Family Networks and Rituals : conférence de Bettina Gramlich-Oka, le 25 janvier 2023

A l’occasion de son 50e anniversaire, le Centre de recherches sur le Japon a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence de Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Professeure à l’Université Sophia, dans le cadre du séminaire « Histoire du Japon moderne : périodisation en chantier » animé par Aleksandra Kobiljski (CRJ-CCJ) et Noémi Godefroy (INALCO).

Bettina Gramlich-Oka est rédacteur en chef de Monumenta Nipponica.

Mercredi 25 janvier 2023, 11h-13h
Salle 50, EHESS- Campus Condorcet, 2 cours des humanités 93300 Aubervilliers

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This presentation draws on the extensive family records of Rai Shunsui (1746–1816), Confucian scholar of the Hiroshima domain which offer ample material for investigation, in particular for network analyses. To observe one of the family networks, I make use of records related to the Confucian Family Rites which were performed throughout the year.

The records that display the practice of the Confucian Rites do not easily mix with our images of Tokugawa society but present the Rai family rather as a peculiar household. However, when scrutinizing the form, content, and participants in their performances of the rites—we discover various explanations for the central position these rituals took within and outside the Rai household. When visualizing these events in the Japan Biographical Database (—an open access relational database—we find even many more indications.

By linking the data to the database I hope to demonstrate the advantages of combining a more traditional historical analysis and a network analysis with help of digital tools.

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, Chargée de valorisation scientifique

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