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[In recent years, research on Asian maritime history has become more active. This book is also the result of an international research project, “Conflict and Diplomacy in Maritime East Asia During the 16th and 17th Centuries” (Principal Investigator: Gakusho Nakajima; 2017–2021).]
[Today, Japanese schools still follow a system of education that was introduced after 1945 in a process known as Postwar Reform.]
[This study examines how the medieval daimyōs (feudal warlords) of Western Japan came to be involved in diplomatic relations and trade with the Ming from the mid-fifteenth to the late sixteenth centuries, at a time when fully centralized authority did not yet exist in Japan. It considers their...
[In this article, I try to trace the process of how the Portuguese obtained their settlements on the Guangzhou coast after having been pushed out of Shuangyu. I write about the activities of merchants and missionaries in East Asian seas at that time as depicted in Peregrinação, in which a...
[This study seeks to shed more light on the mysterious origins of Macau. Scholars have long debated over how the port came to exist, over which Chinese officials had permitted it. This piece argues that the figure who was most responsible was the Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi. In 1564, the...
[At the beginning of its early modern period, a wide variety of world maps (bankokuzu, yochizu, kōrozu [sea lane charts], etc.) was produced in Japan, inspired by European worldviews and geographical awareness as received through seafaring Asia.]
[Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s first invasion of Korea (J. Bunroku no eki; K. Imjin waeran; C. Wanli Chaoxianyi) began in April 1592. The Ming forces counterattack in January 1593 was followed by three and a half years of peace negotiations between Japan and Ming China, but in September 1596 these...
[This chapter explores the strife between the Ming Northern and Southern Soldiers in the first stage of the Korea War (1592–1595). In the Ming, government soldiers were rewarded and promoted on the basis of the number of enemies they killed, with the enemies’ decapitated heads as proof. During...
[This chapter re-examines the significance of the diffusion of Japanese arquebuses in the Ming Dynasty at the end of the sixteenth century, a topic that thus far has been overlooked in studies of the history of the interchange of weaponry in East Asia.]
[In 1592, following the will of the Regent [Hideyoshi], armed forces were sent to your country [Korea], then all the people were attacked and destroyed. During the course [of the war], many men, women, and children, who had hidden themselves in various places, were detained and taken away to our...
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