Beyond the imperial walls

Tiffany Chiang, Purdue University


Beyond the Imperial Walls is a novel set in the imperial court of seventeenth-century Japan. Hinako, the Emperor's eldest daughter, is believed to carry a curse and has lived in confined isolation for most of her childhood. Her only connection to the outside world is Asakawa, a disgraced courtier. Meanwhile, the Emperor wishes to abdicate but is left without a son to succeed him. As events force Hinako to confront her anger towards her father and forge relationships with people beyond Asakawa, tensions between the imperial court and the Tokugawa shogunate continue to rise.^




Sharon Solwitz, Purdue University, Chinelo Okparanta, Purdue University.

Subject Area

History, Asia, Australia and Oceania|Literature, American

Off-Campus Purdue Users:
To access this dissertation, please log in to our
proxy server