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This index presents a list of general terms that occur in this book Reading the Tale of Genji: Its Picture Scrolls, Texts and Romance. The book examines the role of Genji in the 'national literature' of Japan; the aesthetic displacements placed upon the text by patriarchalist Western scholars, the social and other ironies surrounding the notion of 'exile', and 'transgression' in the text and the affective displacements imposed by the text of Genji vis-à-vis traditions of criticism in the late-twentieth century.

Keywords: Genji; Japan; Western scholars



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