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Tobunken-Seminar "The Application of International Law in late Qing Dynasty:Preventing Japanese Buddhist Missionaries from propagation"

Title: The Application of International Law in late Qing Dynasty:Preventing Japanese Buddhist Missionaries from propagation

Lecturer: YAN Liyuan,Renmin University of China,Reserch Fellow of Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia,the University of Tokyo

Time and Place: 15:15-16:40on Monday,1 June ,2015 at the Meeting Room2,3rd floor of Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia,the University of Tokyo

Language: Chinese(without interpretation)


Abstract:
International law was the rules among European (Christian) countries initially at its erly stage. Later, with the colonial expansion activities of the European countries, the European countries not only promoted international law but also preached in non-Christian countries by international legal rights on missionary. Asian Buddhist countries of China and Japan are deeply affected. The differences were that Japan adopt international law positively hoping to enjoy the same missionary rights as western countries and spread their Buddhism to China. China took a more cautious and tough attitudes on the Japanese monks’ missionary rights or activities in China and insisted that under the provisions of the treaties, Japanese monks did not have missionary rights in China. From 1904 to 1908, China and Japan had a fierce debate on the relevant missionary affairs, especially on the rights of JapaneseBuddhist Missionaries in China. Until the Qing emperor abdicated in 1912, Japan had not got the rights of missionary in China. Chinese local governments also prevented Japanese Buddhist missionary activities from propagating within their jurisdiction, on the basis of the treaties.


Key words:Missionary Rights,Missionary Cases,the Most-Favored-Nation Treatment, Notices

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Hosted by Regular Research Project of An Attempt at the integration of Studies in the Traditional , Modern and Contemporary Chinese Legal System(prof. TAKAMIZAWAOsamu , Institute forAdvanced Studies on Asia,the University of Tokyo)