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124th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "The Application of Treaties in Late Qing: Focusing on the Prohibition of the Preaching Right of Japanese Monks"

【Date】
July 16 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
YAN Liyuan (Visiting Scholar, The University of Tokyo;Ph.D Student ,Renmin University of China)

【Title】
The Application of Treaties in Late Qing: Focusing on the Prohibition of the Preaching Right of Japanese Monks

【Commentator】
Osamu TAKAMIZAWA (Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Language】 English


【Abstract】
With past experiences, China took a cautious attitude over the Japanese monks’ missionary works in China and insisted that under the provisions of treaties Japanese monks did not have missionary rights in China. From 1904 to 1908, China and Japan had fierce debates on missionary affairs, especially on the rights of Japanese Buddhism in China. Until Qing Emperor abdicated (1912), Japan had not got rights of missionary works in China. Meanwhile, some Chinese local governments prevented Japanese monks missionary activities within their jurisdiction, on the basis of Japanese monks did not have missionary rights in China in accordance with treaties.


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