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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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Jul 27, 2015

In this episode, we have a great conversation with UCSB PhD candidate and Environmental Historian Elijah Bender.  Elijah's focus is on resource management in Kai province, the domain of the Takeda clan and Takeda Shingen.  

The discussion ranges from how resource issues effect people at the local level to the highest...

Jul 8, 2015

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.  

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