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This quantity acknowledges the growing to be knowledge of the significance of pictures in diplomacy, exploring the phenomenon over 3 centuries because it pertains to Russia and Japan. the overall notion of 1 kingdom via one other - the 'stereotypical collective mentality' - is an historical phenomenon that remains a basic part in diplomacy in any respect degrees, yet particularly within the political and company arenas, and is still an ongoing problem for destiny generations. Bringing jointly foreign students from numerous disciplines, this cutting edge research focuses particularly on modes of seeing and at the enigma of visible event. It attracts on a variety of visible representations from propaganda posters and cartoons to works of art and flicks and to more moderen media, reminiscent of tv, the web, pop-culture icons, in addition to direct visible encounters. the quantity increases questions of ways varied cultures discover, comprehend and characterize one another, how and why mutual representations have replaced or remained unchanged in the course of the lengthy historical past of Japanese-Russian interactions, what psychological frameworks exist on either side of the come across; and the way visions of otherness impact the development of nationwide, cultural and social identities.

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Nikolai Rezanov, who brought castaways from Sendai in 1804 in another ill-fated attempt to open trade relations with Japan, recalled in his travel diaries that Nagasaki interpreters held portraits of Empress Catherine in high esteem. There were also women in Japan who admired Russian-style marriage. 27 Under the patriarchal system of Japan she was expected to marry and sacrifice herself for the sake of her family. 28 Makuzu saw here the model of an ideal marriage based on mutual respect. An idealized Russia was the subject of much adoration.

Tokyo: Nauka, 1985). e. , Akademiia Nauk, 1734). Jean Baptista Tavernier, Kurtzen Begriff Unterschiedener und Sonderbahrer Beschreibungen, Davon er in der Beschreibung seiner orientalischen Reisen keine Meldung gethan, I, . . Ein Bericht von Japan, Genff, 1681; Fr. Caron, Rechte Beschryvingen van hel machtigh Koninghrijck van Jappan, door den Heer Philipps Lucas, ende door de Her Caron, Gravenhage, 1661. S. Znamenskii, V poiskakh Iaponii: iz istorii russkih geograficheskih otkrytii i morehodstva v Tikhom okeane, p.

This was the time when the Russian government lost its enthusiasm for establishing contact with Japan, however, at the end of the eighteenth century the Russian-American Company was established with the obvious goal to expand foreign trade. In 1775, ten years prior to Kodayu’s stay in Russia, the Pugachev uprising was suppressed. This was followed by several wars with Turkey and Sweden, involving the annexation of the Crimea and partition of Poland. During such momentous events, any importance attached to Japan seemed irrelevant.

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