Month: August 2022

September General Meeting – The Samurai – Myth and Reality by Sven Saaler

Guest Speaker: Sven Saaler
September 14, 2022, 10:00 to 12:00, Online via Zoom
Most people today think of samurai as loyal and honorable defenders of the social order in medieval and early modern Japan. However, as Professor Sven Saaler will explain, that is not an accurate portrayal of the samurai but an image created by later generations to suit the particular social and political objectives of their times. After some remarks about the factors shaping historical perceptions, Professor Saaler will examine how imagery of the samurai has evolved over time.