Segal to share research and lead primary document workshop at USC

Ethan Segal will be giving a research presentation on political intrigue and conspiracy theories in 13th-century Japan at the University of Southern California’s Prjoect for Premodern Japanese Studies.  His paper, titled “Revenge, Murder, and Poliitcal Schemers in Early Medieval Japan,” explores the assassination of the third Kamakura Shogun, Minamoto no Sanetomo, in 1219.  The following day, Segal will be leading a workshop on reading Kanbun primary sources that analyzes the entry on this incident in the Azuma kagami, the Kamakura bakufu’s official chronicle.  The paper will be at 3 p.m. on February 28th in SOS 250, the workshop on March 1st in SOS B43, both on the USC campus.