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2021年11月11日SORW参加企画講演会”Family Networks in the Tokugawa Period”

The presentation introduces the current state of the Japan Biographical Database ( The tools of the database allow us to visualize a variety of network types which I will introduce and discuss with a main focus on the records of the Rai family of Hiroshima with records of Rai Shizu and Rai Shunsui. 

Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Professor of History, Sophia University)

Bettina Gramlich-Oka is Professor of Japanese History at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University. Some of her publications include Thinking Like a Man: Tadano Makuzu (Brill, 2006) and the coedited volume Economic Thought in Early Modern Japan (Brill, 2010). In the past years, her research centers on the exploration of networks of the Rai family from Hiroshima during the Tokugawa period. The development of the online Japan Biographical Database ( is part of this endeavor, as well as the coedited volume with Anne Walthall, Miyazaki Fumiko, Sugano Noriko, Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan (University of Michigan Press, 2020). Gramlich-Oka is currently the chief editor of Monumenta Nipponica.


Nov 11, 2021 18:30 (JPN Time)

On Zoom / Registration Necessary


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