Encounter as Process: England and Japan in the Late Sixteenth Century



Das, Nandini
(2016) Encounter as Process: England and Japan in the Late Sixteenth Century. Renaissance Quarterly, 69 (4). 1343 - 1368.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Taking a cue from a fleeting reference to Japan in a remarkably idiosyncratic sixteenth-century language manual, this essay explores the knowledge about Japan that circulated in England before first formal contact took place between the two nations in 1613–14. The cumulative record of fleeting intersections and near-forgotten moments when the two nations came into each other’s circuit demands a reassessment of current conceptualizations of the travel encounter, juxtaposing the traditional view of encounter as a singular significant event, with one that acknowledges the encounter’s rootedness in long-running processes of knowledge making and circulation.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 22:54
DOI: 10.1086/690315
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002053