Invitation to World Literature is a multimedia series introducing drama, epic poetry, and novels from many times and cultures.
Thirteen half-hour videos form the centerpiece of the project, and feature a mix of writers, scholars, artists, and performers with personal connections to world literature.
The Tale of Genji is included in this series.
All contents were brought together by Professor David Damrosch of Harvard University, a world-renowned expert on world literature.
The project was funded by Annenberg Media.
Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena presents screening of The Tale of Genji and other two episodes of Invitation of World Literature on Sunday, February 17 from 1 pm.
Screenings are free to members and included with admission for nonmembers.
Journey to the West, 1 pm and 2:30 pm
The Tale of Genji, 1:30 pm and 3 pm
The Bhagavad Gita, 2 pm and 3:30 pm
Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. (626) 449-2742. www.pacificaisamuseum.org