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Tekijuku Commemoration Center Symposium: "Behind the veil of a Secluded Nation -- Closing in on the actual situation of Engelbert Kaempfer and Japan-Europe exchange in the Edo period"

2013-1-13 (Sun) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Tekijuku Commemoration Center is holding a symposium, "Behind the veil of a Secluded Nation -- Closing in on the actual situation of Engelbert Kaempfer and Japan-Europe exchange in the Edo period," on Sunday, January 13. The symposium will take a look at bridge-building between Asia and Europe during the Edo period by Holland with a research specializing in the Japan of that era. We'll look back behind the veil of a secluded Japan and the gateway of Asian-European exchange by Holland and at the mentality which Osaka inherited through the spirit of Tekijuku and the ideal of enriching the next generation through greater exchange.

Program

Part I

Lecture 1 -- "The time when Kaempfer came -- Dejima, Nagasaki, Japan of the Genroku period" -- MATSUI Yoko, Professor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo

Lecture 2 -- "The Japan Kaempfer saw -- The Japan Europe saw" -- NAKA Naoichi, Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University

Lecture 3 -- "Dating the history of trade with Holland in Hizen ceramics" -- NOGAMI Takenori, General Manager, Arita Town Historical Museum, Saga Prefecture

Part II

Round-table discussion between the above 3 lecturers. Theme: "Kaempfer and that period ~ A mixed look at Asia and Europe"
Facilitator: FURUYA Daisuke, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University


Date: 2013-1-13 (Sun) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Organizer: Tekijuku Commemoration Center
Sponsored: The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Venue: Saji Keizo Memorial Hall, 10th Floor, Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required. Please download the flyer for specifics.
Contact: Tekijuku Commemoration Center, kinenkai[at]tekijuku.osaka-u.ac.jp, Tel 06-6850-5016, FAX 06-6850-5015

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