Introduction to East Asian Literatures class reads “Memoirs of a Geisha”

Posted on October 15th, 2012 by

In Professor Lianying Shan’s First Term Seminar “Introduction to East Asian Literatures in English Translation,” students are studying Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.  Students enjoy reading the story, but they are also raising important and challenging questions about the injustice of romanticizing women’s subjugation, as well about Western fantasies of the geisha.

 

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