History of Japan

There is no new episode this week as I am on a long overdue family vacation. I'll see you all next week!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am PST

Thank you all to every single one of you who has ever listened to this podcast.

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Direct download: Episode_400_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

This week: how did three soldiers who managed to do something rather unexceptional--dying in Japan's battles in China--manage to become the centerpiece of a state-run cult of heroism?

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Direct download: Untitled_Session_3_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:00am PST

This week, we're talking about a pair of anchors in a Chinese museum and the tortured path they took to get there. What do the anchors have to do with a "correct" (from the view of the Chinese Communist Party) understanding of history--and how does Japan fit into that story?

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Direct download: Episode_398_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

This week, we're traveling the breadth of Japanese history to answer a seemingly simple question: why is it that so very many of us have heard of haiku? What is so special about this style of poetry, and how did it come to have such global appeal?

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Direct download: Episode_397_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

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