Japan and the Dutch, 1600-1853
By (author) Grant K. Goodman
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Japan and the Dutch, 1600-1853 by Grant K. Goodman
Book DescriptionThis is the history of Dutch influence on Japan during the so-called 'closed centuries' between 1640 and 1853. Dutch maritime traders provided the only commercial link which Japan maintained with the west, and were thus the sole channel for western ideas and knowledge to reach neo-Confucian society. Professor Goodman explains the circumstances of the Dutch themselves in Japan during the seventeenth century, and the historical and intellectual milieu within which 'Dutch studies' were nurtured. He traces the initial interest of the Shogun government in European astronomy and medicine, and the gradual development of interest in wider spheres of western knowledge and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700712205
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Grant K. Goodman
Japanese Cultural Policies in South-east Asia During World War 2, Hardback (January 1991)» View all books by Grant K. Goodman
A compilation of essays from Japanese and American scholars which describe and analyze Japanese cultural policies and programmes in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, Singapore and Thailand during World War II. Goodman's other publications include "Japan: The Dutch Experience" and "Asian History".
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