The East India Company, Japan and the Globalising World of the 17th Century
Professor Derek Massarella spoke about the relationship between the East India Company and Japan. Professor Derek Massarella is Professor of History in the Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Tokyo, where he has taught since 1981. His research interests include early modern European-Asian relations, the history of globalization, and seventeenth-century English history. He is the author of A World Elsewhere: Europe’s Encounter with Japan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1990), co-editor of The Furthest Goal: Engelbert Kaempfer’s Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (1995), and has contributed to a number of other books and scholarly publications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the International Representative, Japan, for the Hakluyt Society. Last year, in 2012 his book Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590) was published by the Hakluyt Society (ISBN: 978-1-908145-03-1)
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