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Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Terrence Jackson

Abstract

Network of Knowledge examines the development of Dutch studies (rangaku) during the crucial years of 1770-1830 as its scholars wove a network that stretched across Japan. Rangaku was the title given to the pursuit of Western science and medicine through the medium of Japan’s sole link to Europe, the Dutch East India Company. This books focuses on the scholar Ōtsuki Gentaku and his colleagues in Edo in order to explain how the community expanded across the whole of Japan. It investigates their cultural world of salon gatherings, private academies, study-travel, letter-correspondence, and book-c ... More

Keywords: rangaku, Ōtsuki Gentaku, Japan, medicine, Dutch East India Company, Edo, salon, Meiji period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824853587
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terrence Jackson, author
Adrian College