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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 16, 2012

In this episode, Chris, Nate, Travis, and guest host Alison Rapp have a roundtable discussion about the 18th annual Japan Studies Association conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii on the Hawaii Tokai International College campus. This episode is part one of three, and topics include the "soft power" of Hello Kitty, economic theories of roving bandits and their applicability to 16th century Japan, the give and take between Japan and China vis a vis Chinese museum exhibits, and more.

Follow Alison Rapp on Twitter: @mnemosynekurai

Presentations mentioned:

Japan's Cute-Cool as Global Wink - Dr. Christine Yano, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The Politics of War Memory in Sino-Japanese Relations: Negotiating the Contents of War Exhibitions - Karl Gustafsson, Lund University.

Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Roving Bandits: Are the Farmers Really Safe? - Arthur "Trey" Fleisher, Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Singing Sustenance: An Ethnographic Account of Village Songs and Rural Sustenance in Kyushu, Japan - Eid-Ul Hasan, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

Farming in Japan: Cultural Icon Under Siege - William "Sandy" Pfeiffer, Warren Wilson College.

Living Ghosts: POWs, Japan, and Ghostly Memories - Matthew Allen, University of Wollongong.

Kamikaze, Yushukan, and the Cult of Self Sacrifice in War Memory- Rumi Sakamoto, University of Auckland.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Let the Sea Make a Noise...: A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur By Walter A. McDougall, Harper Perennial; First Edition edition (March 30, 2004)

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