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The Japanese and the Jesuits : Alessandro Valignano in Sixteenth Century Japan - J. F. Moran

The Japanese and the Jesuits

Alessandro Valignano in Sixteenth Century Japan

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"The Japanese and the Jesuits" examines the attempt by sixteenth-century Jesuits to convert Japan to Christianity. Directing the Jesuits was the Italian Alessandro Valignano, whose own magisterial writings, many of them not previously translated or published, are the principal source material for this account of one of the most remarkable of all meetings between East and West.
Valignano arrived in Japan in 1579. In promoting Christianity, he always sought the support of the ruling classes. He taught the missionaries to adapt themselves thoroughly to Japanese customs, etiquette, and culture, and insisted that they master the Japanese language. He brought a European printing press to Japan, turning out grammars and dictionaries of Japanese for the missionaries, as well as works of instruction and devotion for the Japanese Christians.
Following Valignano's death, Christianity was proscribed and missionaries banished from Japan. This does not detract from his remarkable achievements, however. He understood perfectly well that foreign missionaries by themselves were not capable of converting Japan to Christianity. One of his principal concerns was the training of Japanese Jesuits and priests, and breaking down the barriers between them and the Europeans. Few people have been more acutely aware of the tensions or grappled more determinedly with the problems in Japanese-Western relationships than Valignano.

"This is a necessary book for all students of this fascinating period of Japanese history." -Sir Hugh Cortazzi, "Proceedings of the Japan Society

Prefacep. vii
Notesp. ix
Orientationp. 1
The Ambassadorsp. 6
The Visitorp. 20
Full and Complete Informationp. 29
Ships and Sealing-Waxp. 42
The Enterprisep. 51
Friars from the Philippinesp. 79
High and Lowp. 95
The Alms from the China Shipp. 115
Rich and Poorp. 129
The Pressp. 145
Japanese Jesuitsp. 161
The Japanese Languagep. 178
Conclusionp. 189
How Land Is Owned and Income Reckoned in Japan check.txt contribs.sh data_bibout.txt fixer.sh navcaser.sh navs.txt newnavs.txt newnavtitles.txt newtitles.txt nohup.out qids.txt shellsplit.sh splitter.pl split.txt test.txt titlecleanup.pl titles.txtp. 193
How and Why We Got the Port of Nagasaki check.txt contribs.sh data_bibout.txt fixer.sh navcaser.sh navs.txt newnavs.txt newnavtitles.txt newtitles.txt nohup.out qids.txt shellsplit.sh splitter.pl split.txt test.txt titlecleanup.pl titles.txtp. 201
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780415088138
ISBN-10: 0415088135
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 26th November 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1