Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Professor, Japanese History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University)
Leo Born (Heidelberg University)
Asano Yūsuke (Outsourced staff of Sophia Archives, Sophia School Corporation)
This is a project by Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University) of the networks formed by members of the Rai family in the late Tokugawa period. The main sources are two diaries written by Rai Shunsui, Confucian scholar of the Hiroshima domain, and his wife Shizu.
The aim of this project is to elucidate the diversity of networks in Tokugawa Japan by tracing the specific networks of Confucian families in the late Tokugawa period by using the visualization tools of JBDB.