Medieval Faculty Colloquium: “How Japan Became Known as the Land of the Rising Sun: The Enduring Influence of the Seventeen Commandments of 604”
Thomas Conlan, East Asian Studies
October 31, 2023 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm · 209 Scheide Caldwell
Program in Medieval Studies
The Program in Medieval Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty Colloquium series for Fall 2023.
The Seventeen Commandments of Prince Shōtoku (574-622) enthroned Buddhism as the basis for the monarchy, distanced Japan from the Chinese model of history, and ultimately caused Japan to be identified as the “Land of the Rising Sun.” That notion, long thought to be a simple statement of Japan’s geography, served as a declaration of political independence as well. Join us on October 31 to hear Professor Thomas Conlan (East Asian Studies and History) present the lunchtime talk, How Japan Became Known as the Land of the Rising Sun: The Enduring Influence of the Seventeen Commandments of 604.
Please RSVP Here. Lunch will be provided.