The 13th GJS Lecture Series

Title: The Nanban Sweets and the Trade - from the view of global history -
Speaker: OKA Mihoko (Assistant Professor, Historiographical Institute of The University of Tokyo
Date and time: July 7 (Thur.), 4:00-5:30PM
Venue: 1st Meeting Room (3F), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
Language: English

GJS Lecture Report

The 13th GJS lecture was held at IASA, the University of Tokyo on July, 7th, 2016. Associate professor Oka delivered a lecture on Nanban trade - trade between Nagasaki and Macao. She argued that as Japanese history merged with a great trends of global history in 16th and 17th century, Nanban trade caused deep social changes in Japan, the traces of which are still visible in our today's life. She explained this by picking up some familiar goods as kasutera cake -- the name kasutera came from Portugeuse word Castela. After the lecture, many questions were raised from the audience and gave rise to a lively discussion.

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