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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


May 30, 2017

In this episode Travis talks about his research on Okinawa.  In part one, he talks about the position Okinawa was put in during the late Edo period by the visiting Commodore Matthew Perry, and the complex associations between Okinawa, Japan, and China at the time.

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Apr 30, 2017

This episode we talk to the world's foremost Japanese ninja movie researcher Mance Thompson about the history and development of Ninja movies in Japan and their spread to the United States. He also gives his recommendations for the best Japanese ninja films, and talks about the future of the genre.

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Mar 22, 2017

Last episode we talked about the process of finding and getting into a graduate program for Japanese history, and this episode we talk about what actually goes on in a Japanese history graduate program, and Nate talks about the various translations that he has done at Princeton, available here:

Jan 4, 2017

In this episode we talk to Nate, who is currently in a PhD program for Japanese history/Asian studies.  If you are thinking about becoming a historian, or are applying to graduate programs already, this episode is for you.  We cover some of the variety of things that go into picking and getting into a gradate program,...

Oct 2, 2016

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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