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Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagining Exile in Heian Japan: banishment in law, literature, and cult

For over three hundred years during the Heian period (794–1185), execution was customarily abolished in favor of banishment. During the same period, exile emerged widely as a concern within literature and legend, in poetry and diaries, and in the cultic … Continue reading

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Resource: Interactive Heiji Scroll Viewer

On the heels of our last post about the Mongol Invasion website from Bowdoin College, this week we give you a quick look at another great site they maintain for close examination of handscroll paintings. In addition to the Mongol … Continue reading

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Announcement: Heian Kambun workshop at USC

The Department of History and the Project for Premodern Japan Studies at the University of Southern California announce the 2012 Heian Kambun Workshop July 16 – August 10, 2012 The Project for Premodern Japan Studies in the History Department of the University … Continue reading

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