Professor Derek Massarella will discuss the relationship between the East India Company and Japan. Professor Massarella is Professor of History in the Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Tokyo, where he has taught since 1981. His research interests include early modern European-Asian relations, the history of globalization, and seventeenth-century English history.
Massarella is the author of A World Elsewhere: Europe’s Encounter with Japan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1990), co-editor of The Furthest Goal: Engelbert Kaempfer’s Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (1995), and he has contributed to a number of other books and scholarly publications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the International Representative, Japan, for the Hakluyt Society. Last year, Massarella's book Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590) was published by the Hakluyt Society
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