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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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Apr 20, 2015

Jaredd Wilson is back again to talk about the state and place of traditional martial arts in today's world of the internet, cage fighting, and the UFC.  We talk about how things have changed in the martial arts in the past few decades, and also address other issues in the contemporary martial arts - some new, some old,...

Apr 5, 2015

In part two of our episode on sex in medieval Japan, your hosts look at gender roles and relations, including the tradition of same sex relations among the Samurai.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Morinaga, Maki. The Gender of Onnagata As the Imitating Imitated: Its Historicity, Performativity, and Involvement in the...