The Aborted Attempt to Move the Emperor to Yamaguchi. A working paper by Thomas Donald Conlan.

A working paper published with the aim of soliciting feedback via the listserv (28 April 2014).


Conlan, Thomas D., “The Aborted Attempt to Move the Emperor to Yamaguchi.”

PMJS: Premodern Japanese Studies (, PMJS Papers, April 2014.

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