第41回GJSセミナー 「「不毛な努力」?:千島列島における外国毛皮猟船への明治日本の対処」 のお知らせ

日時: 2017年7月10日(月)17:00~18:00

会場: 東京大学東洋文化研究所 第一会議室(3階)

発表者: 山本敬洋(日本学術振興会特別研究員PD)

使用言語: 英語

In the 1870s and the 1880s, the Kuril Islands experienced a boom for fur animal hunting by vessels coming across the Pacific. Although seldom discussed outside the context of the Russo-Japanese territorial disputes, the Kuril Islands during this period witnessed complex interactions among the logic of territorial control, commercial lisencing and protection of marine animals. In contemporary Alaska and the Russian Far East fur animal hunting was delegated to a private enterprise, which suppressed other hunters by branding itself as a guardian of natural resources. In the Kuril Islands, officers of Hokkaido Colonization Office (Kaitakushi) faced a set of circumstances that led them to adopt a different approach. Instead of leasing the territory to a commercial entity Kaitakushi attempted to guard the coast on its own, but ultimately failed to prevent the foreign hunters from decimating the Kuril sea otters and fur seals. This paper argues that the apparent lack of commitment on the part of the Japanese in protecting marine animals from foreign hunters was a result of political and diplomatic considerations that served a larger agenda for the state. By taking a nationalist approach to the administration of the Kuril hunting grounds, Meiji Japan dealt with fur animal hunting not as a question of resource management but as that of mobility control.




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掲載期間:20170609 - 20170710
当日期間:20170710 - 20170710