The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)

The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)

Adam Clulow


The Dutch East India corporation used to be a hybrid association combining the features of either company and kingdom that tried to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order within which it possessed no seen position and used to be reworked within the strategy.

This research specializes in the company's clashes with Tokugawa Japan over international relations, violence, and sovereignty. In every one come across the Dutch have been pressured to retreat, pressured to desert their claims to sovereign powers, and to refashion themselves back and again―from matters of a fictive king to dependable vassals of the shogun, from competitive pirates to meek retailers, and from insistent defenders of colonial sovereignty to felony topics of the Tokugawa nation. in the confines of those conflicts, the phrases of the connection among the corporate and the shogun first took form and have been for that reason set into what may develop into their everlasting form.

The first ebook to regard the Dutch East India corporation in Japan as whatever greater than only a advertisement organization, the corporate and the Shogun offers new standpoint on the most very important, long-lasting relationships to enhance among an Asian country and a eu abroad enterprise.

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