn? Why does it endure? aristocratic processes it’s sophisticated and psychological 9/24/07 Discussion questions: 1.
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HST 369 Notes - The World of the Shinning Prince and Heian Buddhism

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