Samurai Culture Week: The transformation of samurai society in the Edo period
18 November 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Lecture Hall B2.23
The position of the samurai class in the structure of Japanese society was not uniform. In its historical development, one can observe its transition from a marginal social stratum at the beginning of the Middle Ages to the top of the social hierarchy in the pre-modern Edo period (1603-1868). The transformation of samurai society in this period will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Roman Kodet from the University of Science and Technology in Pilsen.
The lecture is part of a series of five lectures and discussions on samurai culture, both material (the Japanese sword and its accessories) and spiritual and symbolic (history, humor, depiction of the samurai). The aim of the series is to introduce the knowledge of Japanese culture in the tradition of the Faculty of Arts of MU, which has long sought to be a bridge between nations and cultures through mutual understanding.
The event is part of the celebration of the centenary of the beginning of teaching at the Faculty of Arts and the Humanities Week.