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First Name
Paula R.
Last Name
Yale University
Website URL
medieval Japan, premodern Japan, forgery, documentary culture, economy, artisans, commerce
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of premodern Japan (PhD University of Michigan, 2019) and currently a postdoctoral research associate at The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. My research focuses on documentary forgery production and socioeconomic networks during Japan’s late medieval period, particularly the sixteenth century. I am also interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources. I manage and collaborate in several online projects, including the Digital Humanities Japan initiative; an online database for resources related to East Asia; the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies; and the digital archive Carving Community: The Landis-Hiroi Collection.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, East Asia, Japan
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Law, Politics