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Document-reading Workshop: Feasting at the Tennō's Table
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Document-reading Workshop: Feasting at the Tennō's Table

A banquet scene from the Tokyo National Museum’s copy of the Illustrated Scroll of Annual Events (Nenjugyōji emaki).

A banquet scene from the Tokyo National Museum’s copy of the Illustrated Scroll of Annual Events (Nenjugyōji emaki).

What did the early medieval Japanese monarch eat at banquets and his daily meals?  How was the food prepared and served?  Professor Akemi Banse of the University of Tokyo Historiographical Institute will examine these questions in a document-reading workshop focusing on courtier diaries between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries.  The workshop will take place from 3-5 PM on March 26 in room 110C of the East Asian Library (Doheny Library), University of Southern California.  

Professor Banse, an associate professor at the Institute, studies the Heian and Kamakura periods (794-1333), especially political issues, women and gender, and estates.  

Location: Doheny Library, East Asian Library 110 C

Document: 『日中行事』東山御文庫本 Download
Supplemental Materials: English Seiryōden Background; Japanese Palace Maps ; Draft OCR text

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Todaiji Ôi Estate Lecture
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Todaiji Ôi Estate Lecture

Prof. Motoo Endō of the University of Tokyo’s Historiographical Institute visited USC on April 13-14, 2017, to present a lecture and sources workshop concerning his research on Todaiji’s Ôi Estate, located in present day Gifu city. He gave a lecture on comparing premodern Japanese estates (shôen), coming Ôi and Ôbe estates, particularly their geographical, political, and economic characteristics. 

On Friday, he led a workshop on late Heian and Medieval documents. English translations of the documents and materials are forthcoming. Professor Endō has led several Kambun Workshops in summers past at USC, and he is a participant in the ongoing Ōbe Estate Research Group and the team that produced Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan (now in press at the University of Hawai'i Press). 

Supplementary Materials:
Kambun Powerpoint One and Two
Kambun Documents

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"Tōji Hyakugō monjo Web," Tōji Research, and the Consciousness of Estate Cultivators
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

"Tōji Hyakugō monjo Web," Tōji Research, and the Consciousness of Estate Cultivators

Prof. Toshiko TAKAHASHI (Univ. of Tokyo, Historiographical Institute)
Lecture in conjunction with the 2016 Summer Kambun Workshop
"Tōji Hyakugō monjo Web," Tōji Research, and the Consciousness of Estate Cultivators.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, East Asia Seminar Room (Doheny 110C)

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Twelfth-Century Innovations in the Formative Processes of the Shōen System
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Twelfth-Century Innovations in the Formative Processes of the Shōen System

Prof. Saho KAMAKURA (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Lecture and Workshop
Twelfth-Century Innovations in the Formative Processes of the Shōen System

Respondants: Prof. Suzanne Gay (Oberlin College) and Dr. Sachiko Kawai (Harvard University)

Co-sponsored with the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religion and Culture

November 5:
Lecture: "Twelfth-Century Innovations in the Formative Processes of the Shōen System"
4:15  - 6:00 PM, East Asian Seminar Room (Doheny Library)

November 6:
Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Herklotz Room, Music Library (Doheny)

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State Formation in the Center and Eastern Periphery of Kofun Period Japan
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

State Formation in the Center and Eastern Periphery of Kofun Period Japan

Prof. Ken'ichi SASAKI (Meiji University)
Lecture Series
State Formation in the Center and Eastern Periphery of Kofun Period Japan

April 20:
Talk 1: Japanese theories of state formation
Talk 2: Appearance of keyhole-shaped tumuli in the middle and late third century
4:00 - 6:00 PM, WPH 204

April 21:

Talk 3: Distribution of iron armor in the fifth century and its political significance
Talk 4: Corridor-style burial chambers and clustered tumuli in the sixth century
4:30 - 6:30 PM, East Asian Seminar Room (Doheny Library)

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Talks by Akiko Yoshie and Yoko Ijuin
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Talks by Akiko Yoshie and Yoko Ijuin

April 22-24, 2013


Prof. Akiko Yoshie, Teikyo University
Dr. Yōko Ijuin
Lecture Series on Gender and Ritsuryō Law

April 22: Prof. Akiko Yoshie, Aspects of Gender in The Tale of Genji, Seen through the Illustrated Diary of Murasaki Shikibu
12:45 - 1:30 PM, Doheny Library Room 241

April 22:  Prof. Akiko Yoshie, Family, Marriage and Law in Classical Times, the Law on Residence Units
3:30 - 6:00 PM, Doheny Library Room 241
a translation of the paper given

April 24: Dr. Yōko Ijuin, Women in the Classical Bureaucracy, as Seen in the Ritsuryō Laws and the Historiography to Date
3:30 - 6:00, SOS B51
a translation of the paper given

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