Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Please check us out on Patreon, and consider supporting the podcast.  Thanks!

Become a Patron!

Jul 25, 2011

For part two of our Introduction to Japanese History series, we'll be covering the Yayoi period which was a sharp change from the culture of the Jomon period, where there was a massive influx of NE Asians into the Japanese archipelago. This was followed by the Kofun period, where Japan began to slowly consolidate and unify into a confederacy. The name of the Kofun period comes from the huge keyhole shaped burial mounds known as "Kofun".

Support the podcast on Patreon

Mentioned in this podcast:

Edwards, Walter. Event and Process in the Founding of Japan: The Horserider Theory in Archeological Perspective Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer, 1983), pp. 265-295

Farris, William Wayne. Heavenly Warriors: The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300 Harvard University Asia Center, April 15, 1996

Hudson, Mark. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006

Ikegami, Eiko. Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture Cambridge University Press, February 28, 2005

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspectives On Insular East Asia Routledge, October 24, 1996

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 Forum: