Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


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.

 Mentioned in this podcast:

Tonomura, Hitomi. Black Hair and Red Trousers: Gendering the Flesh in Medieval Japan The American Historical Review Vol. 99, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 129-154

Morris, Ivan. The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan Kodansha USA (June 15, 1994)

Shopping on  Use our link:

Samurai Archives Podcast on iTunes:

Samurai Archives Podcast on Stitcher:

Support this podcast:

Shop, suport the podcast

Samurai Archives Bookstore

Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc)

Contact Us:

Twitter @SamuraiArchives!/samuraiarchives


Samurai Archives podcast blog:

Samurai Archives Japanese History Forum:

over two years ago

After listening to the podcast I was reminded of an essay the late historian Anthony J. Bryant wrote about rape being used a way to initiate romance in Heian Japan.

Bryant's essay can be read online at the link I posted. (Friends & former students of his still maintain an archive of his old website.)

Looking forward to Part 2.