Public Symposium: Travel, Trade, and Trauma in Medieval Japan

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Travel, Trade, and Trauma in Medieval Japan


Date & Time: 2 – 4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location: Barnes Classroom, Hewes Library, Monmouth College (IL) (700 E Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462)


Monmouth College is pleased to host the following scholars for an afternoon of presentations and discussions on medieval Japan. The event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Kendra Strand

Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Visual Culture

University of Iowa

“When Elegance Becomes Inconvenient: Violence in Word and Deed in Nijō Yoshimoto’s Ojima no kuchizusami


Dr. Michelle Damian

Assistant Professor of History

Monmouth College

"Of Salt and Shipping: Trade Networks on Japan’s Seto Inland Sea"


Dr. Peter Shapinsky

Associate Professor of History

University of Illinois, Springfield

“Mapping the Sulfur Road: Japanese Maritime Cartography and Regionality in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries”


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