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REPRESENTING SPACE AND TIME Imperial Chinese (Tang dynasty, Chang’an) handscroll 5.33 Copy after Zhang Xuan, Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven silk , detail of 12 th century copy attributed to the 12 th century emperor Hui Zong, after an 8 th century handscroll. Ladies of varying ages depicted preparing silk; ironing, stretching… Participating in an activity, the women are depicted across the plain Japanese, Late Heian period narrative scroll, emakimono , Kyoto, sumigaki 6.20 Takayoshi (attributed), third illustration from the Kashiwagi chapter of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, Late Heian period, c. 1120-30 Iconography o The story of Genji; Genji born the son of an emperor but his mother was of low status thus he couldn’t be emperor. When older Genji has an affair with emperor’s wife but the emperor claims the child between them as his. Similarly, later in the story Genji’s youngest wife has an affair with another man; Genji claims the child that is produced from that affair as his.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course MSEC 7102 taught by Professor Myers during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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