History Associates: Luke Roberts, “A Samurai Wife Divorces her Lout of a Husband”

Join the History Associates for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Luke Roberts on a specific case that influenced gender roles in 19th-century Japan. Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149 Mori Nao, a young samurai wife in Japan, desired a divorce from her abusive husband in 1824. Legally a man could divorce his wife but a wife could not divorce her husband. […]

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Professor Timon Screech (SOAS) speaks on “God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623”

tokugawa-ieyasu illustration from sometime between 1611-23

Please join the RFG Reinventing Japan in welcoming Professor Timon Screech (SOAS, University College London) to campus on November 2, 2016. Professor Screech will be presenting his new work on “The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623.” The talk will be held in SSMS 2135 at 4pm on November 2, 2016. […]

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