Samurai JapanStreaming Video - 2005
From their ascension to power in the 13th century to the unconditional surrender of Japan at the end of World War II, the Samurai, with their code of virtue and discipline, created a society that prized one's honor over one's own life. In this program, scholars discuss the unique influence that this created and the impact of the Samurai on Japan's institutions and history, including the role of women in political alliances. Also discussed is Japan's shift from feudalism to a bureaucratic and cosmopolitan society, symbolically ruled by the emperor and administered by shoguns.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1996
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (48 min.) :,sd., col., digital file