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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

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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. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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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. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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139 Ratings
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Great podcast

By parumparum - Mar 28 2019
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This is a rich, well told and well researched podcast. Love it

Excellent Podcast

By Some guy #327 - Jun 15 2018
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The more you know about Japanese history, the better, but it's still good for beginners.

iTunes Ratings

139 Ratings
Average Ratings
108
15
5
5
6

Great podcast

By parumparum - Mar 28 2019
Read more
This is a rich, well told and well researched podcast. Love it

Excellent Podcast

By Some guy #327 - Jun 15 2018
Read more
The more you know about Japanese history, the better, but it's still good for beginners.
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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

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Rank #174 in History category

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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. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

Rank #1: EP01 The Battle of Nagashino and Its Context in the Military Revolution

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Few battles in Japanese history are as hyped or misunderstood as the Battle of Nagashino. For over 400 years, an iconic image of the modern forces of Oda Nobunaga, using Western guns to destroy the traditional Takeda cavalry, held sway over interpretations by both Japanese and Western historians.

The Battle of Nagashino took place on 29 June, 1575. The campaign occurred in Mikawa province, in the vicinity of Nagashino Castle, hence the name. However, the main engagement that came to be known as the Battle of Nagashino took place at Shitaragahara, approximately three kilometers from Nagashino Castle.

The main forces were the Takeda, led by Takeda Katsuyori, on one side, and a partnership between Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu on the other. The Takeda were centered in Kai province, and controlled parts of Shinano, Totomi, and Suruga provinces. The Tokugawa directly bordered them in Mikawa and Totomi provinces to the south and west; they were the junior partner in an alliance with the Oda, who controlled most of central Japan from his headquarters in Mino at Gifu Castle. This included control of the Imperial capital, Kyōto.

The Takeda besieged the Tokugawa castle of Nagashino. A relief force composed of the combined armies of the Tokugawa clan and the Oda clan arrived and deployed on the Shitaragahara field. Despite being heavily outnumbered, Takeda Katsuyori decided to attack. This decision proved disastrous, as the Takeda charges were repulsed by the combined Oda and Tokugawa forces making significant use of arquebus fire from behind loosely constructed palisades. The Takeda retreated, and lost two-thirds of their force in the battle.

The Takeda ceased to be a player on the national stage, and were eventually destroyed by Nobunaga and Ieyasu in 1582. The removal of the Takeda threat enabled Oda Nobunaga to concentrate on other threats to his consolidation of power around the Imperial capital of Kyoto. This sequence of events is universally accepted as fact, and is used by Western historians to support the "Military Revolution" theory - that gunpowder was the driving force of change and modernization in the world.

This podcast is part one of two on the battle of Nagashino. Your hosts are Chris, Travis and Nate. Nate is currently researching the battle for graduate school, and is the facilitator of the podcast. We'll take you through the biases in the sources, the "accepted" history of the battle of Nagashino, and where this all fits in the context of the Military Revolution theory.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 By Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge University Press http://amzn.to/lmlBxU

Baxter, James C. and Joshua A. Fogel, ed. Paul Varley Oda Nobunaga, Guns, and Early Modern Warfare Writing Histories In Japan. International Research Center for Japanese Studies Kyoto 2007 http://bit.ly/mLNUtu

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May 02 2011
27 mins
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Rank #2: EP122 Busting the Myths of the Samurai P1

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In this episode, your hosts go back to basics and bust the popular myths of the Samurai.  They look at Loyalty, Honor, who could become Samurai, Seppuku, and other myths and misconceptions of the Samurai.  This  episode is part one of two.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Conlan, Thomas. The Culture of Force and Farce: Fourteenth-Century Japanese Warfare No. 2000-2001. Harvard University, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, 2000. http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/pdfs/conlan.pdf

 Conlan, Thomas D.  State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan Univ of Michigan Center for; illustrated edition edition (July 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1929280238

Friday, Karl. Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan (Warfare and History) Routledge; New edition edition (December 29, 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0415329639

Friday, Karl. Valorous butchers: The art of war during the golden age of the samurai Japan Forum. Vol. 5. No. 1. Taylor & Francis Group, 1993. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09555809308721474?journalCode=rjfo20

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Jan 19 2016
43 mins
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Rank #3: Seppuku: Samurai Suicide - Tales of the Samurai #1

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In this episode, I go deep into the history of Samurai suicide: Seppuku, from it's legendary origins to the modern day.  All aspects of Seppuku are covered, from the proper methods, the ceremony, the types of cuts, as well as the physical and medical implications of cutting your stomach.  I also look at the psychology of suicide and modern suicide theory as a way to understand the Samurai mindset, and also go over a multitude of historical examples of Samurai suicide.  Everything you've ever wanted to know about Seppuku but were afraid to ask is all right here.

A list of all sources can be found here: http://forums.samurai-archives.com/single/?p=10043874&t=10256348

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Oct 09 2017
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #4: EP10 Intro to Japanese History P1 - Prehistory

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For part one of our Introduction to Japanese History series, we’ll be starting at the beginning of the earliest history of the Japanese archipelago and the changes that took place in culture and technology from the Paleolithic period to the Jomon period, which takes us from prehistory to approximately 300BC.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

http://japanesearchaeology.com/

Aikens, C. Prehistory of Japan (Studies in Archaeology) Academic Pr, September 1982 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0120452804

Barnes, Gina. The Rise of Civilization in East Asia Thames & Hudson, July 1, 1999 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0500279748

Batten, Bruce. Gateway to Japan: Hakata in War And Peace, 500-1300 Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824830296

Hudson, Mark. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824821564

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspectives On Insular East Asia Routledge, October 24, 1996 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1857286170

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Jul 18 2011
42 mins
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Rank #5: The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Tales of the Samurai #2

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 Everyone knows the tale of the 47 Ronin, right?  A stalwart band of righteous Bushido-inspired Samurai take revenge against a greedy and corrupt government official on behalf of their dead lord.  That's the story.  But what REALLY happened?  What's the real story?  

Was Kira Yoshinaka a despicable and corrupt villain, or were the 47 Ronin 47 thugs dispensing street justice on an innocent old man in the 18th century version of a feudal drive-by?  

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Sources: http://forums.samurai-archives.com/single/?p=10080052&t=10256348

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Patreon Special Thanks: Luis

Dec 31 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: EP81 Nobunaga's Motley Crew - BONUS EPISODE 3

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Welcome to the third bonus episode with your hosts Chris and Forest.  In this bonus episode, your hosts look at Oda Nobunaga's retainer band.  One thing that sets the Sengoku daimyo Oda Nobunaga apart from his contemporaries was his willingness to employ primarily young men of ability who lacked rank or lineage.  The unorthodox composition of Nobunaga's retainer band is perhaps both a reflection of his own unorthodox nature, and a result of a lack of old, traditional retainer families attached to the Oda clan, and a factor in his success. Don't forget, opinions expressed in the bonus episodes do not reflect the views or opinions of anyone not present.  With that, enjoy!

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Feb 03 2014
56 mins
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Rank #7: EP124 Philosophy of Gods and Monsters

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The Rogue Philosopher Jesse Workman is back to talk about the human perception of reality.  When reading history, it is easy to forget - or not even consider - that people 500 years ago weren't just more ignorant versions of ourselves; they experienced a reality wildly different from ours.  Their gods and monsters were as real to them as our reality is to us.  In essence, they were living in a fantasy novel with magic, supernatural beings, and an understanding of the world that from our point of view looks like comical superstitious ignorance, but was real, if not commonplace, for them.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Rankin, Andrew. Seppuku: A History of Samurai Suicide  Kodansha USA; 1 edition (May 1, 2011) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/4770031424

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Apr 11 2016
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #8: EP46 Bathing in Medieval Japan

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In this episode, we talk about the article “Washing off the Dust”: Baths and Bathing in Late Medieval Japan, by Lee Butler. The discussion looks into the cultural and religious aspects of bathing in medieval Japan, as well as the contemporary bath houses and hot springs of modern Japan.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Butler, Lee. "Washing off the Dust": Baths and Bathing in Late Medieval Japan Monumenta Nipponica Vol. 60, No. 1 (Spring, 2005), pp. 1-41 http://www.jstor.org/stable/25066349

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Jul 02 2012
1 hour
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Rank #9: EP127 A History of the Martial Arts with Jaredd Wilson

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Jaredd Wilson joins the podcast to take us through a history of the martial arts from ancient cultural traditions, to the advent of sport martial arts in the 19th and 20th centuries, to the future of the martial arts.

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Follow Jaredd on Twitter: @martialthoughts https://twitter.com/martialthoughts

The Martial Thoughts podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/martial-thoughts-podcast/id783977606

The Martial Thoughts Blog: http://www.thinkingmartial.blogspot.com/

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Friday, Karl. Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture University of Hawaii Press (July 1, 1997) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824818792

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Oct 02 2016
54 mins
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Rank #10: EP38 The Military Decision Making Process in Analyzing Nagashino

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This episode we interview Nate about using the US Military’s Military Decision Making Process as a tool to analyze the battle of Nagashino and other sengoku period battles.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Lamers, Jeroen. Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered Hotei Publishing (November 2001) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/9074822223

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Feb 26 2012
56 mins
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Rank #11: EP36 Samurai As Commander - The Battle of Nagashino and the Military Decision-Making Process

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In January 2012 Nate presented his paper, "Samurai as Commander: The Battle of Nagashino (1575) and the Military Decision-Making Process" at the Japan Studies Association conference, where he re-examines the battle of Nagashino, taking into account everything that a modern military analyst would examine, challenging the conventional story of what happened on the battlefield in 1575. Convention has it that Oda Nobunaga lined up 3,000 gunners behind palisades, and cut down each advancing wave of the Takeda cavalry, winning both the battle and firmly establishing guns as the new method of warfare in japan. Nate challenges these notions and more . This is the audio of his presentation.

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Jan 28 2012
29 mins
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Rank #12: EP39 The Narrative and Analysis of the Battle of Nagashino

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In this episode, Nate gives a narrative of the events of the battle of Nagashino, and his analysis of what happened on the battlefield. Find out how the battlefield was set up, troops arrayed, and how the battle went down in the 5th month of 1575.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Elisonas, J. and Lamers, J. The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga BRILL (June 22, 2011) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/9004201629

Sadler, A.L. Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2009) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/4805310421

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Mar 11 2012
55 mins
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Rank #13: EP53 The Takeda Clan in the 1560s

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In this episode, we look at the Takeda clan during the 1560s. After Uesugi Kenshin effectively stopped Takeda Shingen in his tracks at the 4th battle of Kawanakajima in 1561, Shingen was forced to re-evaluate his goals in the region, which led to the 1560’s being a time of great change in the Takeda clan.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Kagemusha: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/B00005JLEJ

Shogun-ki: Why Kawanakajima? http://shogun-yashiki.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-kawanakajima-shingen-and-kenshins.html

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Oct 14 2012
38 mins
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Rank #14: EP106 Sex, Seduction, and Status - Women in Classical and Feudal Japan P1

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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 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2166165

Morris, Ivan. The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan Kodansha USA (June 15, 1994) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1568360290

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Mar 21 2015
39 mins
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Rank #15: EP116 Samurai Clans, Houses, and Families P1

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Samurai would go to great lengths to protect and glorify their names in action and in battle.  In this episode, we look at the value placed on the Samurai "name" in the context of individuals, clans, Samurai houses, and families. We also look at the corporation-like structure of Sengoku period Samurai houses, where blood was less important than the continuation of the "name".

Mentioned in this podcast:

Spafford, David. What’s in a Name?: House Revival, Adoption, and the Bounds of Family in Late Medieval Japan Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Volume 74, Number 2, December 2014 pp. 281-329 https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/harvard_journal_of_asiatic_studies/toc/jas.74.2.html

Spafford, David. A Sense of Place: The Political Landscape in Late Medieval Japan Harvard University Asia Center; 1 edition (September 9, 2013)  http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0674726731

Murakami, Yasusuke. Ie Society as a Pattern of Civilization Journal of Japanese Studies 10, no. 2 (1984): 279-363

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Aug 31 2015
29 mins
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Rank #16: EP113 You Can't Spell "Bushido" Without "Bull"

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There's a good chance that everything you know about Bushido is wrong.

In this episode, which is a rebroadcast of an episode that was done for the Martial Thoughts podcast, Nate talks about the history, progression, and roots of the "code", concept, and mythology of Bushido - the Way of the Samurai.  

Mentioned in this podcast:

Benesch, Oleg. Inventing the Way of the Samurai  Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 11, 2014) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0198706626

Nitobe, Inazo. Bushido, the Soul of Japan  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 13 edition (February 10, 2013) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1482509733

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Jul 08 2015
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #17: EP45 Japanese State and Identity During the Edo Period

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In this episode we discuss the structure of the Tokugawa government during the Edo period. We examine if Japan was a unified nation-state, a confederacy, or a feudal system, and how much control Daimyo actually had over their own lands. We also look at how individuals may have identified with their region and Japan as a "country".

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ravina, Mark. Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan Stanford University Press; 1 edition (August 1, 1999) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0804728984

Screech, Timon. Shogun's Painted Culture: Fear and Creativity in the Japanese States, 1760-1829 Reaktion Books (September 1, 2000) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1861890648

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Jun 16 2012
42 mins
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Rank #18: EP28 14 Japanese Movies You Should See Part 1

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In this episode, we take a short break from Japanese history to touch on another related interest - Japanese movies. With hundreds of Japanese movies now easily available in the West, it can be tough to filter through what is worth watching. So, we thought we'd put together a Japanese Movie podcast where we could recommend to you movies that we think you should see. Rather than recommend "the best" Japanese movies, we decided to focus on less known movies that are great for their own specific reasons that we touch on in the podcast. After all, everyone interested in Japan and Japanese movies has already seen every Kurosawa movie out there. Since listing the movies we recommend here would defeat the purpose of the podcast, you'll have to listen to find out our recommendations - we hope you find this both interesting and informative! If you have another movie you'd like to recommend, feel free to add a comment on the podcast blog.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Flickchart: http://www.flickchart.com

Chris's Flickchart: http://www.flickchart.com/kuuzo

Travis's Flickchart: http://www.flickchart.com/Toranosuke

Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show: http://www.youtube.com/show/gorgeous_tiny

Okinawa ni Furu Yuki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxcixmxN4vM

The Yakuza Film Rundown: http://www.yakuzafilm.com

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Nov 25 2011
53 mins
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Rank #19: EP123 Busting the Myths of the Samurai P2

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In this episode, your hosts go back to basics and bust the popular myths of the Samurai.  They look at Loyalty, Honor, who could become Samurai, Seppuku, and other myths and misconceptions of the Samurai.  This  episode is part two of two.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Conlan, Thomas. The Culture of Force and Farce: Fourteenth-Century Japanese Warfare No. 2000-2001. Harvard University, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, 2000. http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/pdfs/conlan.pdf

 Conlan, Thomas D.  State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan Univ of Michigan Center for; illustrated edition edition (July 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1929280238

Friday, Karl. Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan (Warfare and History) Routledge; New edition edition (December 29, 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0415329639

Friday, Karl. Valorous butchers: The art of war during the golden age of the samurai Japan Forum. Vol. 5. No. 1. Taylor & Francis Group, 1993. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09555809308721474?journalCode=rjfo20

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Feb 19 2016
33 mins
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Rank #20: EP11 Intro to Japanese History P2 - Yayoi and Kofun Periods

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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".

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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 http://www.jstor.org/pss/132294

Farris, William Wayne. Heavenly Warriors: The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300 Harvard University Asia Center, April 15, 1996 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/067438704X

Hudson, Mark. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824821564

Ikegami, Eiko. Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture Cambridge University Press, February 28, 2005 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0521601150

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspectives On Insular East Asia Routledge, October 24, 1996 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1857286170

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Jul 25 2011
59 mins
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