This week’s episode covers the Heian Period (794-1185 AD). We will be discussing the political structure of the Heian government, the major changes that occured in the period, and the aristocratic culture of the time.
You can listen to the episode here.
Totman, A History of Japan.
Morris, Ivan. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
“Ladies in Rivalry,” by John Delacour. http://weblog.delacour.net/archives/2002/03/ladies_in_rivalry.php
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