The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, founded in 1968, is an international liaison and research center designed primarily to serve European and American scholars in all disciplines whose main area of study focuses on pre-Meiji era Japan.
The overall purpose of the Institute is to encourage research on neglected aspects of premodern Japanese civilization, especially during the medieval period (primarily, but not exclusively, the Kamakura and Muromachi periods 1185-1600), centuries which, until the 1970s, had received scarce attention by Japanese and Western scholars alike.
This page was home to the institute for many years. We have decided although it is no longer the website for the institute we wanted to keep it alive. This page will offer thoughts and view points dealing with Medieval Japanese studies as well as other news worthy topics. We encourage user submissions and hope to have lively discussions.
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