Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 20 June 2019

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190654979

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji

Philosophical Perspectives

Edited by James McMullen

Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Literature

  • Brings together experts in Japanese premodern culture to engage with the philosophical aspects of one of Japan's most famous literary works
  • Touches on topics in nearly every branch of philosophy
  • Challenges prevailing views of The Tale of Genji, situating it as a distinctly philosophical novel, and opens perspectives new to English language readers

Also of Interest