10th GJS Lecture Series

Title: The Infrastructure of the Gods: Izumo in Prehistory
Speaker: Richard Torrance (Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and literature, Ohio State University)
Date and time: November 26, 2015 (Thur.), 3:30-5:30PM
Venue: First Meeting Room (3rd Floor), The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
Language: English

GJS Lecture Report

The tenth Global Japan Studies Lecture was held from 3:30-5:30PM on November 26, 2015. Prof. Richard Torrance of Ohio State University gave a lecture titled “The Infrastructure of the Gods: Izumo in Prehistory.” Prof Torrance provided an overview of archeological findings concerning Izumo during the Jōmon and Kofun periods which he considered intriguingly the infrastructure from which the Izumo myths were born. Following Prof. Torrance’s talk, a series of questions such as ancient Izumo’s connection to the Korean Peninsula were raised from the audience and gave rise to a lively discussion.

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