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Publications by UO Historians:

97984Andrew E. Goble, “Physician Yamashina Tokitsune’s Healing Gifts,” in Martha Chaiklin, ed., Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan, 1350-1850 (Brill, 2016).

Professor Goble argues that gift-giving is an integral phenomenon in Japanese culture. His essay, focusing on the the granular diary of a late sixteenth century urban physician, is the first study to elucidate the earliest evidence we have for the ubiquity and everyday rhythms of gift-giving at, across, and between multiple social levels in Japanese society.

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