One of our graduate students, Anna Nielsen, will be giving the first talk of the new CJS talk series, “Aspects of Japanese Studies” on February 17, 2021.

[Aspects of Japanese Studies] Archaeology and Landscape in Japan’s Kofun Period: Examining the Past to Protect the Future

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 17 | 5-5:30 p.m. |  Online – Zoom Webinar

Speaker:  Anna Nielsen, Graduate Student, Dept. of Anthropology, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Sponsor:  Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The Japanese archipelago, with its rugged landscapes of mountains and rivers, is prone to many unexpected catastrophes involving water, including floods, typhoons, and tsunamis. In the Kofun period (about 250-550 CE), early state-level societies developed increasingly complex mechanisms to prevent or mitigate natural disasters that threatened them (Registration required)