An Imperial Concubine's Tale

An Imperial Concubine's Tale

Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

eBook - 2013
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Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking sakâe and watching kabuki dancing in the presence of the emperor's principal consort. Among these noblewomen was an imperial concubine named Nakanoin Nakako, who in 1609 became embroiled in a sex scandal involving both courtiers and young women in the emperor's service. As punishment, Nakako was banished to an island in the Pacific Ocean, but she never reached her destination. Instead, she was shipwrecked and.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780231530873
0231530870
0231158548
9780231158541
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 pages)

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ChristchurchLib Apr 21, 2013

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