第48回 東文研・GJS共催セミナー「Japan’s Pacific Overtures, 1600-1625: Rethinking Tokugawa-Habsburg Relations / 1600~1625年における日本の太平洋進出――江戸初期の日西外交関係を再検討する」のお知らせ

日時: 2018年2月5日(月)15:00~16:00

会場: 東京大学東洋文化研究所 第一会議室(3階)



Research into the early-modern world has transitioned from grand narratives of assured expansion and interconnection driven by western powers to accounts highlighting competing agendas, dynamic exchange, and contested encounters. While East Asia has provided examples of exploration, commercial dynamism, and the limits of European excursions and incursions, the relationship between Japanese and broader regional and global histories remains underdeveloped. As one effort to bridge the gap, this talk introduces Tokugawa Japan’s concerted efforts to explore trans-Pacific trade with the Habsburg Spanish colony of New Spain (present-day Mexico) in the early seventeenth century. Japanese leaders built galleons, penned missives, and dispatched envoys to Mexico City, Madrid and Rome, but the Spanish crown rejected these repeated overtures in order to maintain control over its Pacific commerce, “global” in scale yet a decidedly domestic project. These little-known events flip a familiar script of Iberian expansion and Japanese withdraw, often framed primarily by the archipelago’s collision with Christianity. The episode also raises questions about the friction inherent to encounter across distance and culture, the struggles inherent to diplomacy among self-consciously pinnacle authorities, and the inherent tension between our globalizing histories and the subjects populating them.




登録者 :gjs事務局・藤岡
掲載期間:20180122 - 20180205
当日期間:20180205 - 20180205