Episode 5- “Commerce Above All Else: The Story of the Dutch in Japan” with Dylan Schmidt

Episode four features junior history major Dylan Schmidt discussing his recent research on interactions between the Dutch and the Japanese and how diplomacy and secularism kept the Dutch relevant to the Japanese during their period of foreign isolation.

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Selected Bibliography:

Elison, George. Deus Destroyed: The Image of Christianity in Early Modern Japan. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard Univ., 1991.

Hogeweg, Arjan. “The VOC during the Shimabara Rebellion: A critical analysis of the discourse used by the VOC during the Shimabara Rebellion.” 2019. 

Clulow, Adam. The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounters with Tokugawa Japan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

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