In this episode, Michael Wert introduces samurai, whose influence in society and presence during watershed moments in Japanese history are often overlooked by modern audiences.
Learn more about Samurai: A Very Short Introduction here:
Michael Wert is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Marquette University. Specializing in early modern and modern Japan, he is also the author of Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan.
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