Japan extolled and decried : Carl Peter Thunberg and the shogun's realm, 1775-1796

annotated and introduced by Timon Screech

This edition makes available once again Thunberg's extraordinary writings on Japan, complete with illustrations, a full introduction and annotations. Carl Peter Thunberg, pupil and successor of Linnaeus - of the great fathers of modern science - spent eighteen fascinating months in the notoriously inaccessible Japan in 1775-1776, and this is his story. Thunberg studied at Uppsala University in Sweden where he was a favourite student of the great Linnaeus, father of modern scientific classification. He determined to travel the world and enlisted as a physician with the Dutch East India Company. He arrived in Japan in the summer of 1775 and stayed for eighteen months. He observed Japan widely, and travelled to Edo (modern Tokyo) where he became friends with the shogun's private physician, Katsuragawa Hoshu, a fine Scholar and a notorious rake. They maintained a correspondence even after Thunberg had returned to his homeland. Thunberg's 'Travels' appeared in English in 1795 and until now has never been reprinted. Fully annotated and introduced by Timon Screech.

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  • 1.Political and Social Introduction to the period (c. 1775-1800) 2. Specific Background of Thunberg's period in Japan (1775-1776) 3. Life and Intellectual Biography of Thunberg 4. TEXT Notes Glossary

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書名 Japan extolled and decried : Carl Peter Thunberg and the shogun's realm, 1775-1796
著作者等 Thunberg, Carl Peter
Screech, Timon
書名別名 Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad åren 1770-1779
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2011, c2005
ページ数 ix, 319 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780415515368
NCID BB11248315
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言語 英語
原文言語 スウェーデン語
出版国 イギリス