Spirits, Gods and Ghosts of East Asia
By Centre College
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This podcast series represents the work of 28 students from Centre College who took "HIS 435: Spirits, Gods and Ghosts of East Asia" together in January 2017. They received no prompt or recommended categories from their instructor, and built these episodes from scratch themselves with virtually no prior audio engineering experience. These episodes represent a diverse collection of student research into broader categories of East Asian folklore and ghost tales.
||CleanEpisode Seven: Princess Mononoke: Nature, Shintoism, and Connections to Japanese Folklore||Group Mononoke has created a podcast that focuses on the film Princess Mononoke and its connection to nature, Shintoism, and Japanese folklore and mythological creatures. This podcast begins with a brief synopsis of the film and information about the M||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six: Yokai Parade||This episode of the “Gods, Ghosts, and Spirits of East Asia” podcast series covers a group of four yokai, which are the kappa, oni, nurarihyon, and the kuchisake-onna. Our podcast looks at the cultural significance of these yokai, what contex||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: Dragons and Snakes: East Asian Folklore and Beyond||This installment of the “Gods, Ghost, and Spirits of East Asia” podcast series focuses on the representation of dragons and snakes in Japanese folklore, the meaning behind this symbolism, and the context found within Chinese and Japanese history an||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four: Death Prepares for a Festival||This podcast discusses the story of “The Star Weaver and the Cowherd” which is a popular story found in both Chinese and Japanese cultures. It is not only a story for entertainment, but one that showcases Chinese marriage structures throughout it||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: Everyday Confucianism: Confucian Influences on Social Interaction in Heian and Kamakura Japan||Henry Hawkins, Jacob Cooper, Maddy Coleman, Madison Rice, and Will Vineyard discuss the significant relationship between Confucian ideology and how people in Heian and Kamakura Japan treated elderly people, acted towards their parents, indulged in or a||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: Buddha Got Back||In this episode of “Gods, Ghosts, and Spirits of East Asia”, Group Two discusses Buddhism and Buddhist themes that connect a Chinese tale and a Japanese tale. These tales come from the Tang Dynasty period of China (618-907 C.E.) and the Nara to Kam||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One: Introduction||This is a short introduction to the podcast series by the instructor. I wanted to share my gratitude to the students, and I must say I am extremely proud of the work they have done. Please have a look around the site to read some of the great content t||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|