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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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Dec 31, 2017

 Everyone knows the tale of the 47 Ronin, right?  A stalwart band of righteous Bushido-inspired Samurai take revenge against a greedy and corrupt government official on behalf of their dead lord.  That's the story.  But what REALLY happened?  What's the real story?  

Was Kira Yoshinaka a despicable and corrupt villain,...


Jun 30, 2017

In part two, Travis continues his discussion on the position Okinawa was put in during the late Edo period by the visiting Commodore Matthew Perry, and the complex associations between Okinawa, Japan, and China at the time.

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May 30, 2017

In this episode Travis talks about his research on Okinawa.  In part one, he talks about the position Okinawa was put in during the late Edo period by the visiting Commodore Matthew Perry, and the complex associations between Okinawa, Japan, and China at the time.

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Dec 30, 2015

In this episode we tackle the Edo peasantry, the millet grubbing dirt farmers and fish mongers that acted as the economic base of the Tokugawa Bakufu.  Part two of two.

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Kalland, Arne. Fishing Villages in...


Dec 15, 2015

In this episode we tackle the Edo peasantry, the millet grubbing dirt farmers and fish mongers that acted as the economic base of the Tokugawa Bakufu.  Part one of two.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Kalland, Arne. Fishing Villages in Tokugawa Japan Univ of Hawaii Pr; (March 1995)