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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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Jan 23, 2013

In this episode, resident Edo period expert Travis takes us through an introduction to the politics and governmental systems of the Edo period of Japanese history. This is part 1 of 2.

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Jan 8, 2013

Sankin Kotai, or “alternate attendance” was the Tokugawa Bakufu’s policy of having regional Daimyo split their time between their home Han and the capital, Edo. In this podcast, your hosts give you a general overview of this process, why it was done, and what the purpose was behind it.

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