Great Books of East Asia: Tale of the Heike

Join NCTA for the third in our “Great Books of East Asia series,” a free online book discussion group. This spring’s program will provide you with the chance to delve into one of the greatest epics of Japanese literature, The Tale of the Heike. This 14th century memorial to the ghosts of war depicts the struggles between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan during the Genpei War. Join Japanese literature specialist Dr. Elizabeth Oyler and master NCTA teacher Michele Beauchamp for a journey into heroism, cruelty, power, glory, sacrifice, and Buddhist thought. Registrants will be sent a complimentary copy of Royall Tyler’s translation of The Tale of the Heike. PA teachers who complete the workshop will receive 2.5 Act 48 hours. For teachers in other states, we can provide you with a Certificate of Completion.

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