USC-Meiji exchange, Nov. 2-3, 2018, University of Southern California

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Please join us if you can for two days of presentations on (mostly) premodern Japanese history and literature.  See below for the program.


USC - Meiji University Research Exchange
in Japanese Historical Studies

2018 11/2-3    @ USC SOS 250

Friday 11/2

1:00   Greetings and Introductions       Professors Piggott & Sasaki  

1:15 Dr. Sachiko Kawai, How to Make Premodern Japanese History More Global

1:45 Ms. Marie Sakurada, The Empress in Ancient Japan


Discussion 2:15-2:30



2:45 Mr. Jesse Drian, Distant Travels of Local Gods

3:15   Prof. Atsushi Makino, Women and Buddhism in Medieval Japan

Discussion 3:45-4:00


4:15  Prof. Ken’ichi Sasaki, The Adoption of Horse-riding in Kofun Japan

4:45 Mr. Shōhei Dōi, Craftsmanship, and the Production and Distribution of Pottery for Mortuary Rituals

Discussion 5:15-5:45

Saturday 11/3

[SOS will be locked—please rsvp w/ Prof. Piggott (]

1:00 Prof. Nakamura Tomokazu, The Terms Uji, Kabane, and Shizoku—Changing Meanings Through Time

1:30  Mr. Shōdai Satodate, The Koseki System, Diachronic Diffusion and Adoption


Discussion 2:00–2:15



2:30 Prof. Joan Piggott, Reading Ruins—District Offices in the Ritsuryō Realm

3:00 Ms. Emily Warren, A Guide to Royal Eating in Late Heian Times, the Chūjiruiki

Discussion 3:30-3:45


4:00  Prof. Itō Ujitaka, Japanism and Music, Why Japanese Music Was Not Well Accepted

4:30 Ms. Jillian Barndt, Fujiwara no Yorinaga’s Book List of 1143


Discussion 5:00-5:15