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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. Simply stated, our mission is to bridge the gap between the popular and the academic, and to bring the world of academic Japanese history accessible to a wider audience through discussion of topics and authors in an informative but informal manner. We encourage those listeners who want to know more to seek out works by the historians and authors we reference and interview, and to contribute to the conversation. Conversely, we hope scholars can view us as a way to reach a broader, non-specialist audience and raise the bar for general understandings of Japanese history. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Mar 21, 2015

In part one of our look at women in feudal Japan, Nate and Travis look at the tales of seduction of Genji and his ilk during the Hiean period, and discuss how issues of inheritance, property rights and politics changed for women during the medieval age.

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Tonomura, Hitomi. Black Hair and Red...

Mar 17, 2015

This is just a note to let everyone know that the old Samurai Archives Japanese History forum has been retired and replaced with a brand new forum with more features.  The first forum was hosted at from 1999-2006, and the last incarnation lasted from May 4th, 2006 until March 4th, 2015.  We had a good run...

Mar 5, 2015

When a sengoku daimyo died, even the best laid plans for succession often went awry.  Chris and Forest talk about Samurai inheritance and succession issues in the Sengoku period - how it worked, succession order, and inheritance disputes, in the cases of Oda Nobunaga, Mori Motonari, Uesugi Kenshin, and the complexities...