skip to content

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Brill (2016)

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children showcases the potential disclosed by studying early-modern primary sources that lie unearthed in archives. The book offers the transcription and the translation of a 1766 picturebook that recasts The Tales of Ise and it discusses for the first time how Edo-period publishers were trying to target children with this adaptation, while problematizing the very idea of children’s literature.

Read the book